Iconic Rockers from Maison Deux

I’m obsessed with modern rocking horses both as toys and decor pieces. Tops in both categories are the Iconic Rockers from Maison Deux.

Made from from French oak and upholstered with 100% wool by Kvadrat, these are crafted for quality and style.

Choose the Iconic Cloud, Iconic Moon in Black or Stardust, the Iconic Watermelon, or the Iconic Bowler Hat.

These ship to the US from the Netherlands and start at  479.00. You can also find them at select US retailers for about $575.

What’s New from MDB at the ABC Kids Expo 2014

As usual, the MDB Family of brands had a really busy booth at ABC Kids Expo 2014. With brands like Babyletto, Nursery Works, and Ubabub there’s always a lot to see at MDB.

First we have Nursery Works. With four crib designs in its collection, this display was a show stopper. I introduced you to their new cribs a few weeks ago, but it was wonderful to see them in person.

Nursery Works Cribs

First is the Highlight Crib with the neon yellow metal base.

Highlight Crib Nursery Works

Next is the Halo Crib with the 24 karat gold square base.

Nursery Works Halo Crib

The Contour Crib is really spectacular and the design converts beautifully from bassinet to crib. I wish they had shown it in bassinet form as well, but they did have the mattress to illustrate the size and the pieces that come with the crib.

Nursery Works Contour Crib

The Empire Rockers are shown here in some new and limited edition fabrics.

Nursery Works Empire Rockers

There are also some fun limited edition fabrics for the Sleepytime Rocker. I’d personally vote for some colorful solids, but you can always order custom upholstery.

Nursery Works Rockers

On the Babyletto side, the new Gelato collection features a simple design with colorful leg options. Choose Cool Mint or Spring Yellow.
Babyletto Gelato
Leg Colors Babyletto
Here you can also see one of Babyletto’s new gliders. The Trapeze will be available in this gray or cream.DSC_0373This mid-century style Scoot collection is versatile and will suit many different nursery styles.

Babyletto Scoot

The Lolly Collection will be available in this gray color in addition to the original white.Babyletto LollyBabyletto’s new Bento glider is small and simple model.

Babyletto Glider

I like the way the new Bingo Collection incorporates color as well as storage.

Babyletto Bingo

There will be three new bedding patterns added to Babyletto’s line up. I particularly like the tulips and the aztec style design.

Babyletto New Bedding Collections

We got a preview of this rocking chair last year, but this year it’s being shown with a new storage piece with a neon accent.

Babyletto Bedding and rocker

And the Lemonade Playset isn’t new, but how cute does it look with all the colors?

Lemonade Playset Babyletto

Finally, from the DaVinci brand, the Jenny Lind Crib is coming out it Lagoon.

DaVinci Jenny Lind in Lagoon
Such a great color.

Best Baby Bouncers and Rockers 2013: Sponsored by Babylist

With a little help from our sponsor Babylist, over the next few months we’re going to be helping you out with your baby registry.  I think a baby bouncer / lounger / rocker (whatever you want to call it) is a great place to start.  When you bring baby home, you’ll probably discover that you need a place to put him or her down safely.  One of my jobs is keeping track of the best baby seats on the market, and these are my top 10 choices for 2013.

1- Nuna Leaf– $220
The Leaf is really cool because in addition to its beautiful design, it has a gentle swaying motion that requires just a little push to get it moving for several minutes.  This is the one that would make it onto my baby registry this year.

2- BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance– $190
The BabySitter is another beautiful design.  This perfectly basic design has a simple bounce motion but is extra fun with the optional wooden toy bar accessory.

3- Bloom Coco Stylewood and Plexistyle Loungers- $195
The Coco loungers are hands down the most beautiful baby loungers.  These are the #1 choice for style.  You can chose wood or plexiglass frames and the seat covers come in a variety of colors.

4- 4Moms Mamaroo– $240
The Mamaroo is the ultimate baby gear gadget.  The seat features special rocking motions to appease the most finicky baby.

5- Maclaren Universal Rocker– $105
The Universal Rocker from Maclaren is lightweight and easy to transport.  This is a great one to take along for travelling.

6- Baby Home Onfour Bouncer– $150
The Onfour comes in 8 great colors.  It is lightweight and easy to travel with.  Its unique feature is the front wheels which make it easy to move while baby is strapped inside.

7- Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper– $100
The 3-in-1 Rocker Napper easily converts from a rocker to a little bassinet in case baby falls asleep while in their seat.  This is a great multi-tasker.

8- Apollo Bouncer from mamas & papas- $100
The Apollo Bouncer is among the least expensive but features a fun and modern design.  Music book insert plays lullabies and can be removed and used separately.

9- Chicco I-Feel Rocker– $100
The I-Feel Rocker has a stylish design with curved wood pieces.  The seat is a simple rocker with mobile but folds flat for storage.

10- Peg-Perego Sdraietta Melodia Bouncer– $220
The Sdraietta Melodia is hard to pronounce but easy to use.  It can rock or be placed in stationary mode.  It features a removable sun canopy and colorful toy bar.

Add your favorite baby seat to your baby registry with BabyList.  BabyList lets you ask for exactly what you want from the retailers of your choice – including your favorite local or independent shops (like Etsy).


Monte Rockers and Gliders Now in Yellow

Yellow is starting to edge out orange for when you need a bright pop of color in the modern nursery.  Now that Monte is offering all its rockers and gliders (and their Dorma Twin Bed) with yellow as an upholstery option, it’s going to be an even more popular choice!

Top Row: Luca Glider in yellow with white piping and Luca Glider in heather grey with yellow piping

Middle Row: Grano Glider Recliner and Vola Glider

Bottom Row: Joya Rocker and Alto Rocker

Here are some nurseries where you could use the yellow…
My Modern Nursery #55: Bright Green and Yellow
My Modern Nursery #50: You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray
My Modern Nursery #35: Rich or Reasonable: Sweet Like Honey
My Modern Nursery #18: Spring Fresh
My Modern Nursery #2
Real Room Tour: Gender Neutral Lion’s Den
Real Room Tour: Bright and Beautiful in the Heartland
Gray and Yellow Nursery: Get the Look

Nurseryworks Twinkle and More on Gilt

New Nurseryworks Twinkle Cribs and Changers seem to be making their debut on Gilt (until 9/11 at 9pm ET).  $349 (regularly $399) for the crib and the same price for the changer.

These are part of the Billy by Nurseryworks Collection.  The quatrefoil design is printed on the side panels and changer door in a unique ink-jet process.  It will be interesting to see other ways they will put this technique to use.

Honestly, I don’t like everything Nurseryworks does.  I’m not naming names but if you don’t see it on the blog, I don’t like it.  This, however, is a design I can get behind.  The shape of the crib is a lot like the Aerial crib and the pattern dresses it up and adds an elegant look.

I’m also going to mention this Alexander Vintage Rocker from Nurseryworks because so many of you loved the look in a previous nursery tour (Elliot’s Eclectic Attic).  This retails for $3,500 but until 9pm ET on 9/11, you can snag it for $2350 + $187 delivery.

Yes, I just posted another Gilt sale this week, but they’re just rockin’ it this month.


New Addition: Cole Gilder and Bungalow Rocker from Nurseryworks

I promised to let you know when the new Nurseryworks rocker and glider came out and the time is now.  I’ve added the Bungalow Rocker and Cole Glider to buymodernbabyseats and have a few new photos to share with you.

First up… the Cole Gilder…

The glider and ottoman are built with a plywood base and feature a slim silhouette at only 30″ wide (25″ for the ottoman).  The ottoman has a little book shelf underneath.  You can choose a light or dark base and one of three suede colors with or without contrasting piping.  The glider retails for $700 and the ottoman is an additional $300.

The Cole Glider is almost like the Goodnight Glider used to be, but that one started at $1200 (not including the $620 ottoman).  You might still be able to find a few of those out there.  They’ll most likely be clearance (or ebay) items and could be worth finding if you’re looking for brighter, fun colors.

The next little beauty is the Bungalow Rocker.

The Bungalow Rocker is available with a Light Ash or Dark Ash base and in three suede colors.  It retails for $800.  You might have noticed me use it in a nursery design board several months ago!

I really liked the bright orange rocker that was shown in the Nurseryworks display at ABC Kids, but they are clearly going with some safer neutrals instead.

You can purchase both the Bungalow Rocker and the Cole Glider and Ottoman through my Modern Nursery affiliate links.

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Elephants are Everywhere

We’ve covered foxes and hippos but today I’ve got my top elephant picks.

1- Petit Collage has a great selection of elephants including this new Elephant Mirror– $36  Take a look at artwork and mobiles as well.

2- Elephant Baby Wallpaper Silhouette by Inke Heiland- $95  These are made to order in the pattern of your choice!

3- DwellStudio Elephant Bookshelf- $124  I love all the DwellStudio Bookshelf designs and have featured them before.

4- Elephant Pillow from Rikshaw Design on sale for $39!  I used this in one of my favorite nursery board, #16.

5- Utopia Elephant Lamp from Jonathan Adler- $350  I LOVE this little lamp.  It’s the inspiration for this entire post!  The giraffe lamp might be popular, but this one is up and coming.

6- Fauna- Elephant Mini Cushion– $40 I can’t believe that I haven’t bought one of these Fauna pillows yet.

7- Modern Animal Clock- Elephant No Numbers from decoylab- $68 There’s also a clock with numbers and a baby elephant.

8- Eames Elephant– $290 Climb on it, sit on it, ride on it.  Whatever you do, it’s going to look super chic in the nursery. (another nursery example)

9- Hattie the Elephant by David Weeks for Areaware– $135

10- Plan Toys Walking Elephant– $200 ($180 at amazon)


Red Rockers: Rich or Reasonable

I discovered the J.I.P. Rocking Bench on one of my favorite blogs, Small for Big.  While I love it and would absolutely pick this design for my boys, I couldn’t help but think of Ikea’s Rusig Rocker as an alternative.

J.I.P Rocking Bench vs. Ikea Rusig Rocker

The J.I.P. rocking bench is also available in white.  I’ve added both rockers to the list on buymoderntoys.

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