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There are a few eye-popping new offerings from The Land of Nod. We’ve been waiting for this Spring 2015 collection since we saw previews of it on Instagram, and I’m just as excited about it now that I’m seeing all the pieces individually.
First and most notable is the Springwood collection. Designed by Maria Yee, each piece in the collection is handmade from bamboo and coated with a water-based finish.
The Springwood Rocking Chair is a unique, sculptural piece that adds a lot of style without taking up too much floor space.
The Springwood Crib anchors the collection, but I’m not sure why the back has to be higher than the front. I’m not usually a fan and don’t see the point unless it’s a crib that converts into a full bed, which this does not seem to do. $1500
Of course there’s a matching dresser ($1200) and changing top ($200). While the legs are beautiful, if you’re looking for a lot of storage, you might want to find another option.
Finally, there’s the gorgeous Springwood Bassinet. $550
The Land of Nod has really gone all out with bassinets this year and one might have to move from your “optional” list to your list of must-haves for baby!
In addition to the Springwood Bassinet, there’s the simple teak Olin Bassinet ($450)…
… and most spectacularly, the Norse Bassinet. This Scandinavian-inspired design is one of my favorite new baby furniture pieces in a long time. Other baby furniture brands are really going to have to start stepping it up in the design department!
There are a couple new small storage pieces that are worth mentioning. The Alto Bookcase comes in three colors with three base options that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect combo. I’m thinking we may need one in Walnut and White at our house. $250
I also like the little Next Chapter Bookcase. You can never have too many books nor too much storage. $250
Finally, the Neon Chalkboard Table is a fun pop of color for any child’s bedroom or playroom. It’s available with a hot pin or neon green base. $300
What new pieces are going on your wishlist?
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In the drool-worthy category at the ABC Kids Expo 2014 is the Rockwell Bassinet featuring a walnut base and sleek chrome frame.
A variation on the Ninna Nanna Bassinet, the Rockwell Bassinet is an even more spectacularly modern design.
In the glider section, two limited edition gliders make up the Wool and Walnut collection. Here’s a sleek Vola Glider in the wool and walnut combination.
This Luca Glider is shown in Oatmeal Wool with a solid walnut base.
The Joya Rocker looks amazing with a new sand fabric and natural maple base.
We’ve seen their clever eco-friendly products in the most stylish nurseries (here and here) and in one of my nursery boards, but now Sprout has a fun new Kids Play Kitchen that’s detailed enough for the kids to recognize, but simple enough to blend into your home.
I’m also intrigued by this fun looking Whale Chair.
Both the kitchen and the chair are available in Green, Gray, Orange, White and Pink; feature easy to assemble tension lock technology; and retail for $135.
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The MDB Family of brands had a really strong showing at ABC Kids Expo 2013. With brands like Babyletto, Nursery Works (used to be one word- now it seems to be two), and Ubabub under its umbrella, they have a whole range of products for modern nursery furniture lovers across the board.
First from Nursery Works, the Vetro Crib looks better than ever in this gray Shadow Acrylic color. While the completely clear one disappears a little too much, the Shadow Vetro is a dark crib with a nice level of transparency.
Nursery Works also showed off it’s Empire Rocker in this crazy custom camouflage fabric. It’s a great reminder that any of their rockers can still be ordered with your custom fabric choices, but most importantly, notice that this isn’t actually a rocker! You will be able to order replacement legs to change your rocker into a stationary chair. This is a great way to extend the life of your furniture! I believe the replacement legs will be about $200.
It’s always a pleasure to see the Ubabub pieces in person, but they also debuted the prototype of the Pod Dresser. Designed to coordinate with the incredible Pod Cot, I hope to see a version of this available before too long!
Babyletto is entering the world of toddler furniture in a big way next year. With THREE new table and chair sets, they’re covering a range of modern styles. I can’t decide which I like best.
No, I lied. This Lemonade Playset is my favorite!
And it’s not just table and chair sets from Babyletto. Their Skip toddler bed is really sweet.
I’m not sure how I feel about Babyletto’s new rocking chair. Thoughts?
But I KNOW I love the Lolly Collection.
Finally, Babyletto is entering the textile business and I’m super impressed with the results. Designed in-house, the top two designs on each side will be released first with the bottom patterns coming out further in the future. You can also look for Pure Core and Coco Core non-toxic mattresses from Babyletto in 2014. These will come in regular and mini crib sizes.
Last but not least, DaVinci’s ever-popular Jenny Lind crib will soon be available in this sunny yellow color.
Congratulations to the MDB Family on a great show. To celebrate, they’re offering you 10% off any purchase on Babyletto.com from now through November 15th. Unfortunately that won’t cover any of the new things here, but they do already have a great collection.
Rockers and gliders are one of those nursery furniture pieces that take a big chunk of the budget. Especially if you share our modern aesthetic, finding a rocking chair or glider that you really love for a price that you can be happy about is really difficult. I was shooting for a top 10 list here, but I only found 8 that fit the bill (pun intended!).
1- Calla Glider- sale price $498 There are a couple more color options.
2- Baby Mod Rocker- $300 Available in 3 colors.
This is just like the Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker but with different color choices and $200 less.
3- Dorel Nolan Swivel Glider- $400 Available in 3 leather color choices.
4- Enchanted Coronado Glider- $400 Available in 4 colors.
5- Home Loft Concept Tufted Rocking Chair- $425
6- Modernica Arm Shell- $435 Comes in 20 colors and with 4 base options.
The Eames Molded Plastic Rocker is just over the $500 budget here so I selected the Modernica Fiberglass version. You can find lots of other knockoffs of this design for even less. For discussion of knockoffs visit here and here.
7- Rockabye Co. Velvet Lara Glider Chair- $450 Available in 3 colors.
8- babyletto Madison Swivel Glider, Slate- $350
I was trying to be rather selective about style. There are other modern style gliders out there but some of the proportions were just so far off I couldn’t bear to subject you to them.
I can’t make any guarantees about the comfort or durability of these seats. With so many things, you get what you pay for. On the other hand, we got our glider (no longer available) for under $500 and after 7 years we’re still happy with how it looks and functions!
I welcome your suggestions if you know of anything good that I’ve missed!
If you’re looking for a rocking chair that will fit in any room of the house, take a look at the Kennedy Rocking Chair from Thrive Home Furnishings.
It is available with 19 fabric options for $950. What do you think? Should I add it to the rocking chair guide?
Last year, by far the biggest show-stopper at ABC Kids Expo was the fully acrylic Hollis crib, now renamed the Vetro Crib. This year, it has a partner in the form of Nurseryworks‘ incredible Vetro Rocker.
This piece is really dramatic in person, and its got a very fun rock when you’re sitting in it.
The Vetro Rocker will be available in the first part of 2012 in Slate, Mocha and Ecru and will retail for $1750.
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This is the kind of thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. Really. I saw the new Wadaly kids collection before I even got out of bed and couldn’t wait to get up and share it with you!
The brand new design/build studio Wadaly is bringing old school craftsmanship and modern edge technology to their incredible high-end baby and kids furniture.
which is amazing on its own, but just wait until you see the rest….
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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.
Rapson Inc., who is now selling the iconic Rapson rocker, now has the Rapson Greenbelt™ Rocker and Highback Rapson Greenbelt™ Rocker in addition to the Rapson™ Bentwood Rocker. If you want to invest in a rocker that will last a lifetime, these (expensive) beauties are worthy of your consideration.