Coming Soon: What’s New from Monte at ABC Kids Expo 2014

In the drool-worthy category at the ABC Kids Expo 2014 is the Rockwell Bassinet featuring a walnut base and sleek chrome frame.

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A variation on the Ninna Nanna Bassinet, the Rockwell Bassinet is an even more spectacularly modern design.

Monte Bassinets

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.

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This Luca Glider is shown in Oatmeal Wool with a solid walnut base.

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The Joya Rocker looks amazing with a new sand fabric and natural maple base.

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Finally, I’m excited they’re adding a new color to their Cubino selection.  It’s been a while so I was happy to see this new yellow version.  Cute, right?! (photo via montedesign on instagram)

Yellow Monte Cubino

Fun New Play Kitchen From Sprout

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.

Sprout Kitchen

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I’m also intrigued by this fun looking Whale Chair.

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Sprout Whale

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.

I can’t wait to add these to my Rocking Toys and Play Kitchen Pinterest boards!

Coming Soon: What New From the Million Dollar Baby Family at ABC Kids Expo 2013

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.

Nurseryworks Gray Vetro Crib

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.

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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!

Ubabub Pod Dresser

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.

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No, I lied.  This Lemonade Playset is my favorite!

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And it’s not just table and chair sets from Babyletto.  Their Skip toddler bed is really sweet.

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I’m not sure how I feel about Babyletto’s new rocking chair.  Thoughts?

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But I KNOW I love the Lolly Collection.

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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.

Babyletto Bedding

Last but not least, DaVinci’s ever-popular Jenny Lind crib will soon be available in this sunny yellow color.

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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.

Nursery Seating for Under $500

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!

Kennedy Rocking Chair from Thrive Furniture

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?


New Piece in Nurserywork’s Vetro Collection: The Vetro Rocker

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.

So, who’s going to be the first one to order up this little slice of drama?  I really can’t wait to add it to the rocker list on our Modern Baby Seats Guide!

Coming (very) Soon: Baby Furniture from Wadaly

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.

Now, you may have already seen this kids desk

which is amazing on its own, but just wait until you see the rest….

Crib + Changer + Drawers

Bassinet + Toy Chest + Clothes Hanging Rod

Rocking Chair + Foot Stand

Armoire

Cloud Storage Bench

And the best news of all?…. all these pieces will be appearing on Fab.com this Wednesday.  Sign up now so you can be ready to order.

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.

 

Rapson Rockers

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.

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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