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In my son’s toddler room, he had a bed, a bookcase and a play table with chairs. While I bemoaned the constant pile of crafts and activities that cluttered the table top, for him, the play table was his home base. Half-built Lego sets and nearly finished comic strips waited patiently for him, undisturbed by tidying in other parts of the house.
When I put together my nursery inspiration boards, I don’t usually have the room to add a play table and chairs. While this is fine for a baby’s nursery, once that baby becomes a toddler, the table and chair set might become more of a priority. It’s easy to update a nursery for the toddler years, and today we’re going to fit a little play space into some of our favorite nurseries.
The Sprout Modern Kids Table and Chairs are easy to assemble in just a couple minutes with tension lock tool-less technology. The table-top is spacious and both table and chairs can hold up to 150 pounds. They are made in the USA from recycled pre-consumer fiber and come in several fun modern colors which make them perfect options to customize your growing toddler’s space!
Thanks to Sprout for sponsoring this post and giving me the opportunity to revisit some older designs and show them updated for the toddler years. It’s amazing how quickly your little ones grow up, but the Modern Kids Table and Chairs will last you until their pre-tweens.
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With everything your active toddler needs, in a size that’s designed just for them, P’kolino’s Little Modern Collection has lots of great pieces to consider. Shipping May 30th, these are currently available for a reduced introductory price.
The Toddler Bed features a safe and stylish design with a hidden storage compartment at the foot of the bed. It usually retails for $300, but right now you can pre-order it for $250.
The Little Modern Toy Chest is 18″ x 15.75″ x 31.3″, so it’s a good deal bigger than previous P’kolino toy boxes have been. As their size was always my #1 complaint about them, this toy chest should finally do the trick! It retails for $170, but is available for pre-order now for $150.
The Little Modern Activity Table is similar to the table and chair set, but has as hidden play area inside and doesn’t include any chairs. It’s a great little train or play table for small areas. This retails for $150 but is available now for the introductory price of $130.
Finish off your toddler’s space with a comfy Little Modern Reader Chair. I wish we could have a couple of these in each of our preschool’s classrooms!
Congrats to P’kolino on this great new collection. I got a little nervous about your direction when I saw the Safari Adventure Toddler Bed and Bookshelf for Toys R Us, but you’ve redeemed yourself in my eyes.
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Oeuf has some really cool new additions to its collections coming in 2014.
The first item that was getting a lot of attention was this beautiful toddler table and chair set. I love the style of the legs. The table will come with two chairs. There are also two styles of chairs– with a plain straight back…
… or with bear or rabbit ears. In the photo above you can also see Oeuf’s new fabric sticker collection that can be used to decorate the chairs, your walls or any other smooth surface that could use a silly face!
Oeuf will also be offering this new toddler bed as a less expensive alternative to the Classic Toddler Bed.
The amazing Perch bunk bed (which I’m obsessed with) will be available as a full size loft to better suit older children in need of more space.
And check out the new additional storage accessories. This shelving just hooks over the bed frame.
And this cabinet can stand alone or be hooked to the bed as well. I want one of these as a bench under Mr. 4’s window!
Thanks to Oeuf for the tour and I can’t wait to see these pieces come out. I hope to own some soon!
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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.
Pkolino’s newest table and chair set, the Little Modern Table and Chairs, is now available for pre-order. $230
The table top is reversible with wood on one side and chalkboard on the other. The top is also split for easy access to storage underneath. It’s a nice marriage between P’kolino’s Chalk Table and their Little One’s Table and Chairs. Check out their website for their full selection of play tables.
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When I arrive at ABC Kids Expo, I’ve got a pretty good idea about the things I’m going to see. I spend most of my time in the “Modern Child” area and I’ve got a list of all the companies whose booths I intend to visit.
But sometimes, you find some of the very best things when you’re just wandering. It was the last afternoon of my trip and I just walked up and down some of the more unfamiliar isles when I spied a little gem in the Beck to Nature booth. I must have been tired at that point because my photos came out particularly terrible, but these incredible little rocking horses caught my eye and I’ve been thinking about them ever since.
Check out the sixkid Rocking Horses.
This photo doesn’t even do them justice. They are just perfect, heirloom quality rocking horses with a timeless modern style (and a price to match $500 and $700). Believe me, if I could have gotten the big one home with me, I would have.
They also had the sixkid Kids Table and Grasshopper Kids Chairs on display and they’re both perfectly lovely. The table is covered with a biodegradable linoleum that is easy to clean and the chairs are ultra lightweight.
It’s just little thing like these that make me happy.
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Here’s a sampling of my favorite interesting pieces from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child’s new collection.
First, I’ll be putting this Vintage Eye Chart on my personal wish list (hmmm- I think I have some credit at RH….). They also have an eye chart with real letters, but the Es are more graphic and since my name starts with an E, they are meaningful.
This Small World Ottoman is interesting but also a nice neutral piece ($129).
The European Dog Silhouette crib sheet and pillowcase (also twin and full sheet sets) sports a design that might be of interest to some. I like that it’s simple but has a fun pattern as well. ($44 for the sheet and $24 for a pillowcase)
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Last November, I promised the Leander Dresser, Changer and High Chair were coming soon. In case you hadn’t yet noticed, they are now all available!
The clean-lined, slightly curvaceous Four Drawer Dresser is available in Chocolate, White and White Wash finishes for $1050. This piece is manufactured by Tulip and is really the best option if you’re looking for a dresser to go with the beautiful Leander Crib.
The Leander Changing Table has the same dramatic curves as the Leander Crib and converts to a desk after it completes its life as a changer. For $1275 its a wonderful companion piece to the crib.
The Leander high chair (shown at the desk above) is also available for purchase in the US now so if you’re looking for a bent wood chair that “grows” with you, this is one to consider. It is available in Black, Cherry, Natural, Walnut, White Wash for $280. Cushions in 8 different colors are an additional $50.
Finally, this beautiful Leander table and stool set is coming soon so we’ve got something else to look out for! This set is absolutely gorgeous.
First spotted this one on Minor Details!
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You might already be familiar with Mod Mom Furniture‘s collection of beautiful modern toy boxes. Kiersten, who is responsible with the six incredible handmade designs, has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for her work lately, which has included appearances on Shark Tank and The Nate Berkus show. As you can imagine, with all this exposure, Mod Mom Furniture has a great deal of momentum and they’re using it to introduce some brand new products!
First they’ve got this sweet Owyn Table and Stool set that goes with the Owyn toy box.
The set is Amish-made from sustainable Baltic Birch ply with low-VOC, Eco-Var finish. It retails for $375.
If you email firstname.lastname@example.org, you can order a set today. It will be added it to her website asap.
Kiersten has also been teasing us with the promise of an Owyn bedroom collection and you know I’ll share that with you as soon as I get photos. The collection is supposed to debut at ABC Kids in Louisville in September so if nothing else, I’ll get photos of it there.
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If you love the products from P’kolino (as I surely do), but their color offerings haven’t really worked with your decor, this might open up the possibilities for you.
The Café con Leche Collection includes some of P’kolino’s most popular furniture items like the Toddler Bed, Little One’s Table and Chairs, Clothes Tree, Children’s Desk and Zebra Rocking Chair, but in a dark wood and white finish. The price for these pieces is slightly higher than their lighter and more colorful counter parts (as shown below). All the pieces are currently available for pre-order.
Toddler Bed and Chair- $300 (vs. $250 for the original)
Little One’s Table and Chairs- $190 (vs. $150 for the originals)
Clothes Tree- $120 (vs. $90 for the originals)
Children’s Desk- $100 (vs. $75 for the original)
Zebra Rocking Chair- $90 (vs. $70 for the original)
And while we’re on the subject of what’s new from P’kolino, I want to show you some of their wonderful new toys and puzzles.
The Fishing Hole Shape Sorter ($25) teaches children 1 and up colors and size recognition. The Geared Shape Sorter ($30) teaches children 18 months and older about shapes and colors and helps improve fine motor skills. These will be released on June 1st but can be pre-ordered now.
I love all the P’kolino puzzles and their new 3 (not shown), 6, and 12 piece puzzles are more to love. You can pre-order these today and they will be released on June 1st. They also have two new multi-solution puzzles, the Spaceship and the Owl. I really wish we had these all.
All the multi-solution puzzles are available right now for $20 a piece. These, along with any of the other P’kolino toys, make incredible gifts!