Rich or Reasonable: Tree Coat Racks

Every day I see someone has repinned this wonderful image of these Swedese Wall-mounted Tree Coat Stands. The image comes from a beautiful house tour on decor8 but I did manage to find some US sources for these. The cheapest I found was at Century House Inc. at $530 for the small one and $665 for the tall one.

Swedese Tree Small Coat Stand

For some, the drama provided by these beauties might make it worth the cost, but I can understand that for most, $1200 is prohibitive.

Swedese also makes a free standing version of the tree coat stand, but the price of that isn’t any easier.

Tree Coat Rack

A less expensive alternative is the Little One’s Clothes Tree from P’kolino.

Pkolino white coat rack

I know, it’s not quite the same look, but it is a cute little decorative coat rack nonetheless.

For a more grown up version, try the Adjustable Branch Coat Tree from The Container Store. $60

A more rustic version of the wall mounted Tree Clothes Rack is this one from Urban Outfitters from $98.

Tree Clothes Rack Urban Outfitters

I also like the idea of using a simple tree wall decal and attaching wall hooks over the top.


Or even simpler, how about a washi tape tree with hooks?!


So, who’s inspired for some creative storage?

Quick and Easy Seasonal Switcheroos for the Nursery

For me, decorating for the holidays got so much better after my son was born just over 18 months ago. Now he notices everything and loves it. There is something so wonderful about sharing holiday traditions and the warmth and love that come with them when you have a family. Here are three easy ways to add seasonal decor to your nursery or children’s rooms.

1. Seasonal art

Buy one nice frame for your nursery or child’s room. Then just switch out the print in the frame as seasons change.

Baby’s First Thanksgiving print including baby’s footprints by Pitter Patter Print on Etsy ($30) would be a fun one to bring in year after year as a reminder of how little your sweetie once was.

Autumn Pumpkin watercolor print ($25) by Apple Sprout Studios is a simple, clean option that could go in the nursery or could easily work with other adult rooms in the house.

Roolaroo Designs also offers some cute fall prints for children featuring animals (4 for $45). While these prints have a fall flavor to them, they would also make great art all year round.

Or for the least expensive option, you can do what I do! I purchase seasonal scrapbook paper from Archivers or craft stores and simply frame it.

2. Throw pillows or stuffed animals

Soft Tree throw pillows ($35 and up) by Palomita on Etsy are an easy way to add Autumn to the nursery. Toss it on the floor, in the rocker or glider or even on a bookshelf or dresser.

This hedgehog print throw pillow ($39) by Earth Lab on Etsy comes in the colors I think of when I think of fall or Thanksgiving.

3. Embellish your nursery with seasonal garland, banners or bunting

This Felt Fall garland by Modern Simple Baby ($34.50) on Etsy would be a subtle touch. You could hang it on a wall shelf or even your curtain rods.

This Be Thankful Banner ($18) by Lulu and Jayne is simple and a good reminder for all of us. It would be great over a mirror or on any empty wall.

The Paper Circles Garland from The Path Less Traveled on Etsy ($8) is an easy addition to your nursery. The pom and paper lantern cluster craze in nursery design is the perfect place to add seasonal elements. String it through your cluster.

I’d love to know about your favorite ways to make your home change with the seasons.

Tree Bookcase from Nurseryworks

Some of you have been waiting for this one, so I’ll end the suspense.  You can now purchase Tree Bookcase from Nurseryworks!  Designed by Shawn Soh, this idea was a blog sensation when the photos originally came out at the end of 2009.

Now you can purchase this piece as a focal point for your little one’s nursery or bedroom.  The shelf measures 47″ x 6″ x 63″.  It is available in Snow and Forest Green and retails for $850.

You can order one of these bookshelves from our affiliates Fawn & Forest, All Modern Baby, Posh Tots or a number of other online retailers.  I can’t wait to see pictures of these popping up in people’s real rooms.


My Modern Nursery #33: Eco Girl’s Nursery

A reader was inspired by the “Oh, The Places You’ll Go… Global Nursery” on Project Nursery.  He really loved the globe quilt and came up with the idea of doing a “Save the Plant” theme.  Not knowing where to begin, he contacted me.  I gave him a number of suggestions for jumping off points, but then I came up with my own plan as well!

Here’s my eco nursery for a girl.  It uses lots of green and organic products but it’s much brighter and more colorful than my last “eco” nursery design.

1- Organic Pillow Covers from Pottery Barn Teen- $20 each (get these today because they’re on sale and then will be gone for good!)

2- Aqua Interlace Giclee Boom Arm Floor Lamp– $200

3- Oilo Studios Soft White Cohen Glider– $1295

4- Argington Fuji Wood Toy Box Chest – Ebony– $350

5- avalisa Bubble Wool Rug 8’x10′- $1360

6- 3-Tiered Natural Bird Mobile from Criswell Creations’ etsy shop- $60

7- Windy Tree Fabric Decal from Trendy Peas Decals’ etsy shop- $87

8- Argington BAM Bassinet & Crib Set in Ebony– $585

9- Nook Pebble Organic Mattress – Cloud– $550
Nook Organic Fitted Crib Sheet – Puddle Glass– $48

10- Organizer Basket Fabric bin in Birch Trees and Kaleidoscope (sold out) from The Spotted Barn’s etsy shop- $18 each

What do you think?  How do you like the “Save the Planet” idea for a nursery?

Feel free to contact me for help with your own nursery design dilemmas.

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