23 May 2014, 8:01am
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My Modern Nursery #84: Gray, Pink and Yellow Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

We’re so happy to continue our nursery board series with Lullaby Paints this year, but we’re doing it a little differently this time!  While we’re still starting with ultra-safe, eco-friendly paint from Lullaby Paints, this time we’ve been using Pinterest boards to collect sources and inspiration as we work to develop the final product below.  I really hope you’ve been following along this month as this Gray, Pink & Yellow Nursery Design came together.

This month we chose a medium shade of gray called Pewter.  It’s part of the color collection created exclusively for Wayfair.com.  Gray is THE hottest color for modern nurseries and Pewter is dark enough to be a bold choice but light enough to not make the room look gloomy.  With bright pink and yellow accents and white furnishings, this room is anything but dark.


1- Alphabet Geometric Art Print from MademoiselleYo- $15
2- Jonathan Chevron Pendant from Stray Dog Designs- $985
3- Pewter by Lullaby Paints- $75 a gallon
Wild One Canvas Banner from Sharp Tooth Studio- $45
4- Birthday Mobile- $71
Oeuf Rhea Crib
- $670
5- Pigeon Lamp- $200
Mandal Dresser from Ikea- $300
6- Ferm Living Half Moon Laundry Basket- $115
7- Mick Yellow Floor Lamp from Crate & Barrel- $150
Cambridge Light Pink / Ivory Rug 8′ x 10′- $290
8- Ferm Living Black Stripe Cushion- $82
Ferm Living Black Mini Triangle Cushion
- $82
9- Rocker Arm Shell in Magenta from Modernica- $435
Knitted Yellow Pouf from CB2- $80
10- Jealous Baby from Lucky Boy Sunday- $122

If you’re feeling this color scheme here but don’t love all the items we’ve chosen, one of the great things about our Pinterest board is that we’ve saved all the other options we considered there for you.  There are alternate furnishings, lights, hampers, rugs, toys, art etc…

Thanks as always to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series.  Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery.  For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest, and keep a lookout for next month’s new board!

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My Modern Nursery #69: Robot March Sponsored by Little Auggie and Giveaway Winner

I’m glad so many of you loved the Robot March bedding from Little Auggie and all the other wonderful bedding options on their site.

The lucky winner of the Robot March Crib Sheet, Painted Stripe Grey Crib Skirt and Robot March Printed Quilt is…. Nancy D.!  Congratulations Nancy!  I’ll be emailing you to get all your information later today.

Using Robot March bedding as inspiration, I came up with this latest nursery board.

1- Robot Print 11×14- $40
S is for Spaceship 8×10 print from Finny and Zook- $14
Outnumbered IV Modern Wall Clock from All 15 Designs (granite)- $58
2- Saucer Lamp- $270
3- Robot March crib bedding from Little Auggie- Sheet $45, Skirt $63
4- Nursery Works Loom Crib- $600
5- Zoom Nightlight- $25
Ada White Table Lamp- $60
Micro Cubebot Set from Areaware by David Weeks- $60
6- Moda Six-Drawer Dresser from Room & Board- $1200
7- Grano Glider Recliner from Monte Design- $1200
Lulu Grey Stripe Lumbar Pillow Cover from My Pillow Studio- $10
8- Yellow and Grey Fluf Landscape Floor Bins- $36 each
9- Olin Grey Rug from Crate & Barrel 8′ x 10′- $300
10- Rocket Ship Play Tent- $190

Thanks to Little Auggie for sponsoring this nursery design and letting me play around with the Robot March bedding collection.  The robots are fun to work with but I could just as easily have ignored them completely and just used the pattern to add a hint of color in a gray nursery.

So what do you think?  Does it need more robots, less robots or did we get it just right?

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

My Modern Nursery #55: Bright Green and Yellow

Gray and yellow are still a popular combination, but I added a fresh green to this mix to make it a little different.  We’ve also been talking a bit about faux taxidermy, so what better time to use these papier-mâché heads?

1- Papier-Mâché Hippo, Giraffe and Elephant from West Elm- $100- $130 each
2- Sprig Mobile in Citrus from Schmitt Design- $98
3- 20 x 200 Wall Art- Typograph 5 from West Elm- $200
4- Hancock Clover Bookcase from CB2- $200
OXO Candela Tooli, Single- $28
5- Caravan Crib in Yellow- $895
6- Stella Chevron Crib Sheet from Carousel Designs- $38
7- Swirl Rug from West Elm (8×10) – $650
8- DwellStudio Bookshelf, Lemon Yellow- $124
9- Coup Clover 23″x11″ Pillow from CB2- $30
Ryder Rocking Chair from West Elm- $600
10- Offi Bongo Accent Lamp and Stool in Soft White- $100

9 Feb 2012, 5:50pm
real room tour:

Real Room Tour: Bright and Colorful Family Home in Finland

I’m enjoying this year’s bright neon trend reminiscent of the 1980s, so Laurana’s family home in Finland really jumped out at me.  At first the wall in her daughter Neela’s modern nursery might seem overly bright, but within the home, it’s a perfectly balanced part of the overall color scheme.

The Stuva storage system from Ikea comes in lots of bright, fun colors and looks perfect in Neela’s room.  The Gulliver crib is also from Ikea so you can see how this look would be easy enough to replicate in your own space.  If you’re looking for the pom pom decorations, visit Pom Love.

Laurana blogged about the nursery, so if you open up your Google translate, you can go read more about it on Life Thru a Lens.

Now I haven’t done this before, but I really want to show you the rest of Laurana’s home.  I truly believe that a nursery or child’s bedroom shouldn’t be the only kid-friendly area of the house.  I love a child-friendly, fun home.  Kids are part of your family and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be comfortable and welcome in all areas of the house.  I also think that “grown-up areas” in a home should be more colorful, playful and fun.

Keep reading to see photos of the rest of the house!

20 Dec 2011, 7:57am

My Modern Nursery #50: You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray

This board started with one of DwellStudio’s new rugs and came together from there.  Yellow and gray is still a hot color combination so I was happy to play with it again.

1- Nursery Grow Sign Made From Recycled Wood- $42 from oh dier
I Love Clouds, limited edition giclee print- $25 from Eloise Renouf

2- Nurseryworks Loom Crib With Dark Slats- $600

3- White Monte Luca Glider with Brown Piping- $995

4- DwellStudio Labyrinth Pillow in Citrine- $98

5- DwellStudio Big Floral 5×8 Rug in Citrine- $495

6- Jungle Time Fitted Crib Sheet- $19
Crib Skirt in Yellow and Silver Gray Stripe from Carousel Designs- $124

7- You Are My Sunshine print- $16 from Gus and Lula

8- Nurseryworks Tree Bookcase in White- $850

9- Moda 40w Six-Drawer Dresser- $1100

10- Eco Baby Doll- boy- $59 from Viola Studio

Real Room Tour: Susan’s (Zuzia’s) Sunny Space

It’s been a while since I featured a nursery tour, so I was very excited when Kate sent me the photos of her daughter’s nursery.

This nursery makes me really miss DwellStudio’s Gio Lemon Crib Set.  While it’s still available in Aqua, this mustard yellow and purple color combo looks so fresh and feminine.

It’s a little hard to see, but there’s a sweet giraffe wall decal to the left of the crib.  It’s such a cute complement to the bedding.

The side table is perfectly accessorized with fun purple and yellow items.

Continue to see the rest of the nursery…

Real Room Tour: Perfectly Not Pink Girl’s Nursery

I’ve got to admit, I’m a little jealous of those of you who get to get to decorate for a little girl.  I always imagined having a little tomboy with denim overalls. pigtails and a red hooded sweatshirt.  While I don’t hold it against anyone who goes with a pink nursery, this room is a little more like the look I’d be going for.

Kerry, of the blog First Time Fancy, put this peaceful space together for a little girl who is expected any day now!  Formerly an uninspiring master bedroom, it is now exactly the opposite.

The fabric in the curtains inspired the entire nursery design.  I’m enjoying the aqua and mustard yellow color combination.  It’s got a sort of peaceful, old fashioned, homey feeling.  Adding to that feeling is the white wicker chair that was in Kerry’s own nursery when she was a baby.  You can’t argue with that kind of history.

The dresser was given a new life with a coat of paint and is a bright accent in the room as well as great storage.

The gallery wall is just waiting to be filled with the new baby’s initial.

The perfectly coordinated mobile was a great DIY project.  Kerry posted a wonderful tutorial if you want to give it a shot.

I love a nursery full of books.  Whenever I feel like something is missing in a child’s room, inevitably there are no books around.  There’s no such problem here thanks to Kerry’s handy father.  So sweet.

Finally, how precious is the little shoe display?!  Yet another reason to be jealous of those of you with little baby girls!

You can get more information and additional photos in Kerry’s Nursery Reveal post on First Time Fancy.  She’s also got lots of posts that chronicle the progress of the entire space.  It’s worth a look as it’s fun to see all the love and thought that went into creating the perfect place to welcome the newest addition to their family.

Thanks so much Kerry for sharing the wonderful pictures of your nursery with us!  It’s absolutely precious.

They Posted These So I Don’t Have To

These are some of my favorite posts from around the web over the past week.

First of all, I have to show you this incredible (Not So) Mellow Yellow Mood Board from chalk + dot.  Just paint the walls your favorite shade of gray and you’ve good to go!  Visit the post for all the sources and the inspiration.

I seriously had no idea you could do this, but Honey & Fitz shared their secret of Converting an upholstered chair into a swivel glider.  There is no longer any acceptable reason to have an ugly rocker or glider in you home.

Being a Floridian, I had to take note of babyology’s A Flock of Flamingos.  Such a fun roundup (even though I’ve never actually seen a Flamingo in Florida!).

Coos & Ahhs rocked another “Word of the Week” post (they’re all incredible) with this super-fun elephant roundup.  Twenty-two wonderful elephants :)

Remember Chic & Cheap Nursery’s guest post from last week?  Well, (of course) she’s come up with a few more affordable options to get the look for the Pink & Navy Preppy Nursery.  See Save vs. Splurge: Affordable Copy Cats for all her finds.


Real Room Tour: Marcus’ Soothing Safari

Yean, aka Mrs. Julius, of the blog “My Sunrise, Sunshine & Sunset“, was so kind to send me a message sharing photos of her gorgeous son Marcus’ nursery.  I am so flattered that she was able to use this blog to find some inspiration for this chic and soothing space.

The focal point of the room is the crib wall, where a Gulliver crib from Ikea sits against the Birch Trees Vinyl Wall Decal from wallwordz.  This is a very popular nursery motif and I love the pops of yellow from the birds in this particular version.  I also love the bedding choice from babydarling on etsy, which Yean discovered in my post from last February.  Awesome!

The shelf above the crib features a Fisher Price Teaching Clock that belonged to Marcus’ father as a child.  I love when people use their own treasured toys in their children’s rooms.  In case your parents threw yours out decades ago, you can pick up a remake of the clock (or lots of other Fisher Price classics).

The  Ikea Expedit features some closed storage (which is great for reducing visual clutter) as well as some wild stuffed occupants.

Yean made the crib mobile herself and so it’s super customized to match the nursery perfectly.

The reading and changing area includes some personal mementos as well as some Ikea staples like the dresser and the chair.

Yean discovered the animal alphabet print from inktree press in one of my posts and had it customized to go with the colors in this room.  Love it!

Spread throughout the room are some additional elephants.

Congratulations Yean on the incredible job you did decorating this nursery and on your adorable little guy!  Thank you so much for sharing it with me and for supporting Buy Modern Baby!

To read more about this nursery, please visit the nursery post on Yean’s blog.  She was able to put all this together for less than her $1500 budget!  You also don’t want to miss the sweetest video of a 4 day old Marcus peacefully enjoying his cozy little spot.

(If you would like me to feature your nursery here as well, please drop a line to esther@buymodernbaby.com  I really love getting those emails!)

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