Tag: modern kids’ rooms

Can’t find the perfect baby bedding? Design your own.

Decorating the nursery is one of the best–or most frustrating, depending on your point of view–rituals of pregnancy. Whether you’re a perfectionist that knows exactly what you want and can’t find it anywhere (oh, how I feel you!) or are seriously design-challenged, we’ve found a great online tool that helps you visualize your dream nursery and have a lot of fun while you’re at it. The Nursery Designer by Carousel Designs is a cool online tool that lets you design your own custom crib bedding online, right to the smallest detail. You can mix and match fabrics freely or...

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Quilts for the design snob in all of us

When I think of quilts, modern isn’t the word that jumps to mind. Cozy and comforting? Yes. Hip and fresh? Not really.  So when I came across the quilts made by Etsy seller Deer and Hippo I was delighted and more than a little surprised by just how at home they would be in the most modern of nurseries. They’re just the thing to add a bit of warmth to baby’s room. Each quilt is a one-of-a-kind heirloom piece meant to be loved and used for many years, just like a traditional quilt. But unlike a traditional quilt, these will...

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Reading high up on a cloud

I am such a huge fan of decorating kids spaces with clouds. They are whimsical, delicate and playful.  Clouds seem more popular now than ever, but they have such a timeless feel to them. When I first saw this cloud wall shelf, I quickly imagined the perfect spot for it, right by my daughters bed. What a great solution to display books, small toys and even art. Made by Etsy’s Kate Greenway of Shop Littles, it comes with all the hardware you need to mount it, and you can even order it in blue or gray. But I think...

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Ernie? Is that you?

If you’re a Sesame Street fan, like the entire world happens to be, it’s kind of hard to resist a modern, deconstructed graphic interpretation of Ernie and Bert for your kids’ walls.           Artist Tom Pastrano reinvents everyone’s favorite Sesame Street roomates as modern Ernie and Bert posters. The 18×24 limited edition screenprints are yours for just $30. Which means they’re perfect paired together, same as they’ve been for four decades years on the show. What? They’re just friends. –Liz Find “The Streets” posters online from Symbol Society and hurry! When they’re gone they’re gone. [h/t andamos armados,...

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Wonder pets for the walls.

Ok, say it with me…. Awwww. A huge pet peeve of mine when it comes to kid décor is the overabundance of safari and other unoriginal animal themes. However, thanks to the new Animal Print shop from animal photographer extraordinaire Sharon Montrose, I’m a convert. Baby animals for your baby’s room? Perfect fit. Commercial photographer Sharon Montrose blended her passions for photography and animals, becoming the go-to pro for animal photography and we can see why. Her new publicly available series the Little Darlings are incredible individual intimate close ups of baby lions, tigers, bears and a variety of other...

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Hot trend alert: Chevrons are for kids!

Chevron stripes have been one of the hottest design trends and far less polarizing than the moustache. Chevrons are literally on every available surface, and I’m still in no mood to give them up–they just make everything look so fun and fresh. Whatever you call them, chevron or zig zags, these stripes are here to stay. Here are my favorite ways to see them on kids. It’s birthday party season at my house, so I’ve had my eye on these little bitty party favor bags by Whisker Graphics — the bold colorful zigzags make them perfect for parties. This simple...

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The best arts and crafts storage solutions – Reader Q&A

My apartment has been taken over by art supplies! I want to hold on to many of the supplies and keep them in an organized manner…if this this possible with a 3 year and 5 year old. –Holly   Hi Holly, With three of my own little artists, I can empathize! It’s easy for a small space to be quickly overrun byall those supplies–not to mention the results of your kids’ artistic labor. Here are some of my favorite ideas for storing art supplies and projects. Ikea’s Expedit bookcase (at top) is my hands-down favorite for art-supply storage, holding...

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Turn your child’s favorite toy into amazing artwork

I’ve always liked the idea of decorating a child’s room with fine art photographs. If the colors are great and the subject is cool, it can make a room feel so fresh and modern. So I’d say bright, colorful photos of classic children’s toys fit that bill perfectly. Especially when they’re your own children’s toys. And these come from the brand new, just opened Etsy shop of a super talented, award-winning photographer. I’m totally in love with these fine art photographs of classic toys from photographer Jamie Horton that she originally made for her own sons, from their own...

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Nom nom nom…blankets.

My 10 month old is teething. That means he’s chomping on virtually everything in our house. (Kind of gross when he chooses the wheels of the stroller.) I found a cool new blankie with attached teething toys, so I’m hopeful he’ll start gnawing on more appropriate things. The Teether Blankie from Petites Frites has four awesome teething toys attached to its corners. The teethers, which include a maple wooden ring, two pima cotton hand crochet shapes and a stuffed cotton gingham star, are secured to the blanket safely. Though truthfully, they’re too big to be choking hazards in the...

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Bedrails for kids that are so much cooler than bedrails.

My kids graduated to a big-kid bed in need of a bedrail, right around the same time that they discovered the joys of sneaking book under the covers to “read” past their bedtime. I love their thirst for books but don’t enjoy finding books twisted into bedsheets or flung on the floor in the morning. If you too have a bedtime bookworm in a new big kid bed, take a look at this smart combo bookshelf and bedrail that keeps your sleeping child, and their books, safely in place.   Tambino’s Alpha Bookshelf Bedrail is a smart-looking way to keep...

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