Tag: nursery decor

Complete home makeover: Yours

Once you start a family, your home is in a continual state of flux– I need a nursery. I need to turn the nursery into a kid’s room. Oh shoot, I need to make it a nursery again. And ack, why didn’t anyone tell me that the toys would somehow breed overnight while we sleep and take over the living room? Yourchitect.com is a happy, happy beacon of goodness and as you redecorate, remodel, renovate or simply dream of doing any of the above. Use the decidedly non-pretentious site to find design inspiration, manage your design projects, or do...

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Welcome to the jungle

Thankfully, I have undergone a baby mobile intervention since having our first child, and am happy to report that we are free of all fuzzy, robotic sounding mobiles in our home, mostly due to the amazing choices out there today. Like this beautiful Petit Collage baby mobile . Laser cut from eco-friendly bamboo, this adorable mobile features four retro inspired animals that will entertain your baby sans the drive-you-batty music. Plus it adds a nice artistic touch to your nursery without the use of any more colors than you’re probably already trying to wrangle....

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Good car-ma

With our new playroom almost finished, and our poor son caught in between two girls and a whole lot of pink, we decided to decorate it on the blue side of things. But tracking down cool boy decorations that won’t completely alienate the girls in the house is a little harder than I thought. Hence my interest was piqued when I found the Little Chippi wall decals at Raspberry Kids. Designed by Australian artist and mom Samantha Peters, this adorable Drive Time set (pictured) features 37 stickers, including trucks, cars, and all things with wheels. And since the decorative...

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Animal house

Just when I think there can’t possibly be any more ways to make animals into wall art that make me want another baby purely for the decorative accessories, someone goes and proves me wrong. This time it’s Milk Moon Kids, purveyors of limited edition hand-pulled screen prints of critters being awesome. Bedtime Rituals (shown) features one animal for every letter of the alphabet– educational, and therefore totally justifiable. Really. I’m not just saying that because the elephant’s trunk cracks me up every single time I look at it. -Mir Visit Milk Moon Kids to shop for your own must-have...

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“Helvetica” – It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me spell

We love helping our readers discover cool and unusual kid stuff, but we love it even more when they return the favor. Especially when it’s something as cool as the ABC Helvetica Film Poster. Many parents put up sweet ABC art in a nursery. This bold and graphic homage to one of the world’s most popular typefaces is great alternative to the traditional kids’ ABC poster for modernists and design geeks like myself. You may also want to check out the actual documentary. I hear the movie is so much better than the book. -Betsy The Helvetica Film Poster...

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Nonstop to Spain

I love peeking across the ocean via the www to see what our European friends are doing as far as kids and design. Occasionally there’s some wacky baby tee featuring a wolf riding a unicycle with a pig on his head or something, but generally we’re in love with what we find. Like the baby and children’s gifts from the brand new Haciendo el Indio Spanish design studio. The most charming characters adorn everything from dolls and decor to kids wall art to “maxi bibs” which are one part giant napkin, one part craft apron, one part superhero cape....

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Bringing new meaning to the term “animal print”

So you want a canvas or two for baby’s room, and you’re trying to figure out something bright and colorful, with animals, that doesn’t look like the circus threw up on your walls. Leave it to Tiny Decor to find just the right mix of mod and whimsical; their new line of Animal Prints offers three different animals in your choice of five colors, with each animal having its very own pattern. And it’s all hand screenprinted on stretched organic canvases. Of course the elephant is polka-dotted, and the lion is herringbone, but I’m particularly taken with the houndstooth...

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If these walls could read

Ever been tempted to rip the pages out of your kids’ books and hang them on the wall?  Is that only me?  Oops. I’m tempted by every single framable children’s book illustration by illustrator Adam Record of Fall Down Tree, a man so cool and 2.0 that he offers his art as iPhone wallpaper. Do I want Little Red Riding Hood? Three Blind Mice? A series of three outerspace prints? Or maybe just a fish in a puddle. On the sidewalk. The choices — they kill me. At $15 a pop or $45 for a framed print, I might...

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Now I know my ABCs and I know them cooler than everyone else

ABC posters are pretty much the quintessential nursery decor, but that’s not to say it’s easy to find a cool one. I mean, enough with the A is for apple already, right? So I was happy to discover two cool new modern ABC posters: One from graphic designer Tahiti Starship (kewlest name ever?) and then another ABC poster worth grabbing from LA designer Ryan Beshera. Either alphabet print is the perfect design solution for your future art director’s nursery walls. Tahiti’s poster includes little hidden moments of typographic levity like a hello above the HI. You can also customize...

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Editors Best of 2008 – The coolest art, decor, kids furniture and kids bedding

Oh how we swoon over the pretty things in life. We’re guessing you will too with these picks of our favorite things to make the nursery, kids room, or playroom as awesome as you want it to be. Liz: Artist Lindsay Brackeen’s Tea With White Rabbits Print is like the Alice in Wonderland artwork you never realized you totally have to have for your little girl’s room. Kristen: I’ve been dying for our kid’s playroom to be finished just so I can hang Ida Pearle’s amazing alphabet cards (at top) on the wall. Liz: If I had to start all over...

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So that’s what all those blank walls in the nursery are for

If you’re a sleek-lines-and-minimal-fluff sort of a mom, you’ll want to check out Nashville artist Michalle Sessions’ gorgeously simplistic prints for your progeny’s room via her shop, LJ Ink.  From the red-sock-wearing giraffe and monkey in the “Sock It to Me” series to the stick girl and her mommy in matching striped tights in the “Love Me” series, I want it all. Enough so that the the little girl print is now gracing the wall in my daughter’s newly remodeled bathroom. Michalle can also do some really cool personalized pieces with an initial under a set of  old-school knicker...

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Colour Lovers: Saving babies from bland nurseries since 2004

When planning my firstborn’s nursery a few years ago, I did what many before me have done: I looked at a dozen uninspiring paint chips in muted shades of yellow, sage and ecru, and even contemplated a “theme.” Eek. If only I had known about Colour Lovers back then. This interactive, interesting and totally fun website lets you scroll through hundreds of color palettes with often engaging names like A Puddle of Boy, 1950’s or, my favorite, Lucky Bubble Gum (pictured).  Oh, how great these colors would look in a nursery with some mod furniture and a gurgling newborn....

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