Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Circus Themed Nursery

I'm loving this circus themed nursery by Kansas City photo stylist Kate Dixon via Ohdeedoh.

Especially this incredible 7 foot tall spinning ferris wheel toy storage system!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sophisticated Nurseries

This week I'm really feeling the soft palette's of these rather sophisticated nurseries.  I love the use of muted colors and mostly white, though I don't think I could restrain myself from adding multiple pops of bright colors!

I don't have a source for this image, other than it features my current crib of choice, the Oeuf Sparrow:

I have no source for this image either, but there is something I just love about it!

Nursery by Laura Day via Lonny Mag:

Dan & Lara Einzig's son's nursery via Nursery Notations:

 All white nursery from Serena & Lily:

Nursery by Lee Kleinhelter via Lonny Magazine:

I'm loving this incredible room via A List Baby and I wish I could find more information on it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Inspired Nursery Art

I spotted this amazing (and tiny) nursery on Ohdeedoh today and I find it super inspiring!  I love the chevron curtains  (you can find similar ones at Etsy store Windows By Melissa including a version in yellow - yes please!), the simple fitted sheet, and I think the gallery wall is incredible!  By the way this nursery is literally located in a closet!

I immediately set about tracking down the brilliant Subliminal Baby Letterpress Print and found it and others at Sycamore Street Press:

That lead me to some serious Etsy browsing, as I would also love to create a gallery wall for our nursery.  My first find was this incredible portrait by artist French Language, who will create a custom portrait like this for $105!  I'm not sure I can wait for the little one to grow up to get one of his own, so I had the idea of having one done for each of his parents from one of our baby pictures?  Is that cute?  Or strange?

Next up I fell for this Raindrop Tiger Print by Twoems, LOVE!

Some other Twoem's prints including Patterned Peacock and Uh Oh Shark:

 I really love this Liar Liar letterpress print but is it sending the wrong message to the little one?

Krasner Kitty print from Matte Stephens:

Winter Wolf print from UK based Alice Potter:

Our little boy will be born in the year of the rabbit.  Atti's nursery featured what I think is a Year of the Lion print from Dutch Door and I think this Year Of The Rabbit print is sweet:

The prints by iota illustration are super cute, including Hound Dog Slim:

Puffin On A Tuba (this might be my fav):

A touch of Australia (by way of Teaneck) Kangeroo Potrait on playing card by JuanStar2:

Aaron Meshon's Brooklyn Bunny Print from PopAndPals:

I also love the mini flag pennants/ bunting, I'm eying these from (Australian based) Etsy seller Lesa Likes:

Choices, choices!  This is going to be fun!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rockers & Gliders

Do we need a rocker for our nursery?  Until recently, I was hearing it was a MUST, but today on Apartment Therapy/ Ohdeedoh, it was ranked as the Number One Item Readers Thought They Needed But Didn't.  The runner up was an infant car seat, which had me a little confused (I would think this is an absolute essential but is that just because I live in LA?) but still, it's food for thought.  Rockers are a long lead time, pricey item, so it's definitely worth spending some time deciding if it's something you'll use.  That said, here are a few of my favorite rockers and gliders.

Shay Swivel Glider from Room & Board.  I wish you couldn't see the base, but the color is fabulous:

The classic Eames Rocker from Herman Miller:

The Luxe Glider from Jennifer DeLonge:

The (incredibly expensive) Notte Fatata Louis Rocking Chair from Petit Tresor:

The Luca Glider from Monte:

We still have some time to decide, and I guess we could opt to go with a regular upholstered armchair instead, or depending on the size of the nursery, a daybed of some sort?  In which case I already have it picked out: vintage faux bamboo sofa, reupholstered in a botanical print, love!

Friday, May 13, 2011


There are so many cute mobiles out there, I have no idea how I'll choose just one!  Here are a few of my top picks:

Happy Whale Mobile, Sea Horse Mobile and Chicken Family Mobile all by Flensted:

Paintbrush Mobile from Pottery Barn Kids, no longer available (but probably an easy DIY):

Circus Themed Mobile by Katie Steuernagle of Matsutake via Ohdeedoh:

I love the Blabla knitted mobiles including this Sheep, Dream Lion and Red Bird Mobile:

Sweet Cloud Mobile from Etsy seller  Lila Grace Designs:

Coral Fish Mobile and Spiny-finned Fish Mobile by Windspiration: 

Sunny Day Whimsy Mobile by The Whimsy Boutique on Etsy (though I'd be tempted to snip the green bits off the bottom!):

Lastly, and what I'm currently leaning towards, a cloud mobile from The Butter Flying a.k.a. Leptitpapillon, also on Etsy:

I'm thinking about asking if they'll do a custom mobile for us, with a ring like those above but with lots of bright colors like the ones below:

These color options might be a little moody for the bright nursery I have planned, but they're probably great for developing eyes!