25 Nov 2014, 8:14am
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My Modern Nursery #90: Dreamy Dark Purple Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

Lullaby Paints collaborates with so many great brands to create special color collections. When I found out they had a selection of paints for Finn + Emma, I had to have a go with one of the beautiful shades. Skipping over my obvious favorites, Light Grey and Clearly Aqua, I opted for the more daring but aptly named, Dark Purple. While it’s a deep color, there’s a lot of gray in Dark Purple, giving it a wonderful, dusty, neutral look. It’s meant, of course, to coordinate perfectly with Finn + Emma’s Flower pattern, but we only used that as a jumping off point, as you can see.

As usual, not all our finds for this color scheme made the final design. If you want to see all the amazing options that we couldn’t include, be sure to visit the Finn + Emma Dark Purple Nursery Inspiration board on Pinterest!


1- Madison Park Richmond Vertical Stripe Solid Window Panel- $40 each (2 shown)
Authentic Models Globe Mobile- $100
2- David Trubridge Floral 400 Pendant Lamp- $340
3- Dark Purple Lullaby Paint for Finn + Emma- $59 a gallon
Raindrop Print, Little Boy Art – Taste the Rain from Cassia Beck Collage- $17+
Surreal Abstract Portrait, Minimalist Art – Peekaboo from Cassia Beck Collage- $17+
4- John Bucklin’s Wyoming Wildflowers- $650
5- Harper Dresser and Topper in Kelly Green- $1200
6- Harper Crib in Kelly Green- $1000
Finn + Emma Blanket- Stripe- $30
Crib Sheet Astrid Liliac from Little Auggie- $45
7- Gus Sparrow Glider and Ottoman- $1400
Gray Pillow Bear from Julia Wine- $30
8- Pelham Blue 20″ Pillow- $45
Matra Flatweave Rug 8′ x 10′- $1000
9- Plush Raccoon Friend from finkelsteins- $46
10- Henry the Slug from Sara Carr- $68
World Globe- $80

Thanks once again 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!

24 Nov 2014, 8:08am
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Family Fun with Flor Rugs

When we redecorated Buy Modern Baby headquarters earlier this year and had to replace the carpet, there was no option that considered besides Flor. We are completely happy with the way the carpet tiles turned out, and almost a year later, our Flor looks as great as the day we put it in.

If you’re looking for something fun, I know you’ll be happy with these area rugs from Flor.

Hopscotch Area Rug- $180
Hopscotch Rug

Putting Green Area Rug- $130

Hopscotch Rug

King Me! Area Rug- $340

Checkers Area Rug

Race Track Area Rug- $240

Race Track Rug Flor

These would be an amazing holiday surprise in the playroom!

Holiday Gifts 2014: For Foodies Sponsored by Milk Moostache

With preparations for our Thanksgiving feast in full effect, we’ve got mealtime on our minds. For this week, Milk Moostache helped me put together this installment of our Holiday Gift series featuring great gifts for the budding food lovers in your life. This collection for your budding foodies will make their playtime and mealtime extra fun.

MM Budding Foodies

1- NumNum Dip- self-feeding utensils for baby’s pureed foods- $10
2- Rabbit Cuppies- Two handled cup with animal hidden at the bottom- $9
3- Mochi Lunch Box- Adorable penguin lunch box perfect for this winter- $34
4- Apple Print- by Mariann Doherty- $38
5- Chin Bib- Set of three bibs in gender neutral fabrics- $24
6- Coffee Cup- knit NYC style coffee cup from Oeuf- $56
7- In Malibu Bowl- dinnerware from Smiling Planet- $15
8- Le Marche du Vendredi – Groceries- cardboard grocery set from Moulin Roty- $20
9- Landscape Dinner Set- Cutest tray with dishes and utensils- $40
10- Hot Dog- Quirky knit hot dog from Oeuf- $68

Thanks to Milk Moostache for sponsoring this holiday gift series. Milk Moostache is a unique modern online children’s boutique. It’s the perfect place to do your holiday gift shopping. They offer a carefully curated collection of superior quality and innovative children’s products sourced from all over the world, put simply, the must-haves for the cool kids!

The Knotical – Origami Nesting Boat from Twig Creative

Their cameras were a hit, their furniture is enviable, and now, you’re going to want to get your hands on the Knotical Origami Nesting Boats from Twig Creative.

The Knotical — Origami Nesting Boat

Available in White or Red, the Knotical combines Japanese origami with Russian nesting dolls into a set of nesting boats.  The outer boat is cork while the removable inner boat is solid walnut.  $50

The Knotical — Origami Nesting Boat

Real Room Tour: Hudson’s Toddler Transition

I love this example of a simple, clean nursery with sophisticated modern accessories. Designed by Melissa from WINTER*DAISY, it’s a perfect home for any little boy.


Gray stars and gray elephants (like Baby Elephant from The Animal Print Shop and the Elephant Push Toy from Manny & Simon), are combined with soothing shades of dark blue.



The driftwood mobile is a striking focal point over the Oeuf Classic Toddler Bed.



Thanks for sharing your latest project with us Melissa! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

18 Nov 2014, 10:06pm
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New Holiday Toys from Design Within Reach

I believe that one timeless, spectacular gift beats a pile of presents that will be forgotten and discarded within months. So if you’re looking for one really special gift that can be treasured for years to come, you can shop at DWR this holiday season. I love their collection of holiday gifts for the kids or kid at heart. Of course, for me, you could just buy anything from DWR and you’ll be my favorite.

Design Within Reach Holiday Gifts

Wooden Wonderland Building Block Set (Designed by Lee Storm for Hay) $80

 Wooden Wonderland Building Block Set Designed by Lee Storm for Hay

Pieces N Play Domino Set (Designed by Lee Storm for Hay) $60

 Pieces N Play Domino Set Designed by Lee Storm for Hay

Ducky (Designed by Dor Carmon for Normann Copenhagen) $140

 Ducky Designed by Dor Carmon for Normann Copenhagen

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Amazing Artsy Alphabet Books

A collection of first books would not be complete without some versions of the alphabet. These artistic interpretations of the ABCs will delight both you and your little ones.

ABC Books

Damien Hirst: ABC- $17
Charley Harper ABCs: Skinny Edition- $8
ABC is for Circus by Patrick Hruby- $14
My First ABC by The (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art- $8
Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman- $16
Bruno Munari’s ABC- $15
Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet- $14
Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli- $15
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault- $5
LMNO Peas (Classic Board Books) by Keith Baker- $8

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14 Nov 2014, 3:20pm
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Holiday Gifts 2014: For the Day Dreamers Sponsored by Milk Moostache

Melissa, the owner of the cool kids shop Milk Moostache, helped me put together this year’s Holiday Gift series. We’ve selected four collections of unique gift choices featuring some of the most awesome brands and really creative gift ideas.

This collection for your day dreamers will keep them comfy and entertained through to bed time.

MM Day Dreamers 2

1- Miffy Lamp- cute daytime companion with a soft bedtime glow- $220
2- Sheep to Sleep Blanket- count the sheep on this soft cotton blanket- $100
3- Shadow Puppet Theatre- make story time extra special- $38
4- Nook Pebble Pure Mattress- the ultimate organic infant mattress- $395
5- Princess and the Pea- tuck in the princess and read her a story- $120
6- Bird Blanket- origami style blanket transforms into a bird- $130
7- Magic House Print- by our favorite Bianca Gomez- $30
8- Mounsieur Tse Tse- organic cotton doll for daytime and bedtime cuddles- $44
9- Suzette the Owl Mask- because imagining is dreaming in the daytime- $35
10- Bird Sunshine Duvet- cozy modern toddler bedding- $120

Thanks to Milk Moostache for sponsoring this holiday gift series. Milk Moostache is a unique modern online children’s boutique. It’s the perfect place to do your holiday gift shopping. They offer a carefully curated collection of superior quality and innovative children’s products sourced from all over the world, put simply, the must-haves for the cool kids!

13 Nov 2014, 10:25pm
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Keith Haring Dominoes

Add these to my wish list please!

Keith Haring Dominoes are toy and art and collectible all in a convenient gift box. I’ll take one of each.

Keith Haring Dominoes Orange Keith Haring Dominoes White

Made by Vilac, you can pick orange or white for $68.


11 Nov 2014, 8:10am
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Etsy Find: Thanksgiving Pillows

To put together the cutest collection of Thanksgiving decor, you’re going to want to start with these cushions!

From Guna Ydri, take a look at the Native American Indian doll. $25

Native American Indian doll Scandinavian RetroMini cushion from Gunna Ydri

And pair it with the Retro Flower Cushion. $26

Retro flower cushion cover on off white cotton brown yellow from Gunna Ydri

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