12 Jul 2017, 1:01pm
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My Modern Nursery #122: Pass It On Nursery Inspiration Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

The book Pass it On by Sophy Henn is all about sharing your joy with those around you and I think it has translated into a nursery that’s full of that joyful, loving feeling. The book contains a beautiful palette of warm, fun colors and that’s what we’ve used in this nursery. The green wall color is similar to a background on one of the pages.

I was actually trying to make this nursery work with yellow walls, but it wasn’t until I “painted” them Wildness Mint, this grayish green, that everything snapped together. This nursery is also a great budget design. Whereas I usually pick what I love with no thought to the cost, I’ve sourced inexpensive furnishings for this modern nursery that make everything you see here just over $1600.


1- Wildness Mint from Lullaby Paints– $59 a gallon
2- Flowing Rhythm Rainbow Mobile– $62
3- Cataldo 3-Light Drum Pendant– $116 (on sale now $76)
4- Hot Air Balloon Ride Art Print from two ems- $89
5- Ikea Stuva Crib– $200
6- Stuva Följa changing table with 4 drawers- $145 ($125 for the next 2 weeks with Ikea Family)
7- Sunburst Yellow Rug– $693
8- Blabla Rainbow Pillow Blue/Green- $68
9- Rocking Chair by Belleze- $101
Handmade Baby Elephant stuffed animal from buby Noa- $84
Mula stacking rings– $8
10- Yellow Submarine from La Petite Melina- $30

We have additional inspiration for your Pass It On nursery on our Pinterest page. There are many more decor options to help you customize this fun and friendly space. Also be sure to pick up a copy of Pass it On by Sophy Henn. It’s sure to be a great addition to your child’s library.

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our literary 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. I love working with them on these nursery boards and coming up with modern nursery inspiration using their baby-safe colors.

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10 Jul 2017, 10:30pm
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Themis Trio 2

The Themis Mobiles from Artecnica have been a popular staple in modern nurseries for years now, but they now have a new color combination! The Themis Trio 2 will be available later this summer.

 

Tree Bookcase in More Fresh Colors

The Nursery Works Tree Bookcase was a huge hit when it first came out and now it’s available in three new colors to make it even more versatile. Now in Sage Green, Blush Pink, and Cloud Gray, it will fit in many more modern nurseries.

At $900, it’s a show-stopping centerpiece for a spectacular kids space.

Ace & Jig for Nod

The Land of Nod just debuted a new LIMITED EDITION collection with Ace & Jig, who are well-known for their clothing line featuring yarn-dye woven textiles from India. You’re going to have to shop these pieces quickly because once they’re sold, they’re gone for good.

Pieces include a play mat, crib bedding, plush rattles, a rug, wall hanging, as well as a Mobile,

and a Teepee!

Shop The Land of Nod today to access these beautiful artisan pieces.

Crib Bedding from Project Nursery x Carousel Designs

Carousel Designs has been selling a huge variety of crib bedding designs for many years now, and while their designs tend to be more frilly and traditional, you can always find some modern, clean lined options in the bunch or design your own combination.

My girls at Project Nursery created their own special exclusive bedding collections with Carousel Designs and you KNOW these hit the mark!

The bright and bold PN Butterfly Kisses collection includes a wide variety of pieces like the crib sheet and comforter shown below, but you can also add a changing cover, throw pillow, crib skirt, rail cover and crib blanket in whatever combination you like.

The PN Climb Every Mountain collection comes in two color combinations– pink (shown) and blue (with lots of gray). Mix and match all the bedding items you need with these as well.

The PN Woodland Foliage Collection also comes in two colorways– pink (shown) and blue. You can select a crib sheet, changing pad cover as well as a throw pillow.

The most unique of all the pieces in the collaboration is the PN Watercolor Dreams crib sheet. This colorful pink sheet will be the focal point of your modern nursery. You can pull out many colors in the design to work with, and it will be easy to find solid color items to coordinate with this gorgeous sheet. Think pastel rainbows and unicorns, and you’ll be on the right track!

Email me if you want help incorporating these into your own nursery designs!

Incy Interiors USA

Incy Interiors is an Australian company that I have followed on Instagram for a long time now. I’m constantly drooling over their designs and photos from afar, but just this year, it has become possible to shop Incy Interiors in the US!

For the nursery, Incy Interiors has three unique crib styles with many exciting color options to choose from.

This metal style is your fresh alternative to the traditional Jenny Lind style crib. Each color has a different name (Navy = Chloe, Cream = Reese, Pink = Romy, Brown = Sophia, Rose Gold = Ellie, Silver = Harry) and the cribs retail for $700.

I’m also particularly fond of the Teeny Crib, which comes in Green, Navy and Pink. This retails for $800 and is a perfect choice for any modern nursery. Pair it with a matching change table and your nursery is nearly complete.

The most amazing crib in the collection is the Georgia Crib ($1100) with a timeless look that can be the perfect showpiece in your modern nursery. The Lucy Change Table is the perfect accompaniment and there’s also a coordinating side table and bookcase.

Incy Interiors has also partnered with Hobbe Australia to bring us the Incy x Hobbe Rocker. This is a glamerous rocking chair with rose gold legs and blush or indigo fabric. This will be available at the end of the summer for $1300.

So many wonderful designs to expand your nursery choices, no?

5 Jun 2017, 11:17am
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My Modern Nursery #121: Sleep Like a Tiger Nursery Inspiration Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

To kick off the summer, I was inspired by the beautiful painted colors and rich patterns and textures in Mary Logue’s Sleep Like a Tiger, with illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski. In this sweet bedtime tale, a little girl, who isn’t tired, learns that all the animals need to sleep, even little girls.

The girl’s parent teach her all about the sleeping animals, and in the end, the girls takes the lessons she’s learned and is able to fall asleep on her own.

I used some of the details from the book like the tiger and the crowns, and then layered colors and textures over neutral furnishings and Island Sand Paint. For ever more texture, you could stencil over the walls or layer on a pattern of wall decals.

1- Flag Banner from ProstoConcept- $30
2- Lullaby Paints in Island Sand
3- Tropicales Wall Art by Sara Brown- $400
4- Tan Damask Basketweave Curtains– $70 a pair
5- The Emily & Meritt Crown Lamp– $159
Mini Green Globe on Stand– $10
6- Keepsake Crib, Whitewash- $1200
Aqua and White Woven Throw– $30
Crib Sheet Taj Paisley Turquoise– $40
7- Harmony Wide Dresser– $1000
8- Mai One of a Kind Cactus Silk Pillow, Faded Blue- $200
Keyes Pillow, Lemon- $55
Melissa & Doug Giant Tiger– $57
9- Indian Traditional Home Decorative Ottoman– $75
Sari Elephant Throw Pillow– $35
Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker– $500
10- Jacinda One of a Kind Rug, Sky Blue, 5′ x 8′- $2648
Oli & Carol Origami Boat– $15

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our literary 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. I love working with them on these nursery boards and coming up with modern nursery inspiration using their baby-safe colors.

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Playhouses Galore with Antsy Pants

There are hundreds of wonderful tent and playhouse styles for kids and we’ve shared many of my favorites in the past, but now Target has a clever system of buildable play spaces from Antsy Pants.

The system starts with a set of poles and connectors. The sets are available in small, medium and large sizes. The small size shown below is used to create a shop like the Donut Shop or Farmers Market.

The medium set is perfect for tents, playhouses and castles, while the large set can be used for even more complex designs like the ice cream truck or pirate ship as well!

With the addition of fabric covers, the building sets can transform into any number of fun play areas like this circus tent

the amazing pirate ship

or this adorable lemonade stand.

There’s even a convenient storage container to contain all the pieces.

The Antsy Pants system is exclusively available at Target and you may want to get all the pieces you like sooner than later because you can never be sure how long they will carry this uniquely wonderful collection.

New to the Zoo: London Leopard and Dax Dalmatian from Skip Hop

Two new characters have joined the Skip Hop Zoo– London Leopard (black, tan and pink) and

Dax Dalmatian (red, black and red). These cute new characters are each available as Little Kid Backpacks ($20), Insulated Kids Lunch Bags ($15) and Straw Bottles ($7).

This brings the collection up to 27 current characters! Which one is your favorite?

14 May 2017, 9:55pm
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Happy Mother’s Day

We were running around all day today so we could go meet my newest nephew (less than a week old!), so this post is a little later than usual, but I hope all you modern moms, moms-to-be, mothering types and motherhood supporters had a wonderful day.

This is our first Mother’s Day photo outside the house and I feel like there are a couple lessons there. One, as a mother, you have to learn to be flexible. Nothing is guaranteed to match your expectations, so you have to roll with it and be happy with the joy there is, not what you think ought to be. Second, as your kids get older (as you can see mine keep doing!), the world expands. From the nursery to the rest of the home, to the neighborhood, then school and beyond… their world keeps growing and expanding and yours moves along with it. We may feel cooped up in the early days and years by nap times and mealtimes and then the school calendar, but life opens up and it gets both easier to manage and harder to keep them as close as you’d like.

I thank these two brown haired, brown eyed, growing too fast smiling faces for loving me as their mom, for trusting that I know what I’m doing and teaching me so many lessons about myself. If you’re just starting on the journey of motherhood, just wait. It’s so much more than you can imagine.

With love,
-Esther

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