Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019

You know it’s the first week of December when Pantone announces their Color of the Year, and for 2019, you can expect to see a lot of “Living Coral” to help brighten the mood.

As Pantone describes it

“Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment…. Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”

I love reading their color descriptions, but I’d just say Living Coral is a lighter red with a hint of yellow, without being pink. It’s an easy color to work with as you can play with different shades and intensities together, and it works beautifully with watery colors– shades of blue and green.

Here’s how you can start to add Living Coral into the baby world and get started in the new year totally on trend.

1- No. 211 by Jessalin Beutler– price varies
2- Flamingo Plush– $17
3- Goth Clock
4- BEABA Minicall Digital Audio Baby Monitor– $60
5- Storksak Noa Diaper Bag in Coral– $125
6- Coral-Orange Sea Fan Beach Cottage Pillow– $49
Coral Velvet Pillow Cover from Willa Skye Home- $34+
7- Mountain Buggy Swift Stroller– $600
8- Rainbow Baby Activity Gym– $89
9- BassettBaby Premier Peyton Swivel Glider in Coral– $600
10- Terrace 1762/27 Texture Coral Rug– $200

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Play Kitchens from Milton & Goose

These are my favorite play kitchens… mmm… ever. They are stylish, timeless and heirloom quality. This is the piece that will get all the play and then be stored in the basement for your grandchildren. The kitchens feature nontoxic finishes and are made in the USA from Baltic birch and North American maple.

Milton & Goose makes two models.  The first is the Classic Play Kitchen, which comes in Gray and soon in White as well. $800

The Essential Kitchen doesn’t have the stove hood, but I’m sure it gets proper ventilation. $650

In addition to being the perfect setting for countless hours of imaginative play these are guaranteed to be Instagram superstars.

Pottery Barn Modern Baby

Do I call it official now? Has “modern baby” taken over the baby space so much that it’s just about the default? Pottery Barn has a new brand in the family, and Pottery Barn Modern | Baby is going to make shopping for your modern nursery even easier than ever.

Now their furniture collection includes familiar silhouettes like Babyletto’s Lolly Crib, but also adds many exciting new shapes and styles.

The signature look of the brand is the glam Art Deco collection with the High Gloss Black Art Deco Crib and the matching dresser. The Deco Glider & Ottoman round out the look. Well, actually, the black metal framed mirror “rounds” out the collection- ha!, and you can finish off the space with the Coco Rug and art prints (1 and 1b) by Jaime Derringer from Minted.

The Art Deco collection also comes in white, for a completely different feel. Here the crib is paired with the Lola Swivel Glider & Ottoman. Finish off this space with a Faye Rug and oversized floral wallpaper from Anewall.

For a more natural, neutral nursery, select the Nash Crib and Dresser. Leather drawer pulls add extra texture and detail to the dresser.

Their “Hip Modern Nursery” features the Tatum Crib in two tone black and white. It’s really cleverly paired with the Zebra Shaped Woven Storage basket!

The Acorn finish on this Sloan Crib hearkens over to the mid-century flavor of the West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids collections but is unique with acrylic slats.

The Sloan Crib also comes in white for a totally different, minimal look.

The Aiden Crib is another exciting new option with it’s solid form and chrome trim!

The Sloan Bookcase and Sloan Toy Chest are just two playroom pieces that are part of the storage collection, and the Pottery Barn Modern | Baby also includes tons of decor items to not just furnish, but finish the entire nursery.

I never used a lot of Pottery Barn in my modern nursery design here on the blog over the years, but I know that will all be changing now. Woah.

Back to School with Hearth & Hand With Magnolia at Target

I admit, even a month out, I’m pretty excited for back to school. I was able to go online at Target, enter in my children’s schools and have the contents of their school supply lists delivered right to the house without having to search the store for each item in all the required colors and quantities… game changer!

But even if you’re not ready to get back to school just yet or if your kids aren’t old enough yet, the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection at Target has plenty of lovely “old school” items to help get you in the mood. I’ve included my affiliate links to find the products.

For the wall, consider the hanging Periodic Table, Constellations, or Earth Map. $15 each
The Pivot World Globe is also super cute and a great modern decor piece for a nursery. $35

These beautiful wooden puzzles are must-haves at $28.

The Chalk Board Ruler Growth Chart is really something to consider, and the Line Chalk Board is going to be a favorite addition to your home school, pretend play area or just homework zone.

I can smell those autumn leaves and chalkboard dust already, can’t you?

Reverie Acrylic Crib from Spot on Square

Spot on Square’s Roh Crib has been a popular acrylic model for a while now, but the new Reverie Crib (now available for pre-order) brings the price way down and features acrylic on all four sides!

The new design has 3 adjustable positions and can convert to a daybed. Retails for $999.

 

This modern beauty is expected to ship September 2018 to all the lucky fall nurseries.

Tegu Toys

We’ve been fans of Tegu blocks for a long time, and it’s been fun watching the company expanding their line up since they started with the original wooden magnetic block sets. Their latest launch is happening for prime day (you can access using our affiliate links) and includes incredible new baby toys and gifts.

The Tegu Magnetic Racer (3 piece set) come in four different colors and are a great first car toy. The blocks can be mixed and matched or strung together like a train. $13 each

Tegu Magnetic Racer Building Blocks (3 Piece), Yellow/Teal/Blue, One Size

Speaking of trains, The Tegu Shape Train (9 piece set) is another fun launch that can be used with the cars, but is also an amazing toy on its own. $40

Another classic first toy is a shape stacker, and Tegu has created its own magnetic twist on this toy with their Tegu Floating Stacker (11 piece set). $25

Finally, even the youngest with have fun with the Tegu Swivel Bug Building Blocks, which are one piece rattles/teethers. $12 each

I can’t decide which are the best new items, so I’m just going to have to recommend you get them all. And for older children, don’t forget the Tegu block sets. They are elegant, safe toys that encourage creative and imaginative play and will last a lifetime.

New to the Zoo: Luna Llama and Bailey Bat

Animals number 28 and number 29 have now been added to the Skip Hop Zoo. Welcome Bailey Bat for your nocturnal preschooler,

and Luna Llama for the trendy toddler.

Llama and Bat pieces include Backpacks, Lunchies, Fork & Spoon Sets as well as Melamine Plate and Bowl Sets.

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