Don't we all wish we had the resources to create the aaahh-mazing nurseries we see from our favorite celebs? Maybe not the over-the-top million dollar nursery like Beyonce and Jay-Z made for Blue Ivy, but something elegant and wonderful that exudes luxury while being done on a dime? Is that possible? Yes. Yes, it is. We recently worked with Shalena Smith of Gaga Designs to translate a celebrity nursery design for anybody and everybody. It's pink. It's gold. It's gorgeous. Check out this celeb DIY: Tamera Mowry's pink baby nursery.
Orange is widely known as a challenging color to work with as a wall color, and it would seem especially so for a nursery. Can we dispell the myth? Shades of orange are no more difficult to use in design than any other bright or deep color. You simply have to know how much to use and what other colors and textures to pair it with. Esther of Buy Modern Baby has proven the point with this mid-century modern nursery design using Lullaby Paints in Tangerine as the anchor.
For the eco-conscious parent, finding a toddler bed is much more than simply focusing on safety and price. We want a bed that was manufactured sustainably. Our bed of choice must be free of potentially toxic materials that could harm our children during the many, many hours they spend in dreamland. Luckily for us, there are some stand-out companies who have made it their mission to create stylish, affordable, AND environmentally-friendly toddler beds! Check out our favorite eco-friendly toddler beds for every budget, from sustainability-focused companies such as Sodura, Fantasy Fields, Oeuf, and Rosenberry Rooms.
Modern parents are savvier than ever and that means we’re paying more attention to the ingredients in the products we use and the impact our choices have on the planet. From organic baby food to organic cotton baby booties, there isn’t a single product category that doesn’t have more natural choices available. This applies to all things in your baby’s room, too – the options are endless! Still, there are always some things that are more popular than others. Today, we’re sharing green & non-toxic nursery design trends.
Who doesn't remember the glorious days of being a child and swinging like a monkey from the bars on a play set? All kids love going to the park to play, but it's awesome when you can bring that joy (and exercise) to your own backyard. And today, there are tons of options that go far beyond the play sets of the past with seemingly infinite ways to customize and configure. There are also plenty of options for parents who care about the planet. Check out these 6 eco-friendly outdoor play sets for every budget.
Originally, this blog post was going to be about baby nursery mural designs in general, but it quickly became undeniable that there was one theme popping up everywhere. And, we’re calling it - whether you have a baby boy or girl, DIY tree murals are THE hottest baby nursery wall design right now. Here are some stunning designs and tips for you to paint one in your wee one's nursery!
Did you know paints (even low-VOC) can increase childhood asthma and allergies? We’ve written a lot over the years about the dangers of volatile organic compounds (aka VOC’s):
A few weeks back, celebrity nursery designer Shalena Smith reached out to us to see if we'd be willing to donate paint for a nursery makeover for a special, deserving couple. The nursery design was inspired by the one Shalena created for Tamera Mowry-Housley's baby daughter Ariah and it was a surprise for an expecting mom and dad who had both recently lost their jobs. The gorgeous reveal was aired on the Mother's Day special of daytime talk show, The Real, and then Shalena recorded a video describing how she recreated the celebrity design on a dime. Check out these luxe looks for less tips from celebrity nursery designer Shalena Smith.
We've written about some pretty unusual and creative nursery design concepts, but steampunk is probably the furthest from the conventional that we've ever seen. Never heard of steampunk? Let’s see….how to describe it…..it’s sort of equal parts Charles Dickens’ Victorian storybook, industrial revolution cogs, gears, and machinery, with a bit of futuristic punk mixed in. According to the Urban Dictionary, "Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan 'What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.'" Is this what you're looking for for your baby's nursery or child's room? We took a look into the world of steampunk nursery ideas and found some very beautiful, incredibly interesting, and extremely unique items that could be used as decor and design inspiration for your project. Enjoy!
You're probably well aware that when you're creating a safe play space for your little ones, you need to avoid toys that could pose a choking hazard and anything that might pose a strangulation risk – but there are plenty of "hidden hazards" you should know about, too. Sadly, toxic chemicals might be in your child's toys, craft materials, play mats, and more. The good news is that with more and more parents pressuring companies to stop using toxic chemicals in products, it's much easier to find safer alternatives these days. Today, we're sharing the top 10 tips for a non-toxic playroom.