In May we challenged Esther from Buy Modern Baby to create a nursery design based on a shade of pink. She chose Lullaby Paints in Ballerina Pink (a designer color created in partnership with Project Nursery) and the results are far from the overly-feminine, frilly designs of the past. True to form, she modernized the concept and actually ended up creating 2 modern twists on the classic pink baby nursery. Check them out!
Pink is the classic color for a baby girl’s nursery, but just because it’s an old standard doesn’t mean you can’t use it in fresh, modern ways. Pink is much more versatile than you might think! There are even tons of different tones and shades to choose from. Looking for inspiration? Check out our Pinboard with over 100 ideas for using pink in the nursery.
One of the simplest and best toys that your children will ever play with are wooden blocks. They may seem old school (and they are), but they're agelessly awesome because they're pure imagination. Kids can spend the day building towers up into the sky, designing entire cities, or recreating the great pyramids! Another awesome thing about blocks is how easy they are to make yourself. Really! You might be skeptical if you have no carpentry skills, but here are DIY toy wooden blocks anyone can make – and the kids can help, too!
Have you ever read "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato" by Lauren Child? Or any book by Lauren Child? If not, you're missing out. They may not be classics yet, but they're definitely destined to be. Her main characters are Charlie and Lola, siblings with the most adorably charming relationship. And in "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato," Charlie very cleverly convinces his little sister to eat vegetables by giving them new and interesting names (for example, cherry tomatoes are moon squirters). The story is lovely and the illustrations don't disappoint. That's why Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola storybook makes great nursery design inspiration. Look at what we came up with!
A lot of different activities go on in a house, especially one with little kids in it, so it makes sense that rooms need to be designed to accommodate everyone who uses them. No matter how big of a house you have, there probably isn’t going to be just one toy room, a library, a craft room, the sewing room, and separate offices for the parents. Even if you did have a house with that much space (lucky you), playtime will still sometimes happen in the family room, crafts will be made at the kitchen table, spaces simply need to be flexible. And that's totally doable! Check out these 80 ideas for kid-friendly shared spaces.
It’s definitely an interior design trend: modern, clean furnishings mixed with natural – or nature-inspired – elements. In this design board created by Esther from Buy Modern Baby, you’ll see how this trend can be applied to a nursery with a little more whimsy. And, while blue is traditionally a color for boys’ nurseries (though that’s changed quite a bit in the last few years), this light blue-gray, Lullaby Paints in Silverspoon, is a perfect gender-neutral hue. Check out this modern, whimsical nursery design and see what you think.
After 9 months of seeking out trends around the world, the Pantone Color Institute has announced its pick for 2017's Color of the Year: Greenery. “This is the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature,"said Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew. Every spring we enter a new cycle and new shoots come from the ground. It is something life affirming to look forward to.” Sounds perfect for the nursery, right? Eiseman refers to it as "nature's neutral," so it's a great choice for a baby boy or girl. Check out our product picks for using Pantone's Color of the Year, Greenery, in the nursery.
There are oodles of blogs out there featuring tutorials of the infinite ways you can recycle everyday items into cute decor, but sometimes they leave a lot to be desired in the looks department. Also, not everyone likes crafting. So, what if you like the eco-friendliness of recycled decor, but you'd rather buy than DIY? We have just what you're looking for. Check out this recycled decor for the nursery (that doesn't look like a kindergarten craft).
Although its name is Sunshine Yellow, this color from Lullaby Paints isn't going to make you feel like you should be wearing sunglasses indoors. Rather, it's a serene, creamy yellow that serves as a beautiful backdrop to this design board created by Esther from Buy Modern Baby. The pops of cool mint give the room a slightly retro feel (which we like), but since the pieces are so modern and contemporary, the result is an on-trend space that we think would be awesome for a nursery. Both relaxing and vibrant, Esther once again brings Lullaby Paints' high-quality nursery paint to life in a new and inspiring way.
It’s the beginning of a new year and we’ve begun brainstorming topics to cover on our blog, but there’s a voice missing from our discussion – yours! What DIY projects, color palettes, design concepts, or anything else would you like to learn more about this year? Share your ideas and you’ll be entered into this month’s giveaway!