Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Real Room: Modern Owl Themed Nursery

We have been a long time fan of the Silly Owl crib bedding by Litto Kids. We were so stoked to find this gorgeous nursery that was designed specifically around this bedding! The nursery feature was written by one of our favourite bloggers - Esther of Buymodernbaby.com . If you don't follow Esther's blogs & tweets already - you should! She's got the skinny on everything (seriously, EVERYTHING!) in the modern baby space. Read her article on Maygan's Silly Owl Nursery below!

Real Room: Modern Owl Themed Nursery

I love it when I find great examples of the products featured on buymodernbaby used in real nurseries. I was so excited when I saw the room Maygan designed for her little boy. She explains her design process saying, “For our son’s nursery I wanted to create a fun, creative space that was warm and modern. I stumbled upon the wonderful bedding, fell in love, and the rest of the nursery took shape.”

The bedding is Silly Owl from Litto Kids and you can see how this is the basis for the rest of the design choices. The dresser and crib are from DwellStudio for Target’s Silver Lake Collection.

I love the wall decal growth chart from Willow Creek Signs’s etsy shop. I have featured wall decal growth charts before and this one is perfect in this room! I also adore the little owls up on the display shelves (which are from Target).

The opposite side of the room features Maygan’s baby clothes framed in shadow boxes as well as a painting done by her sister to highlight the design in the crib bedding. Personal touches like this make the room part of your home and part of your family and history. Here I have to mention the beautiful maternity photos. Maygan made the frames for those photos herself and they make a dramatic statement.

I like to use the crib blanket over the rocker as well and the little owl blanket looks like the perfect lovey!

Finally, the mobile tops off the owl and the color theme perfectly. Maygan made this herself! One of the owls on the shelf above the wall decals is a larger stuffed version of the mobile owls– also handmade by Maygan.

You can see more of Maygan’s creative work (she’s a graphic designer) at MontzDesign.com. Thanks so much Maygan for letting us “visit” this inspiring nursery!

Get a Silly Owls Crib bedding of your very own here.
And, thanks for the post Esther! Thanks for the inspiration Maygan!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Green & Groovy!

Chapter One Organics has created some of the most beautiful sleepwear we've come across. It's rich, colourful, modern and sooooo incredibly soft! The rompers are light, breathable and perfect for summer time sleep or play.

The Earthluxe line features rompers made with - you guessed it - earthy colours and a graphic leaf or seed pod on the front. The Groovy line is psychedelic baby! But with a tasteful, modern spin.

When you see these rompers in real life - you will be hooked! There is nothing that comes close to the quality and style of these fabrics and patterns. Just one of these rompers rolled up with a ribbon makes a great shower gift.

Chapter One Organics as a company is committed to more than just the environment. They are committed to all aspects of sustainability including providing fair labour practices and producing toxin free clothing for your child.

And, thank you Chapter One Organics for realizing that organic can be colourful and beautiful!