Guest Groups: Baby Blue Essentials
It is the very first thing that pops into a mother’s head the minute she sees that plus sign on the evaluation: designing the perfect nursery. Okay, so perhaps that is not the initial thing a mother thinks about, however, it was surely an early consideration for this mother and grandmother.
When we found a baby boy was on his way that the search for the most adorable, dreamiest — and, yes, even the very practical — nursery items began. Here is a roundup of our infant blue essentials. — Kristy and Beth from Design Chic
Large Marching Menagerie Wheeled Animal – $72
We’re big fans of toys which don’t need to be put away. These wheeled animals are as adorable for the little one to play with as they are for part of the nursery decor.
Sleepi Crib-Bed | Stokke – $799.99
The crib is clearly one of the defining conclusions that determines the look and feel of the nursery. Whether you buy into the thought that round cribs are calming because they mimic the shape of the womb or you are simply searching for something a little less sharp, this Stokke crib is the perfect fit. We chose it for its clean, modern lines.
Snowy White Polar Bear Pelt – $189
Nothing states nursery just like a snow white, fluffy sheepskin rug. We used something similar in my son’s nursery over a dark hardwood floor for a beautiful contrast. It is so sweet, and, as a bonus, it feels heavenly under bare toes.
Cloud that the Cat – $48
Every baby needs a favorite stuffed animal to keep him firm. This blabla cat doll has quickly become one of our favorites as it’s soft, pliable and easy for small hands to hold.
Jennifer Delonge Luxe Glider – $999
This Jennifer Delonge Luxe Glider is perfect for rocking. It keeps us even through those 4am feedings!
White Pouf with Gold – $259
Every mom needs a stylish place to rest her tired feet. A Moroccan pouf similar to this one is an enjoyable departure in the glider’s matching ottoman. Plus, toddlers like to play them when they get a little old.
Clayton Gray Home
Expedition Mirror – $475
A mirror may make a room feel bright, airy and open. The masculine lines of this captain’s mirror create it just perfect for a boy’s room — one of those pieces which will carry through in his decor for years to come.
English Painted Chest of Drawers
You are going to have to have a changing table one way or another, so why not invest in a piece that he could have his life? For our money, an antique chest like this one, fitted with a habit changing pad, is a practical way to combine function and form. And while it might be a bit more expensive up front, it may be used forever.
Vintage Pooh XI Vintage English Framed Print – $170
Nothing states nursery just like lining the walls with infant’s favorite characters, and there is nothing more timeless than Winnie the Pooh. We’d hang some of these classic prints over the crib.
Vintage Pooh VIII Vintage English Framed Print – $179
Choosing artwork for a nursery may be among the trickiest elements since you want something which will transition from crib to big boy bed right along with him. We believe a timeless character in a classic print, like this Winnie the Pooh, fits the bill perfectly.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Plush Giraffe – $99.99
No nursery is complete without a menagerie of furry pals. And there’s something so magical for a child about a few of those stuffed animals being much, much larger than that is. We used this five-foot giraffe to peek into infant’s crib, but it would also be perfect at any corner.
Menagerie Bookend – Lion – $58
This darling weighted bookend is a fun and furry approach to maintain all your child’s books neatly in place on his shelf. We’d rather use it as a doorstop however, welcoming friends to the nursery.
Stray Dog Designs
Clay Crouch Crown Ceiling Fixture – $415
The remainder of your nursery will be fit for a prince, so why shouldn’t the light fixture be overly? We love the whimsical lines of this fixture and that the shape and colour are elegant while still being masculine.
The Well Appointed House
Little Ceramic Polka Dot Lamp – $220
Lighting is one of the most important elements in any area, and the nursery is no exception. An adorable lamp similar to this is a great way to stay stylish while illuminating the room with the perfect quantity of light for middle-of-the-night feedings.
Barefoot Dreams Receiving Blanket by BambooChic – $62
When there’s 1 thing which motherhood has taught us it’s that you can never have too many blankets. These chic getting blankets are a beautiful complement to any of your child’s precious outfits — or the perfect way to hide that he’s only in a diaper and onesie under!
Organic Moses Basket Set by Hannah Baby – $168.95
A very small baby can seem lost in a huge crib. This Hannah Baby organic Moses basket is an ideal location for a small boy to nap in almost any room in the house. We love how portable it really is.
Pottery Barn Kids
Round Woven Storage | Pottery Barn – $59.99
These valuable woven storage baskets are a cute and easy way to corral toys. We’d also use them as a convenient place to toss those filthy baby clothes!
White and Blue Circles Decoupage Wastebasket – $116
Let’s face it, as amazing as they are, infants can get a little messy. We’ve got wastebaskets similar to that one stashed around the nursery and nursery bathroom to take care of the trash at a stylish way.
Blue Covered Button Picture Frame with Ivory Ribbon – $49
It is the moment every mother dreams of: eventually getting that baby picture. Why not display it in something which’s as adorable as the infant within it? Well, nearly as adorable.
The Infant Boutique
Origami Mobile – $90
Every baby needs something beautiful to stare at while he is drifting off to sleep. We’d hang this origami cellphone right over the crib, making it the perfect focal point for the room and the infant.
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