New Babies: Bengal Tigers

The balmy days of summer are behind us and we’re cozying up to the crisper conditions with this modern cabin-inspired room, the latest in our ongoing Nursery Project series. Happy, homey, and handsomely appointed, it’s perfect for welcoming two brand-new babies to our Print Shop family: Baby Bengal Tiger No. 1 and Baby Bengal Tiger No. 2

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Bathed in a serene deep blue (Benjamin Moore’s Blue Note, to be exact), the space features a fireplace on a wall of wood siding, a built-in changing table, and a host of gender-neutral accents, including a pair of brass and wood mobiles by Print Shop favorites Julie Burton and Fort Makers. It’s enough to keep our tiger cubs (and their tiny bunkmate) enveloped in warmth that’ll last through winter—and well beyond.

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The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

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ROOM SOURCES

Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Blue Note
Crib: Nursrey Works Loom Crib
Animal Wall Art (Baby Bengal Tiger No. 2 in 24″ x 30″ and Baby Bengal Tiger No. 1 in 10″ x 13): The Animal Print Shop
Floor Lamp: Crate and Barrel
Wall Sconces: Light Cookie
Brass and Glass Mobile: Verre by Julie Burton
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Animal Bookends: Serena and Lily
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Crib Sheet: Hokoda
Rug: Vintage
Designer: Sharon Montrose

We’re working on more Nursery Projects, so be sure to stay tuned. Follow us on instagram for sneak peek’s (@theanimalprintshop#theanimalprintshopnurseryproject

(Photos by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop)

Design Crush: Monroe Workshop.

Los Angeles-based furniture designer Matt Monroe has a background in fine art, and it shows. An experienced sculptor and carpenter, his specially-built creations are expertly and elegantly crafted without a hint of pretension. A few of our favorites: custom-upholstered tree trunk stools; a White Oak coffee table with splayed copper legs; and a handsome wooden rocker just right for a nursery.

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If Matt’s pieces look familiar, it may be because they’re the building blocks of our beloved Buffalo dining room – Matt’s rustic log bench makes an appearance in this playful homage to our Wolf Pups, too. And if his furniture wasn’t beautiful enough on its own, it’s recently been joined by a collection of handmade toys – including a maple rocking horse and a herd of tiny “robot horses” – constructed of hardwood and cotton rope. Its minimalist design at its finest – and its most fun.

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See more at Monroe Workshop.

From top to bottom: Paperback Stump Stool, $500; Seawall Coffee Table, $3000; Haverhill Rocker, $2750; Robot Monkey Rocking Horse, $195; Robot Monkey, $45; Herd of Mini Robot Horses, $25-50.

WALLPAPER PAIRINGS: BABY HORSE + TRUSTWORTH STUDIOS

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Second in our brand-new series of print-and-wallpaper pairings: the vibrant Apothecary’s Garden pattern from Trustworth Studios as backdrop for our sprightly Baby Horse. Originally designed in 1926 by famed English designer CFA Voysey, it’s full of life, color, and nature-inspired detail — just right, we think, for Wolf Pup, Baby Monkey, and Baby Fox Little Darling, too.

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Visit the Trustworth Studios website to browse dozens of additional patterns – and find more from our Wallpaper Pairings series, here.

Nursery Design: Catarina’s Corner.

Awash in calming neutrals, baby Catarina’s Brooklyn nursery looks like a perfect setting for peaceful play. “Catarina’s parents love to travel, and have always had a special place in their hearts for animals,” says Chelsea Reale, one-third of the team behind children’s interior design firm Sissy + Marley. “That, along with the soothing color palette, was the inspiration for the space.”

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With Sissy + Marley’s new ZEE wallpaper making its debut as its backdrop, the designers added an assortment of cheerful accents to bring the room to life — including five little faces we happen to know well. “We adore the Baby Elephant print, and can never resist using it,” Chelsea says. “The built-in shelves seemed like a clever space for him to live.” Meanwhile, Baby Giraffe Little DarlingBaby White Tiger Little DarlingBaby Alpaca Little Darling, and Baby Monkey Little Darling keep watch nearby.

 ”Catarina’s big sisters — and the entire family — were over the moon,” says Chelsea. “And, of course, the animals made everyone’s hearts melt, as they always do.”

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A big thank you to Chelsea, Rachel, and Diana of Sissy + Marley for sharing!

Gift Guide: For Pets.

‘Tis the season, believe it or not, for our third annual gift guide for pets! On our list this year: Camp Cloon’s festive red-checked neckerchief, a handsome stoneware bowl, and a handful of items designed to do good. From cuddle toys that support fair-trade craftsmanship in rural Kenya to a fragrant shampoo that gives to canines in need, they’re gifts that prove that giving feels (and looks and smells) just as good as getting.

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Clockwise from top left:
1. Birdhouse
2. Cuddle toys, $36.95
3. Feather cat toy, $1.99
4. Neckerchief, $19.36
5. Pottery bowl, $65+
6. Modular cat scratcher, $49.95+
7. Snowflake toy, $15
8. Dog shampoo, $16

Inspired Finds: Halloween Edition, Part 3.

It’s that time again. For the third year in a row, we couldn’t be more excited to share Halloween costume ideas inspired by some of our favorite familiar faces. As always, these ensembles are meant to be fast, fun, and easy – just a t-shirt and leggings, plus one or two quick additions: a striped tail, for instance; a set of claws; or a pair of wings in every shade of pink.

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1. Top, $16.94
2. Mask, $7
3. Tail, $14
4. Jersey pants, $5.99
5. Shoes, $29.95

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1. Jersey top, $3.99
2. Face paint, $6.80
3. Wings, $35+
4. Jersey leggings, $6.99
5. Shoes, $29.99

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1. Hat, $60
2. Top, $13.20
3. Leggings, $5.40
4. Mittens, $60
5. Shoes, $35

Have a very happy Halloween! For more Inspired Finds (including the last two installments of Halloween costumes), click here.

Wallpaper Pairings: Baby Giraffe + Makelike

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There’s no denying the statement-making effect of well-designed wallpaper. Dedicated followers of this blog may have noticed that several of our featured nurseries pair our prints with patterned paper – a combination we’ve come to love so much that we’re dedicating an entire series to its charms. In it, we’ll match some of our favorite wallpapers on the market with the cuddly creatures who complement them best.

Up first: Makelike’s stunning, slate-gray design meets our beloved Baby Giraffe. While we’re at it, we think its playful zig-zags suit Flamingo, Baby Elephant, Lion Cub Little Darling, and Baby Zebra Little Darling just fine, too.

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Visit the Makelike website, here – and peruse more prints and patterns in our Nursery Design archive.

Inspired Finds: Baby Horse Little Darling.

Today, we’re sharing six sweet finds for spirits as happy and free as our own Baby Horse Little Darling. Among the haul: a Danish-made mobile; a linden wood rocker; and an organic cotton dress with a herd of horses caught in mint-green gallop. Ride on.

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1. Flensted, Horse mobile, $35
2. New Mom Designs, Crib sheet, $40+
3. Winter Water Wear, Baby dress, $38
4. Pocopato, Beanie, $18.18
5. Bobo Choses, Socks, $26
6. Moover, Rocking horse, $179.95

Products We Love: Heather Levine Ceramics.

Ceramicist Heather Levine has a way with clay. And while no one could deny the beauty of her hand-crafted bowls, bottles, and egg-shaped birdhouses, our favorite pieces are her one-of-a-kind wall hangings, which manage to balance incredible artistry with unassuming grace. They’re ideal pick-me-ups for any room — case in point: our American Buffalo Close-Up, where a cascade of teardrops and triangles bedecked an otherwise naked beam.

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See more at Heather Levine’s website, here. 

 

Our Newest Addition: Baby Wallaby.

In keeping with tradition, The Animal Print Shop is celebrating the release of its newest addition — bright-eyed Baby Wallaby — with a custom nursery designed to match her energetic spirit.

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When it came to designing the space, Sharon enlisted the help of her close friends Fitz and Su, the husband-and-wife team behind the living design store Fitzsu. In went a dose of gender-neutral color, with wooden wall hooks in yellow and pink; a mobile with a bright constellation of felted spheres; and a white oak crib whose citron support flips over to become a desk (for when sleeping infants transition to student-hood).

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Adding to the atmosphere of lighthearted sophistication: a band of Donna Wilson lambswool animals; a woolen day bed; and smart, recycled-bottle storage bins soft enough for small fingers. (Two Print Shop mainstays — Duckling Little Darling and Baby Kangaroo Little Darling — make appearances, too.) Welcome home, Baby Wallaby.

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The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

ROOM SOURCES

Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
Crib: Highlight Crib
Animal Wall Art (Baby Wallaby in 24″ x 30″): The Animal Print Shop
Polka Dot Mobile: Fitzsu
Copper Pendant Light: Fitzsu
Softies and Blankets: Donna Wilson
Day Bed: Anita Johansen
Pillows: Ferm Living and Muuto
Felt Storage Baskets: Muuto
Trash Can: Menu
Floor Lamp: Muuto
Rug: Ferm Living
Elephant Toy: Fitzsu
Stick Shelving: Fitzsu
Floating Shelf: Custom piece by Monroe Workshop
Curtains: Ikea
Designers: Sharon Montrose and Su Sazama

We’re working on more Nursery Projects, so be sure to stay tuned. Watch for Sharon’s instagram sneak peek’s (@sharonmontrose) #theanimalprintshopnurseryproject

(Photos by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop)