Alyssa Rosenheck Photography + Baby Harley’s Designer Nursery

Our customers often ask if it’s okay to group horizontal and vertical prints. Well, designer Andria Fromm artfully answers that question with an Animal Print Shop feature wall in Baby Harley’s nursery beautifully photographed by Alyssa Rosenheck.

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Designed last fall by interiors expert Andria Fromm of REDO Home & Design, baby Harley’s nursery is playful, but still manages to be soothing and stylish, cozy and composed with crisp details. “Harley’s mother knew what she was having,” says Andria, “but we didn’t want the room to scream ‘boy.’ The process was more about mixing prints and patterns, textures and fabrics, wallpaper and artwork, so that the room could grow with the baby over the years.”

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“We started by selecting a color palette based on the ottoman fabric,” Andria continues. “It had these great rust tones, with gold and navy. I love pulling inspiration from a pattern.” Other details close to the designer’s heart: grasscloth wallpaper from Cowtan & Tout; a multihued pom-pom mobile (made by mom); and a sweet, snug reading nook. “Children need small spaces to tuck into,” she says. “They’re comforting.” We especially love the Devon crib in deep blue, which converts to a toddler bed. We also can’t help but wonder where the little coral colored doors lead!

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And what about the set of six Animal Print Shop baby animal pals keeping watch on the wall above the dresser? “They’re the main feature,” Andria says. “We wanted to create a wall of interest, so we started with the grasscloth and layered with modern frames filled with Sharon’s beloved animal photography. Mixing both horizontal and vertical formats give the space a lovely element of interest and works so well with the elevation change in the ceiling. Harley’s brother, Barrett, loves all the baby animal prints most. He always wants to go in and look at them — and he’s learned quite a few of his animals based on that wall. He’s obsessed with Baby Monkey Little Darling in particular — every time they pass by, he has to say hello.” How sweet is that?

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SOURCES:

Interior Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck
Interior Styling and Design: Andria Fromm
Mobile Over Crib: Handmade
Crib: The Devon from Newport Cottage
Bedding: Oilo Studio
Custom Guard & Bed Skirt: Robert Allen & Duralee
Dresser: Karmal Skillington
Lamp: Serena & Lily
Baby Animal Art Prints (size: 7″ x 9″ framed): The Animal Print Shop
Rug: Surya
Grasscloth Wall Paper: Cowtan & Tout
Reading Nook Wall Paper: Stroheim
Toy Chest: Serena & Lily
Mirror & Hook: Land of Nod
Letter H: Anthropologie
Let Them Be Little: Hobby Lobby

Thank you so much for sharing, Andria. You can find more inspiring nurseries featuring The Animal Print Shop here prints as well as our Nursery Projects here and on our instagram feed:(@theanimalprintshop).  

Design Crush: Fort Makers.

Our love for mobiles is no secret (we blogged about a few notables here), and these wooden creations by New York City artist Noah Spencer are among our new favorites – we used one in our lastest Nursery Project.

Noah belongs to Brooklyn artist collective Fort Makers, which has produced a vast array of inspiring works including candlesticks, cutting boards, jewelry, textiles, and more. Consider us fans.

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For more, visit the Fort Makers website, here.

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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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