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A Chic Room for a Lucky Little Girl

We know Baby Giraffe Little Darling is happiest with her head in the trees. So when interior designer Liz Caan told us that the theme for this beautiful bedroom was “modern tree house,” we knew our friend had found the perfect home.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Located in a historic house outside of Boston, this bright blue oasis belongs to a lucky little girl who’s one of four children. “The room was designed about one-and-a-half years ago, when she was four,” Liz explains. “I wanted a room that felt youthful, but would still feel chic when she’s sixteen. I love the restrained palette and the modern furnishings, which are rooted in the classics. We took a four-poster bed, for example, and stripped it back so it felt a little more modern. Same with her console table and the pink acrylic mirror hanging over it.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

And how did Baby Giraffe Little Darling find her way into the mix? “I let each child in this family choose a wallpaper for their room, and then a piece of art,” Liz says. “The four-year-old chose the giraffe, and it worked perfectly. Who wouldn’t love to sleep with a baby giraffe watching over you?” (Later, she adds, “Her brother chose the Zebra.”) Nothing makes us happier than seeing them in such bright, soulful spaces.

Thank you to Liz Caan for sharing! (See more of the designer’s beautiful work at Liz Caan Interiors.) 

Baby Deer Joins Our Little Darlings Family in a Spring Inspired Nursery

There’s no time like spring, and for the past couple months, we’ve been relishing its sunshine; its pure, crisp colors; and its new arrivals (birds, bees, budding trees!) as we’ve prepared to announce two of our very own: Baby Deer Little Darling, and a brand-new nursery designed to celebrate what we love most about the season.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The latest addition to our Nursery Project series features bird-patterned wallpaper in shades of pink and gray; painted trim in robins egg blue echoes a sunny afternoon sky. A trio of familiar faces (with new Baby Deer Little Darling taking center stage) watch over a DwellStudio crib, while a ceramic pendant light by Jonathan Adler allows it all to shine. 

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

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’s Waterfall
Wallpaper: Tyler Hall Sanctuary in Pinkberry
Crib: Dwell Studio Mid-Century French White
Animal Artwork (10″x13″ framed with mat): The Animal Print Shop
Loloi Sahara Rug: RugsUSA
Crib Sheet Auggie Painted Stripe in Grey
Pendant Lamp: Jonathan Adler 
Grey Pillow: West Elm
Pink Pillow: HD Buttercup
Blocks, Red Sailboat, and Squirrel Plush Toy: Poketo
Bunny Plush Toy: oh, albatross
Dresser and Chair: Thrift Shop Finds
Changing Tray: Room and Board
Felt Ottoman: Ligne Roset
Designer: Sharon Montrose

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)

Boy Nursery: BABY BOY DANIEL.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

What better addition to a room decorated with elephant print wallpaper than our very own (and much beloved) Baby Elephant? In this stunning New York City nursery decorated by interior design team Sissy + Marley, animals take center stage against a modern palette filled with soothing neutrals. “Our client fell in love with our Baby Elephant Walk wallpaper and the Animal Print Shop prints – she knew she wanted to work the room around these two key elements,” the designers report.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“We also love the leather hippo, and the Jonathan Adler zebra rug – they bring a playful element to the space,” they say. Add to that a sweeping view of NYC’s Central Park, and you’ve got a nursery fit for a little prince.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Nursery design by Sissy + Marley. Wallpaper by Sissy + Marley for Jill Malek.

NURSERY design: AVERY + SEBASTIAN.

We’ve already professed our love for this brand-new line of children’s wallpaper by SISSY+ MARLEY and designer Jill Malek; now, here’s a closer look at one of the rooms designed to showcase the collection’s Lucky Star paper. To our delight, it features one of our newest prints, Baby Elephant.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Home base to three-year-old Avery and two-month-old Sebastian, the room was designed and decorated to accommodate the needs of two small (but rapidly sprouting) children. Strong foundational pieces like an Oeuf toddler bed and crib and a Joya rocker from Monte Design were accented with whimsical additions like raw-edge cotton star pillows by Etsy favorite Colette Bream, and soft toys from Lucky Boy Sunday and blabla kids.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

And Baby Elephant? He’s got a new friend in Avery (and this adorable push toy from Manny and Simon). “She loves elephants,” says her mother, Marissa, who adds: ”My husband and I are jealous that the kids have the best room in the apartment!”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Photographs by Marco Ricca via Buy Modern Baby. (For more sourcing information, click here.)

Wolf Pups + a room for siblings!

It’s a room that brings the great outdoors in: our newest Animal Print Shop Nursery Project (this time designed for a pair of rambunctious and fun-loving siblings) was inspired by the myriad wonders of nature and the unforgettable experience of camping – the stuff so many sweet childhood memories are made of.

We’re also thrilled to introduce not one but four new prints to inspire the room’s design: Wolf Pup No. 1 and Wolf Pup No. 2Wolf Pup Pairand Wolf Pup Little Darling.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Collaborating with Frances Merrill of Reath Design, who worked her magic using vintage furniture and accessories (bright bohemian rugs and a pair of hardy wooden beds, for example), patterned sheets from L.L. Bean, a beautiful log bench by Animal Print Shop favorites Monroe Workshopand a sturdy camp trunk for the safe stowage of toys to create a rustic, rugged aesthetic. A wash of forest-green paint, a woven hanging chair, and a bright yellow bedside lamp completed the scene. It’s just right, we think, for a pair of prankish pups, ready to play.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

ROOM SOURCES

Log Bench: Monroe Workshop
Trunk Side Table: Camp Bound
Animal Art: The Animal Print Shop
Rug: Vintage find. Similar from ebay
SheetsLL Bean
Yellow SconceHip Haven
Production: The Animal Print Shop
Beds: Vintage finds

 

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 Laure Joliet for The Animal Print Shop)

Boys ROOM DESIGN: LUCIEN’S LION DEN.

Meet Lucien, pint-sized friend of The Animal Print Shop, and king (or should we say, “prince”) of this  bright, breezy Los Angeles bedroom (we mean jungle). We love the charming details in Lucien’s little hideaway, accented in calming blues and grays: the chevron rug, the chalkboard panel, the bedspread reminiscent of a summer sky. And we couldn’t be happier that Lion (and his Little Darling buddy) make appearances, too, framed in white and draped in festive garlands. We have a hunch they feel right at home.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Thank you so much for letting us take a peek into your den, Lucien!
Update: Lucien’s bed is from Oeuf.
(Photos by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop.)

Girl NURSERY: SWEET SIENNA.

There’s a lot to love about this sweet Los Angeles nursery, which belongs to the even-sweeter Sienna, daughter of Green Wedding Shoes’s Jen and Jason. We adore her polka dot sheets, her graphic wall in shades of pink and gold, her handpainted clothing rod (made with love by mom). However, our favorite detail – and we admit we may be biased – has to be the adorable assemblage of Animal Print Shop Babies, hung in a neat square above Sienna’s crib. “I dreamt of hanging them in my baby’s room even before I was pregnant,” Jen writes. “This was one thing I knew I wanted for her room before I started designing it. The hard choice was deciding which four to feature!”

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

In the end, Baby Deer, Baby MonkeyBear Cub, and Baby Giraffe made the cut (7″x9″ size). And, we were thrilled to discover, they’re in fine company. To fit the room’s baby animal theme, our friends join a fluffy pink-bowed bunny and a wooden fawn. Much like their adorable human counterparts, we think they make a lovely family. Thanks, Jen and Jason.

See more on Green Wedding Shoes, here. Photographs by Kristin and Brandon Kidd of Brandon Kidd Photography.

TODDLER ROOM DESIGN: WILLIAM MICHAEL.

It was love at first sight for us here at The Animal Print Shop when we received photos of toddler William Michael’s triangle-themed bedroom. We were even more elated to learn that the inspiration for his show-stopping patterned wall came from a very familiar-and much-beloved-source: our very own Baby Fox.

The Animal Print Shop

“We actually started with Baby Fox,” explains San Francisco interior designer Laurie Betz. “My clients had to have it, so we built on that. The yellow and green pops of color seemed to be a natural choice to complement the print. We also wanted a fun and hip pattern for the wall – the fox and the triangle chain seemed to fit together perfectly. They give the room a modern Southwestern-meets-boy-scout vibe.”

To create the pattern, Laurie took a decidedly inventive approach, using household sponges cut into triangles as stamps. “I chose to do a stamp because I knew it would be quick and inexpensive – it was so easy,” she says. (A detailed explanation of her method can be found on the Betz Design Studio blog, here.)

The Animal Print Shop

Other personality-packed additions to the space included a rocking chair by Thomas Moser, a handsome vintage dresser, a lacquered tray from West Elm, and a gray-and-white patterned DwellStudio pillow. Another notable accent: a white ceramic antelope, also from DwellStudio, a charming companion for our sweet fox. ”Foxes are, by nature, very wary and wise, which seemed fitting for this little boy,” Laurie explains. “I chose just a single print for now, but what I love about the Animal Print Shop collection is that you can add as you go.”

For now, though, it seems Baby Fox has found a happy home. Says Laurie, “The family has started telling stories at bedtime instead of reading books, and now Baby Fox goes on a different big adventure every night!”

The Animal Print Shop

In this space, Baby Fox Little Darling is our 10″x13″ size.
See more of Laurie’s work at the Betz Design Studio website.
Photographs by Helynn Ospina Photography.
Thank you Laurie!

Nursery Design: Sissy+Marley

We know, we know – this gorgeous nursery already made a splash on the internet back in February when things got too busy around here for us to update the blog. Better late than never? Joking aside, we were so blown away when images of Finn’s nursery landed in our inbox from the lovely ladies at Sissy+Marley. It’s such a thrill to see how our customers incorporate our prints into their spaces, and Sissy+Marley did us very proud. So for those of you who may have missed it, here’s a peek into Finn’s new room.We hope his Little Darlings are keeping him company at night….

Room sources are available here, here and here over at Sissy+Marley’s site. And check out their incredible services!

Thank you Sissy+Marley!

Finn’s room photographed by Marco Ricca.

New Spring Darlings: Nursery Art

Today marks the beginning of spring, an event we’ve been looking forward to since, oh, the first crisp day of fall. After a long winter (it can get pretty chilly here, even in Southern California), we’re ready to greet longer days and budding flowers. We’re also happy to introduce two new babies to our Little Darlings family. Baby Bunny and Baby Chick are spirited, sparkling, full of life. Just like sunshine, just like spring.