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Girl Nursery Design: A Room for Ruby.

It’s only right that a little girl named Ruby should have a nursery bathed in vivid color – its walls mint green, its floors patterned in emerald and rose and sunflower yellow. Black and white spotted sheets and a duo of cornflower blue doors; a lavender changer and a gold chandelier shaped like a sea urchin.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“The first thing I decided on was the wall color,” says Ruby’s mother, Rachelle. “I wanted the room to feel fresh, bright, and not too babyish, so I mixed a variety of patterns and textures in keeping with the theme of the unexpected.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Above the crib, which is accented by a smattering of gilded polka dots, is another colorful addition: our very own Flamingo, who fits in famously, we think, among the pops of pink. “As soon as I saw it, I knew it was right,” says Rachelle. “Parts of the nursery were feeling a bit busy to me, and the simplicity of the print really helped balance it out.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“‘I’ve found that some of the most beautiful things aren’t meant for babies at all,” she tells us. Handmade treasures help, too. Ruby’s nursery features a table made by Rachelle’s husband and a cozy blanket crafted by a friend of the family. A handmade sign hung between two brightly-lit windows spells Ruby in grassy green script. “All of these things are very special,” says Rachelle. “I know they’ll be cherished.”

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

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful space with us, Ruby and Rachelle!

ROOM SOURCES

Paint color: Benjamin Moore’s Cool Mint
Crib: Nursery Works
Glider: West Elm 
Dresser: West Elm
Chandelier: Stimulight
Woven rug: Lulu & Georgia
Curtains: PBteen
Gold chest: Vintage
Changer: Keekaroo
Bookshelves: Ikea
Pouf: Overstock
Gold dot decals: Cuckoo 4 Design
Flamingo print: The Animal Print Shop
Crib sheets: Cotton Tale Designs
Heart pillow: Sukan
Bebe pillow: Max & Me
Stuffed bunny: Jellycat
Stump side table: Handmade
“Ruby” sign: Handmade
Room Design: Rachelle Bell
Photos by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop

New! Baby Horse + A Room for Kids

Sharon is always threatening to move The Animal Print Shop to a cabin in the woods, and who knows? Maybe one day she’ll actually do it. In the meantime, her love of nature serves as subtle inspiration for our newest Nursery Project (kids’ room edition)–and we can’t think of a better way to welcome Baby Horse and Baby Horse Little Darling than in this spirited, summer-splashed bedroom, made for play.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Its kid-friendly highlights include sky-blue wallpaper with shapes reminiscent of pine tress, a cozy sand-colored tent, and a chalkboard wall featuring a sweeping sketch of Yosemite Valley (soon to be gone in place of tic-tac-toe boards, ABC’s, and spaceships). 

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

In keeping with the theme of nature, there’s also a rain cloud cushion and a desk made of reclaimed cedar. And above the bed, painted in lake colors, there are six Little Darlings, including our newest, leading the pack.

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

Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore’s White Dove
Bed Paint Color: Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue
Wire Pendant: Urban Outfitters (painted white)
Cloud and House Pillows: Beanie on Helina
Animal Photographs (10″x13″ framed with mat and 40″ x 52″): The Animal Print Shop
Wallpaper: Cones by Studio Printworks
Pillow Shams: West Elm
Rug: Overstock
Pom-Fringe Duvet Cover: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Tent: DIY (stay tuned for a post on that!)
Bed: Custom made
Reclaimed Wood Desk: Monroe Workshop
Whale Pillow: Talpa Things
Vintage Fiber Art and Blanket (tent): Houseworking
Truck Crayon Holder: Nellie Fellow Vintage
Rainbow Felt Ball Garland: Mellsva
Chalk Drawing: Chalk Chalk

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

Gender-neutral Nursery: Baby Sebastian.

When Catherine Chan and her husband began planning for the arrival of their son, Sebastian, much thought was given to the future. “We knew we wanted his nursery to be gender-neutral, since if we ever decided to have another child, it’d be sharing a room with our first,” says Catherine. “And we used furniture we already owned – like the bookshelf and the dresser – as often as possible. That way, as Sebastian grows up, the pieces don’t need to change as much.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

We’re honored, then, that eight of our Little Darlings make cameos in Sebastian’s warm, whimsical, made-to-grow nursery.  Baby Giraffe was chosen first – to match a Jonathan Adler lamp and a towering stuffed toy stationed near a set of wooden shelves; “from there,” says Catherine, “my husband I chose the rest of the animals together. They’re an ideal way to make Sebastian’s space fun and kid-appropriate. That area instantly became a strong focal point in the room.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“We love that sitting area,” Catherine continues. “My husband and I spend hours there, with me nursing the baby and him reading. It’s a great place for us to unwind after a long day and reconnect.”

With love – and so many friendly faces – all around, we have a feeling it’ll remain that way for years to come.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Thank you so much for sharing, Catherine! 

 

The Sweetest Softies.

In our opinion, no nursery’s complete without dolls designed for cuddling, so as a follow-up to last month’s accent pillow round-up, we’ve put together a collection of top-quality toys made from materials like organic fleece, eco-friendly yarn, sheepswool, and alpaca. We call them softies, and we’re smitten. (We guess that makes us softies, too.)

best-of-softies-www.theanimalprintshop.com

1. Craftspring ram, $32

2. The Dear Ones bear by Oh, Albatross, $68

3. Bru Diy crochet bear, $67.25

4. Cordy Roy fox, $24

5. Nicholas Bear Cub by Hazel Village, from $39

6. Maileg wolf, $34

7. Lucky Boy Sunday Stanley doll, $123

8. Twoolies Plush Small Wool Zebra, $22

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)

Round Up: Nursery Pillows.

It’s a problem we’ve encountered on repeat: every time we set out to design a nursery, we look high and low to find accent pillows that are sophisticated, yet mixed with a bit of sweetness and whimsy. We figured we weren’t the only ones, so today we’re sharing a few standouts from our search, which include pinwheels and polka dots, mushrooms and mountains, spunky stripes and forest friends. Here’s to sweet dreaming.nursery-baby-room-pillow-roundup

1. Proud Mary Grey Dot Pillow, $128
2. Ferm Living Whale Cushion, $69
3. Josef Frank Fabric Pillow, $80
4Sukan pink polka-dot pillow, $50
5OYOY Button Cushion, $45
6. Mountain pillow by Colette Bream, $68
7. Camper Organic Pillow by A Little World, $32 
8. Almond and rose cushion by Les Petits Bohemes, about $104
9. Bobby Chair Garden Cushion by Lucky Boy Sunday, $80
10. Donna Wilson Town House Cushion, $74
11. Fig the Fox pillow by Sleepy King, $38
12. Solitaire Toadstool Cushion, about $66

Boy Nursery Design: Cruz’s Quarters.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“I don’t think a donkey is everyone’s first choice when it comes to creating a nursery,” says Priscila Barros, creator of Babiekins Magazine and mother to 7-month-old Cruz, whose white and gold bedroom features a custom-made clothing rack, polka dot sheets, and our very own Donkey print. “Most people might go for a softer, ‘cuter’ animal like a baby chick or a lamb – but there was just something that I loved about this donkey.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

So what was it, exactly, that drew Priscila to our pal? “When I was a little girl, I used to pass the cutest donkey while helping clean stalls on my dad’s ranch. It had bright yellow teeth, a strange patch of hair on his forehead, and a loud, screechy voice. So maybe, in a way, the donkey print reminds me of a special time in my childhood. It also reminds me to be patient and kind (like the donkey I knew) – things I hope Cruz grows up to be.”  

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The nursery’s array of textiles – a sheepskin throw here, personality-packed pillows by Colette Bream there – add warmth and a wink; the patterned ceiling brings depth. “The triangles are gold decals put up by our interior designer Amy Fjeldsted. She mapped out the whole ceiling so it wouldn’t be crooked, and put each up by hand. Cruz loves to stare up at the shapes,” Priscila says. “Actually, when we started the design process, I only had a few concrete elements in mind – knew I wanted some sort of design on the ceiling, and I knew that I wanted that donkey. That was about it!” 

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

We’re thrilled he’s found such a loving home – thank you to Priscila and Cruz for sharing this room with us! Photos by Angelina Lopez.

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.

Girl Nursery: Eliza Rose.

Earlier this month, we featured a nursery designed by Amanda Moore, one half of the creative team behind the Australian-based boys’ line, Hunter Baby. Today, we’re thrilled to share a peek into a second Hunter Baby space, this one belonging to six-month-old Eliza Rose.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Eliza’s mother, Holly Kent, is Amanda Moore’s business partner and co-founder of Hunter Baby. The two shared common goals in designing their children’s nurseries. “The vibe I wanted to create was one of tranquility,” Holly says. “Eliza has a very active and cheeky personality, so her bedroom works magically in calming her down before it’s time for sleep. Eliza is the energetic Yin; her nursery is the calming Yang.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

A muted color scheme and lots of natural light contribute to the quietude; eight Little Darlings above the crib add charm. “My favorite details are those prints, of course, and the crystal chandelier, which casts beautiful light throughout the room at all times of day. What I particularly like is the morning light it reflects on the animal prints when I first enter Eliza’s room every day.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“When my husband and I walk into her room after she’s woken from a nap,” she continues, “we often find Eliza ‘talking’ to her Little Darlings prints! I swear she’s telling them a story.”

Perhaps it’s a sign she takes after her mother: “I’m a chatterbox,” says Holly. “After becoming mothers, Hunter Baby has provided a great platform for Amanda and me to be creative, meet other moms, and also to discuss the challenges of parenthood.”

We’re big fans. Thanks so much for sharing your spaces, Holly, Eliza, Amanda, and Freddie. For more information about Hunter Baby, visit the company’s website, Facebook page, or Instagram.

Boy nursery: Freddie’s Soulful Suite.

“My baby Freddie is an old soul,” says Amanda Moore. “He’s super chill and a really happy baby. His room is very calm, which totally reflects his nature.” With a soothing palette of grays, whites, and yellow, the four-month-old’s nursery is a space perfect for play during the day, and peaceful respite at night. A collection of animal friends add to its happy atmosphere: an owl and a hippo stand guard on a charming white credenza; a group of plush creatures congregates atop wicker baskets. To round out the menagerie, eight Little Darlings flank the nursery window.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“The Little Darlings prints are stand-outs,” says Amanda. “They’re so classic – beautiful, sweet, and timeless. I arranged the prints in two groups of four because I love the symmetry and was able to have four on either side of the window. I used simple white frames to the let the animals be the main feature.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Other highlights? “I love the Scrabble nursery rhyme piece, which I made myself, and the classic yellow ride-on car, which is perfect for a little boy.”

Amanda should know: as co-owner of Hunter Baby - a clothing line for baby boys based out of Australia – she’s something of an expert. Having noticed a lack of stylish, well-made items for her son, she and business partner Holly Kent (whose daughter’s nursery tour will appear on the blog next month) decided to take action. Soon, the two busy mothers found themselves with another baby: their business. Through it all, though, they’ve kept their sanity – as the pair write on their website, “We love the chaos.”

Thank goodness for calming hideaways to come home to. Everyone – even old souls – needs their naps.

For more on Hunter Baby, visit the brand’s website or Facebook page. You can also follow along on Instagram. Stay tuned for the second Hunter Baby nursery tour, coming soon!