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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).

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

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

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 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)

Boy Nursery: Xavier’s Forest Retreat.

“Xavier is the happiest, smiliest, most gorgeous little boy,” says Melissa Barling of her toddler son, before adding: “Of course, I’m biased. Designing his nursery was a dream.”

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It was, indeed, in more ways than one. Xavier’s nursery, outfitted in a forest animal theme, is the inaugural project for WINTER*DAISY, a business founded by Melissa that specializes in children’s interior design. “WINTER*DAISY’s aesthetic is serene and modern,” she says. “And it consistently draws inspiration from nature and the outdoors.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Appropriately, Xavier’s cheerfully-colored quarters feature a menagerie of wooden animals perched above the changing table; an assortment of children’s books, with titles including In My Jungle and This Moose Belongs to Me; and four framed Little Darlings: Baby Deer, Wolf Pup, Baby Fox, and Bear Cub. “Xavier absolutely adores animals,” says his mother. “I originally had different art for the wall above the armchair but when I received Baby Fox and Baby Bear in the mail, I had to go back and get two more — I was so blown away by the quality of the images. The room really wouldn’t be complete without them.”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

“Xavier loves his little forest friends,” she continues. “He’s always putting his arms up for me to pick him up for a closer look. He points and says, ‘Beah’ for Bear, and ‘Dee’ for Deer with a big smile on his face. His twin sisters keep asking when they are going to get baby animals in their room, too.”

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“WINTER*DAISY was an idea that evolved over time and is now becoming a reality,” Melissa says. “I’m so excited for what’s to come.” But when all’s said and done, the completion of Xavier’s nursery signifies more than just the beginnings of a business — it’s resulted in what Melissa refers to as “a dreamy space for reading, playing, and peaceful sleep.” It’s also where treasured memories are made. “I love spending time in here with Xavier and his sisters. We sit together, we read,” she says, “just taking in the space.”

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful space with us, Melissa and Xavier! Visit WINTER*DAISY’s website for more, here.

Baby Rhino Nursery Sources: Part Two

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1. Rainbow Stacking Toy: Land of Nod
2. Paint Color: Valspar Modest Silver
3. Duckling Photograph (10″ x 13″): The Animal Print Shop
4. Wobble Chicken: Land of Nod
5. Wooden Blocks: Little Sapling Toys
6. Baskets: Container Store
7. Knit Monkey: Land of Nod
8. Pottery: Vitrified Studio
9. Chair: Search ebay for Vintage Pretzel Style Rattan or similar new here.

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

Baby Rhino Nursery Sources: Part One

Our email inbox is full of questions about this room. It seems we left out some coveted items on our source list (we’re looking at you vintage rocking horse), so we whipped up a quick post dedicated to all the sources right here in one place. We’re so happy the spaces we create are inspiring folks beyond the walls our prints hang on–when we came up with the concept for The Animal Print Shop Nursery Project, that’s exactly what we set out to do.

The shelves are coming up next week in Baby Rhino Nursery Sources: Part Two.

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1. Crib: Ikea  Crib Sheet: Land of Nod
2. Paint Color: Valspar Modest Silver
3. Baby Rhino Art (16″ x 20″): The Animal Print Shop
4. Ceiling Pendant Light: Allied Maker
5. Swaddling Blanket: Coyuchi
6. Changing Tray: Oeuf
7. Changing Pad and Cover: Olio Studio
8. Basket: Vintage (find similar here)
9. Indoor Plant: China Doll
10. Dresser: Mint Home
11. Wall Weaving: Vintage (check out Maryanne Moodie and Janelle Pietrzak)
12. Vintage Moroccan Azilal Rug: Pink Rug Co.
13. Rocking Horse: Vintage (snatch one up here)

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

Introducing Baby Rhino in a Soothing California Nursery.

We’re excited to introduce you to the newest member of our family, but we must warn you: He’s a bit of a brute – in the most charming way!

Meet Baby Rhino.

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To properly greet our new friend, Sharon designed a soothing California nursery based around pieces she loves. Since launching The Animal Print Shop Nursery Project, folks often seek our advice to help with a design direction for their own nurseries. Our answer is simple: there’s no right or wrong – pick pieces you love and find a way to put them all together. So for Baby Rhino’s Nursery, we followed our own advice.

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Without an intentional design direction, Sharon picked the main pieces with one criteria in mind: she was drawn to them: a beautifully simple and affordable Ikea crib; a quirky, plush moroccan rug; a vintage mid-century dresser with clean lines and a touch of brass. Then we used paint color, small accent pieces, and baby basics to thread everything together–ending up with a soothing, sophisticated nursery that lends an element of child-friendly fun.

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We’re happy with the result and think Baby Rhino is too! He joins a collection of joyful treasures new and old, including classic books, plush wildlife, wooden toys, and — fancy meeting him here — a familiar little yellow Duckling to keep him company. 

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ROOM SOURCES

Paint Color: Valpsar Modest Silver
Crib: Ikea
Animal Wall Art (Baby Rhino in 16″ x 20″): The Animal Print Shop
Vintage Moroccan Azilal Rug: Pink Rug Co.
Crib Sheet: Land of Nod
Swaddling Blanket: Coyuchi
Pendant Light: Allied Maker
Dresser: Vintage from Mint Home
Changing Tray: Oeuf
Wall Hanging: Vintage (find similar on Etsy or ebay)
Curtains: Custom made from Linen fabric (inverted pleat) hung on ceiling mount curtain track that we painted the same color as the ceiling for a clean, invisible look.
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

New Release: American Buffalo Close-Up. (Plus a Bonus Makeover.)

We’ve long admired American Buffalo for his dignified presence and quiet grace. And, apparently, so have you — his limited-edition sizes are nearly sold-out. (We’re glad you love him as much as we do.) For those who can’t get enough of him, we’ve got you covered with our newest edition, American Buffalo Close-Up.  

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For his debut, Sharon looked to Carter Design to put together a room that would compliment his stately splendor. Diffused with natural light and furnished with of our favorite pieces by Matt Monroe of Monroe Workshop, we know Buffalo’s loving the view. 

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But wait! There’s a bonus: this room is part of a full-house renovation, so we thought it’d be fun to share a little before-and-after — because who doesn’t love a good makeover? 

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Your eyes are not deceiving you — this really is the same space. In order to balance a disproportionately large dining room, a tiny kitchen, and an oddly-placed closet, the kitchen, closet, and dining area were made into one big, bright room.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

This meant removing an entire wall and adding an exposed support header in it’s place. Then, 4″ x 4″ decorative beams were added to the rest of the dining room ceiling to blend the header into the space.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

We know, we know — where’s the kitchen? It’s coming later, and it’ll be worth the wait. But in the meantime, let’s settle into this space with our new pal — with the light, the leather, the warm wood tones, we’re more than happy to sit and stay a while.

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ROOM SOURCES

Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee
Beam Stain: Watco Danish Oil in Medium Walnut
Dining Table and Chairs: Monroe Workshop
Cradenza: Monroe Workshop
Leather Sofa: Midcentury LA
American Buffalo Close-up (40″ x 52″): The Animal Print Shop
Rug: Lawrence of La Brea
Grasshopper Floor Lamp: DWR
Cermanic Wall Hanging: Heather Levine Ceramics
Black Olive Tree: The Tropics
Designer: Carter Design

We promise to show more of this home renovation, so be sure to stay tuned. Join our blog feed on the sidebar of this page, or watch for Sharon’s instagram updates: @sharonmontrose

(Photos by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop)

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.”

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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.”

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“‘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.”

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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

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 wall art: 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

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.”

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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.”

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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.

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Thank you so much for sharing, Catherine! 

 

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.

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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.”

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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.) 

Boy Nursery Design: Cruz’s Quarters.

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“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.”

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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.”  

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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!” 

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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.