HOLIDAY SALE: 20% OFF!

Everything in the shop is 20% off. Have your eye on a limited edition? Now’s the time! Planning a grouping of framed prints? 20% off all framed prints! Already have frames? 20% off all unframed prints! Looking for the perfect gift? Check that off your list! And as always, $5 flat rate shipping on all domestic orders. Sale ends November 30th at 11pm (pacific time). Six days only – don’t miss it! Happy Holidays!

Use coupon code HOLIDAY2016 at checkout.

  The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

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 Sale valid from 11/25/16 at 7AM PST through 11/30/16 at 11PM PST and cannot be applied retroactively to purchases made prior to the start of this sale or after the end of this sale.

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Wallpaper Pairings: Baby Deer + Hygge & West

For our latest wallpaper pairing, we returned to one of our favorites: Baby Deer. She was one of our first Animal Print Shop prints and even though she has lots of company now, our love for her hasn’t diminished. We’ve been chomping at the bit to use a Hygge & West wallpaper (BTW, Hygge is pronounced: Hoo-Ga) and knew we’d found the perfect compliment in their soft blue Petal Pusher pattern. Even better, Petal Pusher is a design by the uber talented Joy Cho of Oh Joy Studios.

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Hygge & West was founded by childhood friends Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos – loving the vibe of Danish design, they created their wallcovering company around it – Hygge is a Danish concept loosely translating to life’s small pleasures, be they cozy homes in winter or bedtime stories with your kids. The “West” in Hygge & West is western as in the United States. We love that their wallpapers are all hand silk screened AND Hygge & West works with so many talented designers. Oh Joy finds herself in amazing company next to Julia Rothman, Rifle Paper Co., Heath Ceramics, Justina Blakeney, and many others. 

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Petal Pusher pairs beautifully with Oeuf’s clean-lined, modern Rhea Crib. We especially appreciate the slight Danish taper of the legs. The sweet polka-dot crib sheet is from Etsy seller Holkuda who hand prints on the softest fabric ensuring restful sleep for the little slumberer. And our favorite detail is the pop of fuchsia from a custom Kantha baby blanket made by our good friend Heidi Merrick (we’re trying to convince her to make them for sale!). And if blue isn’t the direction your design is headed, Petal Pusher also comes in a range of other gorgeous colors, from gold to blush to black.

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Finally, if you follow our blog, you know that we love ourselves a vintage nod. In this pairing, we used two: the brick pattern vintage Moroccan rug and a large white Gainey pot from the 60’s. We’d never seen a rug with such a vibrant, rich blue color, let alone in a brick pattern (if you’re in Los Angles, you can pick this rug up at Hannoun Rugs in Culver City). The Gainey pot is from Sharon’s own collection. Sadly, Gainey stopped making their signature ceramic pots in 2013, so if you spot one at a thrift store, don’t hesitate to buy it!

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The finishing touch is a delicate mobile from Brooklyn’s Fort Makers. The designer, Noah Spencer, says he takes inspiration from human fascination with the universe. We love its delicate lines and gentle movement, and we think it is the perfect compliment to the pairing of Baby Deer and Petal Pusher. We also think Petal Pusher pairs beautifully with Baby Camel! 

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To see Petal Pusher and the full range of Hygge and West’s wallpaper collections, visit them online here – and find more from our Wallpaper Pairings series, here.

Baby Zebra + A Pretty in Pink Nursery

To introduce the newest addition to our menagerie of baby animals, Baby Zebra, we sought to design a feminine nursery of soft pink, natural materials, and wood tones. For Baby Zebra’s nursery (the eigth in our Nursery Project series) Sharon drew inspiration straight from Baby Zebra –“She’s so sweet and if you look at her stripes where the white and black meet, she almost looks pink!” Says Sharon of her newest muse.

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Designing the room in layers as she always does Sharon continues:  “I knew I wanted a wallpaper to compliment Baby Zebra without competing with her stripes or soft feel. The perfect wallpaper would be a tonal pink with a subtle pattern so it wouldn’t distract the eye from Baby Zebra.” Kremelife had the perfect palette and a pattern that fit the bill in their Diamondettes line.

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And, for a touch of sophistication, Sharon adorned the dresser with a vintage brass tea light globe. “The globe light is on a dimmer and fills the room with a soft glow.” Perfect for taking advantage of the curated library and reading a bedtime story in the coral colored Togo chair by Ligne Roset. The sisal rug “really ties the room together,” kids Sharon ala The Big Lebowski. The space called for a round rug and she found the perfect one at West Elm.

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With a nod to Safari themes, Baby Bengal Tiger, Lion Cub, Baby Monkey, and Baby Elephant hang above an Oeuf Rhea crib. “I’m kind of obsessed with macrame right now.” Sharon confesses. “I discovered Sara of The Forest Fern, who makes the most beautiful pieces, including the lantern style we selected for this space.”

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The crib sheet is handmade by Petal and Branch. “It was a perfect match to the wallpaper without being too ‘matchy-matchy’, but still similar – I really love the soft feel and color.” Of the blanket, softies and trash can, Sharon explains, “The last details for me are not afterthoughts, but the final layer.” We love the blanket’s little pop of bright pink, and the two rascals in the crib: you can almost hear them scheming!

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SOURCES

Crib: Ouef
Animal Wall Art (Baby Zebra in 24″ x 30″ and Baby Bengal Tiger No. 1, Baby Monkey, Baby Elephant and Lion Cub in 10″ x 13): The Animal Print Shop
Brass Lamp: Vintage
Macrame Mobile: The Forest Fern
Rug: West Elm
Dresser and Changing Tray: Land of Nod
Changing Pad Cover: 2nd Stitch to the Right
Blanket: Mini Camp
Crib Sheet: Petal and Branch
Softie Animals: Blabla Kids
Chair: Togo chair by Ligne Roset
Wallpaper: Kremelife
Roman Shade: The Shade Store
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 ©The Animal Print Shop)

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

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, No longer available
3. Feather cat toy, $1.99
4. Neckerchief, $19.36
5. Pottery bowl, $65+
6. Modular cat scratcher, $49.95+
7. Snowflake toy, No longer available
8. Dog shampoo, $16