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Wallpaper Pairing: Baby Camel + House of Hackney

Classic romance meets modern warmth in our latest wallpaper pairing, with the Animal Print Shop’s Baby Camel at the center of an eclectic, inviting nursery. A consistent favorite thanks to his friendly disposition and the twinkle in his eye, Baby Camel’s signature traits make him just the right match for a lighthearted room filled with fun details. Perfectly offsetting his frolicsome nature: a smoky blue and white wallpaper from British brand House of Hackney, chosen for its unpretentious sophistication and plucked-from-the-garden freshness.

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Husband and wife Javvy M. Royle and Frieda Gormley are the creative minds behind House of Hackney, a company that launched in 2011 at (you guessed it) a house in Hackney. Today, it’s a luxury lifestyle brand with top-quality products ranging from wallpaper to window treatments, furniture to fashion to fine china. In part a response to the popularity of bare bones minimalism, House of Hackney has “captured the zeitgeist and imagination of a new generation,” making stand-out prints and compelling color their calling card. They’ve also placed importance on merging modern sensibilities with a deep respect for tradition and local craft, manufacturing the majority of their pieces in the UK. And while it’s near impossible to pick a favorite print from their impressive lineup — which includes rich florals, bold stripes, and spectacular Art Deco animals — we saw London Rose and were sold on the spot.

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Here in our newest nursery, London Rose’s hand-painted design sets a serene, dreamlike stage not just for Baby Camel, but for a fresh assortment of furnishings and decorative finds, as well. To complement the paper’s unmistakable quality, each piece was selected with an eye toward style and thoughtful craftsmanship. We started with a timeless wooden changing table from The Land of Nod, picked for its clean lines and polished, unisex appeal. For the pad in its matching topper, we chose a 100% cotton cover from Petal and Branch, a mother-daughter team based in Amherst, New Hampshire. A handcrafted, Fair Trade Certified wool rug, made by Indian artisans for West Elm, added hits of softness, color, and a hodgepodge of unexpected shapes; meanwhile, a wire-framed wastebasket, handmade in Schoolhouse Electric’s Portland factory, gave even an oft-forgotten piece an integral place in the room. (Looking for the perfect trash receptacle for your own nursery? You’re in luck: That search officially ends here.) Finally, to finish, we spruced up the changing table with the perfect crowning touch: a colorful animal toy set from Kid O, with nine mix-and-match pieces for constructing fanciful creatures straight from the pages of storybooks.

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Shop London Rose (and much more) on the House of Hackney website. For even more print and paper inspiration, browse our Wallpaper Pairings archive.

Round-up: The Best Crib Sheets

We love any excuse to add a little extra color to our nursery designs. And while larger details like floor-to-ceiling paint, jewel-toned furniture, and show-stopping wallpaper are always fun, it’s often the finishing touches that tie the space together. Case in point: crib sheets, which come in countless prints and patterns, and can be switched out regularly according to season, style, or mood. Below: 15 options we love, from geometric shapes to origami animals, pink flowers to kaleidoscopic polka dots.

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1Floral Crib Sheet, $52

This floral sheet was handmade by Meredith Wright, an Austin, Texas mom with a serious talent for sewing. Not only that: The quality and functionality of her expansive line, Babiease, is informed by a near-decade of experience as a baby nurse and newborn consultant.

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2. Origami Zoo Crib Sheet, $26.25

Handmade from organic cotton, this sheet — from Nama Cotton of Haifa, Israel — features a charming selection of origami animals, from flamingoes to giraffes to fluffy-tailed foxes.

 

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3. Safari Fitted Crib Sheet, $37.99

DwellStudio’s 100% cotton percale sheet is a vision in soft yellow and gray — the perfect complement to a room filled with attention-grabbing accents.

 

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4. Pink Flower Crib Sheet, $40

This 100% cotton sheet comes from Toronto-based Auggie, a brand founded in 2011 by sisters Gen and Christina Burgess on the premise that a child’s life should be “filled with coziness, comfort, and color.”

 

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5. Gold Dots Crib Sheet, $14.99

For the bright new addition in your life, we love the Gold Dot Fitted Crib Sheet from Cloud Island™. It’s brushed 100% cotton and metallic gold dots add a sophistacated pop to any nursery.

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 6. Pebble Fern Fitted Crib Sheet, $45

Also from Auggie, this bedding comes speckled with an array of tiny dots. We’re fans of the yellow-green “Fern” color—but for those hoping for something a bit more subdued, there’s gray and a duo of stunning blues, too.

 

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7. Seaweed Denim Crib Sheet, $36

Brooklyn brand Lewis is a collaboration between friends Liz and Lizzy, who bring varied talents — in illustration and interior architecture, respectively — to the table. We can’t get enough of their organic cotton crib sheets, screen printed by hand in unique patterns that are sweet but never saccharine (sage green stingrays, bright blue onions, ballerina-pink palms, and more).

 

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8. Triangle Print Crib Sheet, $21.99

This triangle-print sheet from Sweet Jojo Designs features a clean, sophisticated pattern that makes coordinating with neighboring decor a snap.

 

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9. Black Forest Crib Sheet, $65-85

Elizabeth Ivie is the “owner, designer, curator, and seamstress” at Iviebaby, a shop specializing in gender-neutral nursery decor. This handmade sheet, available in your choice of two baby-friendly materials, features a forest full of happy trees.

 

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10. Dot Crib Sheet, $55

Fresh, modern, and California-designed, this chic cotton sheet embodies minimalist style without skewing severe.

 

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11. Woodland Deer Crib Sheet, $48

Go for gold! This triangle-print sheet from Caden Lane lends luminous sparkle to bedtime.

 

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12. Half Moon Crib Sheet, $24

This sheet’s smattering of purple half moons (courtesy of Kansas City’s Ampersand Design Studio) encourages soothing slumber.

 

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13. Fox Crib Sheet, $24

You’d be hard-pressed not to love this flock of busy foxes — but rest assured, the Land of Nod print is available in toddler and children’s sizes, too.

 

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14. Boheme Crib Sheet, $33.99

This vintage-inspired pattern from DwellStudio features French peacocks, towering flowers, and a hodgepodge of pacifying colors.

 

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15. Zebra Crib Sheet, $38

A herd of coral-colored zebras congregates against a wash of serene baby blue on this cotton-sateen DwellStudio sheet. For animal lovers, it’s the stuff dreams are made of.

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.

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).  

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)

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.”

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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.”

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“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.

Boy Nursery Design: Dillon’s Safari.

Dillon Widell may have only just celebrated his first birthday, but — thanks to his mother, Barette — he’s got a nursery filled with enough inspiration to fuel a lifetime of adventure. “I wanted to create a room for Dillon that would allow his imagination to run wild, and where he’d feel he was in his own little world,” she says of the space’s safari theme.

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Located in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties, the nursery is home to a plethora of furry and feathered friends: there’s an elephant hamper next to the crib, a gorilla on the daybed, a little yellow giraffe and a friendly lion at Dillon’s pillow. “There are so many things in this room that I love,” says Barette. “The safari-themed Gucci scarf was my mom’s, for example, and I used to wear it all the time. It always reminded me of my grandmother, who was from South Africa. I’m so thankful I could have a piece with such meaning and history for Dillon’s room. “

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As for the six Little Darlings above the crib, she says, “I saw the prints online while researching nurseries and just knew I needed to get them — each time I looked at them, they put a huge smile on my face. In the end, I decided to put them above Dillon’s bed, thinking that once he was old enough, he’d look up and smile at them before falling asleep.”

Wishing you sweet dreams and happy adventuring, Dillon.

Nursery design by Barette Widell. Photographs by Renee Dickerson.

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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“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! 

 

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.)

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1. Craftspring ram, $32

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

3. Bru Diy crochet bear, $67.25

4. Cordy Roy fox, No longer avaibale

5. Nicholas Bear Cub by Hazel Village, No longer available

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.

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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. 

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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)