June 5, 2014

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)

May 20, 2014

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, No longer available
3. Josef Frank Fabric Pillow, $80
4Sukan pink polka-dot pillow, $50
5OYOY Button Cushion, No longer available
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

April 14, 2014

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.

January 16, 2014

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.

Stay tuned for the second Hunter Baby nursery tour, coming soon!

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