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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.


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. 


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.


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!


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! 


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.

Inspired Finds: Halloween Edition, Part 3.

It’s that time again. For the third year in a row, we couldn’t be more excited to share Halloween costume ideas inspired by some of our favorite familiar faces. As always, these ensembles are meant to be fast, fun, and easy – just a t-shirt and leggings, plus one or two quick additions: a striped tail, for instance; a set of claws; or a pair of wings in every shade of pink.


1. Top, $16.94
2. Mask, $7
3. Tail, $14
4. Jersey pants, $5.99
5. Shoes, $29.95


1. Jersey top, $3.99
2. Face paint, $6.80
3. Wings, $35+
4. Jersey leggings, $6.99
5. Shoes, $29.99


1. Hat, $60
2. Top, $13.20
3. Leggings, $5.40
4. Mittens, $60
5. Shoes, $35

Have a very happy Halloween! For more Inspired Finds (including the last two installments of Halloween costumes), click here.

Inspired Finds: Baby Horse Little Darling.

Today, we’re sharing six sweet finds for spirits as happy and free as our own Baby Horse Little Darling. Among the haul: a Danish-made mobile; a linden wood rocker; and an organic cotton dress with a herd of horses caught in mint-green gallop. Ride on.


1. Flensted, Horse mobile, $35
2. New Mom Designs, Crib sheet, $40+
3. Winter Water Wear, Baby dress, $38
4. Pocopato, Beanie, $18.18
5. Bobo Choses, Socks, $26
6. Moover, Rocking horse, $179.95

Inspired Finds: Halloween Edition, Part 2.

Halloween’s just around the corner, and in continuation of last year’s Print Shop-inspired costume post, we’ve got three new dress-up ideas to share: a feather-soft duckling in tangerine-colored rain boots; an elephant with plush peanuts in tow; and a charming piglet with ballet slipper hooves and a curly pink pipe-cleaner tail. Like last year, these costumes are based around items of clothing your child may already own — just add a mask, or ears, or a snout-on-a-stick, and you’re set!

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

1. Sweater, $133
2. Mask, $18
3. Leggings, $18
4. Rain boots, $36.95

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

1. Ears and tail, $10
2. Pullover, $11.21
3. Cotton leggings, $52
4. Suede boots, $88
5. Roasted peanuts set, $4

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

1. Sweater, $34.95
2. Ears, $3.35
3. Snout, $3
4. Ballet slippers, $18.50
5. Leggings, $18-22
6. Pipe cleaners, $3.45 for 100

Wishing you a wonderful, wild Halloween!

Inspired Finds: Wolf Pup Pair.

We’ve always had a soft spot for this playful pair, whose wily ways never fail to make us smile. (They’ve also made wonderful playmates for a set of siblings, as shown here.) This month, taking cues from everything we love best — their exuberance, their elegance, their spirited charm: a collection of seven treasures, including a hand-carved stamp, a tea blend meant to recall “expansive Western frontiers,” a delicate silver pendant, and Howlin’ Wolf, playing the blues.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

1. “Part Wolf” tee, $28
2. Howlin’ Wolf: His Best, $11.41
3. Stamp, $9.20
4. Hat, $32
5. White Wolf tea, $17
6. Necklace, $29
7. Resin wolf head, $94.99

Inspired Finds: Baby Squirrel.

This month, in honor of our rascally, resourceful Baby Squirrel, we’ve got our eye on items made for equally playful tots: an organic cotton onesie in a spring-like shade of leafy green, an embroidered animal totem with a pair of sturdy squirrels in the middle, a collection of rainbow acorns, and a handmade linen tree for make-believe safekeeping. (More treasures below.)

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose
1. Onesie, $26
2. “The Squirrel’s Birthday and Other Parties,” $11.66
3. Pillow, $74
4. Puzzle, $15.67
5. Linen tree, $58
6. Acorn sorting toys, $15
7. Finger puppet mobile, $95

Inspired Finds: Baby Chick.

Easter’s coming, and we’re well-prepared. To commemorate the special day, we’ve got chocolate chicks, a stoneware egg crate, a sassy tote bag, and a pillowcase too cute for words. Further, for those who are extra committed, we’ve found the world’s chicest backyard chicken coop, and a woven basket for collecting – what else? – Easter eggs. We think Baby Chick would approve.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose
1. Egg crate, $12
2. Chocolate chick, $8
3. Modern chicken coop
4. Woven basket, $22.50
5. Pillowcase, $14
6. Tote bag, $18

Inspired Finds: Lamb Little Darling.

We at The Animal Print Shop are lucky enough to call sunny Southern California home, where it’s summer year-round and the beach beckons, regardless of the date on the calendar. These days, though, as we prepare for spring in our short-sleeved shirts, we’re feeling for our friends in colder climates, who are at the mercy of winter’s last, storm-ridden days. No matter, though – we’ve got a remedy. Lamb Little Darling is a sight for sore eyes on a chilly day. Inspired by her fleece (which is, of course, as white as snow), we’ve corralled a charming collection of cozy curiosities: a mobile of felted sheep; etched mirrors; a Danish pine rocker, soft as silk. 
 The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

1. Book, $14.36
2. T-shirt, $40.99
3. Mobile, $45
4. Danish rocker, $359.31
5. Mirrors, $39-59
6. Stuffed lamb, $15.25
7. Faux Lamb pillow, $69

Inspired Finds: Double Bunnies.

In honor of a week devoted to all things love, we’ve gathered a few choice items inspired by a snuggly bundle of fur better known in our shop as Double Bunnies. Among our picks: soft gray slippers made of mohair; caramels named for the blink of a rabbit’s eye; a porcelain nightlight; and a paper puppet caught mid-stride. We’re tickled pink.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

1. Nightlight, $10.95
2. Wink of the Rabbit caramels, $8.50 for 4
3. Paper puppet, $11.30
4. Necklace, $198
5. Bunny slippers, $95
6. Card, $5.95
7. Beeswax candle, $16.95
8. Boxers, $12.95