December 5, 2013

NURSERY design: AVERY + SEBASTIAN.

We’ve already professed our love for this brand-new line of children’s wallpaper by SISSY+ MARLEY and designer Jill Malek; now, here’s a closer look at one of the rooms designed to showcase the collection’s Lucky Star paper. To our delight, it features one of our newest prints, Baby Elephant.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Home base to three-year-old Avery and two-month-old Sebastian, the room was designed and decorated to accommodate the needs of two small (but rapidly sprouting) children. Strong foundational pieces like an Oeuf toddler bed and crib and a Joya rocker from Monte Design were accented with whimsical additions like raw-edge cotton star pillows by Etsy favorite Colette Bream, and soft toys from Lucky Boy Sunday and blabla kids.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

And Baby Elephant? He’s got a new friend in Avery (and this adorable push toy from Manny and Simon). “She loves elephants,” says her mother, Marissa, who adds: “My husband and I are jealous that the kids have the best room in the apartment!”

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Photographs by Marco Ricca via Buy Modern Baby

November 19, 2013

Wolf Pups + a room for siblings!

It’s a room that brings the great outdoors in: our newest Animal Print Shop Nursery Project (this time designed for a pair of rambunctious and fun-loving siblings) was inspired by the myriad wonders of nature and the unforgettable experience of camping – the stuff so many sweet childhood memories are made of.

We’re also thrilled to introduce not one but four new prints to inspire the room’s design: Wolf Pup No. 1 and Wolf Pup No. 2Wolf Pup Pairand Wolf Pup Little Darling.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Collaborating with Frances Merrill of Reath Design, who worked her magic using vintage furniture and accessories (bright bohemian rugs and a pair of hardy wooden beds, for example), patterned sheets from L.L. Bean, a beautiful log bench by Animal Print Shop favorites Monroe Workshopand a sturdy camp trunk for the safe stowage of toys to create a rustic, rugged aesthetic. A wash of forest-green paint, a woven hanging chair, and a bright yellow bedside lamp completed the scene. It’s just right, we think, for a pair of prankish pups, ready to play.

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

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 Caldwell Green
Trunk Side Table: Camp Bound
Animal Art: The Animal Print Shop
Rug: Vintage find. Similar from ebay
SheetsLL Bean
Yellow SconceHip Haven
Production: The Animal Print Shop
Beds: Vintage finds


(Photos by Laure Joliet for The Animal Print Shop)

September 26, 2013

Boys ROOM DESIGN: LUCIEN’S LION DEN.

Meet Lucien, pint-sized friend of The Animal Print Shop, and king (or should we say, “prince”) of this  bright, breezy Los Angeles bedroom (we mean jungle). We love the charming details in Lucien’s little hideaway, accented in calming blues and grays: the chevron rug, the chalkboard panel, the bedspread reminiscent of a summer sky. And we couldn’t be happier that Lion (and his Little Darling buddy) make appearances, too, framed in white and draped in festive garlands. We have a hunch they feel right at home.

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

Thank you so much for letting us take a peek into your den, Lucien!
(Photos by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop.)

September 9, 2013

Baby Alpaca + another nursery project!

She made her first appearance this winter on Cup of Jo; and today, at long last, she’s ready for her debut. Meet Baby Alpaca, our newest fuzzy, doe-eyed friend. And as if her arrival wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, her much-anticipated debut coincides with the release of our third Animal Print Shop Nursery Project, Desert Modern. 

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

This warm, sunlit room works in harmony with Baby Alpaca’s soft texture and sweet smile. A few of our favorite details are a vintage Moroccan rug, a jet-black Eames rocker, a Calder-style mobile, and a pendant light fixture strung with wooden beads. Oh, and one last extra-charming touch? We snuck in a wall of Little Darlings (look out for a new Baby Alpaca Little Darling  in there too!)

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
Crib: Oeuf
Eames Rocker: Vintage find. Similar from Modernica
Walnut Credenza/Changer: OneFortyThree
Animal Art: The Animal Print Shop
Rug: Vintage find. Similar from Red Thread Souk
Elephant Chair: DWR
Mobile: Vintage find. Similar on Etsy
Kilim Pillow: Sukan
Lion Stuffed Animal: Jellycat
Ottoman: Vintage Franco Albini
Toy Basket: Baskets of Africa
Production: The Animal Print Shop
Designer: Morgan Satterfield
Room photographed by: Laure Joliet

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

July 29, 2013

Girl NURSERY: SWEET SIENNA.

There’s a lot to love about this sweet Los Angeles nursery, which belongs to the even-sweeter Sienna, daughter of Green Wedding Shoes’s Jen and Jason. We adore her polka dot sheets, her graphic wall in shades of pink and gold, her handpainted clothing rod (made with love by mom). However, our favorite detail – and we admit we may be biased – has to be the adorable assemblage of Animal Print Shop Babies, hung in a neat square above Sienna’s crib. “I dreamt of hanging them in my baby’s room even before I was pregnant,” Jen writes. “This was one thing I knew I wanted for her room before I started designing it. The hard choice was deciding which four to feature!”

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

The Animal Print Shop

In the end, Baby Deer, Baby MonkeyBear Cub, and Baby Giraffe made the cut (7″x9″ size). And, we were thrilled to discover, they’re in fine company. To fit the room’s baby animal theme, our friends join a fluffy pink-bowed bunny and a wooden fawn. Much like their adorable human counterparts, we think they make a lovely family. Thanks, Jen and Jason.

Photographs by Kristin and Brandon Kidd of Brandon Kidd Photography.

July 8, 2013

TODDLER ROOM DESIGN: WILLIAM MICHAEL.

It was love at first sight for us here at The Animal Print Shop when we received photos of toddler William Michael’s triangle-themed bedroom. We were even more elated to learn that the inspiration for his show-stopping patterned wall came from a very familiar-and much-beloved-source: our very own Baby Fox.

The Animal Print Shop

“We actually started with Baby Fox,” explains San Francisco interior designer Laurie Betz. “My clients had to have it, so we built on that. The yellow and green pops of color seemed to be a natural choice to complement the print. We also wanted a fun and hip pattern for the wall – the fox and the triangle chain seemed to fit together perfectly. They give the room a modern Southwestern-meets-boy-scout vibe.”

To create the pattern, Laurie took a decidedly inventive approach, using household sponges cut into triangles as stamps. “I chose to do a stamp because I knew it would be quick and inexpensive – it was so easy,” she says.

The Animal Print Shop

Other personality-packed additions to the space included a rocking chair by Thomas Moser, a handsome vintage dresser, a lacquered tray from West Elm, and a gray-and-white patterned DwellStudio pillow. Another notable accent: a white ceramic antelope, also from DwellStudio, a charming companion for our sweet fox. “Foxes are, by nature, very wary and wise, which seemed fitting for this little boy,” Laurie explains. “I chose just a single print for now, but what I love about the Animal Print Shop collection is that you can add as you go.”

For now, though, it seems Baby Fox has found a happy home. Says Laurie, “The family has started telling stories at bedtime instead of reading books, and now Baby Fox goes on a different big adventure every night!”

The Animal Print Shop

In this space, Baby Fox Little Darling is our 10″x13″ size.
Photographs by Helynn Ospina Photography.
Thank you Laurie!

June 12, 2013

Baby Elephant Nursery Room Sources

We’ve been blown away by the response to this room–it’s such a great feeling. When we came up with the concept for The Animal Print Shop Nursery Project, our goal was to inspire our customers beyond the walls our prints hang on–and based on our inbox over the last week, we’ve acomplished that goal. “Where can I get that whale pillow?”–”what crib is that?”–”where do I find the floating changing table?”–”who makes the rocking chair?”–”what size is the baby elephant print?” Even though the room sources are listed at the bottom of the orginal post, it seems all the photos were too much of a distraction, so we whipped up a quick post dedicated to all the sources right here!
The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

 

June 5, 2013

Finally, a baby elephant + a new nursery!

It may be small, but it packs a pretty-and tiny-fisted-punch. Clean, crisp, and sophisticated, baby Dash’s Los Angeles nursery is our second Animal Print Shop Nursery Project, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the finished room. (See our first nursery project, completed last fall, here.) But first, come on in…

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Dash’s parents, photographers Max and Margaux Wanger, are dear friends of The Animal Print Shop, and we’re longtime fans of the duo’s always-inspiring work. So when the two turned over total creative control of their little one’s room (a cozy nook in the corner of their charming Los Angeles home), we knew we had a welcome challenge on our hands.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Especially exciting for us was the opportunity to design the room around the addition of our very own baby, Baby Elephant – a brand-new, much-anticipated Print Shop family member. “What’s better than a baby elephant?” says Max.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

We teamed up with designer Morgan Satterfield to create a bright, modern space fit for a design-savvy little man-in-the-making. Alongside Baby Elephant, hand-blocked curtains in black and gray, a custom-built floating dresser/changing table, and a modern wooden crib were our centerpieces; a one-of-a-kind mobile, a cheerful whale pillow, and a neon yellow tassel garland made for eye-catching accents.

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

“We love that Dash has such a colorful and happy space of his own,” says Margaux. “He’s going to love this.” We couldn’t be happier to hear it!

Many thanks to Max and Margaux for letting us take over their house for three days and trusting in us to deliver the goods (sorry about the grass!), The MinimalistOeufOneFortyThree, and especially Morgan Satterfield (we know, she’s a badass.)

(Photos by Joe Schmelzer for The Animal Print Shop.)

April 4, 2013

Nursery Design: Sissy+Marley

We know, we know – this gorgeous nursery already made a splash on the internet back in February when things got too busy around here for us to update the blog. Better late than never? Joking aside, we were so blown away when images of Finn’s nursery landed in our inbox from the lovely ladies at Sissy+Marley. It’s such a thrill to see how our customers incorporate our prints into their spaces, and Sissy+Marley did us very proud. So for those of you who may have missed it, here’s a peek into Finn’s new room.We hope his Little Darlings are keeping him company at night….

Thank you Sissy+Marley!

Finn’s room photographed by Marco Ricca.

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