October 24, 2009

Reclaiming Baby's Room...

Due to the increasing number of my friends who are pregnant and/or new moms, I've decided to take a look at design when it comes to making a home for baby.

While the rest of the house evolves into modernity, nurseries seem to remain stuck in the past.

We've all walked into cliche nurseries that look like this...
...leaving us practically choking on pink ruffles and fluff!

People desperately want to find out the sex of their baby early to avoid the dreaded "gender-neutral" baby room. Green? Yellow? Orange? *Gasp* How awful!

Let's expand our horizons, people! It's possible to bring baby up in style without resorting to pink and blue extremes! Besides, can all that baby pink and sky blue really be good for a newborn's brain??

Let's give warmer tones a second look, shall we?

GREEN: Here are a few ideas that bring "the nursery" into the modern age...babies can be cool too! Complete with Eames Elephant and Rocking Chair, this room incorporates modern, clean-lined baby furniture that actually looks good!
green nursery

ORANGE: For those mid-century fans, like myself, here's a room that features vintage finds in the style of yesteryear. There's no reason baby's furniture can't include estate sale treasures re-purposed as dressers, changing tables and toy boxes!
orange nursery
I'd be one happy baby if I got to hang out in there...

Lastly...during my search I discovered a slew of fabulous modern mobiles, and I just have to share a few of them with you...


So, really, there's no excuse for boring baby rooms. Bright colors are not only important for baby's development, but also for their sense of style (and mom's)!

Happy nesting, modern mamas!


Chris said...

I REALLY love the little insect mobile and the idea of using antique pieces. So cute.

Mel said...

I love it! The pillows and mobile's are my favorite! Can I link to your post from my blog?

P.S. For the record, Ryder's room is green with touches of orange!

tara said...

I love the insect mobile too!

Mel, absolutely! Please link to my post! That'd be awesome. :) I'm glad Ryder has a cool room! That's because he has a with-it mama. :)

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