Trend Spotting: Dark walls in the nursery

Some think that dark walls in the nursery can be calming and stylish but others feel that it may be too dark and depressing for a baby’s room. What do you think of this trend? Here are 10 Nurseries with Dark Walls to help you decide!

Sophisticated Gender-Neutral Black White Nursery

Bun in the Oven Sprinkle Shower!

Sprinkle showers are all the rage these days for second-time mamas. Get inspired to throw the ultimate baby shower with this “Bun in the Oven” party that’s simply too sweet to miss!

Sprinkle Bun in the Oven Baby Shower

Whimsical Meadow Nursery {featured baby room}

This week’s featured baby room is a whimsical nursery for a baby girl filled with lots of nature-inspired details — including a hand painted forest mural! This room is delicate and personal, with a shabby chic vibe.

Deer Decal - Nature Themed Nursery

A Curious George Birthday Extravaganza

A modern Curious George-themed birthday party for a two year old toddler filled with lots of creative diy projects!

Curious George Birthday Party Ideas

Handmade Love: Crochet Finds for the Nursery

Incorporate the rich texture of crochet into your nursery decor with these handmade finds from Etsy. They also make unique shower gifts!

crochet-nursery-finds

Now Available in the US! Stunning Designs for Children’s Interiors

Hi guys, I’m Belinda from Nest Design Studio and I’m thrilled that I’ll be regularly joining the Chic & Cheap Nursery crew to blog about all things nursery!
I’m an Australian Interior Designer who specializes in nursery and children’s room design and I’m a mum to 2 charming boys, Hugh (3) and Charles (18 months).  In fact, you might have seen their nurseries right here on Chic & Cheap Nursery!  You can see Hugh’s room here and Charles’ room here.

Anyway, enough about me….for my first post I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Australian designed products for kids interiors.

First up is the Rokii by Bower & Beyond. It starts life as a rocking egg chair for baby (and also suitable for pre-school kids) but it also transforms to a ride-on toy (the Rokii animal can be attached to the egg or used separately). I got a chance to see it recently at a kids trade show and it is such a beautifully made product. Keep your eyes open US, because Bower & Beyond are aiming to have it on the international market soon.

Next up is the Gelato range of beds from Incy Interiors. Not only loved for its classic hospital style, it’s the colors that get your attention; sunshine yellow, mint & pale pink, make it a versatile bed for both boys and girls. Get in touch with Incy Interiors about shipping to the US.

Finally, the Pod Cot from Ubabub.  I love the soft cocoon shape of the cot and the clear acrylic sides (with gorgeous little star cut outs). It also transforms into a stunning toddler bed. I know many of you have been waiting for this one to come to the US, but wait no longer…..it’s there!

That is just the tip of the iceberg for beautiful Australian design!

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Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 9/24/2012

Free party planning printables, a folding chair makeover, and a diy lamp shade chandelier you can’t miss!


Party on! A Pair of Peas is taking party planning to the next level with these fun — and functional — party planning printables. There are three different worksheets to help you keep on track and make sure you don’t miss any of the important details. Best of all, they’re free!

Makeover success! Erin of Design for Mankind transformed her plain folding chairs into unique and colorful seating options for her guests — by giving them a makeover with spray paint and fabric.

Upcycle goodness! An old lamp shade was given new life as a DIY scrap chandelier thanks to the craftiness of Dottie of Dottie Angel. We think an eclectic chandelier like this one would be a welcome addition in a little girl’s nursery!

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Noteworthy: Wooden Toys by Janod

Colorful, eco-chic toys for littles!

Based in France for the past 40 years, Janod offers an enormous selection of beautiful wooden toys with wonderful modern design. This unique line of high-esthetic, high-function wooden toys reflects the world-renowned French flair!

Available at Oompa.com.

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Limited-Time Offers from Shutterfly {Dedicated}

Our friends from Shutterfly.com are welcoming the new Fall season with some incredible savings — but they won’t last long!

Save 40% on Photo Books with promo code BOOK40. Offer valid through 9.25.2012.

Save 20% on growth charts from Shutterfly.com! Offer valid through 9.25.2012.

Other amazing deals:
Free Shipping on orders $30+ from Shutterfly.com. Use promo code SHIP30.
Save 20% on select stationery products from Shutterfly.com.
Save 20% on cards from Shutterfly.com.

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Oh Baby! {A Neon Baby Shower}

A fluorescent celebration for a glowing mama-to-be! This fashion forward — and very trendy — NEON baby shower features bold brights, CHEVRON patterns, saturated STRIPES and washi tape details.Read More...

Whimsical Meadow Nursery {featured baby room}

This week’s featured baby room is a whimsical nursery for a baby girl filled with lots of nature-inspired details — including a hand painted forest mural! This room is delicate and personal, with a shabby chic vibe.

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Honey + Fitz Nursery Design Series

Last month I was thrilled to receive an email from Dina, of Honey + Fitz, inviting me to be a part of her week-long nursery design series.

Dina is currently expecting baby #2 (see her son Knox’s nursery here) and was able to round up some of our favorite bloggers to contribute 11 nursery design boards that were all featured last week on her blog. Read More...