Noteworthy: Bumperless Crib Bedding from New Arrivals, Inc.

Looking for an alternative to traditional crib bumpers? New Arrivals Inc.‘s new bumperless crib sheets ($102) might be just what you’re looking for!

Simple and sweet, the crib bedding designer now offers five different bumperless sheets — with coordinating fabrics on the top and side of the sheet and with edges trimmed in cording.

____________________________________________________________

Too busy to visit every day? Sign up for daily emails delivered right to your inbox or subscribe to our feed!
You can also ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

New and Noteworthy: Carter’s At Home Crib Bedding Collections

The Carter’s at Home collection is now available on www.carters.com. And let me tell you, it’s really cute! Your favorite brand for baby is now offering nursery furniture, crib bedding and decor accessories — at an affordable price! We’re currently crushing on their crib bedding collections ($160) from the new line.

Carter’s is also hosting a facebook sweeps until Sept. 30 — fans will have a chance to win $1,500 worth of Carter’s at Home products! Three lucky winners will be able to customize their $1,500 prize package based on their nursery needs. Enter here.

Jill McDonald Interview and Crib Bedding Giveaway

Jill McDonald is the founder and creative director of Jill McDonald Designs. With a degree in textile design and a love for illustrating, Jill has lent her creative mind to many well known stores like The Land of Nod, Pottery Barn Kids and Target.

Jill is now working with her team on a line of products under her name, Jill McDonald Baby, available at Babies R Us. She’s taken time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for us and there’s a little giveaway in it for you!

What are your inspirations for your designs?

Life is my inspiration.  My day to day experiences, remembering what I loved as a child, then being able to tap into that. I also like knowing there is always the chance that my artwork can really inspire others.  It could be just what they were looking for, or it could make an impression on them that they remember for years to come.  Now that is cool!

Has becoming a mom influence your designs?

Even before having my son Luca, I made art for children.  Since Luca I’ve been re-connected to artwork that appeals to parents & kids.  I’m constantly reading to my son, shopping for his changing needs, (like all parents) and thoroughly enjoying a glimpse of the world through his fresh eyes.

How did you decide to create your own line of bedding?

I’ve been making bedding collections for years now with other well known companies like The Land of Nod, Pottery Barn Kids, The Company Store Kids, Target.  The exciting thing about my Jill McDonald Baby bedding, is that it’s sold directly under my name and I’m part of all the decision making that can make a product really special. The goal for the brand is to become a constant presence in the market and to expand into multiple product categories… playette, bath, juvenile bedding, wall art, stationary, gift-wrap.  You get the picture!  The idea to me is to find your customer when they’re born & continue to give them great design as they grow.

What do you find most exciting about working with Babies-R- Us?

Babies R Us has given me a wonderful opportunity by putting the JM brand in their stores. Thousands of people now have access to my crib bedding collections and that’s very fulfilling. I’m honored when people choose my designs to be a part of their home.  In the future I hope customers will find my Jill McDonald Baby products in a variety of stores nationwide.

How to Enter.-

Jill McDonald is offering one lucky CCN reader a 4-piece crib bedding set (a $159.99 value) for the nursery. Visit Jill McDonald and tell us which collection is your favorite.

a

Additional entries.-

- ‘Like’ Jill McDonald and Chic & Cheap Nursery on Facebook, leave a comment on our wall, and then leave a comment here telling us you did so.

- Sign up for Email Updates from Chic & Cheap Nursery.

- Follow Chic & Cheap Nursery on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. {Please leave a URL}

- Sign up for the Chic & Cheap Nursery Newsletter.

- Put the Chic & Cheap Nursery badge on you blog. {Please leave a URL}

- Add Chic & Cheap Nursery to your blog roll. {Please leave a URL}

- Blog about this giveaway. {Please leave a URL}

a

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on May 24th, 2011.

* Please leave a separate comment for every additional entry you complete.

* US and Canada residents only.

* Winners will be announced on our FB page and emailed. We must receive a response within 48 hours or we will have to select a new winner.

Playtime New York | Splurge Worthy

One of the best things about living in NYC is that there are so many wonderful events hosted in this city. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Playtime New York, an international trade show dedicated to children, junior and maternity.

While most of the exhibitors were children’s fashions, I did come across several splurge-worthy shops for the nursery!

Here are some of my favorites…

1. h-luv fabrications | 2. mae | 3. woolly boo | 4. seven smootches | 5. mirasa

____________________________

Too busy to visit every day? Sign up for daily emails delivered right to your inbox or subscribe to our feed! You can also become a fan on Facebook or Tweet with us on Twitter for all the latest updates.

Win it! Crib Blanket from Carousel Designs

Today’s giveaway comes courtesy of Carousel Designs.

A baby bedding company with a line of 100+ gorgeous crib bedding collections, Carousel Designs also offers decor, fabrics and crib blankets.

Their range of fabrics is pretty substantial, with something sure to compliment any decorating style.

And the coolest thing about them? Carousel Designs allows parents to create custom crib bedding in just seconds using their online tool, nursery designer. It’s really easy to use. I designed three different bedding collections in about 5 mins.

Carousel Designs joins us in celebrating the BIG Nursery Giveaway Event by providing two (2) lucky Chic & Cheap Nursery readers with the crib blanket of their choosing.

How to Enter.-

1. Visit Carousel Designs and tell me which one is your favorite.

AND

2. Sign up for Email Updates from Chic & Cheap Nursery.

{You’ll receive an email to verify your subscription. You MUST verify for entry to be valid.}

Leave a comment (just one) below letting me know you have completed the main entry.

a

Additional entries.-

- ‘Like’ Chic & Cheap Nursery on Facebook.

- Sign up for the Chic & Cheap Nursery Newsletter.

- Follow Chic & Cheap Nursery on Twitter.

- ‘Like’ Carousel Designs on Facebook.

- Put the Chic & Cheap Nursery badge on you blog. {It’s on the left sidebar. Please leave a URL}

- Add Chic & Cheap Nursery to your blog roll. {Please leave a URL}

- Blog about this giveaway. {Please leave a URL}

- Tweet about this giveaway. {Please leave a link to the tweet}

I just entered to #win 1 of 2 crib blankets from @CarouselDesigns thanks to @ChicCheapNrsery Ends 2/13 http://bit.ly/i1n3Jm #giveaway

a

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on February 13th, 2011.

* Please leave a separate comment for every additional entry you complete.

I Love to Love: Matryoshkas

As a young girl I was fascinated with Matryoshkas, also known as Russian nesting dolls or Babushka dolls. Lately I’ve been seeing them pop up here and there and I couldn’t resist looking for some Matryoshka items for decorating a nursery.

Details below.

Read More...

Color Trend for 2011

Each year, the color experts at Pantone choose a color that will set trends for the new year.

2010 was all about turquoise. Calm. Serene.

But 2011′s color of the year is… Honeysuckle.

Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it. – Pantone.com

That’s right!

This year we move towards the vibrant, dynamic, brilliant and upbeat Honeysuckle Pink.

While I absolutely adore this color, I know most of you are not going to run off and paint the walls of the nursery in Honeysuckle.

I suggest adding a touch of fun to your decor by incorporating it in smaller items throughout the room like picture frames or a table lamp.

1. Light Years Lamp

2. Ornate Resin Picture Frame

3. Square Rice Paper Lantern

4. Elizabeth Double Roll Wallpaper in Pink/Silver

5. Koko Company Floormat Optic in Pink/Red

6. Boon Pink Flair Pedestal High Chair

7. New Arrivals Curtain Set

8. New Arrivals Crib Bedding Blommin Dahlia

* Budget-Friendly Tip: Update an existing piece of furniture by repainting knobs and drawer pulls in Honeysuckle.

Read Pantone‘s complete article on Honeysuckle here.

Too busy to visit everyday day? Sign up for daily emails delivered right to your inbox! You can also become a fan on Facebook! Or Tweet with us on Twitter for all the latest updates.