Design Inspiration: Pinterest Monday (02/20/12)

Self contained bunks, a heartwarming pregnancy photo idea, a fun Easter egg DIY, a retro play kitchen and a modern black nursery from The Netherlands!

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This bedroom from Slifer Designs {found on Apartment Therapy} features self contained bunks — a great solution for lofts in need of a little privacy for kids. We especially love the natural wood look.

I’m starting to think I’m catching a bit of baby fever! Last week we featured a fun second pregnancy documentation idea — with a little help from your first — and this week I just couldn’t resist sharing this lovely baby bump picture with the soon-to-be big sister feeling mommy’s belly. {original source unknown, via morphinebliss.tumblr.com}

Feels like Valentine’s Day was yesterday, and the Easter pins are already taking over Pinterest! This clever Easter Egg DIY from A bit of Pilli Pilli is so darn cute. After all, who can resist an egg with a mustache?

A few weeks back we featured 5 DIY Play Kitchens — and this week I found this darling retro play kitchen with LED stove light, gas top, and real oven rack to add to the group. Check out all the details at Rambling Renovators.

This modern black toddler room comes from a Dutch website — it seems to be a small online shop. Chalkboard wall, check. Giant black and white paper lantern, check. Kid-friendly wall mural, check. There are so many great decor ideas! I’m totally smitten with this room.

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Eco-Friendly Cardboard Finds For Baby and Tot

Kids love to play with cardboard! Mama spends lots of money buying toys for baby that are fun and educational — but doesn’t it always seem that baby’s favorite “toy” is one that isn’t really a toy at all? Cellphones and cardboard boxes are the toys of choice in lots of households — including mine! — and many designers (and DIY warrior moms) have jumped at the chance to create eco-friendly cardboard toys for baby and tot. And that got me thinking, what fabulous cardboard items for could I find for the nursery?

Check out these 5 eco-friendly cardboard finds for your nursery or toddler’s room!