Archive for ‘Current Obsessions’

July 22, 2013

Everlasting Play Table – Genius!

by Gillian

I am crazy about this table from Land of Nod called the Everlasting play table – it’s so new that it isn’t even up on their website yet but you can find it in their catalog. The table retails for $399 and comes in Wheat or Grey Wash.

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July 18, 2013

2 Great Companies Partner Up

by Gillian

I was so excited when I opened the current Land of Nod catalog and saw that they have partnered with Ducduc, a very cool American furniture company. These pieces are gorgeous and I love how modern they feel. I can’t wait to spec them for future nurseries.

Verona Crib – available in 4 colors


Verona 3-Drawer Dresser – available in 4 colors

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Oslo Crib – available in 5 colors

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Oslo 3-Drawer Dresser – available in 6 colors

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May 6, 2013

Living Room Art

by Gillian

I am in desperate need of art for my living room wall behind my sofa. Ideally I would love to find a piece that is 40 x 60 that doesn’t cost a small fortune. I have been an admirer of Massimo Vitali’s work for some time. He is an Italian photographer who shoots these incredible crowd scenes and I am particularly fond of his beach shots.



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His prices, however, are astronomical and not even close to being in my budget. So I started looking around to see if there were other artists who took similar photos that would be better suited for me. I stumbled upon Christian Chaize on the site 20× (which has since been shut down) and started liking it even more than Vitali’s work! It appears as though Chaize is shooting from a higher vantage point looking down and I LOVE the color of all the beach umbrellas that he is able to capture.

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A few weeks ago in New York City, while at the Affordable Art Fair, and I was introduced to another aerial beach photographer Gray Malin.  And now I can’t stop dreaming about how these pieces would look in my living room! They just make me so happy to look at!





Where do YOU source art?

April 9, 2013

Designer Crush: Jonathan Adler

by Gillian

I just received the latest Spring catalog from Jonathan Adler and it made me so happy! I love Jonathan’s style and playfulness and somehow even though he uses so many crazy patterns and color and styles it all still works! In case you didn’t see it here you go. Enjoy!













November 5, 2012

Rainbow Hued Cribs

by Gillian

Color is so important in our lives. It evokes feelings and stirs emotion. Color in a room can really change the whole feel of a space. I love these new colorful cribs that are popping up all over place. Gone are the boring black, brown or white cribs. Say hello to the new crop of colorful cribs that are available now.

Caravan Crib – Kalon Studios  (available in 5 colors)

Kudos Crib by Young America (available in 24 colors)

Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib – Babyletto (available in 3 colors)

Parker Panel Crib – ducduc (available in 2 colors)

Lit Joli Môme- Laurette (available in 9 colors)

Alma mini crib – bloom (available in 4 colors)

Encore Crib -Young America (available in 24 colors)

Moda Crib in Colors – Room & Board (available in 11 colors)

October 1, 2012

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

by Gillian

I just spotted an amazing looking bunk bed that is UPHOLSTERED! I have never seen anything like it before and it’s genius. It’s called the Chesterfield Upholstered Bunk Bed by Restoration Hardware.

I had kind of forgotten about Restoration Hardware as a source for children’s furniture because they used to be so similar to Pottery Barn Kids. However, check out some of these incredible pieces from their collection – you definitely won’t find these at PB!

This rocker is the perfect balance between modern and traditional. Roll Arm Rocker With Slipcover

I am obsessed with the steam voyage collection. How amazing would this look in a boy’s room? Voyager Steamer Nightstand

And this desk? I mean?!!? Voyager Steamer Desk

This is a gorgeous tufted full size daybed. Devyn Tufted Daybed

All of these pieces are so unique and would add such character to a kid’s room! And don’t forget to check out their bedding collection too (there were too many to post). They have a very sophisticated looking collection which is such a nice change from most of the juvenile stuff I usually see.

August 16, 2012

Little Sloan Leaning Desk

by Gillian

I love the open design of this new desk/wall unit from Land of Nod. This sleek desk and shelving unit is perfect for small spaces! It secures to the wall and can be used with or without the leaning bookcase. Each section costs $149 and is available in white or java.

August 9, 2012

Back to School – Dorm Style

by Gillian

In a few short weeks kids around the country will be going back to school. For many this will be their first experience at college and what kid wouldn’t want some serious dorm room style to show off? It’s been quite a few years since my college days but I still remember my move in day and how excited I was to put together my room and make it my own. There are now amazing sites like Dormify which have everything any college kid would need to design the coolest space on campus. The best part is that they have already assembled all the pieces you would need for a cohesive look and prices are very reasonable. Here’s just a sample of their many options.

Butterfly Bliss Collection

Fall Into Fall Collection

Botanic Bliss Collection

Teen Dream Collection

July 23, 2012

Wee Decor

by Gillian

I would like to thank the kind folks at weeDECOR who sent over the most adorable wall decals for me to test out. They were so easy to install  that even a 4 yr old can do it (no really, my daughter Grace had a blast installing these). I was very impressed with how durable they were (as well as PVC free), and how easily they were to move around (since a 4 yr old installed them some of them were a bit crooked). This company has some of the cutest wall decals I have seen in a while – they have a modern fresh feel to the design and a wide array of themes to choose from. If you’re looking for something more personalized they do that too. My girls love the new addition to their farm bedroom!

July 12, 2012

Colorful Bookcase

by Gillian

I am in love with this custom Italian designed bookcase by Dearkids. I am sure it costs a fortune, and would take many months to order and have installed, but I think it’s such a statement piece and could see it in any child’s room.

June 19, 2012

Designer Tents and Playhouses

by Gillian

Hello, my name is Gillian and I’m addicted to Etsy!

What I like most about Etsy is you can almost certainly find someone crafty enough to custom make virtually anything! Within seconds of doing a search for children’s tee pees I came across several amazing options. What little girl or boy wouldn’t love to hang out in their very own special hideaway?

DESIGNER Tee Pee The Posh Play Tent Choose by STUDIOofWHIMSY

Play teepee with Transport theme wall art planes trains by joyjoie.

Children’s AFrame Ruffle Tent cover by Teepee and by TeepeeandTent

Playhouse Custom by missprettypretty

June 12, 2012


by Gillian

For some time now I have been noticing these adorable poufs in magazines and catalogs and I LOVE them! They’re not quite an ottoman or a side table but can double as both. And they’re great for kids to climb all over or sit on or jump on! I quite like the Moroccan inspired ones but they tend to be pricey. This one from Serena & Lily is beautiful but $450! Each one is made of leather and hand embroidered and measures 12″ h  x 20″ d.

So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted one from The Land of Nod for $79! This one is made from faux leather and measures 26″ d  x 15″ h.

For a more modern look I think the knitted pool pouf by CB2 is adorable! It costs $90 and measures 18″ d x 14″h.

These crocheted poufs by Anne-Claire Petit would look so sweet in a nursery, and would also be useful at the foot of a rocker or glider. – POUFS. They’re $120 each and measure 10″ h x 15″ d.

If you like prints, check out these ikat & geometric designs by  They are available in 3 sizes and start at $95 for the 18″ size.

Looking for something more tailored? How about the Oilo Furniture Pouf Ottoman. It measures 17.5″W x 17.5H 55″ and costs $349.

If you want something indestructible try Fatboy Point Beanbag. The fabric is water resistant and stain resistant. It comes in 16 colors there’s bound to be one to match your decor. They measure 20″ x 20″ and cost $89.

If the seat of your living room sofa isn’t too high, try two of these cool Zigzag Floor Pouf  from west elm in lieu of a coffee table. If you have young children or babies you won’t have to worry about sharp corners! These are $249 each and measure 24″sq. x 13″h.

May 29, 2012

Etsy Art

by Gillian

Etsy is an incredible resource for children’s wall art. There is a ton of very affordable & adorable art that is sure to brighten up any room. Here are a few of my favorites:

ABCs and 123s

You are My Sunshine

Personalized print by Frillychilidesign.

A Day At Sea Set of Four 5×7 Nautical Prints

The Letter F ABC

Personalized Canvas Growth Chart

Child Silhouette Custom Portrait on White Print

3D Wall Butterflies 50 Colorful Butterflies 

May 17, 2012

Rug Obsession

by Gillian

I am just loving all of Land of Nod’s rugs for kid’s rooms. They are so incredible looking and would make a great addition to any room.










March 29, 2012

Pint Size

by Gillian

California furniture designer Jennifer Delonge has an AMAZING line of cool children’s furniture that you won’t be ashamed to have in your living space. These pieces are sophisticated and chic but are scaled down to make your tot comfy and stylish.  And don’t worry, you don’t have to be envious of your child she also makes pieces for adults! Jennifer Delonge – Home.

Jennifer Delonge – Ava Toddler Chair

Jennifer Delonge – Ava Toddler Chair

Jennifer Delonge – Muse Child Chair

Jennifer Delonge – Luxe Child Chair

Jennifer Delonge – Muse Child Sofa

Jennifer Delonge – Ava Child Sofa

Jennifer Delonge – Parker Child Sofa

Jennifer Delonge – Luxe Child Sofa

March 22, 2012

Mid-centuty Modern Baby Furniture by Dwell Studio

by Gillian

I just received Dwell’s new spring catalog and I am loving the mid century modern cribs, dressers and rockers. DwellStudio is known for their great modern textiles and these new furniture pieces would look fantastic in any modern nursery.





March 15, 2012

Indoor Play

by Gillian

I really wish I lived in a HUGE apartment or house, because if I did I would definitely get one of these incredible indoor playsets by CedarWorks for my girls! They range from Rhapsody 1 which is the most basic (a small slide) to Rhapsody 10 a very large and elaborate system (with several climbing areas, fire pole, swing, bridge and more!)

Rhapsody 1 | CedarWorks Rhapsody Indoor Climber, Indoor Slide, Playroom.

Rhapsody 4 | CedarWorks Rhapsody Indoor Climber, Indoor Slide, Playroom.

Rhapsody 5 | CedarWorks Rhapsody Indoor Climber, Indoor Slide, Playroom.

Rhapsody 10 | CedarWorks Rhapsody Indoor Climber, Indoor Slide, Playroom.

In addition to these playsets, they also carry a line of playhouses as well as playbeds. What kid wouldn’t want to wake up after sleeping in a cool bunk bed and go right down the slide!

Rhapsody Bed 2 | CedarWorks Rhapsody Indoor Climber, Indoor Slide, Playroom.

Rhapsody Bed 5 | CedarWorks Rhapsody Indoor Climber, Indoor Slide, Playroom.

Prices range from $865 – $10,460

March 6, 2012


by Gillian

I am thrilled to share with you all that after months of hard work my new website, Cool Cribs Online, is finally up!

Cool Cribs is online decorating with a smart modern twist. We’ll help you transform an ordinary space into a fun, stylish, one-of-a-kind nursery, kids’ room or playroom. For a reasonable flat fee, Cool Cribs provides the creative inspiration, layout and resources so you can easily complete the project on your own – whatever your budget, whatever your style: sleek moderne, cool vintage, hip retro, spiced-up traditional or something unique and all your own. Please come check it out, and don’t forget to “like” us on facebook @ Cool Cribs.

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March 2, 2012

FLOR Tiles

by Gillian

When considering flooring options for your child’s room my number one piece of advise is buy FLOR modular carpet tiles! These carpet squares comes in so many colors and textures that are each 19.7″ square. They are reasonably priced starting at $9 per tile and up.  They can be mixed and matched to create a unique floor design and are so easy to install. (If DIY is not your thing the company now offers professional installation services in select areas.) They are easy to clean – you can literally remove a square and put it in the sink to wash out a stain – or if there’s something that you really can’t get out you can just replace the tile, and not the whole carpet (so make sure you buy a few extra and store them). The options are endless but here are just a few to inspire you.

Buy Reverb-Magenta carpet tile by FLOR

Buy solid Modern Mix – Blue 4-pack of carpet tile at FLOR

Buy Toy Poodle-Dew 5 pack carpet tile rug set at FLOR

Buy Just Plain Folk-Linen carpet tile by FLOR

February 16, 2012

WallCandy Arts

by Gillian

These adorable wallpaper patterns are sure to add flavor to any kid’s room. The best part is they are totally removable, repositionable, and reusable! Each self adhesive sheet can be cut to fit any size or shape. They are non-toxic, and do not leave a messy residue on your walls when you remove it.

Green Apple WallPaper

French Bull Izzy

London Bus

French Bull Cityscape

Hearts Red

Yellow Stripe

Summer Clouds

French Bull Large Multi Dot

Twin Pops Yellow

Pink and Brown Stripes

  • Half Kit includes 2 rolls wallpaper (totaling 5.22 yards in length) $148
  • Full Kit includes 4 rolls wallpaper (totaling 10.44 yards in length) $296
  • each roll is 26″ wide by 94″ long
  • removable and reusable vinyl
  • squeegee hand tool included

Removable WallPaper | Original Designs by WallCandy® Arts.

February 13, 2012

Blue Ivy’s Crib

by Gillian

What do you guys think about Blue Ivy’s crib from Nursery Works?

It’s originally $3500 but on Gilt today it’s $2999

Celebrity Nursery: Nurseryworks & More brought to you by Gilt.

Once the flash sale ends you can still purchase it through the Nursery Works website:

Nurseryworks — Vetro Crib.

February 10, 2012

Gumball Rug

by Gillian

How fun is this rug? I think this would be amazing in a playroom…

January 31, 2012

Animal Index by Hiroshi Sasagawa

by Gillian

Keep your kid’s books organized by category or author with these ADORABLE felt index cards.

2 Indexes per package (front and back of animal). $27

Material: rigid felt (100% Polyester).

via ANIMAL INDEX by Hiroshi Sasagawa.

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January 5, 2012

Make Your Mark With A Monogram

by Gillian

I love anything monogrammed so I was thrilled to see that Pottery Barn Teen is now making a less expensive version of my favorite monogrammed pillows from Jonathan Adler.

Pottery Barn Teen Alphabet Needlepoint Pillow

10″ x 10″


Jonathan Adler Junior

Baby Alpaca Letter Pillow

9″ x 12″


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December 16, 2011

Dollhouse of Your Dreams

by Gillian

I recently saw these modern mid century inspired dollhouses by Brinca Dada and fell in love. They are so chic, non-toxic, and made from eco-friendly woods. A much better alternative to the plastic pastel versions.

Products | brinca dada.