Is it possible for kids to take a seat for mealtime in a chair that isn't an eyesore? Sure, if mama does her research. With the recent Bumbo recall, many mamas are looking for kitchen seating options that won't tamper with their breakfast room decor. For those with an eye for modern design, there's more to high chairs than character- and jungle-themed options. Take a look at some of the coolest high chair options available today, and tell us if any would blend with your room!
Who says a nursery must be filled with pastels, characters, or baby-inspired pieces? Today's parents have an eye for style and they're not letting the arrival of lil ones change their home's aesthetic. With designers and decorators now keeping tots in mind when they create, there are plenty of options for those who want to skip the baby emporium all together. Check out these 10 pieces that will have you rethinking nursery decor!
The wooden sleigh rocking chair that mama once rocked in may look good at grandma's house, but it has no place in the modern nursery. Made from contemporary materials and boasting squared-off lines, today's gliders look just as comfortable in the living room as they do in the baby's nursery. From a chair that complements baby Blue Ivy's lucite crib to a shag rug-covered version, take a seat in some of the hippest chairs out there!
Kids don't need to understand cubism to appreciate the modern makeover that's rocking the dollhouse world. While classic Tudor cottage, traditional Victorian, and southern mansion styles once dominated the dollhouse landscape, today's tots have a wider variety to choose from, thanks to major modernist designers getting in on the thriving miniatures scene.
Keep reading for a selection of thoroughly modern dollhouses to please discerning design fiends of all ages. Parents be warned: these dollhouses are so cool that you might have a hard time remembering who wanted the dollhouse in the first place!
Rockabye baby! Babycotpod, the futuristic baby crib design company, has introduced its latest entry to the world of modern nursery design. Resembling a cradle more than a crib, the Metro ($575) merges a wooden frame (available in light, dark, or white finishes) with a white swinging bed. Between the crib's wide slats, the company injects a rainbow of colors in the form of acrylic panels. Unlike traditional box-like baby cribs, the Metro features warm, curved slats to comfort newborns.
This isn't the first time Babycotpod has given us a contemporary crib to ogle — its egg-like Cascara crib caused quite a stir last year. Would the Metro crib work in your nursery?
Every nursery starts off as a blank canvas. It's up to the parents-to-be to transform it into the traditional pastel-painted nursery, or a contemporary retreat. Regardless of mom and dad's personal style, there is a central starting point when it comes to nursery design. When I sat down with David Netto to discuss his new linen collection for Maclaren he walked me through the nursery design process, providing great tips for anyone ready to decorate their tot's room.
The playroom is the workhorse of the home. Often overstuffed with toys, unused furniture, and hand-me-downs, it can be a mishmash of styles and tots won't know the difference. Mamas, on the other hand, may wish to impart some of their aesthetic in this high traffic room. Here are 10 pieces families with an eye toward modern design will want to add to their collection.