Home Decor

New Trend Old Tradition: Handmade Dolls March 18 2013

For those moms longing for the simplicity of times long ago, consider bringing back handmade dolls. We’ve seen so many darling designs as of late. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Apple of My Eye Organic Modern Doll - Petit Collage"]organic modern doll[/caption] San Francisco based Petit Collage has a 100% organic cotton and wool felt modern rag doll. This cutie called “Apple of My Eye”, would look lovely on a little girl’s bed. We love the bright green and red color combo, too. You can always count on Etsy when it comes to gorgeous handmade goods.  Jane Foster Designs, based in the UK has created a DIY package where you can make your own screen printed fabric doll. She sends you all the materials and you are good to go. For something a bit more classic, see Canadian Les Petites Mains handmade tag dolls. This doll looks so elegant with her slim arms and legs reminding us of a dancer. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="456" caption="Louise Soft Handmade Doll - Les Petites Mains"]classic handmade doll[/caption] The handmade doll trend does not have to be limited to little girls. These cute animal dolls by Etsy seller Sleepy King are just adorable.  Choose from squirrels, bunnies, dachshunds, and more. Your little boy is sure to appreciate a friend with which to cuddle. And, Mr. Pennyapple, sold by Etsy seller PiggyHatesPanda in Santa Cruz, CA, is a customizable doll with beautiful hand embroidered details. He is also a great option for your little boy. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="456" caption="Goldie the Handmade Dachshund - Sleepy King"]dachshund plush[/caption] And, if you are considering a doll theme for your little one’s room, see weeDECOR’s selection of princess wall decals for girls and knight wall decals for boys to bring the doll theme alive on your walls.

Decadent Organic Themed Nursery Decor from Coyuchi December 21 2009

[caption id="attachment_1487" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Coyuchi Organic Baby Bedding & Decor"]Kayuchi Organic Baby Bedding & Decor[/caption] It can be challenging to find cute organic baby bedding for your organic themed nursery which is why you should check out Coyuchi's organic baby bedding and decor. Founded in Point Reyes Station, CA, forty miles northwest of San Francisco by Christine Nielson, Coyuchi is an organic cotton bedding, bath, and baby decor company with gorgeous designs and fabrics for the eco-conscious mom.  Coyuchi is dedicated to designing and producing linens and other products for the home by applying the principles and practices of certified organic and fair trade to the bedding and bath industry. Coyuchi's goal is to delight with 100% organic cotton sheets, pillow cases, towels, bath mats, blankets, quilts, duvet covers, robes and layettes. Ms. Nielson got the inspiration for Coyuchi while working on a community development project in Oaxaca, Mexico.  She was taken by the beauty and quality of the local, hand-woven cotton textiles, made from Coyuchi, a word derived from ancient Aztec and used to describe natural brown cotton. The company's first product line was made from the colored cotton from Coyuchi. Find fitted crib sheets, crib bumpers, mattress pads, crib skirts, and blankets in your basic colors on their website.  Or, try these other sites for some more decorative bedding. Organic Baby Garden has the "Thor" set, an embroidered 4 piece crib bedding set with an adorable woodland design. This theme is full of a fun-loving setting of pine trees, grass, and flowers with woodland friends Thor - the adorable chipmunk, a mother deer and her fawn, a butterfly, a blue bird in a pine tree, a bunny, and mouse.  Kushtush has the "George" set which has a hand embroidered jungle and animal motif on 100% organic cotton crib bedding. The hand embroidery is done in India and has cute elephants, lions, monkeys, birds, and palm trees. See our other articles for more ideas on organic themed nurseries and other themed nurseries.

Found! A great baby boutique for modern, stylish & eco-friendly kids decor October 29 2009

[caption id="attachment_1075" align="aligncenter" width="348" caption="Pink striped Fussenegger kids twin-sized pocket blanket"]Pink striped Fussenegger kids twin-sized pocket blanket[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1076" align="aligncenter" width="401" caption="Flensted elephant mobile "]Flensted elephant mobile [/caption] [caption id="attachment_1077" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Monkey door hangings"]Monkey door hangings[/caption] Portland, Oregon based POSH Baby is a lovely lifestyle boutique offering modern, eco-friendly, and stylish products for our children and home with a truly inspiring selection of merchandise.  Browse baby and children's clothing, toys, furniture, wall decor and other lovelies for one-of-a-kind baby room ideas.  POSH Baby carries the popular children's brands we love (Dwell, Boodalee, Bananafish, and Oeuf) as well as lesser known, but equally stylish products.  Posh Baby prides itself on evaluating products based on great design, great style, and just plain fun - fun for parents, that is :). For example, they carry unique kids bedding by Austrian designer David Fussenegger such as this pink striped twin sized pocket blanket with cute little pockets for stuffed animals or pajamas. They have the largest selection of Danish-made Flensted mobiles we have seen - elephants, fish, rainbows, sheep, and more.  Flensted mobiles are designed and made on Funen, the island in Denmark where Hans Christian Andersen was born.  What a fairy tale! And, they have a delightful category called "Fun Decor" with ah-ha products such as over-the-door monkey hangings by Present Time, clothes' trees to hang your wee one's clothes, decorative organizers, and clips. Posh Baby seeks organic, sustainably produced and eco-friendly products whenever possible so we can feel even better about collecting these lovelies for our home. See our other articles for more ideas on unique kids' decor.

Ogling Over Orange Leopards, Lions, & Other Cats for Unique Nursery Decor October 17 2009

[caption id="attachment_980" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Orange lion organic baby bedding and decor"]Orange lion organic baby bedding and decor[/caption] We love the idea of using orange in a nursery.  It's a statement-making color that shouts modern, stylish, and fun. We especially love it when the color is used in a way perfectly fit for a kid's room.  This organic bedding set from Pixel Organics does just that.  Orange is the primary color in the decor accented by beautiful matching cats - an orange striped tiger, a spotted leopard, a soft black cat, a peach cat, all with friendly faces bringing lots of smiles to your feline themed baby room.  The addition of the bamboo-like pattern complements the bedding with an element of nature bringing realism to the room. We love the clean lines of the cats, the modern white and brown crib, and the brown wood rocking chair.  And, the punchy throw pillows are a nice touch.  The surprising olive green wall paint softens the sharpness of the orange and white color scheme bringing an earthy feel to the room. Pixel Organics takes their company mission seriously by sourcing their 100% organic cotton products from Turkey and India and producing them in the US.  Their bedding is made with 100% certified organic cotton and their bumpers and comforters are filled with recycled PET (beverage bottle) fill that emits zero measurable VOCs (volatile organic compounds) to help reduce waste. The 4 piece bedding set comes with a reversible comforter, a reversible bumper, a fitted sheet, and crib skirt and sells for $390. See our other baby room ideas for more creative nursery decor.

Celebrate Nature with an Organic Deer Themed Nursery October 12 2009

[caption id="attachment_929" align="aligncenter" width="324" caption="Deer Themed Nursery with Organic Baby Bedding"]Deer Themed Nursery with Organic Baby Bedding[/caption] Celebrate the beauty of nature with this organic deer themed nursery.  This gorgeous, earth-friendly nursery set by Kidsline - called Willow - is made of 100% organic cotton and is a lovely choice when designing a gender neutral nursery. The muted, nature-inspired brown and green earth tones juxtapose nicely against the bright white cotton.  Notice how you can use various tones of green to create color depth and realism.  In this set up, the forest green wall paint looks rich and cozy against the bedding set and brings out the yellow and beige nuances in the green shades of the nursery set. The fawn wall hangings and window valences are cute.  But if you don't want to get too "matchy-matchy", consider a nature wall mural using paint or wall decals.  Create your own forest using trees, birds, fawns, owls and other nature-inspired decor. The 4 piece set (quilt, bumper, dust ruffle, and fitted sheet) is sold on Better Homes and Garden is on sale :)  You can also purchase the matching lamp, valence and other accessories. See our other gender neutral nursery theme ideas and our wall decals for a gender neutral nursery for further inspiration.