We just made all of our crib skirts available as crib separates! We’ve received numerous requests asking for certain crib skirts individually that were only sold in designer coordinated 2-piece sets and after slowly adding more to our crib skirt separates, we made the decision to make all of our crib skirts available individually. Even our 3-print triple ruffles!  So now you can mix and match to your heart’s content and create the crib you’ve been dreaming of with any of our crib skirts.

Now that all of our items are available as crib separates, you have the choice to add your favorite prints however you like throughout your nursery. Add a changing pad cover on the changing table, a crib skirt in the same print on the crib, and an accent pillow in the rocker and you’ve got the beginnings of a beautiful nursery!

Having all of our products available as individual items gives you the freedom to get creative and create a truly unique space for you and baby. Some of our most asked for crib skirt separates were our Everly’s Garden, Mint & Gold Aztec, and Coral & Gold Sparkle designs.Crib Skirt Separates

One idea is to pair our Charlie’s Coral & Navy Floral Ruffle Crib Skirt with our White Dot Crib Sheet for a unique and versatile look. And don’t forget to add the changing pad cover and crib rail in coordinating prints!

With Crib Skirt Separates you can mix and match like our Charlie's Coral & Navy Floral Crib Skirt and our White Dot Crib Sheet

 

And for moms of multiples, this is your dream come true! Create unique and coordinating cribs with either a different crib skirt and the same crib sheet or the same crib skirt and different sheets.  You can even get super creative and pair different crib skirts that flow together and use a solid crib sheet that could interchange easily to create a different look.

Now that all of our crib skirts are available individually, how do you plan on styling them in your nursery? We’re excited to see what you all come up with! Get started by taking a look at all of our crib skirts here.

 

 

In this week’s Ask the Designer post were talking about color in the nursery. Our designer, Katy Mimari, answers questions about how to use it in your own nursery. Color is one of the fun parts of nursery design, so we hope you find this fun and insightful!

Color plays a big role in nursery design. What are some of your favorite ways to bring in color in the nursery?

You should never be afraid of color, especially in the nursery! It’s the one room in the house where anything goes, and the combination of colors which would otherwise look awkward in the kitchen can be gorgeous in a nursery or child’s room. One of my favorite ways to bring color into the nursery is to start with the textiles, especially the bedding. The colors in the fabrics can help set the tone and style of the room design.

Colorful Crib Bedding to Pull out Color in the Nursery

Olivia’s Crib Bedding Collection | Teagan’s Crib Bedding Collection | Buttercup Crib Bedding Collection

Where do you think color is most impactful on the room?

The walls (ceiling included!) are a great way to make a large impact with color. Just remember, if you are going dark, try to stick to an accent wall, or thick stripes on the ceiling. I love the tonal trend where one wall is a few shades darker than the other 3 walls, or you can keep it simple with a subtle hue and let the decor really stand out.

Are walls, furniture, or textiles most important in creating the color palette for a room?

I think the textiles set the tone, and combination of color in the nursery. The walls and furniture should be more simple in shades – but don’t be afraid to find a crib set that uses a large variety of colors! For example, some of our floral crib sets have a wide variety of color in their prints, and it’s the perfect example of how you can pull your favorite color from the textile and use that as the color on the walls. Don’t be afraid to make it your own style! And sometimes the most unexpected color combinations are the best.

Color Coordinating in the nursery with the crib bedding

Coordinating Colors in Scarlett’s Nursery

Do you think colors create different moods in the nursery? And do you think that can have an effect on the baby?

I think the baby has no opinion on the nursery, so do what you want! A soft and sweet nursery palette can sooth a baby as well as a coral and mint room. That sweet baby will love the hugs and kisses it receives in that room, regardless of the color!

What are some of your favorite colors to use in the nursery right now?

I love color combinations, so I’d say my top picks for color in the nursery are coral and mint, navy and peach, and navy and mint for baby boys! Mint has gained popularity this year in nursery design, and it so perfectly complements colors for girls and boys. A mint nursery is extremely gender neutral.

Coral & Mint Color Combination in the Nursery

Mini Floral Mint Pastel Crib Bedding

Do you prefer bright and bold colors in the nursery or the more traditional soft and pastel colors?

Can I say both? I feel like my style changes daily! Sometimes I find myself daydreaming over our linen and lace bedding, I love the blush pink accents and vintage appeal…. and then in the same day I can drool over a bright and bold print in pink, turquoise, and gold! My inspiration and style changes almost by the minute!

Linen & Lace Crib Bedding Collection in Soft Pastel Colors

How much color is too much color?

Too much color, nah…. not possible.

What basic rules should you follow when bringing in colors to a nursery?

Start with the bedding! We always recommend keeping fabric swatches of your crib set in your purse or car so that you have a sample of the colors while you’re out shopping! You never know when you might need to color match something! So, maybe that isn’t really a rule on how to bring colors into the nursery, but I promise you’ll know when you find your dream baby bedding, and the rest will just come naturally! Colors included!

"We always recommend keeping fabric swatches of your crib set in your purse or car so that you have a sample of the colors while you're out shopping!"

What colors would you never pair together in your opinion?

Hmmmmm. I’m not crazy about an all white nursery. It seems so impractical to me. Then again, white isn’t actually a color – it’s the absence of all color! So maybe that’s why I think it’s missing something!

Are you strict about sticking to a color pallet? If you find an accessory that you fall in love with that’s an “off” color after you’re already gotten pretty far into the design can you normally find a way to work it in?

Absolutely! Just because your favorite color isn’t in the bedding, it doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate it elsewhere! Gold accents seem to be huge in nursery design right now, and it’s hard to find cute gold baby bedding (except from us)! So, think about adding a gold lamp, gold picture frames, and maybe a few gold decorative accents to tie it all together. You’ll know when it doesn’t look right; it’s a mother’s instinct!

Is there anything else we should think about regarding color in the nursery?

It’s good to start with a general idea of what your main color will be, and then let the design process inspire you! Keep an open mind, you may think you want one thing and fall in love with another – either way, I promise you’ll know your dream nursery bedding when you see it. Happy decorating!

 

Do you have any questions for our designer? If so leave them in the comments below and we might include them in a future Ask the Designer post. And if you missed the first post in this series about how to get started wtih your nursery design, you can find it here.

 

 

Okay, so you’re not finding out the baby’s gender. Does that mean you have to stick with the typical yellow and green gender neutral color pallet in the nursery? Of course not! We love the idea of creating a gender neutral nursery that has a neutral base that you can update with accents of color once the baby arrives. The modern gender neutral nursery is easier than ever to prepare ahead of time and customize after baby arrives. No more stressing over a space you’re not sure if you’re going to love once baby is here. Your nursery is going to be your favorite room in the house, boy or girl!

First things first, you need to nail down the style you want your nursery to be. Are you going modern, vintage, rustic, or boho? Pretty much every style can be made boyish or girlish, so you just need to figure out which one fits your taste. Modern nurseries typically have clean lines and more minimalistic style, vintage and rustic nurseries have a softer feel to the room, and boho nurseries are very eclectic.  Go with whatever feels right to you or make up your own style! After you get a feeling for the style you want the room you’ll have an easier time finding the color pallet and all the things you’ll want to put in the nursery. We always recommend finding the crib bedding you love as inspiration for the room since it makes matching colors and décor that much easier!

Some of our favorite colors for a modern gender neutral nursery are gray, black, white, gold, mint, and navy. With some or even all of these colors you can create an amazing gender neutral space and add in more blues or corals/pinks once the baby arrives. You might even fall in love with it just as it is before baby comes!

Scandinavian design is also really big right now and you can pull it off super easily in a neutral nursery design with a white backdrop and then bring in the color with fun accents like curtains, pillows, and other accessories.  You could also stick to the classic black and white color scheme like this one from Quentin & Co. This nursery is so much fun.

black and white modern gender neutral nursery

I also love the idea of bringing in natural wood accents in a neutral nursery, especially when they’re whitewashed like this one from Owen’s Olivia blog.

Modern Gender Neutral Changing Table with Whitewashed Wood Wall

Another take is to start with the biggest color in neutral design right now, mint. Mint walls make for a great backdrop. And if you look at these shelves from Delightfully Chic, I don’t think you’ll think otherwise.

Mint Walls in a Modern Gender Neutral Nursery

When designing your own nursery, you really can’t go wrong. If you had your heart set on a gender neutral nursery, but find yourself adding more feminine or masculine accents after baby comes, that’s okay or can even be the plan from the start! How do you plan to design your modern gender neutral nursery? Let us know in the comments below!