Squirrelly Minds Gender Neutral Nursery

Post by Tan of Squirrelly Minds

Squirrelly Minds Gender Neutral Nursery

When designing our first baby’s nursery (lovingly nicknamed squirrelly baby), I didn’t know what theme I wanted. What I did know was that it had to be gender neutral as we haven’t found out the sex and that I wanted the room to be filled with items from The Land of Nod to make it the perfect oasis for our little baby… and us too, because who am I kidding. I decided on a color scheme of white, gold, grey and mint, and put together our dream nursery from there.

Squirrelly Minds Gender Neutral Nursery

This nursery hails from north of the border, and truth be told our options are kinda limited up here, so I was thrilled when I first realized Land of Nod ships to Canada. It was important to me that the nursery feel cozy and unique rather than filling it with stock items from a big box store. Little touches like the planets poster and the overcast shelf gave the room those special details that help it stand out.Squirrelly Minds Gender Neutral NurserySquirrelly Minds Gender Neutral Nursery

While we started out with just a color scheme, we ended up with a very subtle ‘stars and space’ theme as well, and it all started with the planets banner. This eventually grew into a constellation changing pad and a gold wall hanging saying “I love you to the moon and back”. While not strictly space related, the overcast wall shelf works with the theme, keeping up with an ‘up in the sky’ kind of feel. I’m not one for very obvious themes that occur consistently throughout a room, so these little touches were just perfect.

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I’m loving the practical details too. The flokati rug is SO SOFT both to the touch and visually, bringing in added coziness to the room. We’ve laid down on it quite a few times now, imagining squirrelly baby playing with a bunch of toys or learning to crawl on the soft wool. The yellow knit basket is perfect for storing toys in. It sits right by the entrance within arms reach of the rug, so once squirrelly baby is big enough, he/she can reach over and grab a favorite toy to play with. The stylish grey laundry hamper is fantastic too. No ugly white plastic here! And when it comes time to change baby’s diaper, the hamper will collapse when I walk right up against the dresser, then I can pop it open again to place dirty onesies and other items to be laundered. I envision this item getting a whole lotta use in the coming months.

Squirrelly Minds Gender Neutral Nursery

The nursing/play area is my favorite in the room. Every day I sit and relax in that rocker with my feet up on the gold leather pouf. It’s so comfy as a foot rest and as a chair! It’ll act as great extra seating once squirrelly baby is older and has friends over to play.

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And of course, what kids aren’t going to want to play in this gold striped teepee? I put a couple sheepskins inside to make it the perfect reading/playing hideaway. Our cat Lucy loves it too and sits in there whenever she can. Sorry kitty, squirrelly baby has first dibs.

I can’t wait to spend a bunch of time in here with our first little babe. I just know he/she will love it too. A huge thank you to Land of Nod for making squirrelly baby’s gender neutral nursery possible!

Meet Tan, during the day she teaches elementary (while downing coffee with coconut milk) and spends evening and weekends with her friends, husband, kitty, and of course, Squirrelly Minds.

DIY Dream Catcher Mobile

Written by Angie Ramirez of Little Inspiration

I have always wanted a dream-catcher and now that the Land of Nod California Dreamin’ collection is out, it inspired me to create a dream catcher mobile. With only a few materials, and super easy steps, you can re-create your very own dream catcher mobile; perfect for any room of your home.

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– One 10inch Metal Gold Ring (purchased at Hobby Lobby for $1)
– Gold thin Ribbon
– Fishing Rod
– White Feathers
– Gold Paint
– One Thumb Pin

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First Step: Paint the tip of the feathers with gold paint. Let dry completely.

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Second Step: Get a long piece of gold ribbon and begin tying the end of the ribbon as shown below.  Tie the ribbon across to the other side of the ring and repeat.

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Third Step: Tie as you go along crossing over the ring to form a scattered pattern.

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Fourth Step: Hot Glue the tips of the feathers to both ends of a piece of twine and tie to the dream-catcher ring. Adjust each twine to your desired length.

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Attach two long pieces of fishing line to each side of the dream catcher ring. Tie all ends in the center and then tie to a thumb pin. Use a thump pin to attach to the ceiling.

Angie is a stay at home mom, Latina and a blogger living in sunny southern California with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son. She blogs at Little Inspiration, a personal and craft blog that is meant to capture motherhood and share her ideas inspired by her “little inspiration; my baby girl.

Girl Sailor Nursery Design by Lay Baby Lay

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

This little girls’ nursery is nautical, but with a feminine twist.  I love this slightly unexpected combination.  Below is the inspiration for “girl sailor”:

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Heart of Gold Wall Shelf / Hanging Around Pendant Light / Brass Seagulls, vintage /  Un Deux Trois / Sea the Sea / Gold Standard Shelves / White Between a Rock and a Lamp / Greywash Keepsake Crib / La Pina Print / Monarch Dresser / Iconic Baby Bedding, Moon / For the Birds Canvas / Mid Century Rocker / Precious Metal Nightstand / Pink Half Shell Rug / Little Bow Hooks / Whale Friends Print / Chalkboard Globe / Pinstripe Floor Bins

Here is how the board translated into a real space:
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That greywash keepsake crib has just the right bit of beachy feel to it.  The brass and gold details give the space a bit more of a feminine feel, and the wood textures add warmth.   It makes me feel instantly relaxed.  And please, that mid century rocker?  I’m in love. (The actual pendant light used here is the aviary light).
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That Heart of Gold wall shelf is a great little display for small treasures or necessities, and it will be sweet to keep around as baby grows, too.  It’s a good thing to keep in mind how quickly the little ones grow; including pieces that will last is smart, and this is a good one.
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I’m really crazy over these new floor bins.  The rope handle detail is perfection, and they make for roomy storage, which is super handy to have for laundry and toy storage!  They are also sophisticated enough to place anywhere in your home; having quick storage options for easy cleanup is really handy!   Lastly, that pink rug really ties it all together; it’s the perfect girly-but-not-frilly piece to complement the nautical touches. Want some of these pieces for yourself? Shop for all your baby essentials at The Land of Nod.

Lay Baby Lay started in 2011 shortly after the arrival of my first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience. This site is my creative outlet and the place where I am able to express all the ideas running around in my head. It is my hope that you will also be inspired to create spaces for your little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and maybe find a little encouragement in this crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow. 

Little Rockstar Nursery Design

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

It’s Joni again!  Today, I’m excited to share another nursery from The Land of Nod fall catalog.  This is my “little rockstar” nursery design and it has a bit of a science/astronomy feel with a modern edge.  Here is the inspiration board we started with:

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Bear on the Moon Canvas / Little Twigs Wall Mirror / Star Bright Decals, Silver / Electron Pendant Lamp / Origami Wall Shelf / Between a Rock and a Lamp, Black /  Carousel Crib, Kelly Green / Cube Bookcase / Shine Print / Chalk Around the World Globe / White Campaign Dresser / Periscope Floor Lamp / Milo Glider / Star Pillow /  Framework Metal Letters /  Iconic Baby Bedding (Drops) /  Tailored Rug

And below is how the room all came together.  I’m really crazy about the new green Carousel Crib, and it makes such a gorgeous focal point in the room.  The bright white walls make everything feel so dreamy, and the silver metallic accents of the stars and the mirror really brighten the space.  I think I could live in here!

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I also love how neutral it is.  This room could easily be used for a girl or boy, but it doesn’t feel generic at all.

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The light fixtures are also fantastic.  Everyone’s favorite rock lamp looks super chic in black (I’d like this in my bedroom, please!) and that Periscope Floor Lamp would add the perfect glow at bedtime.

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The Twigs Mirror adds just the right bit of texture to all the straight lines and geometric shapes elsewhere in the room (love that geode detail!).  I’m also a big fan of those Origami Bookshelves.  They are super versatile; you can line them up on the wall, or place them on a shelf.  Such a fun way to display books!

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This Milo Glider is super clean and sophisticated with clean lines and white fabric (and it has a copper base!), but it looks very cozy at the same time – such a win for a nursery chair!  What do you think about this dreamy nursery design?  Hope you are inspired!

Lay Baby Lay started in 2011 shortly after the arrival of my first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience. This site is my creative outlet and the place where I am able to express all the ideas running around in my head. It is my hope that you will also be inspired to create spaces for your little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and maybe find a little encouragement in this crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow.