Mama's monkey

By Published On: November 3rd, 2011

When it comes to designing a nursery, there’s just no […]

When it comes to designing a nursery, there’s just no room for monkey business. (Well, except in the form of fun-loving over-the-door hooks and super-cute canvas storage.)
This bold and bright room is intended to be cheery and lighthearted, pretty and practical, classic but modern. The crib is traditional and beautiful, but the similarly styled bureau is cloaked in a rich orange for an element of sass. The paper lantern is an inexpensive substitute for a mobile, and the flower-shaped magnetic board is the perfect place to display cards, photos or even baby girl’s hospital bracelet. The glider is sleek (and neutral enough to be moved to any room in the house); the rug is graphic, geometric, and high-contrast (to please even the youngest beholders). Storage options abound in the form of a polkadot handled basket, pink monkey-shaped hooks, a pint-sized clothes tree, and roomy canvas hamper/toy bin.
I’m all for designing a room that can stick around for a while, and every item in the nursery could easily remain in room through its tenant’s toddler, childhood and (in some instances) even teenage years. The crib can convert to a toddler or daybed, the polkadot bit could just as easily hold Barbies as it can diapers, and the magnetic board is just the place to post that A+ science test. A room with staying power. That’s what we call design that doesn‘t monkey around.
Monkey business

1. Young America crib, $929
2. Jonathan Alder paper lantern, $8
3. The Container Store magnetic board, $25
4. Room & Board glider, $899
5. Jonathan Adler rug, $650
6. The Container Store storage bin, $15
7. The Container Store hooks, $10
8. Young America bureau, $1,979
9. P’kolino clothes tree, $90
10. 3 Sprouts storage bin, $38