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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Fall is my favorite time of year, and colorful leaves and crunchy apples are two of the top reasons why. (Though brisk weather, pumpkin soup and new boots also rank high on the list.) So, of course, you can imagine my squeals of delight when the pieces of this nursery came together to incorporate the...

Fall is my favorite time of year, and colorful leaves and crunchy apples are two of the top reasons why. (Though brisk weather, pumpkin soup and new boots also rank high on the list.)
So, of course, you can imagine my squeals of delight when the pieces of this nursery came together to incorporate the vibrant hues and crisp elements of the season: the clean lines of the dresser, the bold orange of the rocker, the bark-like resemblance of the crib and crib sheet, the playful leaves of the rug.
But the fun doesn’t end at autumnal inspiration, my friends. The nursery also plays off the oft-heard saying: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And if you’re half as dorky as I am, you’ll get a kick out of the cleverness and a smile out of the sentiment. It’s not a bad reminder that baby is learning from your every move (and that it might not hurt to watch the language every one in a while). While we’re on the topic of leading by example, let’s also take on the subject of teaching important life lessons. How fitting it would be to have The Giving Tree on-hand in the nursery for a little nighttime reading?
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
Rug. Designers Guild, $350
Throw pillow. Jonathan Adler, $110
Rocker. Monte, $895
Dresser. Baby Mod, $270
Crib. Spot on Square, from $1,790
Crib sheet. DwellStudio, $40
Book. HarperCollins, $15
What’s your favorite season? Would you consider designing a nursery around it? Did you read The Giving Tree growing up? It was always a staple on our bookshelf.

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