Ready to decorate the playroom? Or, for city dwellers, define a cozy and stylish spot in the room where your toddler can set up shop. We’re crazy about the Cubino chair and loveseat by Monte! It’s the perfect perch from which to read, play or relax, meshing seamlessly with a sophisticated and modern interior. The chair is made of thick durable foam covered with a soft durable microsuede. Add a shelf of books and voila! Shop Monte at Babesta.
Head’s Up! Fiona Walker animal heads have arrived at Babesta! The U.K. label that creates handmade decorative animal heads in wool has won our hearts! A bit tongue in cheek, we are particularly partial to Fifi, the french poodle, who makes an adorable statement in a girls’ room.
We’re super stoked to be named Nook’s retailer of the month! We love these mattresses – they’re super comfy and totally redefine what we expect of a mattress. For the month of July, enjoy 10% off your Nook purchases in-store only!
If you’re in the market for a nursery or new twin bed, it’s time to hop to! The March promotion for Spot on Square is coming to an end. Enjoy 15% off until March 31 on the Eicho, Ulm and Hiya Collections! Roh collection not included. ShopAll Spot on Square.
Today’s rockers aren’t your grandmother’s rockers. They’re sleek, modern and can work as easily in nurseries as they can in living rooms. And gliders, once large, clunky eye sores, are now high style contemporary nursery-musts, available in tweed, micro suede and leather—some even go so far as to kick back and recline.
Choosing between a host of good options may make decision-making even harder of course. Tribeca Pregnancy and Parenting Education Director Erica Lyons confirms, “There’s no real difference for soothing a child,” when choosing between a glider and rocker. But for families with toddlers, she adds, gliders have an added benefit: “Gliders don’t rock on little hands—but as long as mom is aware of no little fingers under the rocking chair, either is fine.”
Ralph Montemurro, co-owner of Monte Design Group, a family owned Canadian company founded on the concept of locally manufactured chic chairs, gives his own take. “A glider is great because it is a quiet, stable option that looks great in any room—and the glider-recliner gives you that and the ability to put your feet up and lay back. A rocker, on the other hand, is a classic choice because of its timeless style and design, and, with no moving parts, can last generations.”
Montemurro says he and his wife Michelle started Monte Design after successfully identifying a void in the market, and notes, designing a better nursery chair wasn’t easy. In fact, they made 40-50 prototypes of the original Luca glider (named after their third child) before going to market. Since then, they’ve been manufacturing gliders and rockers in Canada, without seeing a trend in preference between gliding and rocking. It seems in the end, it comes down to personal preference and aesthetic taste.
So, what do you say? Are you going to rock or glide?
Whatever you choose, we salute you.
Some questions to ask after you’ve decided to rock or glide
Is it easy to clean? Is it comfortable? Does it fit in with my decor? Is it easy to get out of (not too low)? Where is it made? How is it made?
We got to visit our friends at Bloom yesterday & preview all of their new items! We love the new Retro Crib and Dresser, 100% hardwood, available all in white or in walnut. They’ll be on the floor soon to see in person.
A moment of distraction, an instant with my eyes elsewhere and my beautiful sofa had become an impromptu art project for my two girls. Sheer horror. I quickly looked up every chemical compound known to man, additional covers, and anything else to cover up this call to creativity. (Lesson: Never take your eyes off a 2 year old!). Now, years later, I’ve come across (albeit and old article) from the New York Times of a mother who decided to embrace the chaos and celebrate it in her house. And, it works! Check it out!
Ever since being wowed by the Campana brothers from Brazil, have I been looking longingly at the old toys that have piled up over the years. Here are some inventive solutions for the surplus after they have been played into the ground!