We think that every modern tot needs modern beach toys. These sleek and artful toys are beautiful objects in their own right, but to boot, they’re super fun. Meet the Quut sand rake, Ballo pail, sand sifter and sand castle maker. Let the fun in the sun begin! Shop Quut!
We’re in Sale mode, with lots of amazing items 30-50% off. Some amazing jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts, as well as floor sample cribs (including the Dwell Century & Kalon Studios) and more! We are making way for spring, though I feel like the spring weather might take a little time to come. In the meantime stay toasty in Mini Rodini, Indikidual, La Miniatura, Munster Kids and more! Shop Babesta sale! PS: What do you think about our Piñata Letters!?!
Still trying to figure out what to get your kids for Christmas? Here are some of the best Holiday gifts for kids, all hand picked by the Babesta style-elves. Find them online or just give us a buzz and we can wrap and ship for you! Shop Babesta!
Elyse Kroll, the interior designer who transformed Babesta Threads last year, offers some tips on designing a standout nursery, toddler or kid’s room.
1. Create a comfy reading nook.
Instill a lifelong love of reading with a special spot devoted to it. Choose a grown-up sized upholstered chair (for reading together) with an easy-care slipcover that can go in the wash. A reading chair should have its own lighting source. Skip the overhead lighting when reading in favor of a nearby standing lamp or table lamp.
2. Involve your child in the design process.
The surefire way to create a room your kid will love is to let him make some of the key choices, particularly with color. Since a favorite color can change from one year to the next, limit these decisions to things that are easy to change as well, like an accent wall or pillowcases.
3. Pick an easy rug to maintain.
Indoor/outdoor area rugs are a great choice for kids’ rooms – they now come in more patterns and colors than ever, and can literally be sprayed clean with water. Or consider a colorful mix of carpet tiles – it’s easier to replace a stained tile or two than an entire rug.
4. Choose furnishings that grow with your child.
Invest in pieces that don’t scream “baby furniture.” While bedding and accessories can be easily changed wiht your child’s evolving tastes, a foundation of white and neutral furniture with clean lines will last through childhood and even the teen years.
5. Mix old & new.
The most interesting, dynamic rooms contain a mix of newer furnishings combined with unexpected vintage pieces. An old chandelier can be painted a fun color and used as the main lighting source of a nursery. Or turn an ornate, antique picture frame into a magnetic chalkboard. The charm is all in the mix.
From the country that brought us Bugaboo, This is Dutch and Nuna! They just can’t stop! Check out this awesome hotel in Amsterdam, accommodating the design savvy student bodies! I would go back to school for this for sure! Read all about it in Design Milk.
Every now and again we switch up the floor at Cribz to move another piece on that we haven’t shown in a while. We’re selling our FS of Kalon Studios Caravan Crib and Dresser to make way for something else super stylish (you’ll see!) Since Kalon is usually a bit of a wait, this could provide a nice edge to an eager parent-to-be looking for one of the flyest nurseries out there. We adore this crib & its pop of color!!! Come in & see it or call us at 646 290 5508.
In all our favorite fall hues, these clothes trees from P’Kolino are the natural choice for kids’ clothing organization. Founded by two dads, P’Kolino seeks to combine playful style and smart functionality and this sculpture-esque storage solution for everything from blankets to diaper bags comes in an array of cheerful colors to brighten and neaten any room. Although it looks so fabulous on it’s own, you may not want to cover it up…
Spot on Square’s Roh Collection is a breath of fresh air design-wise. Made in America with sustainable, non-toxic materials and finishes, the clean, refreshing lines of their furniture are classy without being stuffy. We love how the Roh Crib really gives your kid a room with a view with its acrylic siding framed in Michigan Walnut. Roh, roh, roh your boat down to Babesta to grab the Roh collection for your nursery today!
O-M-G! Jonathan Adler’s letter pillows are the easiest way to add a little customizable flair to your décor and they’re stylish to boot! Adler’s designs are inspired by mid-century modern, art and global pop culture and Hand-loomed in Peru by weavers associated with Aid to Artisans, these pillows are stylish and sustainable. Only one question remains: What will you spell?