Top 10 Nursery Trends for 2017

Lets talk nursery trends……

The year has gotten away but lets look at what’s trending this year and beyond.

1. Metallics and Rose Gold.  Expect to see a lot more particularly on larger items like cots. Our latest range Modern vintage was photographed on this Incy Interiors cot and it looks just divine.

2. Monochrome. Yes there seems to be no end in sight for black and white however we are seeing a lot more greys and neutrals taking centre stage and the introduction of natural elements.

3. Murals. You are most likely to see plenty of mountains in boys nurseries and large scale florals in girls rooms. Some will be wallpapers and some will be stickers or hand painted.

4. Statement Cots. Who cares what the colour scheme is when you have an amazing designer cot.

5. Pastels. Soft sweet colour palettes that often include light timbers or fun motifs of the sweet variety..think donuts, ice creams, sweets etc.

6. Boho. Lots of textural elements and natural materials along with nature inspired motifs. Add a salt lamp, a teepee, some macrame and a jute rug and you are on your way.

7. Greenery. It’s the colour of the year but I see it being used more through the use of actual plants and greenery. Ferns, cactus, fiddle leafs.

8. Rabbits and Lions.  Expect to see more bunny and lion designs popping up in nurseries.. toys, bedding and even photographic prints.

9. Outdoor and Adventure.  Mountains, camping tents, bears and woodland animals are still on the scene especially for boys.  Adding  tree stumps and wooden  panelling seem to be popular.

10. Most popular looks will be mid century modern and vintage styles.

We will delve into some of these trends in more detail over the coming months so drop me an email if you want to look at a particular trend first.

Head to our pinterest boards  for more examples and ideas.

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Modern Vintage Baby Quilts.. Preorders Now open

Introducing the Modern Vintage Baby Quilt Range…
Meet Charlotte and George…. the first two in our range.

Inspired by a desire to go back to basics the Modern Vintage Baby quilt range is beautiful in its simplicity.  Charlotte and George will be the first in the range and embody the classic yet stylish colour combinations that have stood the test of time.

At once at home is traditional or contemporary nurseries or strewn across the end of a single..this is a quilt really worth handing down.

This range will be created with love in our Australian studio so pieces will most likely be released in preorders so we can do small batches. I’m very excited to be back on the machine and bringing you something new and special.


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New look range..Modern Vintage Baby Quilts

I’ve been in the studio lately and I’ve been busy.

Getting back to basics of what I do and assessing what I love about Alphabet Monkey.

So with that in mind I went back to the sewing table (locked the kids out), got hands on and loved it.  And the result is our newest range  Modern Vintage.

It’s still the patchwork we are known for but in a much simpler form. It’s back to design 101 where shape, colour, texture and balance play a larger role once pattern is left out of the equation.

I’m a bit of a minimalist at heart so I love the simplicity of this style that allows it to blend into both vintage and contemporary settings and can’t wait to see it in your nursery.

I also love the natural linen I’m using to back these ones.  Everyone is loving linen lately and it just has that natural lovely texture.

Preorders will open this SUNDAY night and we will be making them mostly on a make after you order basis..

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Our Dream Nursery Guarantee

Are you hesitant to buy something online?

Not sure your purchase will be perfect once you get it home?

We understand what it’s like to be expecting and to be nesting. Sometimes its hard when we can’t touch and feel something in person before we buy. AND we totally understand the importance to you to create a special place to bond and spend time with your little one.

The last thing we want is for a customer to feel stuck with something they don’t love in their nursery. We want to to come in , sit down and look around and just LOVE all the special pieces you’ve curated for this special space.

SOO we want to offer you peace of mind with our DREAM NURSERY GUARANTEE.

If you don’t love it just send it back to us in original packaging within 7 days and get a full refund.  We’ve actually always had this policy but never gave it a name till now.  We realised that you aren’t mind readers :p so we wanted to make sure you know this.

And over all these years we’ve never had one returned..even from the nervous mums to be who we certainly told them they could return it…they NEVER did.

Thats why we are confident that you will never need to use our Dream Nursery Guarantee but its nice to know it’s there.

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Just Arrived.. Single bed Quilts

Hi there,

Just wanted to let you know that we have a tiny number of King single quilts available as a limited edition range.

The quilt is pictured on a single bed and is perfect for those moving onto a big bed. They are a very generous size so I could also see them looking great on a double bed too as a throw over.

You can grab yours now HERE

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Nursery Set Giveaway.. win over $300 worth of cot linen.

Yes you read right.. we have an awesome giveaway which kicked off tonight on Instagram.

The prize is everything you see in this picture… YAY!! Thats right.. our super popular handmade Whale quilt, a fitted sheet, a geo cushion cover, a felt whale and a string of matching bunting flags.

To enter you need to follow us on instagram, comment who you would like to give the prize to (your little one or a loved one) and tag a friend who has a little boy and may like to enter.

You can also repost to grab another entry but your account must be public.

Head to instagram and look for the giveaway post picture to enter.. follow this link HERE

So go forth and enter..good luck.

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In the Media.. see us on Interiors Addict

We were very excited to share our story with Jen from Interiors Addict (one of Australia’s most popular design websites).


It’s interesting to look back over the last 6+ years and see how the handmade and craft industry has evolved. And as mentioned in the article I can see how the growth of Etsy has played a large part in all that.

We discuss how the business has been a bit of a family affair and our ideas for the future.

You can check out the full article here.

You may not know that before I had my son I couldn’t use a sewing machine at all, or that my amazing mum is an art quilter who has a distinctive decorative style and has won many prizes and been exhibited in countries all around the world.

You can check out her work here.


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Green Teepee Range ..get it before it’s gone.

Is it February already?

With a new year we have lots of new ranges coming to share with you so it’s time to discontinue some of our current ranges.

Firstly we have our gorgeous green Teepee colour way which has now been added to our SALE section.

Prices are up to 60% off , while stocks last so don’t wait around.


Green Teepee quilt detail with hand stitched teepee in felt.

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Boxing Day Sale Event

Welcome to our Boxing Day Sale Event..we are excited to take part with lots of other talented mamas out there to participate in the Stylish Kids Australia Boxing Day Instagram Pop Up thats a mouth full.


You can head over to their instagram page to see all the brands and the discounts on offer at @stylishkids_popupstore here

As part of this super exciting promotion we are offering our biggest promotion yet ,and it’s off everything you have been looking at in our store..yep it’s storewide and goes for 48 hrs only.


or STYLISHKIDSVIP if you are one of our VIPS.


So hurry hurry cause it ends in 48 hours..


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