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Scandi Inspired Cross Quilt

Black and white nursery
black and white nursery

Introducing a new scandi inspired black and white patchwork quilt that I have just finished. Since so many of you requested the swedish cross in our Facebook competition, I have incorporated it into our own style. I have named it the Pia Scandi quilt.
While it is a bit busier than the simple cross blanket I feel that in a very basic nursery the pattern of the quilt can bring a bit of interest to an otherwise monochrome nursery. Anyway if you want that total simplicity you can just buy the actual blanket..which we discussed back here.

We also looked at some black and white children’s rooms back here..and here. It’s a trend which will continue to grow.

I’ve put it together with some other nursery ideas for you.

Sources below;

1. Pia Scandi Quilt by Alphabet Monkey
2. Donna Wilson Mono Cat at Kidostore
3.Sleigh chair from Freedom
4.Polar Bear print by A Grape Design
5.Triangle mobile by One Little Shop
6. Ouef Sparrow cot at Kidostore
7. Rokii Rocking egg and animal at Kidostore
8. Pia Scandi Cross cushion by Alphabet Monkey

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Update..yellow and grey elephants

yellow nursery ideas featuring alphabet monkey elephant quilt

Morning all,

Just wanted to give you a quick update to let you know where I’m at.   I have made up a new 1014 version of the yellow and grey elephant quilt and am now taking orders here.  I know many of you have been waiting on this.

I do also have some small yellow chevron on its way so it will also be incorporated into the quilt.  I’m sorry its taken me so long but I’ve been feeling frustrated and anxious this month waiting for people to deliver on promises made in regards to fabric supply and samples for our new ranges.  I am just so keen to get them all out there to you .  But this has to be a lesson in patience I guess..something I’m not that great at.

So I will continue to keep you up to date with things as soon as I know things are actually happening..aahh!!

I did make you this little board to show you the quilt patterns.. And some cute items for a yellow and grey nursery.

1. Alphabet Monkey Elephant quilt

2. Incy Interiors  Harry Cot , they also have it in yellow.

3. Art illustration ‘Safarini‘ by Pete Cromer

4. Timber elephant toy by Little Wooden Wonders

5. Heart felt garland by Lullaby Mobiles

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Cool art prints..introducing Pete Cromer


Today I’m so happy to introduce you to Melbourne based designer/ illustrator Pete Cromer .  Pete has recently quit the security of working for big name companies and is out living the dream of working for  himself. And it looks like things are going pretty well so far with one his prints featuring on the Design Files last week.

I discovered Pete last year on instagram , and one of his sketches convinced me that he was the right person to redesign our brand logos aka particularly Maxie the Monkey.  He did such a great job and understood just what I was after.  And Pete has also contributed some illustrations to be featured in some of our upcoming ranges this year which I just can’t wait to share with you.PegasusPrintWingsPrint



I bought for my studio the one above..’Love Ya Guts ‘ it is called.  So funny. I was just taken by the feeling of love that is portrayed through these little blobs.  All prints are limited edition signed prints and available through his website here.


I love the fun and freedom of his illustrations and I also feel that many would be brilliant additions to a nursery or children’s room. I have used the print below as a starting point for a nursery.  I think these works are so great in that they totally can suit someone of any age and they will be able to grow with your child because they aren’t too babyish. What do you think??


colourful and fun geo nursery board by AlphabetMonkey


1. Seance art print by Pete Cromer

2. Declan cot from Incy Interiors

3. Tassel garland in multicolour by Confetti System

4. Cross blanket by Pia Wallen

5. Recycled timber hand painted drawers by The Family Love Tree

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Modern Indian Nursery…



Haven’t done a nursery mood board for a while so lets do a modern geometric Indian vibe.

Bedding is all Alphabet Monkey..

Cool cot is from Incy Interiors

Print from Etsy shop La Luna Designs

Feather Head dress Pls contact us to make an order.

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More Circus Inspiration..

I have just recently watched the movie ‘Water for Elephants’ and I just loved it. I had put off watching it because I was convinced I’d cry but despite the sadness of the hardships of the day and the animals’ treatment I was happy to see it did have a sweet ending.

So on that note, I thought I’d share a few more vintage circus nursery inspirations with you.

little gatherer circus board1

These boards can be found in my nursery inspiration board on pinterest but these particular two come from the gorgeous site the Little Gatherer. The site is a gorgeous collection of a things children. They find some amazing things and it’s well worth checking out.

little gatherer circus board 2

There is also plenty more circus inspiration on my Circus pinboard. And I do also have a couple of vintage circus inspired quilts left in my etsy shop as well as some gorgeous cushion covers with a cool circus print.

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Trend Watch..Urban Warrior

Today we are checking out another current trend in boys interiors which we are calling Urban Warrior. Well thats what Jacinda from Hide and Sleep Interiors has called it in her lovely inspiration board below.
I went back to check out Jacindas’ blog and realised in was way back in Febuary when she posted it and I have been meaning to share it ever since . Sorry for my slackness.

urban warrior

She discusses some of the key elements to incorporate the look into your childs room.
These include elements like aztec and tribal style prints. I must admit that my yellow aztec print has been most popular for this kind of style.

Arrows in many forms including the arrowhead style geometric prints and triangle motifs.
Wild animals , feathers, raw timbers, teepees, dream catchers etc.

And here is a lovely big boys room who has used this look in a modern understated way.

urban warrior bedroomurban warrior

This bedroom is featured on the lovely blog Chasing Sunshine, you can see more pics here. I particularly love the dash of emerald green here and am also hoping to incorporate this colour into my next ranges. For the colour of the year I haven’t seen it used that much in kids interiors. I think its a great option for a refreshing and modern look for boys rooms and nurseries and so I think we may continue to see more over the next year.

And if you like this tribal look, I have good news because our next range is going to feature some gorgeous fabrics and prints which will fit right in with this vibe. For now you can check out our geometric and aztec styles for a modern nursery in our etsy shop.

And you can see this bedroom and plenty more on my pinterest boards which cover designs for little and big boys rooms as well as unisex and girls designs too. You can check it all out here

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Modern and Simple Nursery….yellow and blue

I just wanted to share this lovely nursery which I found on the Nest Design Studio blog.  I thought you might like to see how the design board was translated into an actual room…oh and it does also include an Alphabet Monkey quilt too.


Nest Design

And so it went from this lovely board …..to this fantastic room…..

blue and yellow nursery


It’s a lovely simple and modern room isn’t it?

I do actually have just one of those yellow chevron quilts left in my store if you want to snap up the lucky last one.

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Foxy Fun in the Nursery

Mr Fox has been in the limelight lately as the trend for all things ‘fox’ continues from childrens products to nursery design and kids fashion. It’s not just kids things either…foxy motifs have been popping up in womens fashion for a while now too.

While the overall woodland trend continues it does evolve with different critters coming to the forefront.  We have seen a lot of owls over the last few years and as endearing as they are it’s always fun to see something new. Think foxes, racoons and bears …..but today lets look at foxes.

foxy fun nursery


You can find links to the sources of all todays items via my Fox Trend pinterest board.

I have collected quite a few fox theme nursery inspiration boards which will also give you lots of ideas of the many different ways you can bring a bit of foxy fun to your nursery.  You can visit the Fox Trend pinterest board here.


fox nursery


This little Fox Hollow quilt is also back in store this week, I have two more that are ready to ship.  And there is also the Toadstool hand stitched quilt available too.

You can see what I have ready to ship in the etsy store now.


fox hollow quilt by alphabet monkey

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Nursery Board Inspiration


I’ve been a bit quiet this week as I have dealt with the flu. Cam, mum and I were all struck down so all operations here at Alphabet Monkey came to a standstill. But we are all back in action, Cam is back to preschool today and I don’t think I am too behind on orders so it’s all good.

Before this wave of germs hit, I received an email from Belinda at Petite Vintage Interiors. She had included some of our products in a clients mood board and had sent it for me to see. I’m so glad she did.

It is totally gorgeous, both right on trend, modern but with also a vintage touch…clever girl.

I knew you would love to see it too.

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Mushroom Magic

Toadstool nursery by alphabet monkey

I have just listed the new Fox Hollow range which is limited edition.

When I came to make this, the little mushrooms just jumped out at me and so I made a feature of it. It is probably a little more feminine than I would have originally planned but thats great news for those of you who are always asking for girls items I guess. I think it is a great unisex option.

There are three only of the mushroom quilts.

Oh and don’t you just love that silver cot from Incy Interiors.

Silver cot from Incy Interiors
Mushroom Lamp from Lark Store
Patchwork quilts by alphabet monkey
Mushroom Stool seat cushion from Etsy

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