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Black and White Teepee Nursery

Little Teepee 4 pc nursery set by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Great news!!   Our popular Teepee XL Cot Quilt is back in stock. So I thought I’d share a few of our teepee nursery pics to get you inspired. Whether you are sticking strictly monochrome or are adding a dash of colour this quilt will fit the bill.

Teepee cushion by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au as pictured in the home of Belinda Nihill of Nest Design Studio.

Our Teepee cushion seen here with our Brave Arrow cushion and grid quilt as styled by Belinda from Nest Design Studio.

Boys Teepee Range by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #blackandwhitenursery #blackandyellownursery #teepeenursery #babyboynursery

Adding a dash of colour always looks great.. a touch of yellow maybe?

Baby Arrow jumpsuit by Alphabet Monkey. #babyboy

Not just sticking to bedlinen, we also have some cute arrow jumpsuits for both boys and girls.

Teepee range as shown in the home of Nest Design Studio. Teepee range by Alphabet Monkey.

Belinda knows how to style a boys room with three of her own.. here you can see our Little Teepee fitted sheet along with our Teepee cushion.

Teepee Boys Range by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #teepeebedding #babyboyquilt #babyboyblanket #teepeecushion #cribbedding #blackwhiteandgreen

And above a dash of green and mint add some extra zing.

Teepee Boys Range by Alphabet Monkey also in green.

And if you want a dash more green our Teepee quilt in the green has just arrived too so now we have three options in the Teepee range..black/white, green, or pink/grey.

Baby Ella in our Teepee wrap www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

And its not only quilts in the range..we have teepee styles available in newborn blankets as well as larger double sided blankets too.  Look at this cutie..it seems like an eternity since mine were this tiny.

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Chloe Fleury Animal Heads

The trend to use animal heads in the nursery has been around for a while but is still as popular as ever.  I wanted to introduce you to another style of animal heads created by clever French Illustrator and prop stylist Chloe Fleury.

Chloe Fluery Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Chloe currently lives in San Francisco USA with her husband, two daughters Lula and Anouk and their cat Maggie.

Her paper creations are usually adapted into stop motion animation and have been used by some of the worlds biggest companies for window displays or advertising purposes.  When I checked out her site I was surprised to see that I was familiar with many of her campaigns however I have mostly admired the clever origami like paper animal heads that are often pictured in the most stylish and quirky nurseries.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalheads #nurserydecor

Her colourful aesthetic is contagious and I just love the way she mixes it all together to create fun  looks in her spaces. Above and below you can see the flamingo head which I have in my own daughters room.  The swan design above is gorgeous and sure to be a winner as the trend for swans in girls rooms explodes.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalheads #nurserydecor

I also purchased an elephant head to use in some of our photography and thought it looks quite good in a minimalist setting too.  The heads all come flat packed with pre marked lines to fold along and double sided sticky patches to secure.  We found them quite simple to put together.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

The bunnies are super cute.. in black and white above or in the springtime colours below.  One great thing about them is that they are so lightweight and easy to stick to the wall. This is great for us as we are currently renting.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalheads #paperart #rabbithead #nurserydecor

Another colourful room in the home of Chloe .. with a yellow flamingo head.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalhead #nurserydecor #flamingohead #paperart

And this cute little lion head is one of Chloes’ latest designs which was also part of an advertising campaign.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #paperart #nurserydecor #lionhead #

I highly recommend you check out Chloes’ website as she is one clever girl.  I initially followed her on Instagram as I loved her designs but also her travel adventures. You can see the love of colour and design from far flung destinations not only in her home but also her work.

Her work is quite sought after so sometimes you may have to wait for a restock to get a sold out design..but its worth it.

I hope you’ve loved her work as much as I do and consider it when looking for something different to add to your nursery wall.

You could also head over to our Pinterest page to check out our kids interior inspirations.

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Boho styling with our Teepee Range

Teepee boho girls bedlinen styling on www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #bohostyle #teepeestyling #teepee #alphabetmonkeyquilt #patchworkquilt

So I couldn’t wait to share with you some of our styling of the our beautiful girls Teepee range.

It’s such a change to style for a girls look and we went for it with this bohemian garden scene.

Enjoy..

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All items are available in store ( except the crochet items) and if you are interested in a king single patchwork coverlet/quilt pls email us to join the xmas waitlist.

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In the Wild..Mountain Quilt Range

In the Wild Range featuring Mountain Quilt and Roary the Bear. Limited edition. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Hot on the heels of our recent look at the Mountain mural trend,  I’m excited to share with you our new range, In the Wild.

Your little wild one will love imagining climbing mountains and chance encounters with roaring bears (well our Roary is more cute than scary but don’t tell him that),  and cuddling up next to pretend campfires with his hand stitched mountain quilt.  Get him a name cushion to finish the look which will grow with him from the cot to the big bed.

In the Wild Range by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

As you know we produce in super small quantities to keep our quilts special, so we will be offering on a pre-order basis.  Strictly limited edition .

And we will be offering an awesome bonus during the first preorder week available only to our VIPs. So if you aren’t one already better hop onto the mail list now .

In the Wlld; mountain range www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

In signature Alphabet Monkey style we love to create fresh and contemporary looks with our patchwork, we love mixing our arrows with our geometrics and we love to see how you mix it up too.

They are destined to become a keepsake that will always remind you of these baby days.

Our cot quilts are made in an XL size which is 100cm x 130cm.  This will fit any cot you have so don’t worry about the sizing.

In the Wild : Mountain Range by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

You can create a mountain on your wall too with a roll of masking tape.  I had this blue tape in my cupboard and  did a quick DIY on the wall. So easy yet such an effective look…Why not give it a go?

In the Wild: Roary the Bear Cot quilt cover www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

We know how much you love the Roary Range in black so we are bringing him in grey to complement the blues of the Mountain quilt.  Perfect for gender neutral looks or to add some black if you love monochrome.

 

Roary the Bear cot quilt cover www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

For extra warmth we recommend layering up with our Cotton jersey cot blanket.  Pictured below  our cot blanket is perfect from birth as you can tuck baby in tightly as per SIDS guidelines and it will grow with him.  We also use ours as a travel blanket, play mat, tv watching blankie (for me that it).

Roary the Bear quilt cover and grey grid cot blanket www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Remember this range is strictly limited edition so don’t miss out on this special item for your little boys wild nursery.

Preorders start Sunday 22nd

PS Look out for your special preorder bonus in your email box in the coming days.

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Trend- Mountain Murals

About 12 or so months ago I had a sample range made up with some little mountains on it..originally inspired by a quilt I made for my friends’ baby named Everest.

Well time flies by and I was digging around recently and found it and I thought YES LETS DO THIS!! (Watch out for updates on this )….. So then I jumped onto Pinterest and went to my Mountain Nursery board for all things mountain inspired and have discovered that this trend has really started to explode.  Particularly the mountain mural.

So lets check a few out..

mountain mural trend on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #mountain #mountainnursery #mountainmural

 

The detail in this intricate layered mountain scene is amazing as is the layering of the cool colours from dark to light. It really gives the wall a fantastic level of depth.

And here is another similar one.

mountain mural trend on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #mountainnursery #mountainmural

The blanket, sheepskin rug and the macrame wall decor though all white create interest due to their textural elements.  This is something we will look at again soon as it is important to use pattern and texture in monochromatic (one colour) spaces.

All the pattern in the wall creates enough interest allowing them to keep the rest of the space very simple.

Well, you might be thinking that these two are way out of your league..and I wouldn’t suggest trying them unless you are quite creative or handy with a brush.  But all’s not lost..lets have a look at some simpler options.

Mountain mural trend on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #mountainnursery #mountainmural #mountainwall

Isn’t this a sweet picture too, and I do love the mustard yellow of the patterned rug and the sun giving the room some life.  The parents wanted an adventurer / mountaineering theme but have managed to keep it subtle by using  the wall as the main feature.

The more I look I see a real crossover from the teepee trend which is coming more from the Aztec American Indian inspired looks and the camping/ adventurer vibe which I think is relates back to parents wanting their children to experience the outdoors in this increasingly digital age.

mountain mural trend on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #mountain trend #mountainnursery #mountainmural

And here is another more simple mountain style.  If you wanted to make an even stronger statement you could do them in black. Really let your imagination go wild and get out that tape and paint away.

I remember when I had Campbell that trees were the thing to have in your nursery and they were a lot harder to do yourself so I really think most of you would be able to give these mountains a go.

If you are still not sure about painting or maybe you are renting,  don’t worry you can use some stickers or create a mountain design from washi tape.

I’ve pinned so many great ideas for you and links to where you can get them as well as some DIY help, all on my Mountain Nursery pinterest board.

 

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Leos’ serene gender neutral nursery

Lets nursery by Nest Design Studio.. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

I have been wanting to share this gorgeous nursery space with you cause I just know that there are so many of you who keep the sex of your bub a surprise and you might be needing a bit of extra inspiration.

This simple and serene space was designed by Belinda Nihill for her third baby, Leo.  Belinda is the owner and creative genius behind Nest Design Studio and I’ve been lucky enough to have become friends with Belinda and watch her business blossom.

Lets nursery by Nest Design Studio on the blog at www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

You may even recognise this room if you follow my instagram as lovely Belinda has also put her styling and photography skills to work and we have lots of beautiful images of our products styled in this space.

That is part of the beauty of this space..its versatility.  It’s bang on trend with the moroccan rug, natural leather and wooden touches, metallic accents, a must have cot from Incy Interiors.  But Belinda has a way of blending these fashionable elements and creates a special space with a timelessness about it.  It doesn’t feel trendy but it is definitely on trend.

This is what a talented interior designer can bring to the table.

lets nursery by nest design studio as featured on www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Belinda says that she has designed each of her boys rooms as a challenge… a way to showcase new looks and of course her design skills.

She was wanting something gender neutral but didn’t want to go down the monochrome path as she had already done that with her older boys space… we will share that another day.

www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au Leos nursery feature by nest design studio

The box is a find from their farm which had their surname and year of marriage added.. adding such personal touches makes it really special.

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I personally refer to this type of look as upmarket safari.. a more sophisticated twist on the more traditional nursery theme.  I also really love the little lion accents with his name being Leo.

The room is also peppered with lots of handmade touches from small online and instagram businesses.

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Belinda admits that the room has been a bit of a splurge but insists each piece was worth it, especially her nursery chair.  The only item she thinks she won’t be reusing elsewhere in her home when it comes time to redecorate is the cot.

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In her own words ” It really is a room that is a joy to be in. When I sit in the chair and nurse Leo , I think I let out a little sigh every time because of the peace and the calm of the space.”

And isn’t that what we all want our nursery to feel like. A little sanctuary for us to bond with our little one.. a special space to share during that tiny window of time when everything else fades away and its just you two.

 

All photos the property of Nest Design Studio

 

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Baby Girls Teepee Nursery Range

Have you seen our Boho Teepee range for girls?? All in our online store now .. #alphabetmonkey #teepee #bohonursery #pinkteepee #girlsbabyquilt #babygirl

I was going through my blog and realised that I had failed to share many of our updated and newly released ranges.  Did you know that we recently released a girls version of our popular Teepee Patchwork quilt?  Well probably not so I’m sharing it today with you…..

These patchwork style quilts are not only beautiful but so useful… don’t limit yourself to keeping it in the nursery.  They double as play mats, travel rugs, cuddling on lounges , rolling up into your baby bag..it goes on. And the best thing is that they can be handed down or kept as a keepsake which is what we have been hearing back from our mums.

View the range HERE..

Our teepee range is perfect for a boho inspired nursery, with our perfect shade of peachy pink and muted greys it will be gorgeous in most nursery spaces.  Add a little dreamcatcher, some natural  elements and a little teepee and she will be in boho heaven.

girls teepee range

We now have the standard size pillowcase available in the black and the pink for use as bub gets a bit bigger (over 12 mths) and wants a pillow.  You can also mix and match with our cushions and blankets for a big bed too.

You can also see that our ever popular custom name cushion looks cute in a matching shade of pink.

 

This lovely nursery pic of our girls teepee patchwork quilt was taken by Belinda Nihill from Nest Design Studio.  I hope to feature some of her lovely kids rooms on here soon.

Tailored Arrow pillowcase by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

The beauty of a patchwork quilt is in the details and we have now added more information about how they are made and what makes them special in our About Us page in our FAQ section.

patchwork detail

 

Head to our online shop to see the whole range HERE

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Yellow Elephant Crib Bedding Range Returns….

Yellow elephant quilt range by www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #elephantquilt #elephantnursery

Creating an elephant nursery? We have you covered.

Our much anticipated yellow and grey elephant baby nursery range is now in stock.  We currently have the XL patchwork cot quilt (100x130cm), bunting and the cute patchwork lumbar style cushion cover.

We are also have  some new elephant toys and garlands to match our new sunny yellow as well as some cot sheets and cushions in the fun new spotty print.

 

Yellow elephant range by www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #elephantnursery #elephantquilt #elephantdecor

Elephant crib bedding and patchwork cot quilts by www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #elephantbabyquilt #elephantnursery

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Trend Watch- Cactus

cactus trend nursery mood board by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

You may have noticed the cactus trend growing as you see the motif popping up all over the place.. kids prints, cushions, clothing. Well its just a natural progression from the Mexican trend which is everywhere in fashion, interiors and even food.

I’ve always been a huge fan of cactus..of the living variety, and I actually still have a couple from the last time aztec and mexicana was all the rage..yes showing my age here.

So i thought I would pop together a bit of an inspiration design board that could be used for a nursery or a big boys room..and I thought our Ashkii pattern and colour way went with it just perfectly.

Links below if you want to find some of these products.

1. Declan cot by Incy Interiors

2. Cactus Lamp by Cotton On

3. Grid cushion by Alphabet Monkey

4. Assorted bedlinen and Ashkii Single bed Quilt Cover Set by Alphabet Monkey

5. Cactaceae Print by Amelie Mancini

6. Cactus cushions by XanderLouKids 

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Indian Feather Headdress are Back..

Indian Headdress www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Hi guys..

Ive had so many people asking over the last few months when we would have the Indian Headdresses back in stock… well I’m giving you the heads up..we have just listed a whole range of them.

We have quite a few colours to choose from but only a few of each right now. You can claim the one you want and they will ship August 24.

So head over and check it out here

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