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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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Indis’ Black and White Nursery

Bear Quilt cover by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Monochrome nurseries are popular for boys but how about adding a girly touch to our Bear bedding.

You may not have thought of using this for a girl but we just love this gorgeous black and white nursery belonging to a sweet little girl named Indi. It really shows how unisex this black and white linen can be.  And of course it doesn’t look like the monochromatic trend is going anywhere fast.

Indis' black and white nursery with Bear Quilt by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Indi has a very clever mum, Kat who happens to be the brains behind Chuck and Taz. If you haven’t pimped out your pram with a liner from Chuck and Taz you better head there now. They specialise in super cool pram liners in unisex prints for boys and girls.

Indis' nursery with Bedlinen by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Indis' nursery , bedlinen by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Indis' black and white nursery with bedlinen by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

So our Black Bear range is available in Quilt covers/duvet covers in both single bed and cot sizes.  It features the bear print of the top and the black arrow on the reverse.  We also have the co- ordinating cot fitted sheets available in bear, white arrow and black arrow prints which are extra large so they will fit your larger cot mattress like a boori.

Black Bear Quilt cover..available in single and cot size by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Raaah!!!

We named this little guy Roary thanks to a suggestion on Instagram by one of our lovely followers.  He was hand drawn for us by Australian artist Pete Cromer. You can check out his work here.

Black bear cushion by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

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Brave Arrow Nursery

brave moodboard ..new range by alphabet monkey.com.au

I just wanted to do an update on the Brave Arrow Indian nursery range.  It has been a very popular design..probably because of the current trend for black and white nurseries as well as it’s simplicity.

Ashkii /Brave SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Our quilt is back in stock as pictured here..black on the front with white with black arrows on the back.  The Arrow cushion and the sheet are expected to be back in stock this month sometime.

And in other news I am testing samples in grey and white too so I’m hoping to add those to the Arrow range in the next few months.

Below is a sample of a cot sized quilt cover which we will also have arriving soon.  Perfect for that stage between a cot quilt and moving into a big bed.  Enables you to pop an insert inside for the cooler weather.

Baby Cot Quilt covers in arrow print by alphabet monkey.com.au

 

And like our Single bed quilt cover it is also reversible.  this one features the Little Teepee with Tree print on the reverse side. It is piped around all edges and our fabrics are screen printed by hand onto a beautiful soft quality poplin which washes up beautifully.  And best of all the blacks are strong and true and don’t fade after a couple of washes..a problem I had previously found with other fabrics and printers.

 

Cot quilt cover by alphabet monkey.com.au

 

And of course our popular Ashkii single bed quilt cover set will be back in stock this month too so we will let you know when it is.  Featuring the black arrow on one side and the modern Teepee Triangle geometric print on the other.

Ashkii single bed quilt cover by blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

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Trend Watch; Metallics and Copper

Metallic touches in the nursery www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Ok so metallics have been popular for quite a while now as we have discussed previously..many of the coolest interior trends are tending to seep into the coolest nurseries and kids spaces too.

Ive always been a fan of silver but the latest gold, copper and bronze offering give us an opportunity to create something different.  the most popular way to introduce metals into kids spaces seems to be through wall decals/stickers and through lighting.

Metallic touches in the nursery. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

I have seen many gold and copper nurseries over the last year and they have tended to be very feminine and frilly affairs so I was pleasantly surprised to find these more unisex and boyish options for you to be inspired by.

This rose gold Ellie cot by Incy interiors has been styled in a decidedly unfeminine way which is great to give you inspiration..especially with the mustard (another up and coming colour).  I think most people would tend to automatically picture this cot in a girls pretty nursery so it was very clever of them to show it here in a different way.

Metallic touches in the nursery www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

I love the simplicity of this delicate looking copper mobile (below).

Metallic touches in the nursery . www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

I’ve most commonly seen copper/bronze paired with pinks and corals which I do love, but how great does it look with these mint and aqua tones.

Very fresh and the metallic touches lift the simplicity of this room.

 

Metallic touches in the nursery. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

We might do another post soon of some of the more feminine metallic rooms too..I may need to create one for myself…

And so I’ve put together a little inspiration board of products that can help add that little metallic touch to your nursery.  I have already got my eye on a few of these pieces for my new nursery.

Metallic touches for the nursery by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Sources clockwise from top left

1.Bronze cloud mobile from BabyJivesCo

2. Bronze art Print by Laura Blythman 

3. Copper Gem light Cage by Lark

4. Calypso copper stool by Beeline Design on DTLL

5. Copper Square Utility Basket set of 3 by Lark

6. Ellie Cot in Rose gold by Incy Interiors 

7. Copper Diamonds Cushion by Room and Bloom on DTLL

 

You can find all interior images and their sources on one of my nursery boards or on the metallic board on Pinterest.

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Alphabet Monkey Birthday Sale

Our Ashkii range by Alphabet Monkey www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Good morning everyone….. hows the weather hey?? We have gone from a glorious summer like spring to winter today..brr.

But in better news…did you know that this weekend marks Alphabet Monkey turning 4?? Yes it was four years ago when I first set up my Etsy shop. Wow I couldn’t hardly even upload a photo back then and Campbell was only about 9 months old.  Wow how much has changed in that time.

Well to celebrate we will be having a 4 day SALE in our online store.

Alphabet Monkey birthday sale

We will be offering 25% off our entire Ashkii/Brave and Storm Range from 9am Thursday 16 (yes tomorrow) until midnight on Sunday 19 Aust EST. So if you haven’t had a chance to grab any yet or want to add to what you have now is the time.

Other items ( like our elephants) that are not included in the sale will still be available in our Etsy store.

Ashkii/Brave range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au.  Cool boys

All our prints are available as quilts , cushions and fitted sheets.

Ashkii /Brave SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey  www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Ashkii range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #teepee #b

Ashkii Range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey

Ashkii Single bed quilt cover has black arrows on the back..mix and match with our pillowcases and cushions

Stormy cot collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Our Storm range is also available as an XL boori size patchwork quilt as well as the modern quilt style pictured.

Stormy Quilt cover by alphabet monkey.. the ABC of cool boys spaces.

Our Storm single bed quilt is reversible with for a monochromatic raindrop look on the back.

Stormy collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.auAnd we also have soft organic cotton newborn swaddles available in all our cool patterns.

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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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Trend Watch..the cross blanket

 

pia wallen swedish cross blanket

I am seeing scandi inspired crosses everywhere these days. And particularly the blankets.
I thought I’d do a bit of digging to find out a bit more about these blankets and also find out where you can snap one up.

They are the work of swedish designer Pia Wallen who is best known for her high quality felt products and in particular her Crux blanket featuring the cross.

The cross is a symbol of hope in the Swedish folk arts traditions and so it seems fitting that the blanket has become a symbol of all things scandinavian.
It was first introduced in 1991 and is made by a small swedish mill where they use traditional weaving and felting techniques along with the highest quality wools.

The ‘Crux’ blanket is 100% wool and was both expensive , limited and highly sought after.

scandicross

 

In response to this, Wallen released the ‘Cross ‘ blanket in 2011. It was created to offer a more accessible version but maintaining the design integrity of the original. This version is 100% cotton and made from ecological cotton from Peru. The main visual difference is that the cross is slightly smaller. This may explain its’ renewed popularity.

Although we are talking of this as a  trend it really has a much more enduring quality as a symbol of scandinavian design..so if you do pay out the big bucks for the Crux you can be sure it will never really go out of date, especially if you are a scandi design junkie.

Cot from Incy Interiors

Baby blanket in wool available from Story North

Cross throw ..find similar items on Etsy

Woollen owl cushion from Kidostore

Felt cloud cushion from Alphabet Monkey

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Black and white nursery style..

erin micheal

You may remember that I shared this gorgeous picture of Jaggers’ creative birth announcement with you back in October. Well since then it has been picked up from my pinterest boards I think…and shared and shared again and featured on lots of blogs due to this .  So due to this surge of interest I thought you might like to see a bit more of the lovely work of new mum Erin Michael, the lady behind this lovely pic.

Erin ( pictured above) may look a bit familiar to our Aussie readers because she was a contestant on ‘The Block’ renovation series.  Since then she has been styling for magazines and is now running her own interior and food styling business. Check out her website here.

Erin has showcased the growing trend for black and white in nurseries in her own simply styled nursery which she has allowed us to share here.
erin micheal

erin micheal nurseryerin micheal

I am totally a fan of black and white nurseries.. considering once the baby in born they have so many colourful toys and items I think it is a lovely base for a fun, contemporary nursery.

This scandinavian look is growing in popularity and I think it is also quite popular in Australia as we seem to like the simple minimalistic styles here too.  I think American nurseries seem to prefer a lot more soft furnishings and have their own distinct look which we will look another day.

 

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