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Nursery Trend .. Tribal Rugs

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Have you noticed that the trend for tribal inspired rugs in the home has crept into the nursery?

No ? Well that’s ok because that’s what I am here for…. to bring you the latest insights into nursery and interior trends.

A few years back all the most stylish nurseries were featuring stripes, chevron, quatrefoil, triangles in coloured flat weave rug designs.  But now there has been quite a big shift from the use of geometric style rugs to more heavily patterned styles with a more bohemian or tribal  edge.

This bohemian aesthetic can be done in many ways and in combination with many popular nursery motifs so let’s check out a few.

The first example above is a classic way to use tribal rugs and that is to set it as a contrast against a white wall. In fact you will be hard pressed to really find any that aren’t in neutral environments. This allows you to add in more pattern or interest and it can all pop against the neutral surrounds.  However I really think they would AMAZING against a coloured room or wall that was colour matched from one of the rug colours.  But you would need to be a bit braver.

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Moroccan rugs are very popular and traditionally every region was known for its particular colours and patterns.  Now however they are often made to order with current colour trends in mind and have become a real statement piece for the home.  I love the boho vibe in the space above with its cute teepee and the soft natural colours of the rug, don’t you?

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In this example , the rug is called a Boucherouite rug and they are usually one of a kind vintage recycled fabric rugs made by the Berber  women in Morocco. They weave wool and fabric together to get that ribbon look.  You can find so many brightly coloured versions of these and they remind me a bit of those rags rugs I used to see around as doormats when I was younger…but nicer of course!

 

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I do love the dark base of this one which really grounds the room and gives quite a different look.  I guess thats part of the appeal of these rugs, they are usually unique and so it gives the room a touch of difference and the colours tie in with all the coloured items that kids tend to accumulate ..so it can be stylishly messy which as we know kids rooms often are once the actual baby comes along.

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Ok so this one has been huge in interiors for a while, due to the blend of its understated look, simple geometric lines, the fact they are black and white and also tribal.  Its called a Beni Ourian and they usually have a bit of a shag like pile.

Their minimalistic look can fit into many nursery styles or themes creating interest with its texture and understated pattern. As shown in the nurseries above and below.

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

I just love the colours in this Aztec rug below. From Mexico they traditionally feature golds, rusts and reds but now makers are adding vibrant modern palettes and its made them irresistible for contemporary homes.  This style with its large geometric patterns is also a great match when decorating in the South Western style as the Americans call it, you know like an American Indian or teepee theme as we in Oz would think of it.

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And last but not least another strong geometric design to ground a South Western desert, Boho kinda vibe.

These rugs are also referred to as Kilim rugs as they are pipeless, flat woven , hand woven traditional rugs..many like this originate in Turkey or in nearby countries.

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And looking back over the photographs you may have noticed another 2 trends..

  1. Its been going strong for a while and I see no end in sight as our love of exotic rugs grows… yes it’s the leather Moroccan pouf or footstool.  Perfect for the nursery as you feed baby or really for any room in the house.  I remember haggling to buy one in morocco years ago and our escape from the evil clutches of the rip off merchant is something we still laugh about today..but yes thats another story.
  2. Fiddle leaf figs and cactus..or in fact any plant pictured in interiors.  Indoor plants is a massive trend being revived from the 70’s but well when you see them in kids rooms and nurseries just remember they are really only there as a styling aid..that dash of greenery just lifts the photo. But seriously I don’t think anyone is really keeping these in a kids room. Especially once the baby can crawl.

So in conclusion I think these tribal rugs look awesome .. and they are really the ultimate gender neutral essential.  If you start googling them you will just go crazy at all the choices but I have put a lot together for you to see on a Tribal Rug Trend pinterest board.

Of course they are expensive for the real thing due to the hand woven nature of them but if you happen to collect one on your travels it would be something you would keep for life. It would be able to be used anywhere in your home  and it would be an amazing memento of your travels.

Of course as always happens when something is on trend , a thousand imitations pop up so you can get the look without the price too.

So that wraps it up..I hope you have been inspired by this nursery trend update and you can find more  nursery images and trend boards on my Pinterest page here.

All images and their sources can be found on my Tribal Rug Trend 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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Elephant Nursery Range

Pachy elephant nursery range by Alphabet Monkey, www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

I wanted to share with you the lovely new photographs of our upcoming Pachy the Elephant nursery range in mint green and grey.

They are currently available for preorder and are proving quite popular so far.

The photos were taken for us by local photographer Jade Flores of Jade Flores Photography. Jade is very clever and specialises in portrait photography.

Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

As you can see the quilt is a generous size tucking right down on a standard size mattress..but it should be great for a boori size also but just not tucking down quite as far.

Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

The range includes the quilt with our signature hand stitched felt appliqué elephants.  The inner is 100% natural cotton and has a lovely drape.  It has a little more weight in it than dacron or polyester type batting but I think it actually feels a little more substantial and adds to making a high quality product.  That is why I’ve stuck with it instead of switching to cheaper options..I think you will feel the difference.

Pachy Elephant Nursery Range by Alphabet Monkey, www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

So other items in the range include the patch cushion cover, the chevron cushion cover, the bunting flags, the little elephant toy buntings, the hand made elephant toy and it also matches with our grey chevron fitted sheet which coordinates with all our current ranges.

Of course all these items are also available individually.

 

See our elephant ranges here

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First Look..Mint and Grey Elephants

Mint and grey elephant nursery set by alphabet monkey. coming soon. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

So I’d like to show you some sneaky first pics of our new mint and grey Pachy elephant range.  The elephants continue to be so popular so we decided to create a new colour way.  The mint and grey is just perfect for a gender neutral nursery.

Mint and grey elephant nursery range by alphabet monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Our range will include the quilt  with hand stitched felt elephants, a matching patchwork style cushion cover.  There is also bunting flags and co-ordinating chevron sheet and pillow.

We have also included the super cute elephant bunting and Pachy the elephant toy as finishing touches for your nursery..or just as lovely gifts for a new baby.  These have all been designed and made exclusively for Alphabet Monkey by our clever fair trade artisans in Indonesia.

We will begin taking preorders very soon and will offer a discount on a full set.  I hope that they will be ready for December delivery but that will be confirmed later.

Mint and grey elephant nursery set by alphabet monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

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