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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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Creating a modern nautical nursery..

Modern whale nursery by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

So with the arrival of the latest incarnation of our Moby Whale Nautical range I started thinking about how I would put it together.

Nautical vibes just never seem to go out of style for boys especially. Originally I tended to avoid these more classic themes as I felt that they were well covered by the main stream.  However over the years I have learnt that I have to not only look at what is trending in both kids and adult interiors, combine it with what inspires me but also listen to what my customer (you ) is asking for. And see if I can work it all together.

So with that in mind I have created our last range by taking on board your love of all things whale inspired and added a contemporary twist ..coastal style meets geometric cool.

Nautical style lends itself to so many different interpretations ..classic timber cots, coastal lime washed cots, simple white or grey is always a winner.  So whatever way you work it you can’t really go wrong. With my design board I’ve gone for the Incy Interiors Harry Cot because I just love that look of silver.  In fact I am a huge fan of mixing up textures and styles.  So I’ve mixed the casual coastal feel of the rattan chair from Family Love Tree and the jute rug from Freedom ..love the navy trim around it.

You could also mix in a rattan light shade and rustic storage or make the look more modern with a metallic geometric light shade. Ladedah is where you can find the crochet mobile as well as some other whale toys. And of course the geometric cushion and quilt is ours..you can see the range here.

I’ve also set up a pinterest board called Whale of a Time where you can find other whale inspired items to help you create your nursery..just remember not to have whale motifs on everything or it can get a bit much.  Choose just a couple to pop around the room for a more understated space.

Its up to you.. this is a starting point for inspiration.

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Little Indian Nursery…

Little Indian nursery by alphabet monkey.com.au. Cool bedding for little boys.

 

Hello again,

Today I have put together a little nursery collage cause I haven’t done one in ages. I’ve mixed up the Ashkii range with some great other nursery products to create the Little Indian Nursery.

You may notice that gorgeous emerald green metal cot  by Incy Interiors featuring front and centre.  It’s the latest colour in their metal range arriving in September.  This only confirms to be that we are definitely yet to see more of this vibrant shade in kids interiors yet.  Emerald was the Pantone colour of the year in 2013 and I was actually surprised that I didn’t see all that much of it around.  Especially in interiors .  But as I predicted it is creeping in more and more this year in both fashion and interiors and I think that as mums tire of black, white and yellow ..they will move onto this fresh colour.

You will find our Ashkii linen available in our online store here.  The good news is that it may be here as early as next week.. a bit earlier than anticipated. We have already had such an overwhelming response to preorders from those of you who don’t want to miss out and we will have them posted off to you as soon as they arrive.

The super cool ‘Wild and Free ‘ print is from our friends at  May and Belle  , I have it in yellow but I’ll have to get the green now.

That gorgeous hand made timber feather mobile is from Etsy at The Red Bird shop

And the super cute paper cutout Teepee wall art is from Piccolo Studio

 

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Pinterest Pick… colourful cots

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I found this colourful vintage style nursery this morning  and thought it was so great I decided to make it todays Pinterest Pick.

It is a great indication of things to come….lots of bold colour and in particular colourful cots.

If you love these vintage style cots I have great news for you. Incy Interiors in Australia now stocks the beautiful Spindle range in which you can order in over 4000 dulux paint colours..whatever your heart desires.   What colour would you choose??

spindle range

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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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Modern Indian Nursery…

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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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Pinterest Pick: Gelato Cots in Yummy Colours

After days of solid rain the sun is out and its a gorgeous autumn day…perfect for a happy pop of colour. gelato cots by incy interiors

Gelato coloured cots so yummy you could just eat them up from Incy Interiors.

You may remember the metallic ones we looked at  here .

Don’t forget you can join me on pinterest at any time and don’t be shy to say hi…….Have a great weekend x

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