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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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Nautical Nursery – Little Whale Crib Bedding Range

Nautical whale baby boy crib bedding and nursery range by Alphabet Monkey

Nautical nursery style never seems to go out of style.

 Do you recall my Modern Nautical nursery mood board? If not check it out here. We love this fresh look for little boys nurseries and hope you do too.

Little Whale baby quilt by www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #whalenursery #whalequilt #patchworkquilt

Little Whale crib bedding  nursery range by www.alphabetmonkeu.com.au

We love this mix of geometric patterns modernising the traditional nautical look.

It’s so easy to work a nautical nursery so many different ways. This modern concept is all about pattern and colour but still mixing the good old shades of blues, navy and grey which are at home in any boys nursery.  Pair it with white furniture for a light bright feel or go more rustic with weathered timber styles.

Mixed below with one of our custom name cushions in navy..you can personalise you little ones space.

Name cushion with nautical whale crib bedding range, baby blankets and cushions.

 

 

 

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6 Miffy kids spaces I love..

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When it comes to bunnies, my favourite has got to be Miffy.  If you have somehow managed to live life this far and not know who miffy is… she is a little rabbit character created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna to entertain his son in the mid 1950s.  she has grown in popularity around the world ever since.

So I’ve gathered 6 kids spaces I love that use Miffy products.

It appears that any self respecting scandi space really MUST have a Miffy lamp.. they come in two sizes and the larger size is just huge…as seen above.

6 Miffy nurseries i love www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

This simple nursery makes a feature of some Miffy art.

 

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6 miffy kids rooms i love www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Miffy cushions above add some fun and of course here is another lamp.

And below the colour of the little knitted Miffy sets the tone for the colour scheme of the whole room.

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For all things Miffy you can check out this site.

Pictures all via my pinterest nursery boards , for sources head here

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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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Pinterest Pick; Herringbone Walls

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After much procrastination I think I have finalised my own nursery design and I’ve decided to do a wall similar to this.  I did have visions on creating a geometric colour block wall (I’ll have to show you this trend in another post) but I have decided on creating this herringbone feature wall.

I have loved this look since I pinned the image below which is where I first saw this done and I think it is very striking. This would have to be one of my favourite nurseries.. I think the herringbone pattern is a good alternative to a straight chevron which although we may be tiring of, still seems to continue in popularity.

You can find these images and their sources on my girls nursery pinterest board here.

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Trend Watch; Metallics and Copper

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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.

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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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Yellow Elephant Cot quilts

Yellow Pachy Elephant quilt by Alphabet Monkey

Morning,

I restocked the store with some more of these yellow and grey Pachy the elephant quilts and thought I had better let you know as they may be the last for the year.  The trend for yellow and grey in the nursery seems to be as strong as ever..it really is a great gender neutral choice. We have looked at this cute colour combo before here and here.

I am planning to do some more in the blue and grey in the next couple of weeks however after that I really need to start packing up my sewing gear to make room for the nursery for the new baby.  The need for nesting is totally kicking in.  I’ll share some of my nursery ideas and inspiration here too.

Im starting to get the aches and pains of pregnancy so I’m going to be on the machine less but we will also soon have our new Elephant range in mint and grey arriving.  This will mark the changeover between me sewing them and having my Indonesian co-op create them for me.

This will allow me to continue creating new designs for you a while while I tend to baby number two.  My goodness…its coming up so fast!!

Yellow Pachy elephant quilt by Alphabet Monkey

And we also have these cute little elephant toys and bunting ready to go with it.  You can also find we have some grey chevron fitted sheets and lumbar cushions that will also compliment the range if you were looking for extras.

 

Yellow elephant toy bunting by Alphabet Monkey

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

 

And just a reminder that our Pachy elephant range in mint and grey will be arriving in December. We have already sold half of our quilt stock so if you hanging off till they arrive don’t wait too long.  They are currently available for preorder in our online store.

PS I’ve also set up a new code for those of you wanting to buy a package deal…..just enter code ‘SAVE10’ at our checkout and you will save 10% off orders over $350.

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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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15 Best Etsy finds for Newborns

We are very excited to say that we were featured not once but twice in Babyology ’15 Best Etsy finds for Newborns’.

Babyology is a fantastic site that keeps you up to date with all you need to know about anything baby or child related and always brings you the latest products first.

babyology1alphabet monkey featured on babyology..www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

All these items can be found in our Etsy and Bigcartel store.

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Alphabet Monkey Birthday Sale

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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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