We’re on the final installment highlighting our four favorite nursery décor trends of the ten that Project Nursery identified for 2014. We love the Navy as Neutral, Return to Tradition, and The More The Merrier trends, as well as this week’s, What Does the Fox Say. Like the super popular YouTube video, the fox trend is adorable and well loved.
Here are a few nurseries that feature foxes that we’ve matched with our personalized growth charts.
Gray with pops of orange and blue, the Animal Crackers personalized growth chart complements the color palette of this nursery as well as the graphic whimsy of its rustic woodsy design with a fun fox print. (Apartment Therapy)
Like the My City personalized growth chart, this lively nursery offers a fun mix of bright primary colors, as well as some pretty cute red foxes. (Gray Likes Baby)
Foxes take the spotlight in this soft and sweet pastel toned nursery, a great background for the equally darling Woodland Fun personalized growth chart. (Life in Bridgetown)
We just love the sweet fox décor trend and think it will continue to be a popular choice for nurseries for a long time. How would you incorporate foxes into your nursery, with personalized growth charts, stuffed animals, framed prints, etc?
Designing our line of personalized baby gifts every day, you would think we’d know all there is to know about personalized onesies, 1st birthday shirts, big brother shirts, and big sister shirts, but we learn from our customers all the time that we don’t. They’re always surprising us with wonderful ways their wee ones proudly use their personalized baby gifts.
We’re big believers in having big siblings wear their big brother t shirt/big sister tshirt to the hospital to meeting their new “little,” but we recently heard from a customer how much her son loves wearing his big brother t shirt to school. He’s very proud to show his classmates that he is a “big.”
That got us thinking. Where else can kiddos proudly display their sibling status by wearing their big brother shirts and big sister shirts? Here are three fun ideas:
- When traveling on vacation with the family
- A friend or family member’s birthday party
- At an after school activity, like gymnastics, ball practice, music class, ballet, etc
(Shown: 1. Around the World Big Sister Tshirt and Big Brother T shirt; 2. Modern Fun Big Sister Tshirt and Big Brother T shirt; 3. Kids Play and Rock On big brother shirts and big sister shirts)
Please tell us, where do your “bigs” love to wear their big brother shirts and big sister shirts?
St. Patrick’s Day is in two weeks and spring is around the corner, so we have the color green on our minds. We love all of the various shades – from rich emerald to soothing Ceylon to hip chartreuse – and love to incorporate the hue into as many of our personalized baby gifts as we can.
A big sister tshirt or big brother t shirt in a shade of green makes an ideal shirt to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. (Shown: Chic Style, Rock On and Something to Say big sister shirts and big brother shirts)
Have a wee one with a March birthday? Green birthday shirts make excellent personalized baby gifts that will be proudly worn on their big day. (Shown: Green Gator, Fun to Be One, and Happy Confetti 1st birthday shirts)
Welcome March babies with personalized onesies in green that highlight their birthdate. (Shown: Stamped Delight, Playful Hello, and Beep Beep personalized onesies)
Green is great, don’t you think?
Our kids love receiving gifts with their name, initial, or image on them as much as we love designing our line of personalized baby gifts. They’re super thoughtful and special, which is how gift giving should be.
If you’re looking for inspiration for some personalized baby gifts, here are 5 ideas for unique personalized baby gifts.
- Personalized onesies (Shown: Graphic Fun and Modern Type personalized onesies)
- Photo personalized growth charts
- Alphabet Posters
- Photo poster (Shown: Striped Wonder, Sweet Elephants)
- 1st birthday shirts and onesies (Shown: Play Party Hat, Happy Confetti, and Colorful Number 1st birthday shirts)
For baby showers or birthdays, personalized baby gifts just can’t be beat, don’t you agree?!
Project Nursery recently identified the top 10 nursery décor trends for 2014 and so far we’ve highlighted two trends we’re particularly excited about – Navy as Neutral and Return to Tradition. This week we put the spotlight on “The More The Merrier.” All about decorating a shared room, this is a trend we can definitely relate to and don’t see it going away anytime soon. Whether baby is sharing a space with its parents, older sibling or twin, it’s important that some of the décor be just for him or her.
We’ve found some ideal shared bedroom designs and matched them with our personalized growth charts.
If your bedroom is also baby’s bedroom, a personalized growth chart design that appeals to your aesthetic but also has a clean and simple design is best. For this master bedroom/nursery, we like the our Perfect Pennant personalized growth chart which also features vivid yellow background (available in 5 colors) in a modern pennant shape . (Suburbs Mama)
Using a personalized growth chart that features siblings’ names together, as well as wall art with each child’s name and monogram, gives the room cohesion as well as a sense of individuality. And of course we love that our Animal Crackers personalized growth chart is being used in this bright & cheery big sister/little brother room. (Melissa Esplin)
Twins share so much, so when it comes to their room it’s nice for them to have some things that are entirely their own, like a personalized growth chart that will track their individual growth. For this boy/girl twin room, we’d choose the On the Go and Up Up Away personalized growth charts, both of which complement the overall room design. (Project Nursery)
Do your wee ones share a space? Which of these personalized growth charts and room designs best fits your needs?
Want your little man to be stylish, but still look like the little boy he is? Well we’ve taken some spring menswear trends and found some of our big brother shirts that epitomize the spirit of those trends. Like our previous Spring Runway Trends Meets Big Sister Shirts post, here are some ways to incorporate a few runway worthy spring trends into your wee man’s wardrobe.
Plaids and checks are classic menswear patterns and big for spring, as Giorgio Armani showed on the runway, but they also look great on boys. (Shown: Patterned Delight Big Brother T shirt)
The Color Burst trend, as seen in the Ralph Lauren spring collection, is fun for casual menswear, as well as little boy’s style. (Shown: Stitched Style Big Brother T shirt)
The Color Blocking trend isn’t just for women; it’s also for men, as Lacoste showed on the runway, as well as fun loving boys. (Shown: Taped Up Big Brother T shirt)
The Retro inspired trend, as epitomized by this outfit from J. Crew, are cool for men and of course for little men too. (Shown: Retro Style Big Brother T shirt)
An all-time favorite, the Sporty Fix trend hits big this spring for men, like at DKNY, but realistically always for boys! (Shown: Batter Up Big Brother T shirt)
Which of these menswear styles and big brother shirts is your fave?
New York fashion week was earlier this month, sending cold weather looks down the runway and identifying new trends we can expect to see this fall. But lucky for us, spring is coming soon with its light and bright feel so we thought we’d have some fun with some of our favorite picks from the spring runways and highlight our big sister shirts in complementary colors and patterns (in age appropriate style for kids of course!).
Nothing says spring like flowers, which makes The Fantastic Floral trend, seen at Thakoon (top) and Stella McCartney (bottom), timeless for adults and kids alike. (Shown: Blooms Big Sister Tshirt and Flower Power Big Sister Tshirt)
The soft and ultra-feminine First Blush trend, like those on the runway at Oscar de la Renta (top) and Burbery Prorsum (bottom), is perfect for little girls as well. (Shown Super and Chic Style big sister shirts)
The super colorful Pop Art trend, like those seen by Chanel (top) and Kenzo (bottom), isn’t just for the runway, it’s totally ideal for little ones too. (Shown: Color It Up Big Sister Tshirt and Something to Say Big Sister Tshirt)
We may not be fashion designers, but little ladies can be in style while wearing our big sister shirts. And for your little man? Check back as we translate men’s style to our big brother shirts.
As designers, we tend to get obsessed at times with certain colors or patterns, and right now we really love the combination of yellow and gray together. This color combo can be soft and sophisticated, bright and cheerful, or rich and chic, not to mention it works just as well as a gender neutral palette as it does for feminine or masculine designs.
In addition to our personalized baby gifts, we’ve pulled together some gorgeous yellow and gray décor ideas for nurseries, baby showers, and 1st birthday parties.
Personalized baby gifts (Shown: Chic Chevron Cake Time 1st Birthday Shirts; Heart 2 Heart Mom & Dad personalized onesies)
Nursery décor (Buy Modern Baby; Our Life as Newlyweds)
Baby Shower décor (On to Baby; Oh Sugar Events)
1st Birthday party décor (N.Brynn; Hostess with the Mostess)
Do you like yellow and gray together? How have you used it, for personalized baby gifts, party décor, etc?
We hope our gift set ideas with classic children’s books and big sister shirts was helpful. And if you’d like some more sibling gift inspiration, here are five book and big brother t shirt pairings, as well as why adding personalized baby gifts to these sets can up the bonding factor.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame // Merry Menagerie Big Brother T shirt
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling // Super Big Brother T shirt
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein // Kids Play Big Brother T shirt
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss // Around the World Big Brother T shirt
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson // Playful Doodles and Love to Sketch big brother shirts.
Want to get siblings even more excited about their new role in the family? Add coordinating little brother or sister personalized onesies. These personalized baby gifts can show the connection between siblings and their “littles,” making them feel especially proud to be a “big.”
When a new baby joins the family, the newborn can’t help but be the center of attention which can be a little disconcerting for their sibling(s). That’s why a sweet big brother or sister gift is a great way to let wee ones know they’re still very loved and cherished.
Gift sets with classic children’s books and big brother shirts or big sister shirts are ideal as the shirts let them celebrate their new sibling status while the books offer an opportunity for special reading time with mom or dad.
Here are four gift set ideas of classic books paired with complementary big sister shirts.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett // Blooms Big Sister Tshirt and Sunny Flower big sister shirts
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl // Sweet Treat Big Sister Tshirt
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum // Over The Rainbow Big Sister Tshirt
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett // Looks Like Me Princess Big Sister Tshirt
Check back for our gift sets featuring classic books and big brother shirts.