Moving to San Francisco

I’ve decided to do a series on local San Francisco baby boutiques, in honour of my upcoming move to the Bay Area.  Each day I’ll feature a new boutique in the area with details on what they offer, what makes them unique and my favourite picks.  See the first in the series below.

Hope you enjoy!

xx Christinna

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Located in the chic Union Street Shopping District, sits an organic and all natural baby boutique called Sprout.  At Sprout they sell books, furniture, bedding, nursery decor, baby clothing and toys.   In addition, they have a unique collection of gifts and many products for expecting and new moms.   In San Francisco they also have unique and fun events like Daddy diapering classes,  Brunch registries, Storybook readings and Tutu dancing classes.  (415) 359-9205

1828 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

1. Custom Name Train Letters, Contact For Price

2. Farm Buddies, Bell the Cow, $15

3. A to Z Storage Bin, $36

4. Pink Elephant Clock, $50

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Valentine’s Day Baby

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1. wooden teether heart baby toy, $12

2. kashwere baby blanket diamond pink raspberry/ cherry red, $86

3. valentine’s for daddy bodysuit, $4.99

4. minnetonka bootie in pink, $19.95

5. pre-natal multivitamin, $39.95

6. love you linen pillow, $35

7. heart sweater pant, $25.49

8. harper changing table runner and diaper holder, $39 and $29

9. sweetheart diaper cake, $124.95

 

Nursery Trends 2014

2014 Design Trend via the Bump: Seriously Stylish Nurseries

 

Trends like chevron and accent walls are being left behind in the dust by more sophisticated and grown up trends for 2014.  The nursery is no longer a separate entity from the rest of your home, but an extension of it.  Abstract art, big prints, bright colors and bold shapes will be popping up across the nation, in addition to contrasting textures.  There is so much room to experiment with faux fur, felt plush toys, velvet and  even tufted cribs.  It seems that these daring risks are a result of parents wanting the room to be enjoyable for the rest of the family and a room that won’t quickly go out of style as the baby grows older.

Below are some inspiration photos to create your own “seriously stylish” nurseries for 2014!

xx Christinna

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Restoration Hardware Tufted Crib and Neutrals   

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Dark Nursery Walls and Urban Color Palettes

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 Reclaimed Wood Walls and Pops of Color

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 Dark Navy Walls and Golden Accents and Accessories

Vonbon, Vancouver based baby wear

Vonbon is a creation from two Vancouver sisters who saw a need for premium, eco-friendly and stylish modern baby clothing and accessories.  Based on sophisticated neutral palettes, each adorable hat, pair of leggings and blanket is appropriate in any season and any year.  Certified organic with only water based prints, and entirely made in Canada from start to finish!

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www.vonbon.com Hats, Headbands, Cloths, Cowls, Blankets, Bibs

ImageJennifer and Kristin in their studio- new leggings are coming out in 2014!

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Baby Naming Trends for 2014

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Nameberry, the baby naming authority, recently wrote an article featured in the Huffington Post providing 12 top predictions for baby names in 2014.  Some are very traditional names while others are a definite walk on the wild side!  Here they are.

1) Eccentric Ancestors– Edna, Percy and Wilhelmina

2) Boys’ names for girls’ middle names– Laura James, Lucy Thomas, Alice Ryan

3) Spices for Girls– Clove, Coriander, Saffron, Rosemary, Poppy, Juniper

4) Pope Francis I Inspired– Francis, Francesca, Frances, Francesco

5) Virtues for Boys– Justice, Noble, Valour, Honour

6) Names that start with C– Cassia, Clementine, Clara, Cora

7) Greek Influence– Persephone, Evangeline, Cyrus, Theodora

8) Boys’ names that end in N– Owen, Camden, Bryson, Ayden

9) Traditional royal names– George, Katherine, Arthur, Henry

10) Crazy celebrity picks– North West

11) Baby Boomer Names– Violet, Gary, Paul, Mary

12) Historic Heroes– Huckleberry, Scarlett, Lincoln

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My Floral Garland Watercolor Custom Name Painting available here.

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My Olive Branch Watercolor Custom Name Painting available here.

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J.Crew Baby

J.Crew Baby

As a big fan of J.Crew, I was elated to find baby clothes added to their stores last fall! In addition to their own adorable line, they sell great local and international baby brands such as Oeuf, Petit Bateau, Noe … Continue reading

Nursery Walls “Olive Branch”

Nursery Walls “Olive Branch”

Pottery Barn Kids’ Spring/ Summer 2014 “White Willow, Swimming and Spa” are great wall paints to complement my “Olive Branch” Custom Name Watercolor Painting, from the Brights Collection . Benjamin Moore’s 2014 Collection of greens and earthy neutrals like “Van … Continue reading

Nursery Walls “Sugar and Spice”

Nursery Walls “Sugar and Spice”

Pottery Barn Kids’ Spring/ Summer 2014 Paint Collection is now available at Sherwin Williams! The collection ranges from soft pastels to rich, bold hues, perfect complements for any nursery. “Teaberry, Irresistible and Gaiety” are flawless wall colors for my “Sugar … Continue reading

A New Year, A New Etsy Shop

After spending all of 2013’s fall and winter brainstorming ideas, stalking pinterest boards and reading about trends, I came up with 3 different nursery watercolor collections.  All of the paintings can be found here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteRuffleNursery  The Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection is available now and later in the year I will be releasing Fall/ Winter 2014 Collections!

The bedtime collection is a more understated and calming set of paintings intended to create and add a sense of peace to your baby’s room.  You can see my related pinterest board here!  http://www.pinterest.com/christipowers/nursery-watercolors-bedtime-collection/

The blush collection is more feminine and sweet.  These paintings are perfect for a cream/ off white or white room, rooms with light yellow, green or pink.  And the pinterest board shows some great nursery decor ideas- http://www.pinterest.com/christipowers/nursery-watercolors-blush-collection/

The brights collection is a little more whimsical and joyful.  Alphabets and a custom name painting can either add a pop of color to a neutral room or complement a colorful and fun nursery theme.   Some great nurseries that would be perfect for this collection are visible here http://www.pinterest.com/christipowers/nursery-watercolors-brights-collection/

I hope you enjoy! xx Christinna