Dreamy Celebrity Nurseries Part 1

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Daphne Oz, the daughter of the famous Dr. Mehmet Oz, is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun and is also one of five co-hosts on ABC’s the Chew.

Oz and her husband welcomed a new daughter earlier this year, named Philomena “Philo” Bijou.  Here are the details of her serene and sophisticated nursery created by celebrity favorite, baby décor boutique, Bellini.  Image

Jonathan Adler Petal Mirror / Bellini Alexander Crib / Antelope Rug / Bunnies / Allem Pillow / Cole Haan Girls’ Mini Cap Toe Sandals 

“I fell in love with the antelope-patterned rug, and we really built the room around that with accents of French blue and coral to make this nursery perfect for a little boy or girl on the way without being too traditional. I wanted to keep it fun and somewhere I’d love to hang out, since this is where I’ll be spending most of my time!” – Daphne Oz

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“A little bit glam, a little bit tribal,” shared Oz. “[I wanted] our nursery to be warm and inviting with lots of golds, rich browns and plenty of soft, plush additions.”

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[For these pictures and more visit People.com]

 

Nursery Yellows: Citrine, Amber, Flax, Mustard, Straw, Saffron, Daffodil, Sunshine

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1. Swaddle Duo, $15/   2. Pebble Zip Sack, $48/   3. Petals Pillow, $24.95/   4. Convertible Crib, $399/  5. Giraffe Nightlight, $48/   6. Penny Dot Crib Sheet, $36/  7. Alphabet Watercolour, $40/  8. Monte Design Joya Rocker, $995/  9. Shaggy Yellow Rug, $106

San Francisco – Children’s Boutiques Part 2

As a second children’s boutique choice for my new San Francisco local series, Aldea seemed like the perfect choice. “Aldea”, which means village, is full of unique, one of a kind toys, unique fabrics and eco-friendly products.  It also has a homey and warm feel, with playful decor and a feeling of endless possibilities. 

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My favourite part of Aldea are their staged designer nursery and toddler bedrooms.  Their 7000 sqft Aldea Home showroom is located just a block and a half away from the Baby store at 890 Valencia between 19th and 20th Streets.  Here are some picks from the boutique- I really love their variety of wooden mobiles, their modern furniture and their whimsical toy selection.  

Visit them at 1017 Valencia Street, SF, Ca

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1. Deluxe Elephant Mobile, $56/  2. Cloud Pillow, $62/  3. Tavo High Chair, $299/  4. Giraffe Nightlight, $48/  5. Sleepi Mini, $799.99/  6. Meadow Powder Fitted Crib Sheet, $40/  7. Mimmo Aeroplane, $64/  8. Handthrown Animal Teacup, $26.95/  9. Mushroom Rattle, $10.95

Body Oils 101

With the cold February air, nothing beats soft, silky skin and body oils are a sure way to get there. Especially when you are expecting, body oils can help with stretch marks, sooth your irritated, dry skin and uplift your spirits.  Most have a smaller ingredient list than creams and lotions, and are based primarily on natural oils like almond, argan, grapeseed, sunflower and avocado oils.  Here are some picks that I really love and recommend for a “spa” experience at home!  Or even better yet, for Valentine’s Day use body oil for a romantic night in.

xo Christinna

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Dry Oils (Left to Right): Fresh Rice Oil, $48; Nuxe Multi-Usage Oil, $29; Kiehls Superbly Restorative Argan Oil, $34  Luxury (Left to Right): Omorovicza Blissful Frankincense Oil, $75; Diptyque Satin Oil, $58  All Natural (Top to Bottom): Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Oil, $6.50; Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil, $90  For Stretch Marks (Left to Right): African Botanics Stretch Mark Botanical Oil, $70; Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil, $57

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