Just Let Me Play
As many of you already know, design is a passion of mine, pair it with my love for learning and I get pretty excited about what is yet to come. Many of you have been asking me how I might be designing baby's room, as I already have many ideas flowing through my brain, I keep thinking how can my baby's room transform easily from a soft and calming nursery space to a child centred-constructed atelier? Without giving too much away, I will say ... I always tend to gear toward decor that is French inspired (you all know that). I enjoy the fine details, textures, and mix of hues which allow me to think about the beauty of people and culture. As we select furniture, I am thinking about furniture with soft lines, fine details, and something baby can grow into- especially pieces suitable for extending play and art spaces. Our furniture is from a selection of stores around the city. Many of our pieces include connections to the environment. I found just the company!
Little Seed: Build a garden
Little Seeds is a furniture brand providing families with high quality children's products with great style. Little Seeds is committed to protecting and preserving the environment for our children's future. And it just starts with a little seed. Little Seeds partners with environmental organizations like National Wildlife Federation on key environmental initiatives including habitat loss for monarch butterflies. This is a special part of my passion as an early years environmental educator to include in my child's nursery. From seeds to furry Maggie friends- this company is fabulous and actively eco-friendly!
Check out their toys, furniture, and storage products here:
For Little Seeds activities about building gardens, school initiatives, and monarch butteries check here:
Creating a soft, calm, and comforting environment
As I begin to prep the baby nursery, I am thinking safety, clean lines, and the beauty of simplicity. Just like the classroom, baby's space begins as a blank canvas and grows along with their personality and needs.
Things to consider:
Transforming spaces from newborn to toddler
The baby furniture selected is indeed French inspired - that's just me... I find that investing in quality furniture is a smart investment and makes a space transform into many possibilities (and photo opportunities). PSST Daddy is our personal photographer!
Allowing baby to create & construct their own space
As much as it is so much fun to fill the walls with wall art, my intention is to create a blank canvas meant to inspire our child. As baby creates masterpieces, these pieces will grace the walls and slowly- become a fully transformed toddler atelier.
Purposeful materials, toys, & aCCESSOIRIES TO CAPTURE BAbY'S GROWTH & LEARNING JOURNEY
As baby grows, the materials which become available will be made available through a collection of linen baskets. Materials are currently stored by age and provocation type- including light exploring. Many of our newborn items and toys are from HODGE PODGE (located at The Shops at Don Mills), Pottery Barn, and Cradle and Co.
a grand selection of children's literature