Category Archives: Nursery Trends

An Ode to Alabama Football

Who’s ready for football season to start in just over one week?!  We sure are!

From Alabama Baby Clothes and Gifts to Houndstooth Bedding and Baby Books, we LOVE anything Alabama and especially when it includes houndstooth!

Not only is this fabric popular in good ol’ Alabama thanks to Bear Bryant’s hat, this is also a classic print fabric that we’re seeing everywhere from dresses and purses to chairs and curtains!

We get a lot of requests for Alabama nurseries, and while our tried and true black and white houndstooth bedding always looks great (and we keep it in stock!), I wanted to make a nursery that ever-so-gentlemanly tips its hat at the famous at fabric and University without getting too “Alabama themed”.

Here’s what I’ve come up with….

1. Young America’s Built to Grow 2000 Slat Crib in Black Light Antique — black to add some weight and convertible so it grows up with your little one!

2. Houndstooth and chocolate linen bumper for the crib from Pine Creek Bedding with a chocolate velour inside and trimmed in (#7) crimson linen fabric

3. A classic red ticking stripe fabric for the dust ruffle and an accent pillow for the glider again from Pine Creek Bedding.

4. Young America’s All Seasons 5 drawer chest in Chili Pepper Sand Thru

5. Four Season’s Sarah Glider in white with chocolate piping — made from a down-mix filling, this chair spoils you!  We’ve talked about these chairs before, and you’ve absolutely got to sit on one to appreciate it.  Plus, you don’t have to be scared of white fabric because it’s a slipcover that can be washed or dry-cleaned!

6. A vintage state of Alabama print that I found on Etsy (my love) — The detail is adorable, and I love the darker green as an accent to the chocolates and reds!

7. Classic crimson linen fabric — accent with this fabric to your heart’s content.  Use it for drapes, for accent pillows, and more!

The background is the paint color I would use (and it helps that it’s what’s already in my guest room)– Benjamin Moore’s Grant Beige.  A dark khaki that isn’t overwhelming but is a great neutral you won’t have to paint again in three years.

Since we have multiple Daniel Moore Alabama prints in our house, I would “borrow” a couple to hang over the chest and on an accent wall over the glider.

There you have it.  My classic nursery with a sweet and simple nod to Alabama.  I’d like to think it’s one of those classic nurseries that can grow with the little one, but I’m always open to comments, suggestions, etc.  Tell me what you think!

And don’t forget — Sugarfoot’s has your baby Bama fan covered for football season and beyond!  Shop now for the best selection of clothes, gifts, and more!

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Back To The Basics

Have you noticed a trend in home decorating lately?  This trend toward simple and clean.  White with colorful accents.  Basics re-invented.  Less frill.  Less fluff.  Maybe it’s a product of our present economy– this need to keep things simple in the home to alleviate some of the crazy going on elsewhere.  I don’t know why it’s here, but I do have a confession to make… I love it!

Now let’s be honest.  Anyone who knows me, has had a five minute conversation with me, or has passed me in the mall knows that I love my fluff, my ruffles, and my frills.  But something inside of me just can’t not love these new basics!

I mean, truly, would any of you say you would HATE to come home to this bed…

*sigh*  It’s just so relaxing-looking isn’t it?  See now why I’m loving this trend?  And truth be told, no other room in the house is feeling this trend more than nurseries!

Have any of you been into Sugarfoot’s lately and seen the simple, classically boy set called Luke?  No?  Well, here’s what I’m talking about…

Bebe Chic Luke Bedding Set

Bebe Chic “Luke” Bedding Set, available at Sugarfoot’s Baby Boutique

I won’t even lie, I am obsessed obsessed obsessed with this bedding set!  Nothing says little boy to me more than a good navy & white stripe, and this bedding set plays off of that so well!  It’s so simple, so clean, so basic with a punch.  This bedding would be beautiful on just about any crib, but I would love to see it on a dark chocolate finish with a navy chest of drawers and khaki striped walls (think khaki gloss paint with a khaki matte stripe).  Classicly perfect little boy.

But this emerging trend isn’t just for little boys, oh no no.  This trend is absolutely precious for little girls, and I’m not going to lie, I want this next bedding set for my big girl bed!

New Arrivals Sugar Baby Bedding

Sugar Baby Crib Bedding from New Arrivals, Inc., Available at Sugarfoot’s Baby Boutique

That hot pink absolutely pops against that white pique bumper!  And don’t even get me started on the dust ruffle.   If this were mine, I would toss in a hot pink jersey knit sheet and a matching changing pad cover, and call it a day!  A sweet green, pale pink, or even a light blue on the walls would just set this bedding off!  P.s. Does anyone recognize that fabric from a Sugarfoot’s nursery we did a little while back? I do 🙂

The best part about these bedding sets?  Slipcovered bumpers.  Scared of white with babies?  Don’t be!  These slipcovered bumpers feature a zipper on the bottom to make cleaning easier.  Just slip out the insert and toss it in the wash (with a little salt to keep the colors from bleeding, of course!).

And Bebe Chic Bedding is making this re-inventing the basics trend easy for anyone.  Their White Collection bedding is classic, simple, and clean all wrapped up in a bow.  You start with a solid white pique bumper, choose from over 100 fabrics for your trim, sheet, and dust ruffle.  And voila!  You have a custom-designed Basics bedding set!  Plus, the three piece sets will only run you $399 which is a GREAT deal considering the prices of most custom bedding!

Are you noticing yourself being drawn towards this back to basics trend in your own house?  How so?  Share here, share often, and always include pictures!

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