Anyhow, from my observation of the selection of nursery furniture and bedding, I found that there was very little variance between Sears and Babies R Us. West Coast Kids and other independent shops had nice stuff but nothing truly unique to warrant the higher MRSP's. I also looked at Pottery Barn Kids but its not encouraging when half the items are out of stock. Crib bedding was costly and it was either really princess-y or boy boy-y. The packaged "neutral" stuff made me yawn. Maybe it's wrong of me have an aversion to cartoons, jungle animals, or a kaleidoscope of colour for the kid's room...
|French Directoire-inspired crib from the Jourdan Collection- in vintage buttercream.|
But eureka, I happened to discover that Restoration Hardware had a Baby & Child's website and saw that yes, there is a market for simple, classic, & elegant nursery decor! They had a collection inspired by the French Directoire-style which was stunning, though a wee bit outside our entire budget. We decided on an antique white spindle crib and wainscotted change table for furniture, which would work just fine. Totally stoked, I also found my palette of neutrals in percale and organic cottons for bedding. There is am RH sale promotion on until January 10th, which only cancels out the 20% duties/shipping charge they add. Stock is shipped from the US. Bah humbug, for the grey pin-tucked bumper that you can't find elsewhere, it's worth it. I would encourage other parent-to-be's to have a look. Enjoy & again, have a Happy New Year!
Note: All photos are from rhbabyandchild.com.
|Our choice for basic crib and change table - lets hope the quality of their furnitures is decent.|