Archive for July, 2008

Color Trends for 2009

Friday, July 11th, 2008

You’ve recieved the wonderful news! You’re expecting! The excitement begins! One of the most fun yet challanging tasks is “What will we do in the nursery?” “What colors will we use?” “What motif should we go with?” It can be a bit overwelming to say the least. In todays world of cyberspace your choices are unlimited!

My suggetion would be to just have fun with it. Nursery decor should be as individual as you are and as your baby will be. Seems like for 2009 Pantone, the Fashion Color Authority, agrees with me. Their Spring/Summer 2009 color palettes lean toward “individuality” including medium pastels with a tinge of retro glamour and “independant-ism” featuring tart, bold colors.

We all know that fashion and colors tend to run full circle. Proven by the recent recurrance of the looks from the 60′s and 70′s. This look is still going strong for the baby’s room and will continue into 2009. As colors pertain to the baby’s room you can never go wrong with the tradional pink and blues….just add a twist….with all of the wonderful textures in fabrics available in today’s market it is easy to do. The textures will be sure to not only delight your little one but I am sure you will not be able to keep your hands off the incredibly soft fabric as well! Don’t believe me? Just check out our wonderful plush minky fabric and see.

Whatever you decide to do with your nursery decor just remember, have fun with it and enjoy this wonderful experience. Babies are a precious gift and will bring you a lifetime of joy! Congratulations!

Blue Modern Dot Crib Bedding Set

Shabby Chic Crib Bedding

Rose

A Day in the Life of a Carousel Designs Order

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

So, you’ve landed on the Carousel Designs baby bedding website, and have fallen in love with THE perfect crib set that will help to create the nursery you’ve always envisioned. You excitedly pick out your items, place them in your virtual shopping cart, fill out all the necessary information, and hit the “Submit Order” button. Now what? Well, let’s go through a day in the life of an order, shall we?

When you hit that submit button, a team of trained carrier pigeons flies your order to our plant in Douglasville, GA. Okay, not really. But, through the power of the internet, your order does arrive with lightning speed to the Customer Service email inbox. Once that order comes in, it is downloaded into our system and we begin the process of filling your order. After some initial administrative steps, your order is printed out and taken onto the plant floor.

working hard on the production floorA little known fact is that, unlike many stores, we don’t really keep a lot of backstock. This means that because most products are not made until an order is placed, your order really is being made just for you and your baby!

Once your order hits the floor, our amazing team of seamstresses begins the process of cutting, piecing, sewing, inspecting, and packaging the items. The utmost care is given in making a high-quality product, and we take pride in being able to get your orders produced and shipped in typically 2-3 business days.

This post would be remiss in not mentioning the hard work of our Customer Service department, who oversees orders from start to finish. Not only do they keep a close watch on your order, they are also available during regular office hours to answer any questions or to make changes to your order. Yes, a real, live (and helpful) person will answer the phone! In today’s society, that can be a rare commodity indeed.

Once your items have been produced, one final check is made by Customer Service to ensure that the order is ready to be sent. The last steps are taken to ready the shipment for UPS pick-up and then your order is off! And you get to check one more thing off your list of things to do before the baby comes. Congratulations!

Andrea