Archive for May, 2011

The Design Tool for the Non-Designer

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We are still amazed by all the designs submitted in our “Design Your Dream Baby Bedding” contest…and while we obviously have many creative fans and customers, you don’t have to be a designer to use our Nursery Designer® tool.  I did not get the creative gene in my family, but even so, I’ve designed 2 of my kids bedding sets using the Nursery Designer® and it made me feel like a creative genius. You too can be creative genius – here’s your roadmap…

  • Create.  To get started, you have the option of browsing over 100 designed collections.  Also, our  “Ideas and Inspirations” page is updated periodically by our design team, and gives you a starting point from which you can customize any set to your own personal taste.  Or start from scratch with a theme, color, or pattern.  From there, let our design tool help you choose from over 300 fabric options that match your concept and match each other.  By selecting the “show only matching fabric option,” you’ll feel like you have your very own personal decorator.
  • Visualize.  When walking into a house, I know right away if I like the décor, but ask me to decorate a room on my own and I draw a blank – I have to see it.  Well you have that option with the Nursery Designer®.  Pick a wall color, floor color and crib color to allow you to “see” what the bedding will look like in your nursery.
  • Collaborate.  Although you may not want your husband’s mom and sisters to weigh in on your new baby’s name, you may want their input on the nursery design. Share your design with them and get their feedback.  Heck, if you take their input on the design, they may even forgive you for not naming the little one after them.

So you see, our Nursery Designer® tool is not just for those with the “creative” gene…we hope almost anyone can use or get ideas from it.  If you would like a video tutorial on how it works, check out Holly’s review from And then try it for yourself!



And the winner is…

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We’ve had so much fun over the past few weeks conducting our Spring 2011 design contest and have been blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity we’ve seen from our customers and fans! But now, it’s time to announce the winner of our “Design Your Dream Baby Bedding Contest”!

The winning custom crib bedding designer is Nina J. for her design, “Jungle Safari Slumber”!

This baby bedding collection was one of my favorites and apparently one of yours as well!  We had nearly 1300 votes, with over a third of those going to Nina!

Nina will receive a $500 Carousel Designs gift certificate!

Congratulations, Nina!

Do you love “Jungle Safari Slumber” as much as we did? Buy it! Nina’s collection is available for purchase as is, or simply click “customize this design” below the collection details page to create the perfect crib bedding for you and your baby!

It’s baby couture!

And because of the incredible response we’ve received from our design contests, don’t be surprised if we do this again! “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay abreast of all future happenings at Carousel Designs!!  Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!