Archive for June, 2012

Daddy Dearest

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Jason uniting with his father and sisters for the first time

Our Technology Director, Jason, contributed an AMAZING story of how he met his father. We wanted to share it with you since many are thinking of their dads this week.

This is Jason’s heartwarming story:

I was raised by a single mother and I never met my father. The rest of the story I had to learn from my half-sister. Apparently my father kept a picture of me as a toddler on the wall, along with all of his other family photos. He got married, had two daughters, and eventually the daughters were old enough to ask who was in the mystery picture on the wall. When my father explained it was their half-brother, they were shocked. They set about finding me and eventually they did!

A couple of months later, at age 30, I met my father for the first time, with his family. It was a remarkable experience. They were delightful, and I’ve enjoyed staying in touch with them. You go thirty years without meeting your father, and you reasonably assume that’s not something that is going to happen. Until it does.

So for me, Father’s Day is a reminder of just how improbable life can be! You can never really predict what things will come your way.







Can I Order Swatches?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The answer is: Yes! You can purchase a fabric swatch for each of the more than 300 fabrics Carousel Designs offers.

Why is it important to purchase fabric swatches? Fabric swatches allow you to touch and feel the fabric and compare colors you’re considering for your nursery. They are also helpful to bring with you to the paint store or when shopping for the finishing touches and additional decorations for the baby’s room.

In addition to our crib bedding collections, Carousel Designs allows expectant mothers to design their own custom crib bedding with the Nursery Designer. Since colors and textures vary, having a swatch of the fabrics you like is a great tool to put your pieces together. This way you can see how the fabrics work together.

So, how can swatches be purchased? It’s easy. Whether you’re browsing through a collection or viewing fabrics available by the yard, there will be an option to add swatches to your cart.


Let’s take a look and see. This is what the swatch option will look like for a crib bedding collection:

Do you see the palate of swatches? For the Paris Script Collection there are six swatches listed. Simply select ‘Add to Cart,’ and all six will be transferred right to your shopping cart!  This keeps it easy, so you don’t need to remember the name of each fabric included for the collection and search for them separately.

What if you just want the Pink French Script fabric swatch? No problem! Swatches are available for individual purchase, too. When you’re viewing the fabric for sale by the yard, the swatch is listed under the main photo of the fabric, like this:

Ta Da! Plus there is another bonus to making your swatch purchase. When you complete your swatch purchase, you’ll receive an email confirmation that includes a coupon code that is valid towards your future Carousel Designs order totaling $75 or more.

So have you ordered your swatches? Did they help you to complete your little one’s nursery?