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Our Nursery Designer Gets an Upgrade!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Like you, we’ve had a busy few months.  After over a year in development, we’re finally launching Version 3 of our popular interactive tool, the Nursery Designer®!

We’re so excited to be able to offer our customers the option of designing their own baby bedding…right from the comfort of their own home (or nursery)!

Our Nursery Designer is truly a unique and innovative tool that delivers on our promise to make sure every new and expectant mom gets EXACTLY what she wants!

No other baby bedding company offers the flexibility or customization options.

Here are just a few ways you can use the Nursery Designer:

  • Browse our 300+ available fabrics (which include 10 solid and 3 print organic fabrics) and design your crib bedding around your favorites.  The Nursery Designer will automatically load coordinating fabrics – taking the guesswork out of mixing and matching.
  • Design your baby’s bedding to coordinate perfectly with a focal point that you already own (i.e., a piece of artwork, your grandma’s heirloom quilt, or that “funky” rocking chair your mother-in-law surprised you with at your baby shower).
  • Not feeling up to deciding among hundreds of fabrics and design combinations?  Instead, start with a pre-designed set on our ‘Inspirations and Ideas’ page and make a few changes that suit your style.  Load the collection into our Nursery Designer and make that crib bedding collection perfect for you.  Then tell your friends you designed the set from scratch, and they’ll instantly be jealous of your sense of style.

The Nursery Designer is all about flexibility.  With additional cutting patterns, we give you more options, like ruffles on our custom bumpers.  Want to try something different than our standard 24 panel bumper?  Try the optional 16 panel bumper instead, along with additional floor and crib finishes.  Finally, add the backdrop of real Benjamin Moore® colors so your virtual nursery will be an even more accurate depiction of the real thing.

We think you’ll enjoy experimenting with all the options the Nursery Designer will offer you.  In fact, we’d love to see what you dream up.  Soon we’ll be announcing the details of another DYOBB (Design your Own Baby Bedding) contest.  Stay tuned for our new contest and the chance to enter your own design for a prize to be announced.

And don’t forget to share your designs with your family and friends…it’s a great way to include your loved ones in preparing a special nursery for your special little person.

Celebrity Nursery: Rachel Dratch (& Carousel Designs) on the Nate Berkus Show!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s always exciting when celebrities choose to outfit their baby’s nursery with our baby bedding, so it was a blast seeing SNL comedian, Rachel Dratch, on “The Nate Berkus Show” this week talking about how she made space for her upcoming arrival in her tiny NYC apartment!

If you’re not familiar with Nate Berkus, he’s an interior decorator from Chicago who’s been one of Oprah’s regular guests and go-to guys for home design.

He premiered “The Nate Berkus Show” last week in which he offers design and style advice to viewers (and a really interesting interview with Elizabeth Edwards about how redecorating is helping her reclaim her life).

He’s also authored the book, Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live into a Place You’ll Love, so we were thrilled when his producer called us to have some very special crib bedding made for Rachel and her baby boy.

Rachel chose to use our Nursery Designer to create custom baby bedding for her nursery, but it’s very similar to our Black & White Dots & Stripes crib bedding collection.  Click “customize this collection” to personalize the bedding and make it your own.

And because I was so inspired by Rachel and her funny girl antics (and because I fancy myself a great replacement for David Letterman should he EVER retire), I came up with my very own Top 5 List after watching the show…

Top Five Things I learned from Rachel Dratch on the Nate Berkus Show:

  1. Her very elusive “baby daddy” is Donald Trump (yeah, she’s really funny);
  2. She and “the Donald” have named the baby Hercules (though I’m happy to report that when she had the baby on September 8, she ended up going with Eli);
  3. Rachel’s guilty pleasure is trolling “dumb” websites at night (as opposed to reading parenting mags…who needs ‘em?);
  4. She and friend (and SNL comedian) Amy Poeller were “pregger buddies” this “heinously hot” summer; and,
  5. Amy Poeller advocates enjoying an occasional glass of wine during pregnancy (those crazy comedians).

Anyway, Rachel was thrilled with her newly designed nursery and we’re equally thrilled to count her as a customer!

Congrats, Rachel!