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Announcing Eight New Arrivals for 2011!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Our design studio has been busy! A few weeks ago, we introduced Version 3 of our popular interactive tool, the Nursery Designer®; but we don’t expect you to do all the work. Carousel Designs is announcing the debut of eight new crib bedding sets!

So in addition to our custom baby bedding, we’ve added to already one of the most extensive collections of quality baby bedding in the industry. With over 100 pre-designed sets, we think you’ll find one that’s just right for your nursery.

Let’s meet the new additions to our family. If you are looking for:

  • Muted shades of blues and greens in an adorable cotton woven circus toile, check out our new Blue and Green Circus Toile collection. I think all-American when I look at this collection with classic patchwork and blue penny stripe fabric.

  • An eye-catching and sweet bedding set featuring little starlings in shades of pink, red, blue and lemon-lime…the Starling collection will give you visions of early spring with its cheerful colors and designs.

  • Bold gender-neutral bedding with a worldly and sophisticated look. Our new Logan Black and Lime collection’s unique color combination and bold stripes coupled with stunning damask stripe and blossom fabric will make any nursery memorable.

  • A classic soft paisley design of spa blue and taupe…also perfect for a gender-neutral nursery. Our new Blue and Taupe Paisley collection is sure to give your new bundle of joy sweet dreams.

  • An adorable ensemble of retro owls, “way too cool” chevron stripe, rich chocolate suede and tan minky chenille. The Retro Owls collection is rich in texture and will bring a fun look to any nursery. I don’t know anyone who has not been impressed with this cool, unique bedding set.

  • A wild, wonderful and elegant look for a girl’s nursery. The Pink and Taupe Leopard collection is delightfully luxurious, with its satin ruffles and soft, lavish minky.

  • You are having a girl, and want to celebrate! The Pink and Taupe Damask collection is a feminine blend of pink and taupe that is a perfect nursery décor choice fit for a princess or future ballerina.

  • A collection of 100 percent certified organic cotton fabrics colored with low-impact dyes. Organic Geometric is a stylish collection of steel gray and lime geometric design that adds another beautiful gender-neutral option.

Each of these new collections is offered in our crib, portable crib, cradle, and toddler bedding. Or use these new designs as inspiration with our Nursery Design tool and make changes to create the perfect bedding for you. We want to make sure every new mom gets exactly what she wants!

Readers, of the new collections, do you have a favorite?

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.