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Versatility

By Dawn

While some have the luxury of fully decorating a nursery with a specific “baby theme” and worrying about having to completely redecorate later, most of us are looking for something cute and comfortable to welcome the new baby, but without compromising versatility. Here are some of my favourite Stork Craft picks and also a few decorating ideas that we have come across along the way for photo shoots.

1) Cribs: What’s better than a convertible crib that will take your baby into their teen years?

 Short on space? In need of something that will take your child from baby through to the day you get to wave them off to college?  The Portofino Crib and Changer speaks for itself.

 

Monza II 2 in 1 Crib is my favourite for anyone looking for a modern look. It’s a fun design that also lends itself to various décor themes. I can see this crib fitting right next to an Eames piece (for anyone who is a mid-century furniture buff), or go completely fun and modern like the images below from Sears.

 

 If I had to pick a crib that gives great value for its overall look, I would have to say it goes to the Venetian 4 in 1 Crib. It’s fit for a little boy or girl, and that extra pyramid detailing along the front and the back rail is amazing!  It can convert from crib, to day bed, toddler bed and then a full bed.

 

2) Organizer Changers: Changers are practical pieces of furniture, but traditional ones do not necessarily lend themselves to being useful beyond those diaper years.  StorkCraft just launched its two models of changer organizers and now your changer can transition into a great cube organizer for toys and books.

Aspen Cube Changer Organizer-

Beatrice Cube Changer Organizer-

 

3) StorkCraft specifically manufactures juvenile furniture, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t always on the lookout for awesome decorating ideas.
Colour: Not long ago we did a post on “The Concept of Colour”. While not everyone will want to paint the nursery walls a bright yellow, keeping the furniture and walls a neutral colour, but using accessories and bedding to get that wow factor is both economical and versatile.

 

Peel and Stick Wall Decals: What a great way to create a theme in your nursery without having to worry about taking up a big project! We recently put one up for our photo shoot and we think that it gives the room the pop that it needs. These peel and stick wall art stickers are easy to apply and most are removable. Just make sure to read the packaging and see if it says that the stickers are removable, if repainting is not something that you want to do down the road.  Here are some from Target that we love.

Treetop Friends:

Alphabet Zoo:

Wallies Wall Play Growth Chart Peel and Stick Decor:

 

StorkCraft’s take on decorating with a wall decal with the Portofino Crib Changer, Aspen Combo and Aspen 5 Drawer Dresser in White.

 

The Concept of Colour

While baby furnishings tend to come in classic finishes like white and wood colours, who says that you can’t go bright and bold with all your baby’s other accessories!  Take Stork Craft’s Monza II crib and the Beatrice dressers in white, and accessorize with some statement pieces, like a patterned upholstered chair, rug or lampshade.  We’ve chosen yellow as the theme and we love this new, bold colour-blocking trend translated from the fashion runway to the home!  All the accessory items in the design board below can be purchased at Target.  To see a list of Stork Craft dealers, click here.

  

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Dawn

Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes 2

Stork Craft does all of its photo shoots in house, so we have been trying to find creative ways to spruce up the walls for our shots.  While computer graphics have come a long way, it’s just not the same as actually having the real elements there to photograph.  A quick search on the web for easy and cost effect nursery decorating ideas are wall decals and below images show the autumn motive that we recently purchased and put up.  What do you think?  Do you have any creative decorating ideas for your nursery?  We can’t wait to see how the new decorative element turns out for our upcoming shoot this Friday!

A Sneak Peak Behind the Scenes

A photo shoot is the culmination of many months of product design, scheduling, and planning.  Here’s a sneak peak at the behind-the-scenes and the resulting shots. 

Our in house warehouse guys, Danny and Chico, are experts when it comes to understanding how all our products are put together.  Here, they are working on setting up Stork Craft’s new Bradford Crib Changer in White.  In our resulting shot, we have paired it with the Beatrice 5 Drawer and Combo Dresser.

 

The platform is where we do all our white background and 360 shots.   360 shots make purchasing a crib online easier as you can see the item from all angles. 

 

 

 A lot of straightening and tucking before a shot can be taken! :)  Meet Stork Craft’s latest addition: Navy Caribou Bunkbed that is shown below as two separate twin beds. 

 

TGIF!  Have an awesome weekend!

Dawn

Post Mother’s Day Reflection

By Dawn

Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day!

Here in Vancouver, BC, where Stork Craft’s headquarters are located, we had an amazing few days of sunshine!  Now if you have ever been to the Pacific northwest, you will know that we see more rain than sun, even well into late spring/early summer, so this sudden wave of summer weather arrived just in time for this Mother’s Day weekend.

  

The above pictures are a snap shot of Jericho Beach in Vancouver from Sunday.  My husband and I arrived before noon when the park and beach were still relatively empty so that we could stake out a good spot to set up for our Mother’s Day bbq.  By lunch, the park was filled with happy families and young children who were also out for a relaxing day. 

Below is a pic of my mom and I at the same location, 25 years ago.  I can’t remember for what occassion it was, or if any at all, but even after all these years, the beach is still a favourite of mine for family gatherings and activities. 

Does your family have any special traditions or activities for Mother’s Day?