• Dana Haim’s Neutral Nursery

    Our fave pom-pom expert shows off her personal nursery style.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    You can’t possibly imagine how beautiful a pom-pom can be until you’ve seen the work of Dana Haim. Her colorful, playful, yet intricate pom-poms are truly mesmerizing, whether they’re dripping from an installation at the corporate offices of a super-chic brand, or hanging from a hand-made mobile in the most stylish nursery you’ve ever seen.

    Dana recently upped the ante with a socially conscious home goods collection, which includes rugs, blankets, pillows and even kitchen accessories. The collection is made in collaboration with local artisans in Mexico and Guatemala, who use natural dyes and local traditional weaving techniques such as tapestry and backstrap weaving. “I love the idea of creating hand-made heirloom pieces that could be passed down from generation to generation and used for various stages in a family’s life,” she says.


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  • Furniture That Transitions from Baby to Toddler

    How to pick pieces that will last longer.

    Article & Photos courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Nobody knows and understands change like moms — from pregnancy to early motherhood, life is nothing but change. Your body changes, your daily routine changes, and your relationship, in and out of the home, change.

    All of this change can be exhausting (as most moms can attest). So why not make things a little easier on yourself by making furniture and decor choices that your family can grow into over the next few years?

    Here are a few picks for baby furniture that you will be able to use beyond the toddler years — bonus points for scoring high marks in the style department. The upfront expense might be more, but a lot of these products will stand the test of time and spare you buying two or three items over the course of your child’s early development.

    SLEEP: Baby cribs that turn into toddler beds.
    The day will come when your baby outgrows the crib, so get ahead of it by buying a bed now that can grow with them...


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  • High-Design Nursery Style

    5 nurseries you should get Pinning now.

    Article courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    One of the best parts of baby prep is designing your dream nursery. Yes, that nine months is crucial to getting life in order before your little one arrives, but it’s also crucial to scouring your feeds for inspo, shopping till you drop, and rearranging that furniture justonemoretime till you’ve created a room that will make you swoon during every change, cuddle and late-night feed with your baby.

    To help you get inspired, we’ve rounded up some of our very favorite nurseries from some of our very favorite mamas, filled with high-design from corner to corner...

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  • Feng Shui In Your Nursery

    7 ways to create a soothing environment for baby.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    It is our job as parents to provide baby with a soothing environment, and we can easily achieve creating a serene space by utilizing Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese philosophy and art of understanding and harmonizing the energy surrounding us. The term literally means “wind-water” and aims to invite positive energy into a space, allowing it to organically flow. This is so important in the nursery because the energy your baby is surrounded by effects their mental, physical and social development .

    One way to achieve this is by incorporating the nursery with a balance of the five Feng Shui elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The incorporation of these elements can be done with clutter clearing, colors, furniture placement, fresh air, soothing lighting, pleasing scents, and the introduction of auspicious objects. Of course, the most important consideration in creating a positive, peaceful nursery is filling it with your presence and love.

    Here are 7 ways you can incorporate Feng Shui into baby’s living space.

    1. Clutter-Clear. Clutter sucks our energy. If you don’t love it, or use it regularly- release it. We want all your belongings to make you feel good. Find a home for everything- this prevents the “random stuff” pile that stagnates energy. Do a “stuff sweep” at the end of every day. Turn on some music and return all belongings to their home. You’ll sleep better and wake up energized for the day ahead.
    2. Carefully Choose Color Scheme. Skin tones are peaceful and provide a clean canvas for fun pops of color. If neutrals are too boring for you, select a soft tone of your favorite color. The most important consideration is that the colors in the space make you feel good.

    Here’s a colorful breakdown:

    • Soft yellows promote cheerfulness and a sense of connectedness.
    • Light greens and blues represent nature and growth. Green inspires mental development while blue inspires calm. The two colors are beneficial to the child’s development throughout all stages of growth.
    • Pink hues encourage curiosity and creativity.
    • Red is very stimulating. Only bring it out during play-time.
    1. Consider Furniture Placement. Wood is the best material for nursery furniture as it is the symbol of life and growth. It is also very grounding. Aim to avoid placing the crib flush against a wall (unless the wall is directly behind baby’s head) so the energy can circulate around baby. This also helps to prevent baby from accessing cords from blinds, or other hazards. Finally, have minimal furniture in the room to promote spaciousness and exploration.
    2. Promote Good Air Quality. Fresh air is ideal. When the weather is nice, open the windows. If baby is mobile, place a guard in the window to prevent falls. Tabletop rock fountains (placed out of baby’s reach) can humidify and cleanse the air. Opt for a small palm—they are great air purifying houseplants.
    3. Happy Lighting. Natural lighting is optimal. In the evening, it is best to have three sources of lighting at three different levels. For example, two small table top lamps and a secure floor lamp. When it’s bedtime, turn on a gentle night-light. (Pink Himalayan Salt Crystal lamps provide a nice glow and calming energy.) Steer clear of overhead and fluorescent lighting.
    4. Utilize Essential Oils. Place an essential oil diffuser in the nursery with a mixture of lavender and chamomile essential oils when it’s bed-time (3 to 6 drops of each). Use peppermint, or another stimulating scent of choice, when it’s playtime. You can also mix a few drops of essential oil with carrier oil like Jojoba or coconut oil and massage it on the soles of baby’s feet. A few drops of orange essential oil will quell unpleasant odors coming from a diaper pail.
    5. Incorporate Mirrors, Chimes, and Crystals. These three items promote a positive free flowing energy:
    • Mirrors enhance natural light and baby’s social development. If it’s going to be on baby’s level make sure it is baby-safe.
    • Windchimes hung near a window stimulate the positive energies in the nursery, along with baby’s curiosity.
    • Hanging a small light refracting crystal in a window invites magic, kindness, and warmth into the nursery.

    This article is by Bailey Gaddis, courtesy of Well Rounded NY. Conceived with love by former magazine editors Jessica Pallay and Kaity Velez, Well Rounded NY aims to be the singular pregnancy resource for city-savvy moms-to-be. Through reviews, profiles, expert Q&As, local guides and more, Well Rounded curates the New York City pregnancy and helps its readers come to terms – and term! – with pregnancy in the city.

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  • Top 5 Instagrams For #NurseryInspo

    Here are Nine Naturals’ top five fetching nurseries, bringing next-level nesting inspiration to your Instagram feed. Tag #NineNaturals to feature your creative nursery decor!

    WHIMSICAL (@luxebabylove)

    Frankie Kate is a professional designer who put her talents where her heart is in creating a dreamy, whimsical nursery for her baby daughter, Marlowe. Lush textures and sweet, unexpected details come to life against a backdrop of soft neutrals, natural elements and just the right amount of white: it’s nursery love at first sight! 

    BOHO-CHIC (@_dimity_)

    Baby Zaeli is the star of her stylish mama’s feed, but the oh-so-sweet, boho-chic nursery–of which we get gorgeous glimpses now and again–is well worth the follow. A little vintage here, a touch of macrame there, without any overwhelm; balance is key in bohemian baby decor and this nursery just nailed it. 

    MODERN (@designbydad)

    Baby design from a dad’s perspective! Make that two dads, and one amazing nursery with a streamlined, modern style, a specific, mostly black-and-white palette and lots of fun surprises. This look is cute enough for kids but cool enough for the grown-ups who live with them. (Plus, you can’t beat those NYC skyline views.)

    WARM GRAY (@emsloo)

    Who knew gray could be so warm? This cozy, hip and luxe little nursery is laid back and yet, clearly, carefully curated with lots of love. Mom Emily is to credit for this gem. Take a peek, and be inspired.

    MINIMALIST (@projectweekley)

    This modern, minimalist nursery is brimming with awesome. Check out the changing table and *be amazed.* It was built DIY-style by daddy Adam Weekley for his baby girl. We’re just a little jealous! 


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    • Baby Essentials: Bassinets

      6 cool and comfy options to get baby (and you) through those first few months.

      Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

      While most of us spend an endless amount of time searching for the perfect crib to anchor our nurseries, the reality is that your crib will probably just sit there collecting dust for those first few months. The adjustment period with a newborn is hard enough without having to go in and out rooms all night long. You’ll likely want your new bundle of a joy in a cozier sleep oasis right next to your bed. So before you look up one more crib, prioritize what comes first and choose the right bassinet for you. After all, it is going to be part of your room decor for a few months.

      Here are 6 of our favorites.

      1. Arm’s Reach Ideal Co-Sleeper
      The perfect option for the family who plans to co-sleep. $224.99

      2. BabyBjorn Cradle
      A breathable cradle that has the ability to gently rock your little one to sleep. $295.79

      3. Babyhome
      If you want to welcome baby into pure luxury, this one’s for you. $1,200
      (Non-leather version available for $249)

      4. Nesta’s Nest
      Made of 100% wool and eco-certified wood, this is a unique bassinet for the sustainable baby. $768

      5. Nuna Sena Mini Travel Cot
      This comfy travel cot folds up with just one hand and even transitions from a bassinet into a playard. $180

      6. Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper
      The only Bassinet to swivel 360 degrees for easier accessibility to your little. $250

      This article is by Kaity Velez, courtesy of Well Rounded NY.  Conceived with love by former magazine editors Jessica Pallay and Kaity Velez, Well Rounded NY aims to be the singular pregnancy resource for city-savvy moms-to-be. Through reviews, profiles, expert Q&As, local guides and more, Well Rounded curates the New York City pregnancy and helps its readers come to terms – and term! – with pregnancy in the city.


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