This Cool Crib Is like a Dollhouse
Raise your hand if you wanted a dollhouse while you were growing up. That’s what we thought — quite a few of you. All the little furniture, mini versions of everything, just seemed so awesome. Because let’s be honest: Things are just cuter when they’re mini, like baby clothes and shoes. If you’re like some of us and never had your own dollhouse, that’s okay, because you can fulfill that childhood fantasy with “the little nursery with big possibilities.” You supply the doll, aka a baby.
The Scandinavian company Stokke Home has created a nursery set perfect for any household, big or small. Your dollhouse is expandable, complete with setups for both newborns and toddlers. Each item has both a compact and expanded version, allowing you to use as little or as much space as possible. Dubbed the “home within a home,” Stokke Home Crib ($699) is a changing table, playhouse and bed all in one. This compact version is all you will ever need, with everything vital to keeping your baby safe and comfortable right at your fingertips. This particular setup includes a cradle and changing table that can be placed within the “house,” adding extra protection of your little one.
If you have a little more space to spare, then consider the expanded version. Featuring all of the same amenities as the compact setup, this style has separate setups for the both the crib and the changing table, with the latter including a dresser of drawers for easy storage. Whichever design you choose, know your child will be sleeping and playing in style.
And as with most cribs, there is a removable side panel, allowing the crib to convert into a bed, sofa or play area that can be used until your baby is five years old. Talk about longevity.
The toddler compact version is essentially the same as the newborn expanded one, minus the changing table. The mattresses are also lowered and those removable side panels are off, creating a more grown-up bed. The expanded style includes a side table and chair, with the former able to be used as a desk or coloring station for your little one.
Each piece is designed to grow with your child and is incredibly sturdy. You can choose from a predesigned set, or you can mix and match components to create the perfect room for you and yours.
These items will be available starting this month, but we figured we would give you a little taste of Stokke. Here’s hoping their furniture is easier to build than another Scandinavian company we all know and love.
Ever wanted your own dollhouse? Share your favorite design in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)