Go to Your Very Cool Room!

These days, when kids are asked to go to their rooms, they can be headed for a magical, whimsical place or a comforting, calming environment full of chic décor!

With a passion for kid-friendly style and the unexpected, owner of Zeal Interiors  Molly Payne has designed her daughter Ayla’s nursery to have an organic modern design using natural, simple materials. With a hand-carved bird mobile (Ayla’s nickname is Bird) and a 200 year-old heart peck cypress wood crib made by Molly’s husband, the minimalist nursery reflects Molly’s design aesthetic. Molly’s available for expert nursery design tips.

Alpine-UT based Oilo, a manufacturer of designer inspired contemporary nursery décor and home furnishings products, makes its debut with two bedding collections, faux leather gliders and a range of coordinated lighting and pillows. Founded by Annalisa Thomas, a former art director and graphic designer and her mother, Dorte Anderson, a former interior designer with more than 25 years of custom interior design expertise, Oilo offers the modern mom a fresh new approach to style-setting nursery décor.  The Oilo collection includes chic baby bedding and designer home furnishings. Though not an actual word, Oilo’s name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words, “lio” (small sprout) and “ho’oilo” (the cool, rainy season). The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life. Made in the USA and available online.

Rondo introduces the latest collection 3D kid-friendly wall décor, Animal Safari. Easy to use, peel and stick wall décor is the perfect accent to spice up a child’s room. Coordinated to use separately or mix and match. Rondo features pearlized foam letters with a peel and stick adhesive which is removable and won’t damage walls.

With this beautiful room decor and furniture, kids are sure to “go to their rooms” in style!

-Janet Muniz

March Come in Like a Lamb…

Check out our March issue – available now – full of all sorts of news and information from around the industry. Here are some of my favorites:

I’m loving the gray/champagne color combos here: Whimsical children’s clothing brand A.Bird Baby is set to hit store shelves this July. The first-ever collection of mix and match pieces are machine washable and sophisticated, with an edgy modern twist, featuring natural bleached linen and light flowing ruffles throughout, pleated frocks, smock tops, leggings, ruffle pants and bloomers in muted cream, grey and eggshell blue hues. For Molly Payne and Patricia Cammareri, a chance meeting at a shoe store sparked this classic, keepsake-quality clothing collection.

These 12 vibrant new styles from Livie & Luca are inspired by the bright, colorful folk art of Latin America. The collection features playful accents including flowers, birds, apples and more. The kid-friendly construction is specially designed to prevent stubbed or pinched toes. Livie & Luca shoes are made of soft leather and environmentally friendly materials and feature a new ultra-flexible sole design with the phrase “think sustainably, recycle your shoes” on the bottom, as the company is committed to “treading lightly” by using recycled leather that would otherwise be discarded and non-benzene glue. Livie and Luca also gives back to children in need, and in partnership with Art for Humanity donates gently-worn shoes to children in Honduras.

Very modern yet practical: New York-based Milkdot® launches the Stöh Lunch Tote, a lunch bag that combines clean and simple design with plenty of room and features perfect for stowing food, drink and utensils. Can be personalized, too. Designed by a parent with children’s safety in mind, every Milkdot product has been thoroughly tested by a CPSC certified lab and is PVC-free and lead-safe.

Find out about more fabulous products in the March issue of HUDSON’S!

-Janet Muniz