Last week, I shared our new Miller toddler bedding –time to meet the Forrest and Logan versions. Best of all, we’re giving you 20% off all our toddler bedding through March –just use promo code “toddler20″.
Our toddler duvet sets include a standard-sized duvet cover, with concealed zipper, and matching sham, both printed on crisp white cotton twill, with gray piping. The set usually costs $100 –just $80 with the code.
Our toddler sheet sets include a cotton percale fitted sheet and flat sheet, in contrasting blue/white cross-hatch for Forrest and pink/white pinwheels for Logan. Each set costs $85 –$68 with the discount.
As usual, everything is designed by us, and made right here in the US, by our trusted partners –fabrics are printed in South Carolina and products are constructed, to our specifications, in North Carolina.
Just pick what you like from the O&L shop and enter promo code “toddler20″ at checkout –we’ll take 20% off any toddler bedding in your shopping cart. Promotion runs through March 31, 2014.
More customer pics, thanks to Rachel and Brian, of Madison, Wisconsin. Their daughter Reese was born just after Christmas last year, and gets to sleep in this beautiful Logan-themed nursery. Rachel told me all about the room.
“Since we learned we were having a girl, my husband insisted her room be pink, but that was not really my taste. I searched every baby store for a pink collection that was not over the top. Everything was too cutesie, too girly, too animal print or butterflies or flowers or princesses.”
“I finally came across the Olli & Lime Logan collection online and fell in love with it immediately. The shades of pink were lovely and the pattern was chic and modern but still very fun and sweet for a baby.”
“The crib is DaVinci’s Jayden 4 in 1 convertible crib, ordered from Amazon. The white wicker laundry basket with the pink lining I think was just picked up at Burlington Coat Factory.”
“The panels [above the crib] are white paint canvases. I stretched fabric over and used a staple gun to pin it down. I came up with an organized pattern that seemed to fit well over the length of the crib.”
“The dresser/changing table is DaVinci’s Kalani Combo Dresser, from wayfair.com. The wagon came with flowers, sent to the hospital when Reese was born. I thought it was cute, so kept it and put a little pink rattle in it.”
“The yarn wheels are just cross-stitch hoops of assorted sizes. I spray-painted them white, wrapped yarn around the hoops and used glue to tie down the ends. I attached them to the walls with little command hooks.”
“The yarn wheels are one of my favorite things about the room. I really like how the colors of the yarn look against the wall color. The curtains are Harper Blackout Panels in Light Pink, from Pottery Barn Kids.”
“The rocking glider is the Storkcraft Custom Tuscany Glider and Ottoman with lumbar pillow in gray and white. The rug is the Graphic Illusions collection in gray, by Nourison.”
“The paint is Behr Premium Ultra. The color is called Anonymous. We went back and forth on a lighter gray, but decided to go bold. It’s much darker than the gray in the bedding but I think the contrast works well.”
“I get such positive responses to the room. People like how simple and tasteful it is, but still feminine. Friends have also commented on the shades of pink in the bedding being perfect. Not a hot pink, but also not too light.”
We love this nursery too –big thanks to Rachel and Brian for sharing! If you’d like to share your own O&L-inspired pics, please email me direct (pics at least 500 pixels wide) and I’ll post them right here.
Saw these and had to share. Ginkgo acoustic panels are wall-mounted, sound-absorbing panels, made from hot-pressed, 100% polyester form felt. Function aside, they look stunning.
Apparently, “Ginkgo inspires you to dream of nature and brings the most amazing landscapes into your indoor environment. Ginkgo can be a cloudy sky in winter or a forest ablaze with colour during the autumn”.
With that in mind, wouldn’t they create some great visual interest in a nursery? This cloud-like blue/gray color combo would work beautifully with our Forrest collection. As a bonus, they reduce ambient noise.
Standard colors include off-white, light grey, grey and anthracite, but the surface can be laminated in lots of other colors. Ginkgo acoustic panels are created by Stone Designs and produced by Blå Station.
We just launched new toddler bedding across all our collections, and photographed the details. We like this new bedding so much, I’ll be posting once for each design, starting with our newest, Miller.
The toddler duvet set ($100) includes a standard-sized (40 x 50″) duvet cover, and matching (20 x 16″) sham. Both feature our warm yellow and stone pattern, on crisp white cotton twill, with contrasting stone piping.
The coordinating Miller toddler sheet set ($85) includes one fitted sheet (28 x 52″) and one flat sheet (55 x 67″) in warm yellow and white, on soft 100% cotton percale.
As with all O&L products, everything is made here in the USA. The Miller toddler duvet set and toddler sheet set are available to view and order now, on our Miller collection page.
Time for more O&L customer pics, courtesy of Amy and Phil, from Chicago. This beautifully coordinated Forrest nursery is home to their happy-looking baby boy, Braedon, born back in September. Amy told me about the room, and the inspiration behind it.
“We really like the Tortoise and the Hare theme, as it represents us both so well! “slow and steady wins the race!”. But we had trouble finding anything that would allow us to create our own theme. We immediately knew Olli & Lime was a perfect fit, and would grow alongside Braedon!”
“I loved the playful simplicity of the designs. We even ordered all the accessories and toddler bedding. We had personal attention from Olli & Lime throughout the entire process of putting the nursery together. Every interaction was more than pleasant, which is so appreciated when you are pregnant, slightly scattered, and trying to decorate a nursery!”
The crib and dresser are from Room & Board, bookshelves, lamp and poufs from Land of Nod, Monte Luca Glider from local store, Galt Baby. The room is painted Benjamin Moore’s Sidewalk Gray –Amy says, “we took the ABC and 123 prints to the paint store to find the perfect gray!”
“Phil painted the quote on the wall, and fearlessly applied the tree decal (he’s very proud, because patience is not his strong suit!). I ordered extra sheets and made the blinds. Tricky when you’re very pregnant and can’t move around too well! I made the mobile too, getting the idea from BlahBlah Kids.”
“We had a summer gathering, instead of a shower, so our family could view our new home and Braedon’s room. Everyone says it’s the best room in the house! Phil and I joked it was so peaceful that we’d want to sleep in there, and we predicted Braedon would love it too!”
“Funny thing is, whenever Braedon (now 5 months old) is away, when he comes home, he always laughs and smiles when he finally gets to his nursery. He also wakes up laughing. Must be the amazing nursery, because he’s never been upset in there, ever.”
“We really love the overall feel and how calm, yet ‘happy’ it feels. Phil would say he likes the tree the best (all that hard work!). I really like the ABC/123 prints and I’m so glad I got them! Braedon stares at them when we’re in the glider and I’m convinced he’s learning already!”
“The most important thing to Phil and I was that we made the nursery ‘our own’…we wanted it to match our quirky personalities and really feel like home, so Braedon would feel the same way too. The great thing about the Forrest set was that it allowed us to do that.”
“Our entire theme was to highlight the Tortoise and the Hare fable, and family and friends thought it was very fitting for each of our personalities and backgrounds. I really believe that by making the nursery so thoughtful, it made Braedon feel like he was the best of both Phil and I; and now we have a quirky, funny, happy little baby boy! We’re really proud of how it came out!”
Since moving to California, we’ve been house-obsessed. Though a work-in-progress, our new place is a great fit for our design taste, and O&L. This got us thinking, we should include it in our photography. So we did.
For our Forrest collection (above) we used a backdrop of gray painted siding. And Miller (below) features a wall of wood paneling, that we recently restored to its former glory –it was previously painted off-white.
We repeated the gray background for our Logan collection (below). You can spy the horsetail rush we planted just outside –this should give you a sense of our (predictably) minimalist approach to landscaping.
And I’m guessing you’re not surprised that our chosen color palette fits our nursery collections so well. Design-wise, we definitely practice (in our own home) what we preach (at O&L).
No, we’re not giving away $100 in FedEx shipping vouchers. We’re giving you the chance to win $100 to spend at Olli & Lime. In exchange, we just need you to vote for us, in the FedEx Small Business Grant contest.
Just visit our application page, click “vote for this business”, then come back and leave a comment, saying which number vote is yours. Each vote counts as one entry, and you can vote once per day, through February 23.
Winner chosen at random, and notified by email on February 24. $100 voucher issued as a promotional code, redeemable at olliandlime.com only. Excludes Jellycats, mobiles and wall graphics.
We just got a great surprise –Cool Mom Picks included O&L in a roundup of top gender-neutral crib bedding ideas. Better still, our designs appeared on the list (an amazing) three times…
Editor in Chief, Liz Gumbinner, picked out our new (yellow) Miller collection, above, plus our (blue) Forrest, and (orange) Billie designs. Big thanks to Liz and Cool Mom Picks for including O&L.
Good old George Washington –you can thank him for our latest sale. Yep, Presidents Day is upon us, and we’re honoring the occasion. Just shop O&L and enter “presidents” at checkout, for 20% off your order.
As usual, we can’t apply the discount to previous orders (sorry) and it excludes clearance, jellycats, graphics and mobiles. If you’ve been eying some O&L bedding, or want to top-up your collection, now’s the time.
We recently attended a local exhibition opening –Design features work from four local designers, including our retail partner, Brian Schmitt, who makes the mobiles we sell, plus lots of other cool stuff, like this clock…
Below, from the left, three Schmitt mobiles we carry –Citrus (for Miller), Berry (Logan) and Cloud (Forrest), all in the Camber Pop design. We also stock the Sprig mobile (not pictured), in the same colorways.
Beneath those, Schmitt’s Aspect Pendants and behind, more clocks. Three other designers were represented, including Curtis Popp, creator of this luxurious birdhouse. We didn’t need a birdhouse. Now we do.
Curtis also designed this soft side table, inspired by a bundle of sticks. It comes in natural oak, white-washed oak or walnut, paired with wood/metal legs, in various colors. We’d go for walnut, with a pop of color.
Back to clocks, via another local designer –Matthew Lechowick, who created the impressive Reveal Clock, which functions without hands. Thanks to some back-end magic, this clock bridges art and technology, to great effect.
Matthew also makes this Hidden Media modular storage, with perforated doors, to allow remote control of devices. We love the combination of colors and materials. It looks and feels very well made.
Making up the design quartet is Rob Zinn –that’s his cast slab desk, in the background, made from wood and bronze. In foreground is Curtis Popp’s Phillips Table, mixing oak/walnut and steel.
This small, but perfectly formed, exhibition runs through February 27, at the Kondos Gallery –part of Sacramento City College. If you’re local, definitely check it out. More details on the Kondos Gallery site.