all change

I keep hinting at the changes we’re making, without showing you much. If you follow us on instagram or Facebook you’ll recognize these pics. They represent a shift in direction for O+L –one that we’re very excited about.

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Nurseries don’t have to be cutesy or traditional –that was our mantra when we founded O+L, back in 2008. We swore we’d never do pink, fluffy, or bunny rabbits. Eventually, we sold pink, fluffy bunny rabbits. I kid you not.

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It’s not that our taste had changed, we just hadn’t stayed 100% true to it. And it’s not like we’ve ever disliked our product lineup, it just wasn’t a pure representation of our design style. We’re changing all that.

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We’re making O+L truly modern. When our new website arrives, you’ll see lots of black, white and gray. You’ll still find bright accents, but everything is toned-down, with a muted complementary palette.

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We’re introducing structured patterns inspired by geometry, like triangles, crosses and lines. And more organic patterns, inspired by nature, like twigs, stems and crosshatch.

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We’ll also be more responsive in the future, and on-trend (though we hate that expression) giving our interpretation of what’s hot –this mint and metallic gold triangle design is a good example.

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You’ll even find some pink. We get it, some people need pink. But it can still look modern. So we’re doing pink our way –knocked-back, softer, and blended with a range of gray tones.

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We’re adding new decor and accessories too –flip-clock wall art, geometric math and shapes prints, Nordic-inspired pillows, and Scandinavian soft toys, by Maileg. Everything works together.

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In the background, we’ve extended our wall decal collection to include new complementary shapes, forms and colors, designed in partnership with Byrdie Graphics, and sold exclusively at O+L.

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It all adds up to a new look. One that’s modern, current, and in our comfort zone. It just feels right. We hope you agree. Our new site will launch in the next few weeks. In the meantime, look out for more on Instagram.

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making room

Things are changing at O+L, with a new look, new website (coming very soon) and lots of new products. But we need to make room. So we’re having a warehouse sale, with up to 50% off.

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No promo code needed –just visit the O+L shop to see all the discounts. We haven’t set an end date, but we have limited stock available. If you see something you like, snap it up quick.

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green scene mom

Quick heads-up –the lovely peeps at Green Scene Mom just posted a New Mommy Giveaway, featuring a $1200+ prize package, including your choice of O&L dots wall decals.

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The package includes nineteen prizes, from practical to indulgent, addressing many new mom needs and wants. Giveaway runs through August 13th. Enter here. Good luck!

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huff post parents

What’s the saying –you wait and wait and then two come along at once? That’s O&L this week, with not one but two mentions in the Huffington Post. Okay, so they’re very small mentions, but still worth…err…mentioning.

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You have to delve to find O&L in the articles, so I’ve saved you the bother –summary of our mention from article #1 Sleep, Baby, Sleep, above, and the mention from article #2 The Sophisticated Baby, below.

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Thanks to Jamie Davis Smith, who picked our Forrest crib bedding, and wrote these kind words about O&L. Jamie also helped us get some press coverage elsewhere, and I’ll share that once it’s live.

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hot deals

We’re ushering-in August with a summer sale –get 20% off through August 10. Just shop O&L then enter promo code “summer20″ at checkout. We’ll take 20% off your order.

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Our summer sale excludes all our custom-made products, wall decals, and mobiles. This discount cannot be applied to previous orders, sorry. Happy summer shopping!

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zigzag chevron

“In case you thought the chevron trend was over, you’re going to want to reconsider once you see the new range from Olli & Lime” –praise for our new Finlay collection, from a recent BuyModernBaby post…

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We’re not typically bandwagon-jumpers, so we’re calling this pattern ‘zigzag’ –but it definitely owes a debt to chevron. Whatever it’s called, we just love the way Finlay looks. Thanks to Esther at BMB for the mention.

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eichler toddler

Last weekend, we had a welcome opportunity to mix business with pleasure –we were asked to stage a toddler room in this stunning Eichler Home, in Castro Valley, which literally just hit the market…

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The house is spectacular. But, as with all Eichlers, the secondary bedrooms are relatively small. The listing agent, also our realtor, thought we could help stage one of these rooms, as a toddler bedroom.

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We used our Miller toddler duvet set, paired with our gray Nest sheet, and some Jellycat soft toys. The toddler bed is the Oeuf Classic –it’s ours, but not available on our site. The room is minimal, even for our taste…

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…mainly due to a lack of space –we took the trip down on short notice, so we had to make do with what would fit in our MINI Cooper! We need a bigger car. Or a trailer. Or at least a roof-rack.

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The mobile was supplied by our Sacramento-based retail partner, Schmitt Design (thanks Brian!) –this is the Camber Pop, in Citrus; one of many Schmitt mobiles in our shop.

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Oh, if you’d like to see more pictures of the house (and it’s well worth a look), I wrote a detailed post about it on our home restoration blog, fogmodern. Not a bad back yard outlook, eh?

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If you’re interested in buying this place, it’s listed for $850K –and it’ll likely sell for more, thanks to these incredible Bay views. Lots more pics and information here. Listing pics courtesy of Thomas Westfall.

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brand new

We’ve been feverishly working behind the scenes to improve O&L, creating a brand spanking new website, adding lots of new products, while giving ourselves a fresh new look in the process…

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As we prepare to launch (very soon) I’ll share more right here, with sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram. We LOVE how it’s all shaping up, and can’t wait to show you more.

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july 4th sale

It’s grill time. But not just yet –first, it’s sale time. We’re giving you 30% off almost everything we do. Just shop O&L and enter “July30″ at checkout. We’ll take 30% off your order.

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Discount excludes graphics, decals and mobiles. Cannot be combined with other promo codes, or applied to previous orders, sorry. Sale runs through Monday July 7. Shop now.

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finlay collection

I’ve been itching to share our new Finlay collection –and finally Finlay is here! A graphical take on chevron, Finlay includes quilts, sheets and skirts, in three striking ‘on trend’ colorways.

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Navy & white chevron, with navy crib skirt…

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Black & white chevron, with charcoal crib skirt…

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Green & white chevron, with mid-gray crib skirt…

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Finlay 3-piece crib sets retail for $195, 2-piece sets for $120, quilts for $75, skirts for $75, and sheets for $45. As usual, everything is made in the USA. Available now in the O&L shop.

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