mini style

Mini Style offers “fresh, stimulating ideas of fashion, parenting and living life” –put simply, we like their style. And they like ours. So, a couple weeks back, we hooked-up, for an Instagram offer. And now we’re sharing it with you…


For a limited time, get 20% off in the O+L shop –just pick what you want, then enter promo code “MINI20″ at checkout. Cannot be applied to previous orders or combined with other codes. Excludes custom items and decals.


aussie double

Two new mentions to tell you about. First, The Grace Tales included our cross crib sheet, in their “shop the look” post, featuring Australian Cosmopolitan editor Bronwyn McCahon.


Next, Nest Etc. included our mini triangle crib quilt, in their post about Australia’s unseasonably wintery weather.


Thanks both, for spreading the O+L love down-under.


twig and nest

As you probably know, we’ve made some big changes at O+L, refocusing on our modern design principles. At the core of this shift were two new patterns, Twig and Nest.


This is Twig. It has an organic, natural feel. And it’s a subtle pattern, thanks to minimal color contrast –the charcoal version features two grays, and pool features two blues.


Its subtlety makes this pattern tricky to photograph from a distance, at least if you want to show the detail. But these closeups should give you a good feel for the design.


Twig charcoal/pool comes in crib sheets ($55) and crib quilts ($85).


This is Nest. An even more subtle pattern. Close up you can see the delicate crosshatch. Again, color contrast is minimal, in both the gray and pool versions.


Nest gray/pool comes in crib sheets ($55) and changing pad covers ($35).


Both these designs pair well with our solid colored crib skirts, for an ultra-modern look.


We like Twig and Nest so much, we even used the name for a spin-off company. Twig+Nest is the ‘adult’ version of O+L…that sounds kinda wrong, but hopefully you get me –same aesthetic, larger sizes. And more products to come.


project nursery

Our new look just got the Project Nursery seal of approval. Junior editor, Courtney Barbe (due in under two weeks!) picked our Nest crib sheet and Pool crib skirt, for her “vintage modern boy’s nursery” design board. Thanks Courtney, and good luck!



columbus day sale

Thinking about buying some O+L crib bedding? Now is a great time to push the button. Through Tuesday, get 20% off in the O+L shop, with promo code “sale20″.



shop dlk

We’ve followed DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS for a while. Founder, Kim Wardell, has a great eye for design, so when she launched shop DLK, we wanted in. Happily, Kim agreed O+L was a good fit. And that was that.


“DLK is a carefully curated collection of children’s fashion, accessories, toys and decor for the modern aesthetic loving family” –that collection includes our cross crib quilts and sheets, plus cross, dot and triangle wall decals.


And this week we partnered DLK on something else –an Instagram giveaway. One lucky winner gets our black cross crib quilt, gray cross crib sheet, and black dot wall decals. Enter via the link. Ends on Sunday.


Not only does Kim have great taste, she’s an amazing person, and a pleasure to work with. We wish her every success, and hope this is the start of a long and happy relationship between DLK and O+L.


babyology top 10

“The bedding collection at Olli & Lime makes me wish I could retreat to a cot every evening. It’s here you’ll find a beautiful blend of contemporary geometric prints and gorgeously toned solid colours to cover your pillows, cot quilts and sheets.”


Not our words, the words of top Aussie kids site, Babyology –they seem to like the new O+L, and included us in their recent roundup of nursery bedding. Thanks guys!


combo giveaway

Quick heads-up: there’s an OLLI+LIME giveaway going on right now, hosted by our friends at BuyModernBaby (thanks Esther!) –enter now, for a chance to win your choice of O+L crib sheet/skirt combo. Well, what are you waiting for?



black + white nursery

Our new shop has a design inspiration section, explaining current themes, and how/why they work. This will evolve and grow, as we do, and I’ll share everything here, starting with (as you may have guessed) black and white.


A staple of Nordic design, black and white is truly in our comfort zone, speaking to Karen’s roots –we were both born in England, but half of Karen’s family hail from Denmark. Anyhow, this look is all about simplicity and contrast.


Keep walls white and flooring either light or very dark. Build texture with highly contrasted textiles. If you want to soften the palette, choose light or charcoal grays and add textured, monochromatic blankets, pillows and toys.


For an authentic Nordic feel, you should avoid color accents altogether –this look is at the high end of nursery design, but we appreciate it’s not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. Want more? Shop everything black and white, and see our design inspiration pages.


spearmint baby

More O+L love, from Spearmint Baby: “Looking for beautiful MODERN bedding for your nursery? Check out OLLI+LIME. Fresh, modern designs with beautiful color palettes. I’m obsessed with the Mini Triangles in MINT & the beautiful blue Hatch Collection!”


Spearmint Baby is also hosting an Instagram giveaway –enter now, for a chance to win a $150 shopping spree in the all-new OLLI+LIME shop. One lucky winner, chosen Friday. BIG thanks to Shari at Spearmint Baby, for the kind words and O+L support.