easter sale

Chocolate egg-eating season has arrived! Along with it, a delicious O&L sale –see what I did there? Anyhow, now through April 25, we’re giving you 20% off (pretty much) everything in our shop

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Just shop O&L and enter “easter20″ at checkout. We’ll take 20% off your order. As usual, cannot be applied to previous orders. Excludes clearance, Jellycats, graphics and mobiles. Oh, and bunny rabbits.

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Nice Miller mention by Fawn & Forest. Summer says “mix & match the minimalistic viney/flower pattern with the much loved yellow & stone to hit just the right note in your nursery”.

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Thanks to Fawn & Forest (our longtime retail partners) for the plug, and their continued support of O&L. Our Miller collection is available to view and buy now in the Fawn & Forest store.

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custom twin bedding

Our baby and toddler bedding is (intentionally) more ‘grown-up’ than most. So, no surprise that people often ask for our designs in larger twin bedding. We do our best to accommodate these requests.

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We can make twin bedding (like this Logan set) in any of our fabric designs –providing we have enough spare. Orders typically take about three weeks. So, if you like our bedding but want it bigger, let us know.

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in the pink

Time for another Friday roundup of stuff we don’t make, but that works with O&L. These picks go with our pink/gray Logan collection. Let’s kick off with this round-framed Innit Rocker ($450).

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The pink vinyl/white metal combo makes a bold statement. And, apparently, it’s pretty comfy. Next, a favorite of ours, the hand-woven 5′x8′ Heather Shag Rug ($400) from Crate & Barrel.

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The neutral tones make it a match for pretty much any color scheme. And we’re loving the delicate geometric pattern on this 20″ Starlit Embroidery Pillow ($40) from CB2.

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The front is quilted, with a coordinating reverse in solid berry. Time for some practicality, with this gray Lattice Floor Bin ($59) from Land of Nod –perfect for stashing toys…or anything, really.

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Each bin is hand-woven in durable rattan, creating an intricate lattice pattern. You can never have enough pillows. Not strictly true, but you could make room for this Que Berry Pillow ($40) from CB2.

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Tactile textured loops up-front and flat solid on the back. Finally, Land of Nod’s General Storage Shelf ($399) –apparently, this was “inspired by the bins found in classic general stores”.

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It comes in a choice of gray or white, and either would work with Logan. Hope you enjoyed this color-coordinated roundup. I’ll be sharing some yellow finds in a week or so. Have a great weekend!

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123 decorate

Just spied an O&L mention over at Apartment Therapy –our Forrest 123 Wall Art was picked by Beth Callaghan, in her recent roundup of number-related children’s decor.

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All our wall art is printed on 28 x 20″ recycled paper, to fit a standard-sized frame. Forrest 123 and ABC options are available to view and buy for $20 in our shop. Thanks to Beth & AT for the mention.

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april fool

Had to laugh at this post. At first I was shocked to see such an ugly (in our shared opinion) collection of bedding and decor, in Esther’s familiar nursery board format. Then I remembered what day it was.

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Highlights include “nice beige paint [and matching glider]…glittery pink chandelier…giant quote wall decal…Winnie the Pooh theme” –apparently, the post will be removed tomorrow, to avoid confusion! Nice one Esther.

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spring clearance

Whenever we launch a new collection, or re-run an existing one, we always get some ‘seconds’ –products with slight imperfections, in size, shape or print quality. These products end up in our clearance section, priced to sell.

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Most imperfections are virtually undetectable, making them a real bargain. Right now, products are available from our best-selling Forrest and Logan collections (above) plus our just-launched Miller collection (below).

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Our clearance section also includes some products from our discontinued George and Billie collections (below) including wall art, pillowcases, pillow covers, and a one-off tree wall graphic.

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These products and more are available to view and buy now in our clearance section, with prices starting at just $10. Clearance sales are final, and do not qualify for further promotional discounts.

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olli and lime and triplets (again)

Meet the second set of O&L triplets we’ve featured (here’s the first) thanks to parents, Stephanie and Michael, from Ottawa, Ontario –they shared this George nursery, home to Madeline, Rosalie and Amélie (15 months here).

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Stephanie told me about the room –”I like modern decor, and was looking for nursery linens that weren’t the typical ‘zoo animals’ or dusky pink roses. I love all the Olli and Lime textiles, both their design and color schemes.”

“The patterns are simple, modern and clean, but also playful. Also, the collections all have lots of pieces to choose from to accessorize, art, throw pillows, stuffed animals, which I thought was really awesome.”

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“I didn’t find out the sexes until a bit later. I expected there was likely to be a boy, which I felt ruled out a ‘pink’ nursery. I committed myself to not going pink/blue early in the process. Once that decision was made, it kind of stuck.”

“It seemed that a neutral palette was more modern and out of the ordinary. The three shades of brown were recommended on your website in the get the look section for George. For the green wall, I brought a cushion to the store and went through paint chips until I found one that matched.”

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“We invested in good rockers [Dutailier Classico] figuring we’d spend a lot of time in them. It was a good investment. The chairs are super comfy and the modern lines and neutral color mean we can re-use them as easy chairs, when they are no longer needed in the nursery.”

“The cribs are Babyletto Hudson. Basically, a cheaper version of the Oeuf crib, which was out of my budget with three babies on the way! The dresser is IKEA Malm. My dad built a custom frame, screwed on top to hold the change pads. When no longer needed, we’ll remove the frame and use the dresser.”

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“The circular George pattern artwork was made from little embroidery hoops from the dollar store, spray painted brown. The George bed linens came in fabric bags which we used as fabric for our custom projects.”

“My mother (Jocelyne) made the [RMA] artwork, using canvases, wooden letters and heart shapes, from an art supply store. She painted three canvases in brown and covered one with the George bag fabric.”

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“I bought one set of George linens on eBay. I decided against bumper pads initially, but the set on sale included a bumper and was cheaper than the set without. I bought the other two sets directly from Olli & Lime without pads.”

“We felt that the window was naked with just shutters and decided it needed a valence. I realized that the bumper pad (that we weren’t going to use anyway) made a beautiful valence with hardly any work at all! We hot glued the bumper pad to a heavy foam board and hooked it onto the wall.”

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“My favourite thing about the room is the tree decal. My husband and I both love fantasy video games, and a common theme is the existence of the World Tree or Yggdrasil, i.e. the tree of life. We call the decal the Yggdrasil and look forward to when the girls can understand the reference.”

“The bedroom has a walk-in closet. We installed extra shelving and put a mini-fridge in there. It was SUPER useful for triplets. When the girls were born, they had to be fed every three hours. At 11pm, 2am and 5am.”

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“Instead of trooping down to a cold kitchen, we prepared bottles ahead of time and stored them in the room. We had a bottle warmer in the room too, so we didn’t need to go downstairs at night. Considering we were getting very little sleep, we felt that everything that simplified our routine was great.”

“I think many people are surprised that we were able to put together such a beautiful nursery when we were expecting triplets! I have to give my parents and my husband most of the credit. I was able to work on a lot of the design, but when it came to executing it, they did the lion’s share of the work.”

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“Even if you’re expecting multiples, you can still have a beautiful nursery! Decide ahead of time what pieces you want to splurge on, and what you can afford to be frugal with. I budgeted most for textiles and rocking chairs. A lot of the furniture is IKEA.” –we LOVE the nursery. Thanks for sharing!

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spring sale 2014

Spring has definitely sprung. In fact, it feels like summer has arrived here in California (by our standards, at least). Either way, we’re in a good mood…and we’re feeling generous. Time for a sale…

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Just shop O&L and use code “spring20″ at checkout –we’ll take 20% off your order. As usual, excludes clearance, Jellycats, graphics and mobiles, and cannot be applied to previous orders. Sale ends March 31.

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we feel blue

Since launching Forrest last year, we’ve been obsessed with blue. And it’s easy to feed that obsession –looking around, there’s so much blue going on. We picked out some pieces to fit right into a blue and gray nursery.

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We saw these Mick Floor Lamps in Crate & Barrel, and considered getting a pair for our office. They’d look equally good in a nursery, behind a glider, perhaps. And for softness, and texture, how about these pillows?

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These are from West Elm –clockwise from the top, Solid Silk Handloomed, Jacquard Leaf Silk, and Ribbon Knitted all in a muted shade, they call Light Pool. And these carpet tiles are pretty cool.

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FLOR has a big selection of colors and textures, but this is our favorite –light blue, from the Heaven Sent collection. And, for some practicality, check out these bookshelves…

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Technically, they are called Color Bar Ledges, but it amounts to the same thing –they’d help create the perfect little tot’s library. And before you think I’ve gone off-brief, here’s a blue and gray version…

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These could look great, if placed alternately. Hope you enjoyed this brief, and slightly random, blue/gray roundup. I might just make this a ‘Friday thing’. Have a great weekend!

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