GUEST BLOG POST – Nursery decor for Rose
I am so excited about & grateful for this opportunity to be a guest blogger on KIIN BABY. I had the honor to design bohemian style nursery decor for Rose’s nursery. Before I share about this darling project of ours, let me introduce myself & my very small family business. My name is Inez Ligeti, I’m originally an aspiring natural light portrait photographer turned creative entrepreneur after a long term illness. My brand is called Boho Baby Heaven & I run my Etsy shop with my talented Mum, Mariann. We are a mother-daughter duo based in Hungary, Europe. My Mum learnt sewing at the early age of 5 from her beloved Grandma & has more than 50 years of sewing experience. She has been obsessed with collecting cacti since the 1990s. We are both homebodies who love to use their creativity in every aspects of our lives. We specialize in bohemian style nursery decor, pillows & soft toys exclusively. Our signature style can be characterized by minimal design paired with stunning colour palettes & an elegant look. Using our own designs & handmade templates, we cut, iron, sew, fill, embroider & embellish all of our handmade products! Since 2016 we’ve started several globally popular nursery trends, made & shipped thousands of products all over the world, to the most faraway places.
Recently, we worked on custom nursery decor for Rose who was expecting her second babygirl. We have a special connection as she also runs her small family business with her Mum, Merrill & we are crazy about the same Earthy colours…. no wonder I was crazy excited to design/make decor pieces & toys for Rose’s nursery.
Creative people all have their own source of inspiration, I love to collect mine on public & secret boards on Pinterest. I regularly blog about our finished projects on my BLOG & pin our Etsy listings, blog posts to my popular Pinterest board called BOHO BABY HEAVEN. Come & follow!!
As Rose already had a Llama Nursery Mobile from us, we decided to go with CAMELS this time. Camels & the desert in general are associated with wanderlust, so in a year when almost the whole world had to stay home, nothing felt more right than adding these adventurous vibes to the nursery. The colour palette for the whole project consisted of Earthy colours: rich shades of mustard, rust, terracotta, brown mixed with lighter shades of tan & ivory. I started gathering ideas for a custom Camel Soft Toy & a one-of-a-kind DESERT NIGHT NURSERY MOBILE first.
We specialize in Cactus Decor Pillows mainly and Rose wanted our signature Saguaro, Succulent & Barrell Cactus Decor Pillows for her nursery. First, we made a SUCCULENT DECOR PILLOW in Mustard & Ivory colours, then a SAGUARO in Rust. The BARRELL CACTUS DECOR PILLOW in Sand colour was ready, so we made the adorable CAMEL SENSORY TOY next.
Then we worked on the CAMEL SOFT TOY, the nursery mobile & the custom baby play gym toys simultaneously. The colours of the laces on the custom Camel Soft Toy saddle have a special meaning: I choose mustard as that is Rose’s favorite colour. A stunning shade of rust because her firstborn daughter Hazel has gorgeous ginger hair. I’ve been saving this lace for years for special projects & I’m so glad I did.
Matching colours is one of my fave parts of the design process. Rose has a Rust Canopy over her crib in the nursery, so I went with lighter colours for the nursery mobile. This way the mobile will pop so well against the rusty, darker background. The Camel Soft Toy will bring a splash of colour too wherever placed in the nursery.
I can’t put into words how amazing it feels to have an idea in your head & to see it come alive! I’d been wanting to use a fabric with a special print for years too & this custom mobile was the perfect occasion to use it for our new figures: PALM TREES. It was the best choice for the trunk of the palm tree as it resembles its real life outlook. For the crown (foliage) I went with ivory.
I was so looking forward to this moment of putting together my Sunshine Rattan Bassinet & adding the whole set to finally take pictures. I had no idea back then that I was going to make & ship another decor pillow & an adorable bunting 2 weeks after shipping these items to Australia….
I’d like to link here our SAFETY GUIDELINES too, please always remember to follow safe sleep practices. This is STAGED NURSERY DECOR INSPO. These longer mobiles should be hung from the ceiling or hung higher if used with bassinets. Rose has a crib in her nursery, so it will be hung out of reach.
There should only be 2 things in your baby’s crib/bassinet: a firm, tight-fitting mattress & a crib sheet. It’s tempting to make it look cute and cozy with lots of blankets, stuffed animals & decor pillows, but they are all suffocation hazards for kids under 1 year old. They are perfect PROPS for staged/product photos or nursery reveal/new baby pics, but should be all removed otherwise.
We also made a custom set of BOHO BABY PLAY GYM TOYS. Besides our signature natural wooden beads, I also used a few colored ones on this set. I’m so in love with the result!! Can’t wait to see the set attached to Rose’s Rattan Play Gym Stand, I know it will look stunning.
As I mentioned earlier, two weeks after shipping this set above, I suddenly finished another decor pillow one morning which had been in the making for months… of course it had to be included in her nursery too. Rose had already started & almost finished decorating her nursery by then, but there was an empty corner which needed a pop of colour, so I recommended adding a vertical bunting featuring our signature figures. I couldn’t be more in love with the result, I know it will complete her nursery along our new PALM TREE DECOR PILLOW too. Kiin Baby just released its new ORGANIC SOLID COLOUR SWADDLE LINE & I’m already giddy with excitement to see the bunting displayed on the lovely rattan wall hooks with the new swaddles.
These beauties were handmade with so much love!!! This past year has been challenging & hard due to the pandemic, but working on this project with Rose & documenting it was truly the highlight of my year!
Thank you so much for checking out my guest blog post, I hope you enjoyed reading about our creative process & it made you want to fill your life with crafted goodness!
Love, Inez & Mariann