June 5, 2006

Parents want modern nurseries that match their own contemporary style

in Furniture

A recent feature at azcentral.com reports on that a growing number of today’s parents are wanting and seeking modern nursery furnishings.  "Modern furniture and décor is finding a home in more nurseries as design-minded parents seek rooms that match their own contemporary leanings, and a growing number of online and traditional retailers are helping them fill the spaces."

"Parents are looking for multipurpose furniture that can be used into the toddler years and beyond, and bedding in non-traditional color palettes and designs. They are using adhesive decals in geometric and stripe designs for nursery walls and vinyl "mod dots" for windows. And they’re selecting accessories and toys that are just as appealing for adults as they are for children."

"Even the lowly bib and portable diaper-changing pad, with their modern makeovers, are helping round out the contemporary rooms."

"Some parents also are seeking out designers of traditionally adult furnishings, such as Adler and his pottery hippos, elephants and birds, or Charles and Ray Eames’ RAR rocker or George Nelson’s iconic ball clocks."

""I think there are plenty of folks who think that it’s a trend. Everything you see now is ‘modern something,’ " said Melissa Pfeiffer, who founded online retailer Modernseed in 2003. "I don’t think it’s a trend. . . . I think it’s here to stay."

Read entire story at "Growing up in style" at azcentral.

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