March 18, 2011MCM Home Improvement: The Nursery
By Sablemable aka Jan
Baby Boomers were kept in nursery furniture like that in this 1956 Thayer-Coggin ad (courtesy of Ebay Store, Densby Designs, LLC) which wouldn’t pass the safety standards of today. Even the vintage nursery furniture listed on Craigslist, Ebay, and other sites do not recommend using cribs, playpens, changing tables, etc. for infants and toddlers but instead use the furniture for decorative purposes. I can see a vintage wooden changing table as a plant stand in some shabby-chic home, but we’re talking MCM here and we want our MCM home nurseries to match up with the rest of the house.
Now, don’t faint when you see the prices of the furniture I’m about to show you, especially after seeing the above Thayer set sell for $99.95, which was still expensive back then, but a heck of a lot cheaper than today’s costs.
Let’s start with the cribs. From INMOD (www.inmod.com) here is a crib reminiscent of the ones from the Fifties. This particular crib comes in pink, blue, green and yellow trim on white.
THE BIRIKINO LINE OF CRIBS FOR $992.00
INMOD ALSO SELLS THE CRIB AND A DRESSER AS A SET IN THE SAME COLORS FOR $1,650.00
I really love this crib from Petitnest (www.petitnest.com)!
THE NOE CRIB FOR $1,490.00
Here’s the matching dresser.
THE NOE DRESSER FOR $1,650.00
From Dwell Studio (www.dwellstudio.com) , this crib is another winner! You can have the birchwood finished in Natural, French White and Espresso.
THE CENTURY CRIB FOR $980.00
Rocking chairs and high chairs are essential for the nursery. Zac and Zoe (www.zacandzoe.com) have some rockers that rock!
THE RALPH RAPSON RAPID ROCKER COMES IN BLACK, BLUE, RED, GRAY, MARBLE AND LIGHT BROWN FABRIC FOR ONLY $1,475.00. RAPSON, AN ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER ORIGINALLY DESIGNED THIS ROCKER IN 1945 FOR KNOLL.
THE ARMSHELL ROCKER COMES IN CHARCOAL, CELERY, MOSS, RED, OATMEAL, GREEN, WHITE, NATURAL, ORANGE AND TERRACOTTA FIBERGLASS. PRICE IS $349.00.
Zac and Zoe also have a high chair that speaks of MCM style.
THE SVAN HIGHCHAIR COMES IN NATURAL, CHERRY, MAHOGANY AND WHITEWASH FINISHES. PRICE IS $259.00
At Nurseryworks (www.nurseryworks.net) they offer a rocking chair in microsuede fabric colors like ecru, slate (blue) and mocha for $700.00 or you can have custom upholstery in solids or prints for $1,250.00.
THE SLEEPYTIME ROCKER
If a baby is in your future and you’re looking for furniture that will complement your MCM home and lifestyle, then these examples will help you find the pieces that you need and will be happy with.
Next Friday we’ll look at classic toys for the nursery and playroom.