Last week was the JPMA Baby Show (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association), right here in my Orange County backyard. This is a bit of a smaller show compared to the annual ABC Show in Las Vegas, but there were still some great new nursery furniture brands as well as some other fun finds. This is definitely one of the perks of being a nursery designer – I get to see all the newest brands up close and personal, which is important since I’m recommending these brands to my clients.
My first stop was Little Seeds. I noticed their booth right away because it was designed in all black and gold. Little Seeds is essentially a more affordable version of some of the designer nursery furniture companies you may have seen. The gold metal crib and changing table collection above is taking inspiration from the gold trend that’s everywhere right now.
Little Seeds is also creating modern crib designs, like the one above. Again, it’s definitely an homage to the higher end brands using beautiful hardwoods, but they’ve made it into a much more affordable option by using less expensive materials.
Next up is Kidsmill, a nursery furniture company out of the Netherlands. I was charmed by their accents and their delicious Dutch cookies that kept ending up in my hands. They are branching out to the U.S. with their sleek designs, and everything should be available this coming Fall. And yes, they assured me that everything will be up to the U.S. safety standards (after all, this was the JPMA show which monitors safety guidelines). I’ve always been a fan of nursery furniture that combines multiple finishes. The collection above was my favorite from their line since it blends pure white with a medium tone wood with lots of variation.
I couldn’t resist stopping at the Ubbi booth because it’s just so darn colorful. I’ve been preaching about the Ubbi diaper pail since it launched several years back. I love that they have so many color options to match whatever nursery decor you’ve got going on, but they are also a legitimately quality product. My favorite newer option they now offer is the eco friendly cloth liners, instead of trash bags. I’m always in favor of less plastic in a nursery, not to mention less trash in the landfills.
Lastly, I stopped by the DockATot booth, mainly because it was just the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. They definitely get the award for best booth design, maybe of all time (and I’ve been to a lot of trade shows). Right at the end of the video, you can see the new designs above the counter. They’re not on the DockATot website yet, but if you look closely, you’ll see that the new patterns are amazing. They’ve got dark florals, palm leaf print, and even cararra marble, basically every major trend of 2017.