Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oh, Baby!

Well, if most of you do not know- my husband and I (Meg) are expecting a baby BOY!!!  We are so thrilled and blessed - words can not even explain!
So with that being said, we thought we would share some of our favorite nurseries with you as well as a few tips!

1.  Always try to use no VOC paint when painting a baby's room  

2.  Purchase an organic mattress because most mattresses contain formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals  

3.  Use all cotton or linen sheets, bumpers and bedding so the fabrics can breath

1. No VOC Paint

VOC  stands for " Volatile organic compounds "(VOCs) refers to organic chemical compounds which have significant vapor pressures and which can affect the environment and human health. Respiratory, allergic, or immune effects in infants or children are associated with man-made VOCs and other indoor or outdoor air pollutants.

Sherwin Williams

We believe the optimal green coating should do two things: minimize the impact on the environment and deliver maximum performance. So we've developed the GreenSure® designation to help you identify the products that meet our highest green coating standards.
Reducing the Impact We Have on Nature

  • We use sustainable raw materials, like soy and sunflower oil in our paints.
  • We've reduced the amount of solvent in our formulations, so our green products are more environmentally friendly.
  • New techniques in our manufacturing processes have helped produce less waste and we've implemented energy efficient methods in our plants.
  • We've streamlined national distribution processes, helping to conserve fuel, energy and other natural resources.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Natura Paint
Your family will breathe easy with Natura

Natura premium interior waterborne paint is a zero VOC, virtually odorless formula that doesn't compromise on performance. It dries fast, has excellent adhesion and provides a durable finish with an unlimited color selection. Natura features our Green Promisedesignation, so you can breathe easy knowing that you've used the very best for your environmentally sensitive projects.

Porter Paint

Pure Performance® Zero VOC 
and Green Seal® Class A Certified

Pittsburgh® Paints Pure Performance® was the first national brand paint to receive Green Seal® Class A certification for meeting environmental standards. Pure Performance® contains zero volatile organic compounds (VOC), eliminating detrimental impact on air quality. This very low odor paint allows you to paint by day and occupy the room by night. This environmentally friendly paint is ideal for green building projects!
See our online Green Systems Guide for complete product listings.
Green Residential Products

2.  Matresses

Naturepedic Crib Mattress

Naturepedic Crib Mattresses

Naturepedic knows that a baby’s health and safety should not be negotiable when it comes to crib mattresses. Naturepedic organic mattresses go above and beyond the CPSC ban by eliminating many other questionable chemicals from non organic baby crib mattresses. Naturepedic products are regularly tested to meet the strict GREENGUARD® certification standards for children. Naturepedic understands the potential harm that can come from toxic chemicals and is committed to providing safer and healthier organic mattresses and bedding accessories for our children and planet. Give your baby a healthier tomorrow by removing harmful chemicals today.

3.  Organic bedding

galileo crib fitted sheet-organic
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galileo crib fitted sheet-organic


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Our Galileo fitted crib sheet is printed with a charming 
two color pattern named for the famous Italian 
astronomer Galileo Galilei. Perfect for your little 
astronomer’s dreamy nights. 100% Organic 
cotton – certified by Control Union.

solid organic crib sheets
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solid organic crib sheets


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100% organic cotton – certified by Control Union. 
These solid color fitted crib sheets, made with 
organic cotton sateen, are a staple of any 
nursery. These soft hues compliment our 
collection of prints or are perfect on their own.

A few nursery images!

We all remember the creation of this amazing nursery by Nancy Meyers in Father of the Bride II.  I remember when "Fraank" was designing this space- I thought it was the most magnificent nursery I have ever seen.  


Another view!


Such a sweet little nursery!  We love the trellis wallpaper.

And if I have my choice- I would love to have this wallpaper on the walls for our sweet little boy!  There is just something so sweet about little birds in a nursery!
Pattern Aviatrix, color mocha latte

Happy Monday!

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