Motherhood is all about multitasking, which is why we love this clever piece that pulls double duty as charming wall decor and functional book storage.
Available in February at babyletto.com, $249.
Created by the earth-loving artists at Smiling Planet, the happy-hippy designs on these twenty-inch cotton twill floor pillows will have you smiling, too.
Available at smilingplanet.net, $78.
Traditional block-printing techniques + contemporary colors and motifs = the perfect kiddie cover. All-cotton voile exteriors and natural cotton batting make these quilts especially soft and snuggly.
Available at munyshop.com, $89-$99.
Ride-on toy or work of art? We think both. These ecofriendly wooden horses are instant heirlooms.
Available at abesmarket.com, $500-$700.
The classic drum pendant gets nursery ready with high-gloss canvas shades in candy colors. Polka-dot linings and contrasting cords add to the fun effect.
Available at serenaandlily.com, $120.
Door frame, schmoor frame. Record the sprouting of your offspring on this birch plywood masterpiece featuring a two-color hand-screened illustration and a sweet poem.
Available at shop.thefutureperfect.com, $249.
Kids’ design vet Jennifer Delonge lends her swank style to two collections for this new furniture line. The classic looks are as appealing as the price tags.
Available at franklinandben.com, $399 and up.
Taxidermy in the nursery? You bet. These papier-mache versions of big game trophies are cute, cruelty-free, and made from vintage French book pages.
Available at dwellstudio.com, $76.
The natural next step after 2011’s acrylic crib craze, this rocker feels at once modern and vintage (hello, 1960s).
Available in March at nurseryworks.net, $1,750.
Babies bring diapers and sleep deprivation, but mostly they bring love. Decorate accordingly with this chic screen-printed heart, done in pink on soft white archival paper.
Available at banquetworkshop.com, $50.
Perfectly sized for a nursery and designed with kiddie storage in mind. Open shelves hold books and toys; use drawers for your lifetime supply of baby blankets and burp cloths.
Available at spotonsquare.com, $1,349.
Assembling this mini marvel is child’s play — literally. Kids can connect the five MDF pieces in seconds with nary a tool or screw. (Adios, Allen wrench.)
Available at sprout-kids.com, $70.
Whether you’re up against thrice-nightly feedings or a gang of closet-dwelling monsters, a top-notch nightlight is key. This otherworldly design gets major points for removable illuminated Glo balls.
Available at booninc.com, $85.
Graphic designer Alex Fuller brings the Bauhaus to your baby with limited-edition, hand-screened prints. Available in three color wheel-inspired palettes, it ships framed and ready to hang.
Available at unisonhome.com, $125.
Inspired by their kids’ bedding collections, Garnet Hill is applying adorable animal friends to hand-hooked wool rugs. Perfect beside a crib or at the foot of the bed.
Available at garnethill.com, $118.
This little metal lamp packs a style wallop with its retro silhouette and rainbow of color options. But we’re really smitten with its soft downcast glow — just the right light for bedtime stories.
Available at landofnod.com, $49.
Mod moms rejoice! West Elm has extended its clean-line Parsons collection to littles with a pint-size play table in tangerine lacquer. (Kids’ scoop-back chairs sold separately.)
Available at westelm.com, $199.
To you, it’s a hamper. To them, it’s a play washing machine complete with viewing window. Rarely does genius take such adorable form.
Available at geniusjones.com, $147.
Based on sketches by Danish artist Asger Jorn, the fantastical creatures in this mobile catch your baby’s eye early on — and later capture his imagination.
Available at walkerart.org, $62.
With floppy felt arms, these pillow-style dolls are highly huggable. Or just perch one on the rocker for a happy hit of color.
Available at petitcollage.com, $44.
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