the henrik bed

The Honest + The Land of Nod feather your nest sweepstake

As a parent I get overwhelmed sometimes by all the products out there that are harmful to my children.  I have a tendency to be a bit of a worrier and get stressed out by by all the toxic chemicals (so many we're not even aware of) in everyday products and what I should and shouldn't do.  I'm so grateful for responsible companies like The Honest and The Land of Nod who can do some of the worrying and research for me.  Both companies believe in making sustainable, non-toxic products while not sacrificing on style. Today I'm teaming up with these two incredible companies to offer readers a chance to win the Feather your Nest Pin It to Win It Sweepstakes.  One lucky winner will receive an entire years worth of Honest Bundles and a $1,500 gift certificate for The Land of Nod to create or makeover their nurseries, kid's rooms, or play rooms.  The contest starts the 21st (today) till November 1st.  How cool is that?!!!

feather-your-nestHere's what you need to do to enter to win the sweepstake:

1. Click here to visit The Honest Company's Facebook page and choose the "Feather your Nest" sweepstakes tab.  2. Follow “The Honest Company” and “The Land of Nod” on Pinterest. 3. Complete and submit the entry form provided on the The Honest Facebook application and accept the Terms & Conditions of the Sweepstakes. 4. Complete your entry by creating a Pinterest board and naming it “Honest & Land of Nod Feather Your Nest.” Pin at least one (1) item to this board and tag the image(s) with #FeatherYourNest. Limited to one (1) entry per person.  Best of Luck!

Also, all One More Mushroom readers can Enjoy free shipping at Honest.com by using the code HonestFYNShip. Applies to U.S. and Canadian residents only (one per customer).  Valid for first-time orders only. Expires November 1, 2013

The Honest Company and The Land of Nod asked me to share some tips on how I create safe and stylish spaces for my children.  Here are six tips on how to do that in any space in your home.

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Tip#1-- Play with scale and color.  I love combining contrasting and complimentary textures, colors and sizes.  It's so fun to see something dramatic and unexpected in a space, especially a child's room.  The Wow, that's a big lamp is a beautiful and large floor lamp, which provides soft, directional lighting while reading our stories at night.

Tip#2-- Explain to your children why.  As a child I remember being told to do something but not knowing why.  I notice that when I explain to my children why they need to wear sunscreen, or brush their teeth they're more apt to obey without complaining (most of the time).  Did you know that the only sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays is Zinc Oxide?  This one is non greasy and non-whitening.

(Snake, Banjo, H pillow, the Henrik bed)

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Tip #3--  Keep soft toys/rugs around to cushion a fall.  Rugs and stuffed animals are cute and cuddly but can also protect little children while playing rough.  I also like the first thing to touch my children's feet when they wake up in the morning to be something soft. In Maja's room I used this blanket as a plush rug for her little feet.

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Tip# 4-- Have your children in mind when decorating and picking products.  When I saw this bunny lamp I knew my daughter would love it.  She has a bit of an obsession with bunnies and sleeps with three every night.  Maja is potty trained, but during her naps she still wears training pants.  I keep them stored in the bin on the floor so that she can put them on herself.  She prefers the princess pants, and they are gentle on her skin because they are chlorine, bleach and chemical free.  Maja also loves lip balm, she calls it her "lip", so we keep it on her bedside table for her to apply when needed.

(bird pillow, storage bin)

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Tip# 5.  Keep it fun and playful.  Who says a bathroom can't have art in it?  Or that a wall can't be an entire chalkboard?  Have fun with your kids and their interests.  Maja likes to draw, so we painted an entire wall in her room with chalkboard paint.  In our bathroom we hung some vintage prints from a favorite sea voyaging kid's book, as well as this clock (well, something similar).

safe-and-stylish-kids'-spaces5Tip# 6.  Know what's in the products you're giving to your kids.  Harsh chemicals in soaps, shampoos and conditioners can cause skin to become irritated, dry and even disrupt hormone levels.  What I love about this bubble bath, shampoo, and conditioner is that the ingredients are safe, natural and gentle on my children and I can pronounce all the ingredients.  I have a saying that I live by when grocery shopping  "If you can't read it don't buy it".

I hope that these tips are easy and helpful for you in creating safe and stylish spaces for your children.  I wish you the best of luck in entering the Pin It to Win It Sweepstake!  I hope you win!

Also, if you'd like to see what products I used to style these spaces, you can check out my Pinterest board here.

Anthology Magazine off shoots

It was so fun to see the out takes from our feature in Anthology Magazine.  You can see all of them over on their blog here. Anthology_Coleman-daughterAlso, check out the Henrik bed on Design Sponge.  Emily did such a great job renovating and decorating this space for her son Oren.

And if you'd like to do a fun easy Halloween mask this weekend, check out Henrik and Maja modeling them for you over on The House that Lars Built.

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photography and styling by the talented husband and wife team Seth and Kendra Smoot.

Happy weekend everyone!

 

the henrik bed: information, photographs and a 10% discount

Last September I designed The Henrik Bed for my son's fifth Birthday.   After searching quite some time and not being able to find exactly what I was looking for I decided to design it myself.  I wanted something modern and simple, yet have a retro feel.  As an Interior Designer I have been so fortunate to work with  a master craftsman who has been building furniture for over thirty years.  We have worked on many other projects (beds and furniture) and he has always exceeded my expectations.  He is a perfectionist and it shows in his work.  I am a perfectionist as well and have been so happy with it in every way.  I really am so excited to be able to share this bed with you and am grateful for your interest and support. These lovely photographs were taken by the talented Ashley Thalman.

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The bed is a twin bed fitting a standard twin mattress and is made from locally sourced Maple wood. The headboard measures 40" high, the footboard measures 30" high, and the bed is 42" wide.  The prices are as follows:  solid wood natural finish--$800, painted white--$850, the dip (pictured)--$875.

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We are finally ready to place our first order of The Henrik Bed, hooray!  Because this is the very first order I am offering everyone within this order a 10% discount!  If you would like to buy The Henrik Bed please email me ASAP.  I am in the process of setting up a web shop but for now you can email me to make a purchase.

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As most of you may already know we lost our six month in utero baby boy in January.  Since that loss I have felt a strong desire to make something positive come from this heartbreaking experience.  I designed the bed out of love for my son Henrik and a need for a product I couldn't find in the market.  This bed, in my opinion, is the start of something great and the positive I have been yearning for since my loss.  Thanks again for your interest and support.  If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

impromptu photo shoot with the henrik bed

The other day Henrik and Maja were playing so well together in Henrik's room.  I quickly grabbed my camera and shot a few impromptu photos of them playing on and around The Henrik bed.  It was so fun to watch them laughing and jumping and having a great time.  I love seeing them make each other laugh.  These are the moments I savor. henrik-and-maja-and-the-henrik-bed

I am excited to be offering The Henrik Bed (the bed you see in the photos) to consumers.  We have been so happy with the look and quality of the bed and look forward to others enjoying it as well.  I will have more "real" product photographs of it next week as well as more detailed information on the bed.  In the meantime, if you have any further questions please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to help.

henrik-and-maja-and-the-henrik-bed2Thank you for your interest and support.  I really am so grateful for it.  The process of manufacturing furniture is all very new to me and I appreciate your patience.

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the-henrik-bed Last September we celebrated my little boy Henrik's fifth Birthday.  For a special Birthday gift we decided that it was time for him to graduate out of his toddler bed and get a real big boy bed.  I looked around everywhere to find him the perfect bed but was disappointed when I couldn't find exactly what I wanted.  If I did find something it was too expensive or a vintage one of a kind bed that I couldn't purchase.  So I decided to design the bed I wanted and have it made.  I am so lucky to have an incredible craftsman who's a perfectionist and understands my vision perfectly (we've worked on several other projects together).  I was so happy with the results.  It has been a perfect bed for Henrik and we are thrilled with it in every way.

Because I had such a hard time finding a bed I liked I thought that others might as well.  I am excited to announce that I will be manufacturing and selling The Henrik Bed.  I'll be offering it in three finishes: a solid white, a solid wood, and the dip, like you see in the above photo.  I'm still working out all the details, etc. but will keep you posted soon with more information and more photos of the bed.  If you're interested in purchasing The Henrik email me and I can put you on our list.