Top 5: Nursery Must-Haves from Interior Decorator--and Mom--Marlaina Teich

February 10, 2011 by Mom Jeanine
shefinds | Kids

Prepping a nursery for a new baby can be a daunting task. Do you really need this? Is this really safe?

If you’re so there right now, help is here! We enlisted the expert help of interior designer Marlaina Teich and she’s sharing her 5 nursery must-haves. In addition to doing beautiful work–check it out at–Marlaina is also mom to 3 boys of her own, so she knows a thing or two about nursery decor. Here are her nursery essentials:

1. Healthy paint! When painting a baby’s nursery (or any kids’ room), just as much thought should go into selecting the type of paint that goes into choosing the color. Low-VOC paint is becoming more readily available–the Natura collection by Benjamin Moore has zero VOCs. It’s durable, washable, fade-resistant, and can be tinted to match any color. Best of all, the Natura paint dries within 30 minutes!

2. An Awesome Monitor. Keep an eye on your sleeping baby with Summer Infant’s Day and Night Color Flat Screen Monitor. You can mount this 7” LCD flat screen on a wall, under a counter or you can carry it with you as you move from room to room.

3. Stylish Organizers. Skip Hop’s Bin-Go Tabletop Organizer has a divided main compartment with four side pockets for keeping babies’ tiny accessories–think pacifiers, baby bottles, and teethers–nice and neat. As an added bonus, it’s made of canvas so you can fold it flat when you’re not using it.

4. Something Fun. Ajo.Bebe makes these hip wipe cases that are available in graphic designs featuring hot colors. They’re an easy way to add some excitement to a functional item. Who says keeping baby clean can’t be chic?

5. Commitment-Free Wall Decor. WallCandy Art’s modern peel-and-stick decorating kits are a perfect way to add a fun theme or design to nursery walls because they’re easily removable at any step in your baby’s development. What’s not to love about change-as-you-grow wall art?

Find more of our dream nursery decor in the buying guides.

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