Baby Bedding: An Unconventional Yet Chic Solution

baby bedding Baby Bedding: An Unconventional Yet Chic Solution
When I was pregnant with my first child in 2004, my husband and I found it difficult to settle on a crib set. Most of the options available to us were gender-specific – soft pink or baby blue – and we didn’t know the baby’s sex. But even if we had known, we weren’t too keen on pastel color schemes or cutesy prints. We wanted something different.
I should have consulted my friend Laura who works in the textile industry. For her own son, she designed original bedding from fabric remnants that she had collected from around the world.
Laura found the intersecting blue and purple striped quilt fabric in India over 15 years ago. At a local craft store, she bought the bumper fabric in a coordinating color. She then cut the appliqués out of a Suzani – a hand-embroidered decorative tribal textile from central Asia – that she found at Portobello Market in London. Laura sewed all the appliqués onto the base fabrics herself and hired a seamstress to complete all the pieces.


The finished set has a graphic quality and profusion of colors that kids love, yet it is still elegant. I’m wondering if Laura can make me something similar in Queen size.

The following two tabs change content below.
jennifer volland Baby Bedding: An Unconventional Yet Chic Solution

Jennifer Volland

Contributor
Jennifer M. Volland is an independent writer and curator based in Long Beach, California. She conceived and co-curated the exhibition and publication Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life for the Vancouver Art Gallery (2013). She is co-author of Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2013) and Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2004). Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, CITY, Environmental Graphics Magazine, Sunset, Arcade journal for architecture and design, and Western Interiors and Design, among other print and online publications.
jennifer volland Baby Bedding: An Unconventional Yet Chic Solution

Latest posts by Jennifer Volland (see all)