Nubie: My Nu Crush
Each time I visit Nubie, my bank balance sighs. And not one of relief. So, for those of you who don’t yet know about this wonderful business, I’m about to become an enabler yet again. Sorry not sorry.
Nubie was set up with design and style in mind and that’s what makes each and every item on their website something which you desperately want in your little one’s nursery/your own living room; their website’s easy to navigate and perfectly slick. You can gather up anything from swish furniture to beautiful bedding and there’s even a thoughtful ‘For Grown Ups’ drop down so you can trick yourself in to thinking you don’t spend all your pennies on your child. Lighting, mobiles, bright and fun rugs, plus they stock Fiona Walker animal heads. You literally cannot go wrong, there’s a reason they’ve featured in all top parenting magazines.
The main reason I personally like Nubie is that they keep an injection of colour with their picks for their site. I’m aware monochrome is a huge seller at the moment (and arguably, in many cases, slicker) but these guys include every colour of the rainbow and still manage to have a website you could spend all day on. Milo’s room is equally as bright and I feel really at home trawling through all that’s on offer; it suits us to a tee.
With this in mind, I recently linked up with the Nubie gang and have curated a little selection of goodies to take pride of place in Milo’s new nursery. He’s all about cars and books and I’m all about anything which isn’t naff or covered in Cbeebies characters, so it was great to be able to pick some items which won’t make my eyes hurt every time we go to hang out in there. The shelves, by Babou, come in seven different colours and super duper easy to assemble (although I’ll definitely admit to coercing my father in law in to popping round with his drill to make sure they didn’t fall off the wall after three minutes). I opted for the dark grey shelves to go with the decor of Milo’s play room and then when it came to the added extras, I went all out on bright and bold colours. I’ve popped all our purchases underneath; some are of course from Nubie, while others are items we’ve collected along the way and hadn’t yet found a place to show them off. I’m one of those people who tends to buy things without actually working out whether or not we have a suitable place for them, so these shelves have been a bit of a godsend!
(I bought this from our local garden centre but have included an Amazon link. It’s one of our favourite books to read together and the illustrations are beautiful)
You Are My Sunshine wooden plaque
(We grabbed this while in America last year and annoyingly, you can’t shop with Paper Source in the UK. There are however a load of cool alternatives on Etsy)
(This is one of my favourite Etsy shops and I actually picked them for my #etsymadelocalcampaign last year. I grabbed this little guy at the event and Milo loves him)
(I bought this so I could take some instant photos at Milo’s first birthday. I wouldn’t say it’s the best quality and the snaps come out really tiny but they’re cute keepsakes. Like the one I’ve put further along this shelf!)
(Probably should actually be using this for drinking purposes, but it’s far too nice)
(The remaining inhabitant and the ark itself are on the other side of the room, high up on another set of shelves. I love this toy so much, I’m going to wait for Milo to be just that tiny bit older before he gets his avocado-smeared mitts on it. We bought it while I was pregnant as one of the first nursery additions and it makes me smile each time I spot it)
(This speedy little number was selected as a Swedish Design classic by the Swedish National Museum. Erm, hello. That makes it trendier than a quinoa facial).
These wonderful shelves were provided by Nubie for the purposes of this article. They’re genuinely up in Milo’s room, I genuinely think they’re wonderful and I genuinely spent dollar bling on the items which sits upon them. I rate Nubie ten fold, hence my agreement in working with them.