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Inspiration from India

It seems that everywhere I turn in children’s room design I seem to see some exotic inspirations for room decor and bedding from India. Maybe it’s the soft and washable nature of the fabrics or the interesting ethnic prints or soothing colors.  Whatever the case Indian textiles and the bohemian look is in and here to stay for a while.

One of the first companies to come out with crib bedding using Indian block printed fabrics was John Robshaw. His vibrant colors and bold block prints are easily recognizable and mix and match easily to create unique combination for crib, big kid and adult bedding.

For a lighter feel and more childish prints, head on over to Rickshaw Design.  They have recently added a line of duvets, quilts and pillows for big kid beds (or yours for that matter) in shades of green, turquoise, sea blue, and rose. The mommy & me clothing and matching gift sets are also adorable.

Speaking of comfortable clothing…  If you have ever been to a Roberta Roller Rabbit store or trunk show you know what it is like to be overstimulated by beautiful block-printed clothing & accessories.  The website has a few of the prints but definitely stop by the store for a larger selection of robes, tunics, scarves & totes.  She also has adorable children’s tunics and PJs. Although the bedding selection on her on-line store is thin, again the stores are overflowing with choices. The selection below is bold and bright bohemian.

Although the fabrics are not made in India and are poplin, large bedding lines such as Serena & Lily have new bedding sets influenced by bohemian prints.

So what do you think, will nursery and children’s design continue being influenced by textiles and cultures from around the world?

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Wednesday 27th of February 2013

Interesting piece of information. Useful for my current research on the topic.


Sunday 9th of January 2011

I am such a sucker for tunics. I saw the movie Eat, Pray, Love, and I just want to have the same tunics that Julia Roberts wore. But these matching Mom-and-Baby ones are so much better! I want these so bad!


Friday 7th of January 2011

I love the patterns and the fact that they are inspired by Indian prints but with very soft colors. I am not a fan of India-inspired fabrics, especially not their bright colors, but these prints are good.


Friday 7th of January 2011

LOVE LOVE LOVE indian inspired prints. can't afford them! i did take advantage of your tip to buy rickshaw stuff on sale at one kings lane. i got the elephant pillow with the orange giraffes on it for my daughters room. wouldnt normally even spend $30 on a pillow but it was one special splurge!