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The MDB Family Nursery Design Event

What a busy week! We’re very much looking forward to the weekend but can’t sign off until we share the fabulous photos from our Nursery Design event.

On Tuesday evening, Pam and I proudly partnered with The MDB Family, a leader in the baby and child furniture industry, and Momtrends, a national lifestyle website devoted to helping moms stay connected with what is stylish and trendy. Our exciting and interactive evening included a showcase of furnishings from The MDB Family, a DIY nursery design challenge, styling tips, networking and a diaper drive for displaced families from Hurricane Sandy.

Project Nursery styled a handful of nursery vignettes with MDB Family cribs and trendsetting decor from Serena & Lily, Babesta, aden+anais, The Land of Nod, Oliver B, Ubbi, Pins and Needles, Carousel Designs and more!

The most glamorous lady in the room was this showstopping, custom Swarovski crystal-studded painting created by artist Sam Simon for our “Glamour Girl” inspired nursery scene.

Here in our “Global Bazaar” theme, Children Inspire Design boasts simple do-good messaging—a beautiful way to start teaching those important values young.

Held at Bellamy Blue/Elk Studios, the event included influential editors and bloggers from the NYC-area who acquired insightful tips while also competing in a fun DIY design challenge. Bloggers and writers had the chance to create their own nursery using cribs provided by The MDB Family and their consortium of brands, including Franklin & Ben, DaVinci Baby, Babyletto, Nurseryworks, Ubabub and Million Dollar Baby.

Guests split up into teams and used decor elements provided by friends of Project Nursery to create a modern baby room. Everyone truly enjoyed a friendly and lively design competition while a member of the winning team won a crib!

The Liberty Collection from Franklin & Ben served as a blank canvas:

 The “MDB Design Challenge” in progress:

Team Red:

Team Blue:

As judges, Pam and I had the task of deciding the winners. It was close, but we had to give it to Team Green. They incorporated everything from Chinese Foo Dogs to a leather sofa. Now this is a nursery the whole family can enjoy!

The Winning Design:

With the New York area being hit by Sandy a few weeks ago, our event also teamed up with Baby Buggy, a non-profit that distributes new and used baby gear and clothing to those in need. Guests had the opportunity to give back and donate diapers, wipes and toiletries. In addition, MDB generously provided over $5,000 worth of furniture to assist affected families.

It was truly an evening of style, design and charity, and Project Nursery was thrilled to be part of it. We look forward to bringing you a new series of detailed design boards called “MDB Style” every Tuesday, showing how you, too, can incorporate 2013 nursery trends into your own homes using The MDB Family of brands and products showcased in NYC. Stay tuned, my friends, and enjoy your weekend!

Images courtesy of Bellamy Blue Photography

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  5. avatar Florence says:

    Nice. Thanks for sharing this with us who weren’t able to experience the event!

  6. avatar Amber Powers says:

    The design challenge seems like a lot of fun! I’d enjoy designing the nursery myself.

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  8. avatar PN_Melisa says:

    Ha! It was definitely a close call between teams 2 & 3 ;) Looking forward to seeing you too at the next event in the city! Thanks so much for coming.

  9. avatar Monica J says:

    It was such a fun event. I had too much fun designing a nursery with my team (team 2). Still think we should have won. Lol. Nice meeting you ladies. Your work is fabulous! See you at the next event. :-)

  10. avatar PN_Sabrina says:

    looks like it was a really fun event! and might i add how great you all look?!