Each spring, Architectural Digest hosts the world’s leading brands in every product category in home design. It’s always a fun show that features large brands as well as smaller brands, like the ones we shined a light on below. I had the pleasure of sashaying up and down those trade show aisles scouting out some new super-cool items I spied with my little eye at the AD show this year!
Located in NYC, designer and new mother Ariana Ost’s lifestyle brand offers an array of whimsical pieces, from intricate tabletop chargers to brass trinket dishes. The crème de la crème (in my opinion) were the delicate and oh-so perfect baby mobiles. They are super chic and can add just the right touch to a vacant corner.
Tracy Glover works out of her glass studio in Rhode Island, and her passion is evident in all of her creations. Tracy uses traditional Italian glass blowing techniques to make these unique hand blown pieces. I loved the look of her teardrop sconces dipped in a coat of color. These add a “drop” of fun to any room! She has many pieces that are totally customizable by color, size and design.
Bold and modern meets casual and cozy. Johanna Howard has an assortment of super soft 100% cotton (and machine washable) throws. The graphic Deco Throw shown in gray is playful enough for a nursery and plenty sophisticated to drape over a daybed.
SHOWSTOPPER ALERT! Believe it or not, the idea behind the Bubble Baby Bed came from the plastic baby bassinets they use in hospitals! This is a major luxury item on my list of favorites, but the innovation behind this beauty is one to behold. It’s reminiscent of something sci-fi, futuristic and oh-so cooooool! I think we can all agree that this may be the most unique take on a crib we’ve ever seen! It also happens to move as your baby does, rocking them back to sleep, then slowly returns to its upright position. Brilliant!
This precious animal and doll collection is folky and modern at the same time. Hazel Village also happens to make the sweetest little (100% organic cotton) clothing and accessories for their dolls, which can all be changed and swapped during playtime. A well-designed buddy like this is the perfect pop of adorable color in the nursery, think of it as shelf decor or a playtime toy. Either way, this little guy’s a fox!
The AD Design Show was full of so many talented designers and innovative brands. Which of these cool looks would you mix into your nursery design?