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Don’t Ever Grow Old: A Charming Nursery Collection from Instagram Darling Gray Malin

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One of the happiest things you can do is create a room for a little one. And whether you have kids or are just constantly surrounded by them (ahem … you’re a grandparent, so you’re doing the school run again), it’s important to create an environment that is cheerful but also timeless.  Too often, kids’ rooms have to be redone after a few years, but with a little planning, it’s easy to avoid this by just sticking with classic patterns and colors.

Instagram darling Gray Malin, who first shot to fame with his pictures of pools and beaches around the world, has hit it out of the park with his new collection of furnishings based on his shots of animals prancing around his favorite hotel, the Parker Palm Springs.  Malin, who recently had twins with his husband Jeff, knows what it’s like to think like a child and truly create magic.

Take a look at how these beautiful shots were transformed (by the way, did you know that this gentle elephant is also the star of the movie Water for Elephants with Reese Witherspoon?).  Here’s the original photograph, Always Welcome at the Parker II:

And see the charming print it inspired:


Here’s another. This one’s called Love Birds:

And see what it became:

The best part about it?  This collection of pillows and nursery furniture were conceived by the brilliant team at Cloth & Company just outside of Chicago. Led by Meganne Wecker, who with her dad Ted runs the family-owned furniture maker founded by her grandfather, Cloth & Company is all about marrying traditional construction with state-of-the-art technology.

By utilizing digital textile design and 3D rendering technology, they can print just what is needed for production, so their waste and carbon footprint is minimized. And as soon as this is done, the folks at the plant rush to handcraft each piece. It’s a brilliant process, and so streamlined that these pieces can be finished in under three weeks. Imagine that for custom furniture!

Meganne (shown at left) with her design team

The collection is available in five classic colors to go with any decor: blue, pink, tan, grey, and multi.

Here’s a peek into Gray’s son’s nursery, with the Toile Blue Oga Skirted Storage Bench:

While across the hall, here’s his daughter’s room, with the Toile Pink Oga Pillow:

And who’s this friendly bunny sitting on the Parker Parade Multi Oga Settee?

There’s lots to love in the new line!  Headboards and beds in twin, full, and queen sizes:

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There are chairs and settees (for little ones and adults):

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Lots of storage benches (to keep everything neat):

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And a whimsical assortment of pillows:

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Like what you see? Click here to see the entire Gray Malin x Cloth & Company collection!

All images courtesy of Gray Malin/Cloth & Company

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