Decorating & Design

May 21, 2013

Shopping For A Crib

My husband and I are expecting our first baby this August, so we’re on the hunt for a simple white crib. Infants are usually in their bassinets for the first couple of months anyway, but first-time parents often feel the need to perfect the nursery long before baby even arrives, and we’re no exception. We’ve been busying ourselves with preparations since the first trimester.

Our spare room is already quite traditional — plenty of antiques and old furniture that have been in my family for decades. Since this will become the nursery, we’d like to decorate it in the same style. There are already two old dressers in that room that we’ll use for the baby, and my sister is giving us her vintage change table (also white), but we’re struggling to find a crib and accents that aren’t too modern. Here are some of the cribs we’ve rounded up so far:

The Dylan crib from Duc Duc has that simple look we’re going for, but I would prefer an open base and spindles on all four sides.

The Savannah crib, also from Duc Duc, is more my style, but I’m not sure about the wood panelling below the mattress. You can customize it with one of seven different colours, but I’m not crazy about any of them.

Bloom’s Alma Max crib is a top-seller, but I think it’s a tad modern for our existing furniture.

Oeuf’s Sparrow crib is clean and contemporary — a timeless choice that could work in any style of nursery.

This Liberty crib from Franklin & Ben is a fresh take on the antique spindle crib, and I love the detailing on the legs and spindles. Also, priced at around $400, it’s much more affordable than the ones above.

The Barcelona classic crib from Natart Juvenile is just as beautiful, but is made here in Canada. Also reasonably priced at $430.

And then there’s the Gulliver crib from Ikea. I always go back to this one. It’s simple and fuss-free.

What do you think? Will any of these more modern shapes work with our vintage white dressers?

Check out Katie Hayden’s blog for more great ideas for kids’ rooms.

Photo credits:
1-2. Duc Duc
3. Bloom
4. Oeuf
5. Franklin & Ben
6. Natart Juvenile via
7. Ikea