It’s been a while since we featured nursery items here, and one look at these gentle charmers from Amenity Home was proof enough that the time had come to do so again.
California mothers Nicole Chiala and Kristina de Corpo started Amenity back in 2004. Their simple, nature-inspired designs were from the first part of an effort to bring the peaceful tranquility of their youth into the urban, adult homes. Two years later the pair realized their goal of offering their designs exclusively on organic or sustainable materials, and from there the business has only grown. Nursery items are only part of a wide-ranging selection from Amenity.
But for today our focus is on these blankets, pillows, and wall prints. There’s a fine line to walk when designing for children’s rooms, and these ladies have succeeded in finding that crucial balance.
The warm earth tones are rich yet sensible, and the animals are sweet without emulating the forest friends of a certain monolithic animated studio we all know. There’s refreshing originality here.
Along with the organic cotton crib sheets & crib skirts also available from Amenity, these blankets and pillows make for sweet dreams. The blankets are printed with GOTS compliant dyes on 300 thread count certified organic cotton percale, then backed with organic cotton fleece, and are sold in large (34 x 46”) and mini (16 x 22”) sizes.
One can choose between floor pillows or percale pillows. At 26 x 26” and made of a hemp/organic cotton blend, the floor versions are larger & sturdier than their percale counterparts, which are simply of organic cotton percale and at 16 x 22” are sized more for use in a crib or bed. Both types are available as case only or with a 100% organic cotton fill.
But where the real fun comes in is with the wall art, which lends itself toward a mix-and-match kind of look. The meadow, woodlands, wetlands, and wood designs can be bought full-sized on the same organic cotton percale used in the blankets – or, on the hemp-cotton blend, as smaller detail prints which feature a wide variety of cuddly animals.
All these items are printed and sewn/assembled locally in Los Angeles, while the wood used to frame the prints is sustainably harvested.
For a fuller understanding of Amenity’s dedication, please read their Green FAQ here.