Brilliance for Baby

New bedding and nursery decor from Oilo Studio

Though I may not have a tot of my own, plenty of my young friends are starting families of their own, or are eagerly preparing to welcome a little one in the coming year. So I can definitely commiserate with them on their searches for stylish nursery staples that offer something more than the expected sugary pastels and hand-me-down motifs. While the gold standards (DwellStudio, B Braithwaite) never disappoint these fashionable desires, I was happy to recently discover two additional lines that are stylish enough for even grown-up aesthetes to covet.

Modern Berries Crib SetWheels crib set

Surely, little sophisticates will swoon over Oilo’s lines of lighting, bedding, cribs, gliders, ottomans and winsome wall decals. I prefer the more subdued palettes found in the “Sticks” line, as well as “Cobblestone” and “Wheels,” but cheery shades of spring green and aqua also show up in collections like “Raindrops” and “Modern Berries.”

Happily, this two-year-old company recently debuted duvet sets for bigger kids, as well””sized for twin, full/queen or king/California king. Oilo is available locally exclusively at Precious Cargo in Smyrna, as well as online at

Carousel Designs

Similarly, the 22-years-strong, online-only Carousel Designs, which happens to be based in Atlanta, offers a colorful range of out-of-the-ordinary bedding options for baby and child.

Helmed by two West Point graduates and military veterans, Jonathan Hartley and Allan Sicat, Carousel Designs just launched “Version 3.0″ of its interactive virtual Nursery Design program for parents, who can pick from more than 300 fabrics, Benjamin Moore paint colors and select cutting patterns to design the custom baby bedding of their dreams. Carousel Designs is the only baby bedding company in the industry to offer this degree of customization.

Carousel Designs owners

Carousel Designs owners Jonathan Hartley and Allan Sicat

Both are cause for even we grown-ups to jump for joy.