If you’re the sort of person who was pedantic about decor
pre-kidsand are affronted by the influx of cutesy kid-themed things
into your formerly pristine home, then take heart. You’ve become a
parent at the very best time in history for maintaining a perfect abode, even with little ones in the house. To some degree
I allow a bit of kiddy kitsch when it’s what they take an
interest in. Keeping things fun is a priority for us, but when you’re
dealing with larger items of furniture, then the odd serious piece with
impeccable design is never going to be unwelcome.
Let us introduce you to furniture by Oda
– a side project for
a group of high-flying New York City architects. Chic and minimalist
but far from
boring, these pieces allow you to stay close to your style base when baby arrives so you won’t feel like you home is not yours anymore.
I personally adore the Hagia Bassinet.
It looks superbly functional with those essential wheels for scooting
baby from room to room as you get things
done around the house. It’s a little walled haven for baby when fresh out of the womb and craving closed-in spaces, and comes with a
mobile that hangs above the crib so he isn’t bored.
There’s also a fab rocker and the Albert Art easel with tray for all
those artistic implements. Your toddler can paint to their heart’s
content and you
can watch with the double satisfaction of seeing them do this with such a stylish piece of furniture. Using wood veneer and stainless
steel, Oda would be a sensation in any modern home. Contact Oda for shipping and
costing details. Thanks to Stef Boniolo, one of our biggest fans and also our very own designer, who passed this one along.