The Stokke Home Collection: Sneak Preview

We had been invited to The Baby Show 2015 in ExCel London by Stokke, one of our top selling brands.  The invitation merely stated place, time and ‘Home is where the heart is’.  It was all very captivating.  Would Stokke be launching a new product range?  Direct to the public?  Would we be lucky enough to see it today? And we were right, it was the Stokke Home Collection.

 

The Baby Show 2015

After 6 trains, one taxi ride and one hedge jump, we finally made it to our hotel in London Docklands.  After opting out of late night drinks with some friends, in exchange for a full night sleep away from my toddler, we were fresh and raring to go at 8am.

Inside The Baby Show there were bumps galore.  I don’t think I have ever seen so many pregnant ladies in one space.  And that was supposedly the quietest day!  Thank goodness the ExCel London is spacious enough for everyone to circulate with ease, and enjoy the experience without feeling overcrowded.  The ExCel London is huge, and with so many stands to browse, plus demonstrations and fashion shows too.  We even bumped (excuse the pun) into the elegant and glowing ladies, Billi Mucklow and Cara Kilbey who were having a fabulous day baby shopping.  Their maternity style is to be envied!

Stokke Home

The Stokke Home Collection

Finally, we saw it.  WOW!  The most beautiful nursery idea I have ever seen.  Rose and I were both speechless whilst we walked ourselves through the products.  Beautiful linen blends, stunning hazy grey wood and a design that oozed with playfulness.  It is the Stokke Home Collection.

The Stokke team romanced us with stories of their childhood - making dens under tables and creating their own personal space to play ‘house’.  With this concept in mind, they have created an enchanting yet innovative new range called ‘Stokke Home’.  There are four pieces that make up the Stokke Home range, the cradle, the changer, the dresser and the bed.  The modular nursery line provides lifelong pieces that will grow from birth through their childhood.

 

Stokke Home Cradle

The Stokke Home Cradle is perfect from newborn to six months. It stands on a tiny footprint making it the perfect size to fit anywhere in your home.  The light, breathable fabric allows a great airflow, and also enables the cradle to sway if desired.  Contemporary, well made and beautiful, the Stokke Home Cradle is a perfect first bed for any little angel.

Stokke Home

Stokke Home Dresser

The dresser offers ample storage space for your baby’s attire. With three soft close drawers you can be rest assured you won’t disturb a sleeping baby.  Fitting perfectly aligned with the end of the Stokke Home Bed, this storage solution is perfect for smaller homes.

 

Stokke Home Changer

The changer is the perfect size.  It may be used for side on or front facing changing, whichever makes changing little bums easier.  It comes with a detachable tray to store those nappy time essentials.  The changer can fit onto both the Stokke Home Dresser or the Stokke Home Bed.  Once baby has outgrown the changer, it can be easily transformed into a play table or desk by turning it over and attaching it to the cradle frame.  This longevity of Stokke products is what they are renowned for, but so beautifully and cleverly done, no one would ever know the desk originated from a changer.

Stokke Home

Stokke Home Bed

The dreamy Stokke Home Bed is my all time favourite piece of nursery furniture.  Upon inspection you discover a wonderfully designed piece of furniture that would take pride of place in any nursery.  The canopy which comes in a choice of fabrics, creates a peaceful atmosphere for your baby to rest.  With two height settings for the mattress, the bed can later convert into the toddler bed.  Used with the bed guard, this can make the switch from cot to bed a smoother transition.  And finally, with the addition of an overhead fabric, the bed is transformed into a wonderful playhouse for children.  Designed to hold the weight of parents and children combined, it is the ideal place for storytelling and family bonding.

Stokke Home

Stokke Home

And from other brands..

We saw our friends at iCandy on our way in, who had a great stand showcasing their entire range.  We loved seeing the new Priam from Cybex, which we are excited to arrive in store in March.  The Priam has a whole new look – I think it will take the pushchair market by storm!

Our visit to The Baby Show at ExCel London was certainly a successful trip.  Thank you to our friends at Stokke.

The entire Stokke Home Collection will be available in White and Hazy Grey at My Crib Rocks in May.  Call into our store and fall in love with the perfect nursery!