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Land of Nod Real Family visit 12.17.2014

It still feels pretty surreal, but last week, the Land of Nod creative director, Danielle, showed up on Morgan’s doorstep with a whole crew to do a #NodRealFamily makeover on her son’s room and the little nook under the stairs. Have you seen that feature in their catalog? It’s where they literally show up and completely redo your space with all of their awesome kids products! This little visit is a dream for anyone with spaces for littles, but especially sweet because we have partnered with Land of Nod to design some pieces for their Spring 2015 line and this was the very first time we got to see one of the rugs, a quilt, a sheet set and bunch of pillows that we designed exclusively for Nod!!!!!! Needless to say, collaborating with Nod is one of our favorite partnerships and since our kids are our biggest source of inspiration, it’s beyond thrilling to be able to actually have those products live in our homes!!! So…this is just a little peak into the scene at Morgan’s house last week….but much, much more to come in the January and March 2015 catalog!!! We can’t wait to share it all!!!!! (Still pinching ourselves)

Ampersand for The Land of Nod!!!! 11.18.2014

OK…BIGGEST NEWS EVER!!!!
Today….we are getting to share the very first sneak peeks into our debut collection with The Land of Nod !

We are PINCHING OURSELVES!!!

Seriously, this is such a dream collaboration for us!! Coming in January, we will have rugs, bedding, and much, much more!!!!! There aren’t enough exclamation points to convey our excitement!!! The rainbow stripe rug above from the Nod press event in NYC is one of our favorite designs!!! We’ll be sharing LOTS more soon but we couldn’t help sharing our first glimpses! We sure hope you guys love the collection!! #nodfamilyhome #AmpersandforNod #shopampersand

Happy Habitat 05.22.2014

Karrie Kaneda, owner of Happy Habitat in Kansas City is just as much in love with pattern and color as we are! Don’t you love her throws and pillow covers? If you don’t live in Kansas City you’re in luck. Karrie offers her products in multiple retail locations across the country.

Check out her catalog for a full viewing of her offering. We can’t get enough!

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  1. karrie kaneda

    hey ladies! thanks for the shootout! happy to be among your gorgeous patterns!

    May 23, 2014 1:49 pm

color crush: coral, mint & black 03.14.2014

It’s been a loooong winter but spring is trying to push it’s way in! Can you feel it? We’ve been crushing on this springy yet sophisticated color palette or coral, mint, and black that can be used in both the winter and spring seasons. You like?

1 watermelon outdoor pillow & collage pillow // 2 typographie birdhouse // 3 garden chair // 4 ladybug print // 5 gene vase // 6 c’est tout screen print (from our very own shop) // 7 stack tray

The best part about this post is that it was curated by our NEW DESIGNER!! We cannot wait to introduce you all to her next week!! We sure are feeling lucky to add her to the Ampersand team!!!

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8 Days a Week: thank you to Stephanie Patton 03.07.2014

When Stephanie approached us about sewing projects and said she had been working on baby and wedding quilts recently, we knew she would be a great fit! We had been hoping to have a baby quilt to go in our nursery photo shoot and we couldn’t have dreamed up one more charming than the chevron number Stephanie put together. We showed her an idea we were considering, and she made it look so much better than we’d imagined. We just love it! We only wish we had Stephanie’s sewing talent. When we asked if she had used a pattern, she just said that she “sketched it on the back of a scrap of paper and figured out dimensions.” She makes it sound so easy, but we know that it is definitely NOT. Definitely would not have been for us, so we can’t thank you enough, Stephanie! Can you please start selling these? So we can buy one (or many!)?

We feel like the quilt makes the whole nursery come to life. Wouldn’t this be a sweet gift for a new baby?