23 Cool Cribs for the Modern Baby

23 Cool Cribs for the Modern Baby

By Lauren Conklin
Eschew the pastels and plastic baby gear—these stylish cribs are made with the modern, design-oriented parent in mind.

These cool cribs can serve as a focal point for any tot's room and allow the nursery to blend with the rest of the modern home. 

A light-well funnels light and fresh air into the nursery of this San Francisco home.

This teak crib mirrors the wood paneling of the ceiling in this nursery.

The Novella Crib by Nursery Works can be converted from crib to toddler bed to reading nook. And because it's made in the US from solid ash and brass plated legs, this piece will last through all stages of your child's life. 

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Babyletto Lolly Convertible Crib
The unique 3-in-1 design of the Babyletto Lolly Crib means it can transform from a crib into a daybed into a toddler bed with ease. It features gently contoured corners and a crisp white finish, plus spindles and feet that show off the natural grain of New Zealand Pine Wood.
Spot on Square Birch Ulm Crib
The modern Oliv Crib offers high-quality craftsmanship and brings a clean modern aesthetic with a touch of warmth through the contrast of birch on white. Made from sustainably harvested solid birch, birch plywood and green grade MDF.
Stokke Convertible Sleepi Crib and Toddler Bed
A lovely beechwood crib grows in sync with your little one to form a comforting, seamless sleep environment for those first years. Beginning as a rolling full-sized crib, it converts to a stationary toddler bed when you remove the wheels and the side panel.

The Bennett bedroom furniture collection is based on a 19th-century French cabinet discovered in an antique shop. 

The family selected Oeuf’s Robin crib for their little one's soon-to-be sibling. The bird mobile is by Tamar Mogendorff.

Teague plays in his Hiya crib from Spot on Square.

An immaculately restored Eichler home deserves a thoughtfully designed crib as well.

A draped canopy can add color and texture to an other-wise ordinary crib.

"One of the existing bedrooms was so big, it could easily become the bedroom for both children," said the firm. "A custom shelving unit became a screen, as well as a series of shelves, nooks, and desk spaces."

Whimsical wallpaper provides the perfect backdrop for this baby's bed.

Bright colors, soft light, and simple features create a peaceful nursery space.

Unison is known for its gender-neutral bedding: Stripes and jaunty prints suitable for baby boys or girls are equally appealing to design-minded parents.

Baby Max’s bedroom (in his parents' Los Angeles A. Quincy Jones house) is outfitted with a Gulliver crib and a red PS cabinet, both from Ikea, as well as a Birds in Harmony mobile by Christel Sadde and Katsumi Komagata for the Museum of Modern Art Store. The custom "I brake for unicorns" neon sign is from Let There Be Neon, a shop in New York City.

Young parents Ainsley Ryan and Chris Showalter created a freestanding OSB (oriented strand board) structure inside their Brooklyn, New York, apartment to house their daughter Tatum’s room, as well as their own connecting master bedroom. The crib is by Oeuf.

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When baby Jean is older, he'll join older sister Eva in frolicking in and around the nooks and crannies of the partition. For now, however, he sleeps in this compact space with room for his crib, books, and toys. A small window with a sliding shutter placed next to Eva's pillow looks onto the crib, so she can watch over her brother at night.

The office, which is also Lily’s room, features a Babyletto crib and a Smileywalls wall decal applied atop Normandy paint from Benjamin Moore.

A bunny mobile by Flensted hangs over the crib, while the felt mural provides a soft and colorful backdrop. The Excel floor lamp in the living room is by Rich Brilliant Willing.

The Stonorovs couldn’t find a crib they liked and that fit their budget, so Tolya
custom-made Niko’s sleeper out of walnut plywood and 3form plastic circles laser-cut by East Bay Laser & Waterjet. Otto made the sliding changing table out of solid walnut. Worried that their dog, Oscar, was feeling neglected, he built a Japanese-style water and food dish for him.

The clients didn’t know the sex of the baby so they chose decor that would work for either while still keeping it bright and colorful. One of the walls is covered with a Minikani Lab mural that sets the tone for the room.

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