|The Cabine crib and changer|
We Brit mums associate Maclaren with the trusty, take-everywhere Maclaren buggy, but did you know they do some rather stylish nursery furniture too? CLB had a morning appointment with charming LA-based interior designer David Netto in Harrods' glorious baby department. Spurred on by the birth of his first child in 2001, Netto launched his own range of super-chic nursery furniture which Maclaren have now bought into. 'I went shopping for cribs for our modern house in LA and I was scandalised,' he tells CLB. 'There was no modernism, no luxury and nothing to fall in love with...I decided to remedy this.' That he has certainly done; his new designs include a range of sleek, modern cots, changing tables and nursery accessories aimed at style-conscious parents everywhere (cribs are upwards of £1,000). Available in two colourways: the 'Moderne' range features ebony stained ash with white lacquer while the 'Cabine' range arrives in natural oak also with the signature white lacquer. Netto will be available in store for nursery design consultations this Saturday and Sunday. Go get his expert advice while you can.
Maclaren Nursery Furniture, exclusively at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London, United Kingdom SW1X 7QN (020 7730 1234/www.harrods.com) Knightsbridge tube. Open 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, noon-6pm Sun.