With a natural born love for travel and the fact that I’m married to a commercial pilot, it’s no surprise that we decorated the nursery in a travel theme. Prior to our baby’s birth, we didn’t know the gender. I couldn’t wait to have the greatest surprise of my life – even though the waiting was torture for my poor husband. For that reason, we wanted the nursery to be unique, yet remain gender neutral. As for the colour scheme, we went with crisp white, pale greys, various shades of turquoise, and pops of vibrant primary colours. I knew once the baby arrived, I could add more gender-specific colours and decor to the room if desired – although I’m not a fan of gender-specific anything. I knew my colour choices would work perfectly for both a boy or a girl.
As for the room’s theme, we struggled finding travel-inspired items that would be appropriate for both a baby boy and baby girl’s room. Many of the items we chose for the baby’s room were items we already had, were gifted, upcycled, or were purchased second hand. By purchasing few things new, we were able to keep the room simplistic, minimalistic, and environmentally-conscious (not to mention affordable). Two of the main pieces in the room (the dresser & book shelf) were DIY chalk painted labour of love projects I worked on with my mother and husband while pregnant with our little. As much as we loved that many of the items were sentimental, handmade, purchased locally, or used, we had a difficult time finding one-of-a-kind pieces to compliment the room. Something was still missing.
It wasn’t until I stumbled across Pink Sky Co, run by two pilot wives, that I found an original aviation inspired travel decor and lifestyle piece to complete our baby’s room. It was the final touch to the room that would bring everything full circle. The square pillow with a colourful and vivid world map and Shakespeare quote “be patient for the world is broad & wide” couldn’t be more perfect for the travel-lovin’ teacher and pilot parents that we are. Of course we hope our baby will love exploring as much as we do. In keeping with light and airy colours, we picked the colour Hotel (very pale grey), with a white background. I think it’s fitting how Pink Sky Co offers their product colour choices according to the aviation phonetic alphabet: Alpha – Lima. The soft and cuddly fade-free velveteen fabric boasts an 80,000 double rub count. Not only is the pillow stylish and ascetically appealing, it’s perfect for late night feedings and cuddles in the rocking chair.
Pink Sky Co is more than an aviation inspired decor and lifestyle company. They’re a unique brand bringing practical and inspirational products tailored to women and female aviators in a male dominated industry. Designed by women for women. Company co-founders Joanne and Linore, friends for over twenty years, have created a one-of-a-kind home decor business from their passions. Browse their website and you’ll soon see the aviation style inspired decor & lifestyle products with a feminine flair. In addition, Pink Sky Co stands by their brand and are proudly Canadian – their manufacturer cuts, sews, and packages all the products in Montreal, Canada. Even printing and quality control happens in Canada – no out sourcing for this homegrown company, which reduces their carbon footprint. They also pay fair wages above minimum wage, pay for all employee breaks, and provide paid internships. As a Canadian, I love supporting local entrepreneurs, especially companies like Pink Sky Co who go the extra mile to make things right by their customers.
Although originally designed for women, the home decor items can be used in any room and for anyone – like in a baby boy’s nursery in our case. I am certain our little boy will love his The World is Broad & Wide pillow and be inspired to travel the world just like his mommy and daddy. I can’t wait to see the adventures he will have.
Disclaimer: This is a product review for Pink Sky Co and I was gifted the product in this post, however all opinions and recommendations are my own.
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