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Stylish, Sensible Mobiles

Homemade paper globes add a modern touch

ParkerMobile

Very few nursery mobiles are created with design snobs in mind. So we were pretty psyched to discover a line of chic paper globe mobiles handmade by Dallas mom Meredith Watkins. She stocks her Etsy shop, Mere Designs, with a wide range of options including solid colors, stripes and dots, and mod animal prints. The mobiles are made from heavy, fade-proof scrapbooking paper—so they should stand the test of time. We hope so, since the globes could double as cute toddler décor once the crib is gone. Watkins has a bunch of pre-made mobiles in her shop that all sit around $44. (Our fave is the Parker Mobile, pictured, in mustard and gray.) But if you have a certain theme or color scheme in mind, Watkins will happily work on a custom piece for $50 or $60. Order at etsy.com.