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Day 28: Monte Designs Ninna Nanna Bassinet

Today’s prize comes from Monte Design, one of our favorite furniture companies. Monte’s owners, Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, started the company in part to create the sort of family furniture they wanted to use, and so we’re not surprised by the look of their home, displayed in this photoset by designers Gianonne Petricone Associates:

Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, founders Monte Design Group, wanted a family-friendly home with lots of open space, while still encouraging togetherness. They worked with Gianonne Petricone Associates for everything from design, to millwork, to paint colors.

How many Monte Design pieces can you spot in their house?

We’re giving away a Monte Ninna Nanna Bassinet, which, according to Ralph Montemurro takes its name from an old Italian lullaby. We did a little bit of exploring and discovered that “ninna nanna” is a phrase that pops up in various forms in many traditional Italian lullabies; for a really exhaustive and fascinating look at where these traditional songs come from, go here! Here are two of our favorites pulled from the article – we like how unsentimental they are, not entirely unlike the modern, frill-free Ninna Nanna Bassinet:

 

Sleep, my beauty, sleep,

Sleep and rock-a-bye,

because when you become a mother

you won’t sleep like this.

Sleep, my beauty, sleep,

Sleep and rock-a-bye,

because when you have a husband

you won’t sleep like this.

Sleep, my beauty, sleep,

in your bed of lilies

because when you have children

you won’t sleep like this.

 

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Sleep child, sleep child,

and sleep sleep more than a countess;

your mother the queen,

your father the count;

your mother the queen of the earth,

your father the count of spring.

 

Enter to win a Ninna Nanna Bassinet today, and sing your baby to sleep in style!

 

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