French Traditional Nursery

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Baby Charlotte Claire's French Theme Nursery was inspired by memories of the Loire Valley in France

Baby Charlotte Claire's French Theme Nursery was inspired by memories of the Loire Valley in France

Our baby girl's, French traditional nursery design was inspired by photos taken in the Loire Valley during a visit to France and much of the décor we made much of the décor that you see in the pictures ourselves.

We also did the painting ourselves.

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Pink, Green and Antique White French Inspired Traditional Nursery for Baby Charlotte
The Loire Valley of France is so picturesque that the atmosphere of the area immediately came to mind when we started to decorate the baby's room.


After studying pictures of interior design common to the area, I had a basic idea of what I wanted for the nursery but it wasn't until I found the fabric that I knew exactly what the nursery's color scheme would be, pink, green and cream.

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Antiques that were mine as a child

Using the fabric as inspiration, I started to order decorations that were suitable in color and that would complement the antique baby dresser and mirror that were mine as a child such as the wooden letters for the nursery wall that I painted using gold craft paint.

I love that we have both homemade and sentimental pieces in the room but one of my favorite items is the Corsican metal baby crib.

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We jumped in and painted and decorated, full of enthusiasm and anticipation while waiting to adopt little Miss Charlotte.

Sewing the Baby Bedding

Speaking of painting; my husband and I completed all of the painting and sewing projects ourselves. As excited as we were, painting the stripes and ceiling design was a huge job. I couldn't help but wonder how Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel whether his neck hurt as much as mine did from looking up for so many hours?

French themed table top display

Throughout the process, we hoped that Charlotte's birth mother wouldn't change her mind and decide to keep her. Waiting to adopt is both a happy and stressful time but we got lucky! All went well and we got our princess! And she got parents who love her so much and a beautiful French Traditional Nursery that they decorated for her themselves.

You can see more photos of Baby Charlotte's French inspired nursery at but before you leave Unique Baby Gear Ideas, please leave a comment telling her mom how much you like her decorating ideas.

If you have questions about the painting techniques or need a resource for any of the items you see in these French themed baby girl nursery pictures, just leave your questions in the comments section.

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by: mandy

The homes in France have such a timeless and classic look. I know that you saved a lot of money taking the DIY approach to the painting and decorating for your little one's room and I can also tell that you did it with a lot of love in your heart. Congratulations on the adoption of Charlotte and kudos on the nursery design, too!

by: Anonymous

I love it...

by: Anonymous

What a lucky little girl Ms Charlotte is to have such a beautiful room! I also LOVE the ceiling and might have to steal your idea.

by: Christina Sylvester Skinner

Everything about this nursery I love! The colors, the crib, the rug. My favorite is the ceiling. Most people ignore it but you added it as part of the decor. LOVE!!!!

by: Anonymous

Makes me think of Mary Poppins! I have a similar paint pattern but half stripes and in pink, pale pink, and white. I was thinking of a blue cloud sky/ceiling, but may borrow the ceiling idea you have instead. By the way.... how long did it take you to get all the paint off? I am still pink! :)

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