The Nursery

Hello! How is everyone doing so far this week? I had a rough go at it yesterday with 5 hours of annoying “practice” contractions…ugh. Wiped me out. Luckily, I rented a wide angle lens that morning and did the nursery photo-shoot before my uterus decided to do a workout. As promised…here is Claire’s room…

As many of you know, this room is inspired by my recent trip to Paris. I have incorporated French antiques, sweet French bunnies and a color palette of soft petal pink, ivory and shades of French gray. My dear hubby built the cornice box above the crib and installed sheer panels for the canopy. The walls are painted “Atlantic Winter” by Miller Paint.

I added touches of wrought iron since you see so much of it in Paris and it contrasts nicely with all the light tones. The iron crystal lantern is from Pottery Barn and the vintage candle sconces I got from this Etsy shop.

I found this beautiful, antique French print at a local antique store. She looks so elegant in a white and gold vintage frame…

Creating these digital collages for the room was an absolute blast! I got them printed on canvas and up they went. The translation is “I love Paris in the Springtime, when hope blooms.” And of course, I had to have a photo of big sis up on Claire’s shelves…

Okay…well there you have it. The room is all ready for Baby Claire…now we just have to see when she arrives.

I will probably be taking a break from the blog for a little while…not sure when exactly but if I suddenly disappear for a bit – you will know why! I promise I won’t be too long and you know I’m gonna be all over an attempt at newborn photography!

Thank you for your continued love, support and encouragement!




Filed under Art, Baby, Digital Art, Etsy, Home, interior design, Paris, photography, Pretty Rooms, vintage

29 responses to “The Nursery

  1. Hello Ivy,
    I just subscribed to your beautiful blog! And I totally love your blog.
    I totally love babies and nurseries. (I have 6 babies – no not all at once.) It grew on us. ranging from 1 till 15!
    I love Claire’s room. I am in love with the gorgeous chandelier above her crib.
    And I have that dresser!
    Only yours looks a lot better. Time to paint I guess!

    You did a lovely job on her room Ivy. Now I can’t wait to see your little one when it arrives.
    Be well, and take care… those practice contractions are a wonderful sign to prep you!



  2. Kathryn Knox

    wow the most beautiful nursery I ever saw…you are good girl!!!!!!!

  3. It looks BEAUTIFUL! Is big sis going to make you give her room a makeover now? haha! I’ll keep you in my thoughts and hope for a safe (fast and painless) labor and delivery! Take it easy now and rest up for Baby Claire!

  4. NAtalie Fourie

    What a beautiful room! I love the cornice box. I might have to try it in Adia’s room when we move next month…. I can’t wait to see to photos of little Claire. Enjoy all those newborn cuddles x

  5. Claire’s nursery looks beautiful.Love the color choice and the furniture looks great too!Hope you are feeling better today.

  6. Cathy Garrett

    Love, love, love your nursery. I have always loved everything french. Love the square cornice above the crib. Your hubby did a good job! Get some rest. Can’t wait to see pictures of baby Claire. Ivy, I just love your blog and look so forward to seeing whats next! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Cathy Garrett

    I do have a question? How did you hang the sheers inside of the square cornice? Hugs!

  8. So beautiful Ivy!!~
    Wishing you the best and I can’t wait to see photos of the new little angel!!

  9. Absolutely beautiful!!! :)

  10. ohhh… what a little parisian haven you have created! So peaceful – she’ll feel like you brought her home to live on a pink, angel kissed cloud. :o) Love it! We wish you all the best, of course!

  11. Lots of work but so peaceful – rest and enjoy!

  12. That looks absolutly stunning. I know how you feel with the “practice contractions” I am going through the same thing, some times I think “this is it, it has to be” then nothing. I wish you all the best and hope that baby claire arrives soon and safely.

  13. Claire’s room is absolutely stunning. You and your husband did an amazing job, and I love the cornice board and chandelier.

  14. Oh Ivy,

    Your nursery is nothing short of magical. LOVE it all!


  15. What a beautiful room. Well done!!! And good luck with the arrival of baby Claire.

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  17. Terry

    Where did u find this rug? Beautiful nursery!

    • Hi Terry. Thanks so much. I found the rug at Pottery Barn. It was a in store display item and it has since been discontinued. :( Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I greatly appreciate it. xo. Ivy

  18. Valerie

    Who is the crib by? I just love it

  19. Pedro Laszlo


    Me and my wife look for inspiration to Clair’s room to create our Louise’s room, our daughter who will born in May.

    Where can I find the two frames with the balloon and the girl? Did you create them?

    Hugs from Brazil,
    Pedro and Janaina

    • Hi Pedro and Janaina,

      Thank you so much for visiting the blog and I’m so flattered that you were inspired by Claire’s room. Those two pieces of artwork were created by me. You can purchase them here and here from Society 6. Thanks again! Best wishes to you! xo. Ivy

  20. Jen

    Where did you get the dressr? Love!

  21. Calandra

    So beautiful! I love the pink curtains. Would you mind telling me where they were purchased? Thank you!

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