I like finding nursery design inspiration in unexpected places—a favorite book, a time period or a place you want to visit. Currently, I have been dreaming of the Côte d’Azur also known as the French Riviera. I am in love with the Mediterranean islands and their beauty. The bright colors of the beaches and architecture of southern France are eternally inspiring. This area is a great source of design inspiration—the sky, the sea, the architecture, sailing, swimsuits, sea horses. The vibe is sunny and cheerful, yet elegant. Sea foam greens, bright pinks and oranges would be perfect to bring into a nursery or child’s room. Bring back summer days with turquoise, hot pink, lemon and orange. Invite the playful atmosphere of the the Côte d’Azur into your home.
Bright umbrellas line the coast and beautiful colors decorate the buildings in the French Riviera. Design inspiration is everywhere.
Wall art can set the mood in the nursery. I love these simple, yet stunning prints: Beach Umbrella from alicebgardens on Etsy and Coral Print from vintagebytheshore on Etsy.
Happy striped wallpaper from Candice Olsen, available at The Frog and the Princess, feels like the inside of a beachside cabana.
A simple mobile, from Flensted Mobiles, is perfect for the little sailor, inspired by the multicolored sailboats in the marinas.
I love maps in the nursery, and this map pillow, from saltlabs on Etsy, would be perfect with colorful bedding to complete the look. The Soleil Sky Boudoir pillow is from my Little House collection.
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