This is a nursery we created for our daughter that we recently adopted. I wanted things that I love in this room: lavender, things that reminded me of France, children's books, things that are cozy and snuggly, and most of all pictures of our baby girl, us and her birth parents who gave us the most amazing gift in the world!
I have always been in love with all things French and have spent a few summers there. I wanted to have a nursery mostly based around the lavender plants. I love the smell, look and textures of lavender. It is a calming smell and I wanted her nursery to have the feeling of calmness.
I love color. I love things that coordinate together, but don't necessarily match. I love textures and layers.
Crib: used with our boys in their nursery; changing table/dresser-made by my husband for our boys nursery's as well.
Canvas lavender print: Photo by Terra Cooper, http://terracooper.com/
Subway French Canvas art: Design by Terra Cooper, http://terracooper.com/
Bumper pads, crib skirt, curtains, valance, pillows and table runner: made by Terra Cooper, Loretta Park and Tara Smith
Flag "Alayna" banner & Purple Frame modge podge: Made by Merilee Thacker & Chy Pope
White ornate wood frames: Poppy Tree Frames http://poppytreeframes.com/
Purple ornate frame and white small frames: Hobby Lobby http://hobbylobby.com/
Purple Vases: Pier 1 Imports http://www.pier1.com/
Lavender: my front yard-I grow a lot of it!
Bookcase: Pottery Barn Kids http://www.potterybarnkids.com
Burlap banner in bookcase: made by Hannah Goodrich
Lavender and white lamp: Miya Designs http://www.miyadesigns.com/gallery2.php?CAT=homedecor&ID=547
Gray rocker: DownEast http://downeasthomeblog.com/
Chandelier: found on local classifieds, ksl.com
Bear Music Box: one of mine from when I was little
Gifts: "to the moon and back" frame-gift from Laurie Weisler and daughters;Gray & purple chevron blanket: gift from Carli Hoffman; Willow Tree Figurines: gift from Susan Park, her birth grandmother.
I love the lavender field canvas as soon as you walk in. I feel calm when I see it. I love our really comfortable rocker. My favorite things though in the room are the pictures of our baby and our birth parents. We are really close to them and I love seeing pictures of them in her room.
My advice would be think of something that you love and inspires you and create your room around that, even if it isn't a traditional idea for a room (ie, a lavender field nursery). :D Put things in the room that have sentimental value and it will always be a room you love!