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Alayna’s French Lavender Nursery


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!

Design Inspiration

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.

Decorating Style

I love color.  I love things that coordinate together, but don't necessarily match.  I love textures and layers.

Project Details

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,

Subway French Canvas art: Design by Terra Cooper,

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

Purple ornate frame and white small frames: Hobby Lobby

Purple Vases: Pier 1 Imports

Lavender: my front yard-I grow a lot of it!

Bookcase: Pottery Barn Kids

Burlap banner in bookcase: made by Hannah Goodrich

Lavender and white lamp: Miya Designs

Gray rocker: DownEast

Chandelier: found on local classifieds,

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.

Photos in frames by Terra Cooper-; Alicia Kinne and Brittany Cascio

Favorite Items

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!

Christine P.

Wednesday 24th of July 2013

Love this! What color paint did you use on the walls??

Terra Cooper

Thursday 22nd of August 2013

Sorry just saw this Christine. We actually ended up using a color, and it was too brown looking, so my husband who has some art background did some mixing and created this color, so I guess it was a custom one ;D


Monday 10th of June 2013

Very wonderful nursery! I love the gorgeous lavender fields hanging above the crib.


Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Thank you Germaine :D I took that picture at a local lavender field and decided to make my whole nursery around it!

Kelli West

Wednesday 8th of May 2013

WOW!! Love this nursery. I love that it is purple instead of the normal pink!! This is so beautiful!!!!