Nursery Inspiration: French Chic

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Nursery Inspiration: French Chic
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France is romantic and beautiful, so it is a very fitting style philosophy to bring into your nursery. The mix of ornate, antique details with modern bold splashes of pattern and blacks defines the French Chic style.

Colours: shades of white, beige, black and splashes of soft colours
Patterns: stripes
Textures: gold, velvet or velour, mirrors


Left | SAVE: Ikea’s Hensvik crib. The curved details on this crib take it from stark minimalism to soft romance.
Available at Wayfair, $129.

Right | SPLURGE: Pottery Barn Kids’ Blythe crib. By no means is this an entry-level crib. This is a gorgeously upholstered high end convertible crib that will make you want to have 10 kids. Because it’s so pretty, and because you want to get your money’s worth.
Available at Wayfair, $1600.


Left | SAVE: Kushies’ organic jersey crib sheets. A simple white fitted sheet is a great backdrop against all the other details that are going to go into the room!
Available at Babies “R” Us, $24.99.

Right | SPLURGE:Sweet Jojo’s Toile crib sheets. The classic French country style print will add a unique pattern to the decor.
Available at Wayfair, $57.99.


Left | SAVE: Three Posts’ Simon recliner. This elegant wing-back style chair is deceiving – it actual reclines for a comfortable lie-down with your baby.
Available at Wayfair, $374.99.

Right | SPLURGE: Restoration Hardware’s French Wing Chair. If you are ready to splurge on your chair, RH has a huge selection of fabrics, including velvets and linens, in an array of soft, vintage colours.
Available at Restoration Hardware, from $950 USD.


Left | SAVE: House of Hampton’s Rhiannon chest. Not an obvious choice for a nursery, but with such an elegant style, we have to look outside the box. The mirrored finish could also be fun for your child when she discovers her own reflection!
Available at Wayfair, $459.99.

Right | SPLURGE: Restoration Hardware’s Bellina single armoire. This is an absolutely gorgeous item that will grow with your child and perhaps become a family heirloom. Inspired by French Rococo design, the inside has modern functionality with shelving, drawers and jewellery hooks.
Available at Restoration Hardware, $1799 USD.


Left | SAVE: Ikea’s Vargylllen pillow cover. The bold black and white stripes add that French sophistication to your chair or seating area.
Available at Ikea, $7.

Right | SPLURGE: West Elm’s Mongolian Lamb pillow cover. This beautiful and soft pillow will give the nursery a romantic and luxurious accent.
Available at West Elm, $79 USD.

Wall Décor

Left | SAVE: Ikea’s Vikersund mirror. This ornate mirror will really bring out the French styling of the nursery, and if you don’t like the gold/brass colour, it comes in black or white as well (both appropriate for French Chic!).
Available at Ikea, $19.99.

Right | SPLURGE: Bombay Company’s Colmar mirror. This mirror is a step up from the Ikea version, but it’s exceptionally stunning and will become the talking point of the nursery. Dress it up as part of a gallery wall or let it gloat alone in all its glory.
Available at Bombay & Co, $249.

Art Prints

Left | SAVE: Happy Fox Design’s printables. A sweet message like Bonjour will bring a cute French touch to the room. This Etsy shop sells downloadable files that you can print and frame yourself.
Available at Etsy, $6.50.

Right | SPLURGE: Rifle Paper Co’s Paris print. This modern vintage interpretation of a Paris map will be the star of the wall.
Available at Indigo, $25.

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