Bonjour! Jenn here, and I’ve gotta admit, we’re in full-on baby mode around here after all the fun at Camille’s shower last Saturday. A friend of mine (and new mom) recently told me about having just read Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. While the parenting styles discussed in the book have been controversial, there’s no argument that the French know a thing or two about style. I mean, they pretty much invented the striped shirt, right? Today I’ve dreamed up a classic Parisian-themed nursery, and with these French-y finds from around the web, little ones are guaranteed to be très chic!

*sources: {1} cindy short suit from kids case {2} bonjour! poster print from edubarba {3} vintage french girl’s hat from french attic finds {4} un dimanche à paris wallpaper from famille summerbelle {5} brigitta dresser from anthropologie {6} children’s french classics: This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek, Le Ballon Rouge by Albert Lamorisse and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry {7} french country inn chandelier from circa lighting {8} rocking horse made from french wine barrels from stil novo {9} traveled table lamp from terrian {10} bloomers and top from bonton {11} striped baby rags from bonton {12} wooden sailboat toys from down to earth toys {13} antique “Schaukel-Fauteuil No. 1” rocking chair designed by Michael Thonet from ebay {14} antique silver baby cup from antiques.com {15} handmade rag doll from jess brown and wovenplay {16} striped hallo cushions from ikea {17} Kids tennis shoes by bensimon

15 comments
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    Freya | June 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    So friggin cute! Love it 🙂

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | June 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you, Freya!

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    Geneva | June 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    This is SO adorable! I’ve always loved that Anthropologie dresser – it would be amazing in a nursery with that Circa chandelier! Great pairing.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | June 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks, Geneva! I’ve been a big fan of Circa Lighting for a while now. They make the most beautiful fixtures!

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    Geneva | June 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    PS- Just FYI, the link for Camille’s baby shower doesn’t work… Can’t wait to see images though!

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    • Camille Styles | June 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Oooh sorry Geneva – that post will go live tomorrow, so stay tuned!!! 🙂

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    Lauren | June 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    This is so precious! I absolutely love those little shoes and that chandelier!

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    Kacie // A Collection of Passions | June 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I absolutely love it. I’m in the process of transitioning my daughter rather pink French nursery into a toddler room. =) Love these ideas.

    Kacie

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    Ashley Whittenberger | Interiority Complex | June 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    This is lovely inspiration and such a refreshing change from SO many baby/toddler rooms I’ve seen. It will also be easy to transition from baby to toddler to adolescent to tween, etc. with this look.

    I went with a Rudyard Kipling/ Bombay/ British India theme for my son when he was born (10 years ago) and that lasted until a few months ago when we moved and went for a more transitional look throughout our whole home!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | June 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Oh, your British India theme sounds lovely! I’m with you — I think it’s wise to invest in classic pieces that have the potential to mature along with your child. (From what I hear, they grow up fast!) Cheers, Jenn

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    Cristina | FUJI FILES | June 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I’m very happily reading this post wearing a striped shirt, so of course I was going to love this nursery!

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    dustjacket | June 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Oh love it all!
    xxx

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    Bethany (at) Powell Brower Home | June 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

    1 million percent my favorite thing ever for a nursery. great job laderinas!!

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    Angela@veggievinyasa | June 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Oh how funny. I just posted last week about how I love everything French. I also just got done reading Bringing Up Bebe. Another fun book: Entre Nous, A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier

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