We chose white sleigh cribs and had them hand-painted with a nursery rhyme that my Dad used to recite to me when I was a liitle girl. It goes, "I see the moon, the moon sees me. God bless the moon, God bless me." The artist painted a moon looking down on a baby star which is lying on a cloud.<p>
<div>We used french furniture in the room as well. We added a bergere and ottoman which were covered in a simple cream duck cloth. On this chair we placed a needlepoint pillow, which is an element I use in a lot of my rooms.<p>
A matching french settee was placed in the window alcove. All this comfy seating we envisioned for the twins' mommy or nanny to have a place to cuddle and read to them.
In the center of the room we had a little french-style play table and chairs complete with a small silver tea set for tea parties .
Large curved cornice boards covered in the same matelasse were fabricated for both of the large windows.
These are custom framed vintage-inspired nursery rhyme prints over a custom skirted changing table.
Another favorite element in the room was the custom armoire. We took out two center panels on the door and replaced them with chicken wire. We upholstered the interior of the armoire and hung a mini chandelier. This was used to display vintage christening gowns and toys.
I think maybe our favorite piece of all though was the country french iron cradle with cream silk bedding. It had a long curved arm attached which held a sheer canopy that draped to the floor. It was placed in the window alcove overlooking the water. Everyone touring the room loved this cradle. Other comments we heard was how soothing the room was because of the soft, monochromatic color scheme.
<p>This was a very fun project. My daughter was pregnant during this project, although we didn't know it at first. We were blessed later with a little boy who now sleeps every night in one of these cribs in his little boy nursery with different fabrics for his bedding. I hope you enjoy.