Lyra's Serene Secret Garden

Lyra's Serene Secret Garden

Carrie McBride
Oct 22, 2012

Name: Lyra (6 weeks)
Location: St. Louis, MO

For Lyra's nursery, we wanted to create a serene, feminine environment that would grow with her. We decided on a theme based on one of my favorite children's books, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden.

Grandpa painted the flower wall mural and we did a subtle high gloss stripe accent on the opposite wall. The flowers are my favorite element and she loves to look at it while we rock to sleep. A lot of the elements are handmade, like the pillows and butterfly mobile, or hand-me-downs, like the mirror and trinkets, and we also included touches of woodland animals. The hardest part was editing down because the space is so small, but I think the simplicity adds to the peacefulness. We hope she loves it as much as we do!


  • Wall Color: Behr's Monet Lily

  • Rocker: Nurseryworks Bungalow (Ecru with Light Legs)

  • Crib: Carter's Rogan Convertible

  • Changing Table: IKEA Gulliver

  • Side Table: Target Glass Accent Table

  • Bedding: Land of Nod With A Flourish (Green)

  • Girl & Rabbit Print: Etsy Seller "Trafalgarssquare"

  • Pillows, Ottoman, Mobile, Name Banner: Hand-made

Lovely - thank you Claire!

(Images: reader Claire)


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