A Blue and Gray Sports Inspired Nursery

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I created this sports inspired nursery for my son, due at the end of February.

Photography by Susanna Gold.

Design Inspiration

When we found out we were expecting a baby boy, I knew I wanted to incorporate a sports theme into the nursery. Daddy is a former hockey player and current coach so when I came across the etsy hockey prints via Pinterest, I knew they were perfect. I used the gray, baby blue and navy in these prints as a jumping off point for the rest of the nursery.

The room was originally a guest room housing two double beds. We decided to leave one of the double beds in the room.

Decorating Style

My style is clean and contemporary. I like calm spaces and I incorporate many DIY touches into my decorating.

Project Details

Many items in the room are DIY.

Crib, change table, wicker baskets and sports crib sheet - Pottery Barn Kids

Rocker Recliner - Best Chair

Foot Stool and cowhide rug - Homesense

Headboard - Costco

Navy Bedskirt - DIY

Little Rookie Print - inspired by this etsy shop, but completed by a friend

Blanket Ladder - DIY based on this tutorial

No One Else Print - etsy, frame from Homesense

Hockey Prints - etsy, frames from Michaels

Book Ledges - Ikea

Baseball Hooks - Hobby Lobby

Crib Shelf - Amazon

Crochet baskets - a DIY based on this tutorial

Dating Blocks - Toys 'R Us

Bunting Above Crib - Gift

Hockey Skates - DIY by grandma

Drapes - Aurora Blackout in baby blue on Overstock

Toy Bin - Burlington Coat Factory

Favorite Items

I really love the crochet hanging baskets completed for Mini May by my mom. The wool she choose is so soft and I love the way they display baby items.

The blanket ladder was a DIY project that my husband and I took on together. I received so many beautiful handmade blankets at my baby shower, including the white one on the top rung. I really wanted a way to display them.

The navy crib skirt, also made by my mom, is floor length which allows us to store things under the crib. I love the dark contrast against the cream Pottery Barn Crib.

For the longest time, I could not decide what to put above the crib. The shelf allows us to change up items and showcase the "Little Rookie" sign, completed as a gift by my best friend Lindsay.


Keep themes subtle. I knew I wanted a sports theme, but nothing over the top. I think this nursery achieves the theme while remaining a calm space for a baby.


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    This is an amazing nursery. There are many personal features and it seems to be a very functional space.

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    Hi Jackie! I’m the social media coordinator for Best Home Furnishings and would love to feature your nursery on our social media pages. Please send me an email at jllange@besthf.com so we can talk a little more about it! Thank you!

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