A classic nursery that combines both nautical & travel inspired elements. Not wanting anything too theme specific, we incorporated coastal & travel components into one cohesive nursery using muted shades of blue and gray, natural wood tones, & mixed metals.
While I was looking for inspiration for my son's nursery, I quickly noticed that I gravitated towards anything with a nod to a travel or nautical vibe. I was particularly drawn to the coastal style of the Hamptons, which I see as a sophisticated version of nautical design. My husband’s Lebanese heritage also inspired me to include a couple of pieces that incorporated his Middle Eastern roots as well. Since we didn’t want a room that was too theme specific, we tried to pull all of these elements together & combine them into one cohesive nursery.
I would describe our home decor as a blend of classic + contemporary. I tend to gravitate towards transitional pieces that aren't too traditional or trendy, but fall somewhere in the middle. I also like more of a neutral color palette.
PAINT COLORS:BOARD & BATTEN WALL: Cool Metalwork Grey (Glidden) REST OF ROOM: Sutton Place Grey (Glidden)
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The reclaimed barn wood shelves & the star ceiling decals are two of my favorite things. I also really love the items that reflect my husband's Lebanese heritage, including the canvas of Sami's name painted in Arabic & the city map print of Beirut. Anything that has a personal meaning is always extra special.
Look for pieces that go together, but don't necessarily 'match' for a more unique & eclectic look. I initially got stuck on choosing a specific nursery "theme", but who says you can't create your own or combine elements of your favorites?! :)
Also, invest in dual-purpose, gender-neutral large scale items, like a dresser that doubles as a changing table and will grow with your child (and can also be used by future children). DIY some of the smaller items & always be on the lookout for sales & coupons.