S.’s Nautical Bedroom

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After moving to Malibu, Ca, S. needed to move from a baby to a toddler room. We left some room for a future sibling (an extra crib and rocker), since any future children would be sharing a room with S.! Navy and white stripes, along with red accents keep the nautical feel.

Design Inspiration

The beautiful navy color (Berh primer + paint) that inspired the crisp stripes along one of the walls. The nautical accents followed. 

Decorating Style

Traditional with a bit of mid century modern. I love clean, simple stated rooms. 

Project Details

If painting stripes...use Frog tape! It was a life saver! I was able to tape and paint the stripes on my own in a few hours! (For the how to click on my blog: http://blogpoulet.blogspot.com/ ) I LOVE Etsy...they have a ton of original nautical artwork. 

Favorite Items

I love the stripes along the wall. Favorite items include: the Land of Nod preserver pillow and the "Sammy the Seagull" print. 


Take your time to search stores and the internet for items you really love. The nautical look is popular these days and there is a ton to choose from. By narrowing it down to the items that feel personal ,and representing your style, is how you'll create a room you'll love.  Keep kids clutter hidden! I bought (and LOVE!) ikea's storage towers. With a nautical room you want it to be clear of clutter, and these towers, in the closet, help to keep S.'s toys organized and under control. 


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    Went to your blog and learned how to get the stripes EASILY.  Thank you for sharing that with us, YOU are a lifesaver!

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    So loving the clean lines here and the simplicity that your room has.  But I think what makes this room stand out is the animals, both whimsy and comical and serious.  The best thing is that even with its strong boyish designs, you could easily change this room to accommodate a future baby girl with only a few feminine designs, furniture, paintings and touch :)

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    Thanks! The sheets are from Babies R Us and are from a nautical line from NoJo I believe. 

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