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Design Reveal: Dylan Keeps Sailing

Dylan’s parents shows us that their little boy’s nursery theme can grow with him through his toddler years and beyond! The love of the open sea lasts with a simple, clean nautical theme from the start!

Child’s name: Dylan
Age: 2
Location: Raleigh, NC

What was your inspiration for the room?
I love nautical decorations, so I chose to go that route when decorating Dylan’s nursery. When it came time to upgrade his room and get rid of his crib, I decided to keep the theme. I found the life preserver that hangs above his bed and fell in love with it. It was my inspiration for designing the rest of the room.

What best describes your decorating style?
I like clean, neat styles. I’m usually drawn to traditional rooms and decorations, with a few modern touches thrown in.

Please share with us your choice of paint colors, furniture, art, diy tips, etc.
The bed, dresser, and mirror were all found for great prices at Ikea. The paint is by Behr. The toy bins and the life preserver that hangs above the bed were found at HomeGoods. The personalized growth chart was ordered through a local kid’s boutique. Comforter and bedding were found on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. And the small pillow and the blanket at the foot of the bed were part of a set sold at Babies ‘R Us and made by Nautica.

What is your favorite item(s) in the room?
The bookcase is my favorite item. I saw something similar on Project Nursery and fell in love with it. I told my husband exactly what I wanted and the measurements, and he built it from scratch. It’s the perfect bookcase for my son to grow with and holds a ton of books.

Is there anything else you would like PN readers to know?
I’m always drawn to kid’s rooms that aren’t too busy or overly baby-ish. I love that my son won’t grow out of the design in his room and can be happy with it for many years.


Sunday 26th of August 2012

Where did you find the teddy that matches the nautical theme? I see it with the set up on babies r us website but they do not sell it?

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Thursday 3rd of November 2011

It?s really a nice and useful piece of info. I am satisfied that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.


Wednesday 24th of August 2011

Great room! I'd also love the plans for the bookshelf!


Saturday 11th of September 2010

If you get a response Virginia, please let me know! I LOVE that bookcase!! :-)


Saturday 11th of September 2010

I love the total room design, are your plans for the book shelf available that you could e-mail, I would love to make one for our son!