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Blue and Orange Nursery for Baby Boy


This is a nursery for baby boy that is due to be here soon!  I have always loved decorating, but this has been a whole new level of fun. I loved every moment of decorating this sweet nursery for him. 

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by nautical colors, but not a true nautical theme.  We went with a blue/orange theme and really built around that.  I wanted it to be bold and colorful. 

Decorating Style

My decorating style is definitely colorful, clean lines, and bold. 

Project Details

Crib- Newport Cottages

Bedding- Doodlefish

Monogram- Etsy (

Chair- Consignment, recovered by local business

Ottomon- Pottery Barn

Dresser- Consignment, repainted by me

Small Rocking Chair- vintage, mine as a child

Side table- Pottery Barn Kids

Navy blue canvas toy bucket- Pottery Barn Kids

Bookshelf- Pottery Barn Kids

Rug- Rug and Home in Gaffney, SC

Curtains- Pottery Barn Kids

DIY Projects: 

Pennants, Lamp (found consignment and repainted and pennants added), pillow in chair

Favorite Items

I really loved our crib, it was the starting point for the whole room.  I also love the pillow in the chair, it turned out better than I had planned it. 


My advice would be to not settle when looking for items for your room.  If you cannot find the right item, make it  or alter it yourself!  Do not be afraid to alter/change items that aren't the right color or shape.  Many of the items I had were the wrong colors (shelf, dresser, anchor light switch color, nautical hooks on back of door, lamp) and I just painted them.  Just don't settle :)

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Monday 29th of June 2015

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Morgan Jennifer Smith

Friday 6th of September 2013

OMG, I saw your home for sale on the internet recently and then found this pic on Pinterest and instantly recognized it. I remember wanting to look at your home because of this room {we do blue and orange in our son's room} and it would have been nice to keep the orange paint! LOL.

Alyssa Cogdill

Tuesday 10th of September 2013

You should have come by just for a visit :) We are moving next week, hope you found a house!


Monday 29th of April 2013

Can you tell me what the paint color is?? I'm struggling to find an orange I like...

Alyssa Cogdill

Tuesday 10th of September 2013

Mandarin by Sherwin Williams :)


Friday 28th of December 2012

Where is the back of the door hooks from?

Alyssa Cogdill

Friday 4th of January 2013

I got it at TJ was originally red and blue and I painted it to match the orange theme. Good luck :)


Saturday 10th of November 2012

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