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Addison’s Chevron Nautical Nursery


A more girly & preppy version of the popular nautical themed nursery, with chevron accents, and pops of coastal decor.

Design Inspiration

The sea. We got a lot of our ideas from Pinterest, and Etsy. Whether my husband and I had a boy or girl, we knew we wanted to go with the nautical theme. When we found out we were having a girl, we decided to go with dark blue and hot pink as the color and design focus.

Decorating Style

The style of this room is is contemporary and modern. We wanted to design the room in a way to grow with our daughter, and not be too "child-like". We wanted to incorporate a lot of stuffed animals, and books on the shelves, since we knew that would be the most engaging for her. Our goal truly came to life once we completed painting the walls and hung up the personalized accents.

Project Details

Chevron Wall: This was definitely the biggest undertaking. Originally our plan was to get this professional done, not knowing what a huge and unnecessary expense that would be. We then decided to tackle it ourselves. After watching several tutorials, we got started. To make things simple we decided to make everything 10 inches apart (Rows 10 inches down, lines 10 inches long, etc) Once we made the initial measurements, we started from the middle, and started drawing the 45 degree angled lines. Once that was completed, we started the timely job of taping (which took 6+ hours!). After that was done we painted the non marked lines in Valspars "Not So Cherry" and are very happy (if not pleasantly surprised) with the final result!

Chair Rails: My Dad assisted with this, given he had all of the necessary skills and tools (a miter saw? I think is what it's called was needed) We purchased the materials from Lowes, and my dad and husband did the rest!

Dark blue paint: We chose to go with Valspar's "Deep Sea Diving"

Wall Monogram: Kilbi Branch Designs via Etsy. Size is 24X24, painted Dark Blue, with an anchor ribbon to hang.

Crib: DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail - Cherry from Target

Crib Bedding: Beautiful Bebe Designs via Etsy. Materials from Set includes Bumper/Sheet/3 sided Adjustable Skirt, fabric ties and piping. "Hot Pink Anchors & Navy Chevron"

Rocker/Glider: Stork Craft Custom Tuscany Glider and Ottoman - Cherry Finish with Grey Cushions from Toys r' us

Window Treatments: Pottery Barn Kids

Dresser/Changing Table: Europa Baby Palisades Combo Dresser - Cherry from Target

Changing Table Cover: Beautiful Bebe Designs via Etsy. Materials from

Wall Letters: Wanderlust By Alissa via Etsy. Nautical Theme Letters with seahorse, anchor, whale, boat, etc. accents.

Ships Wheel: Vintage find, given to by a friend.

Coral: Kohls

Nautical Frames: Tuesday Morning

Book Shelves: repurposed shelves we had in already had in our home.

Nautical Jewelry/Headband Box: Designed/Painted by my cousin Lauren, who found inspiration from her many sorority crafts.


Favorite Items

Our favorite items are definitely the personalized wall letters, since they're each so unique with a different nautical element.


Pinterest & Etsy are definitely fantastic for creating inspiration for your room. If you're not crafty & can't sew like me, it's a great way to find items and people who can assist in achieving the look you're going for.