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A Blue and Gray Sports Inspired Nursery


I created this sports inspired nursery for my son, due at the end of February.

Photography by Susanna Gold.

Design Inspiration

When we found out we were expecting a baby boy, I knew I wanted to incorporate a sports theme into the nursery. Daddy is a former hockey player and current coach so when I came across the etsy hockey prints via Pinterest, I knew they were perfect. I used the gray, baby blue and navy in these prints as a jumping off point for the rest of the nursery.

The room was originally a guest room housing two double beds. We decided to leave one of the double beds in the room.

Decorating Style

My style is clean and contemporary. I like calm spaces and I incorporate many DIY touches into my decorating.

Project Details

Many items in the room are DIY.

Crib, change table, wicker baskets and sports crib sheet - Pottery Barn Kids

Rocker Recliner - Best Chair

Foot Stool and cowhide rug - Homesense

Headboard - Costco

Navy Bedskirt - DIY

Little Rookie Print - inspired by this etsy shop, but completed by a friend

Blanket Ladder - DIY based on this tutorial

No One Else Print - etsy, frame from Homesense

Hockey Prints - etsy, frames from Michaels

Book Ledges - Ikea

Baseball Hooks - Hobby Lobby

Crib Shelf - Amazon

Crochet baskets - a DIY based on this tutorial

Dating Blocks - Toys 'R Us

Bunting Above Crib - Gift

Hockey Skates - DIY by grandma

Drapes - Aurora Blackout in baby blue on Overstock

Toy Bin - Burlington Coat Factory

Favorite Items

I really love the crochet hanging baskets completed for Mini May by my mom. The wool she choose is so soft and I love the way they display baby items.

The blanket ladder was a DIY project that my husband and I took on together. I received so many beautiful handmade blankets at my baby shower, including the white one on the top rung. I really wanted a way to display them.

The navy crib skirt, also made by my mom, is floor length which allows us to store things under the crib. I love the dark contrast against the cream Pottery Barn Crib.

For the longest time, I could not decide what to put above the crib. The shelf allows us to change up items and showcase the "Little Rookie" sign, completed as a gift by my best friend Lindsay.


Keep themes subtle. I knew I wanted a sports theme, but nothing over the top. I think this nursery achieves the theme while remaining a calm space for a baby.


Thursday 23rd of March 2017

What is the name of the paint color on the wall?


Friday 21st of October 2016

Do you know the color used for the wall?

Janae Lange

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Hi Jackie! I'm the social media coordinator for Best Home Furnishings and would love to feature your nursery on our social media pages. Please send me an email at so we can talk a little more about it! Thank you!

Anne Lamarche

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

This is an amazing nursery. There are many personal features and it seems to be a very functional space.