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Classy Coastal Nursery


Although we live in Upstate New York, my husband is from San Diego and I wanted to pay homage to his hometown and a beloved activity of his: surfing. I didn't want to go overboard with the theme and be too beachy or nautical, since I want this room to grow with my baby boy. The result was "classy coastal". There are some beachy elements and some nautical elements. I love to play around with patterns and textures so you can see that throughout this room. The first two things I chose that inspired the whole nursery were the Serena and Lily wallpaper, and the surf car print from Minted. I hope you love looking at these photos even half as much as I loved creating it!


*All photos taken by Michelle Lange Photography

**I've tried to link all items below but some were not available online


Monday 18th of October 2021

What paint colors did you use on the dresser?

Emily Alexander

Saturday 11th of September 2021

The lamp is from Pottery Barn Kids, and the basket was from Homegoods! This was 3 years ago.!


Saturday 11th of September 2021

I am obsessed with the coastal knot lamp next to the changing table and the wicker basket with stuffed animal. Where are they from? I too am upstate NY (Orange County)


Saturday 11th of September 2021

Hi! I’m obsessed with the nautical knot lamp by the changing pad and wicker basket holding the stuffed animal. I too am “upstate” NY (Orange County). Where did you get both?


Thursday 5th of August 2021

Hi! I was wondering what color stain you did for the mightier than the waves? Is it the white wash?