I grew up on the Jersey Shore, and my husband grew up on Martha's Vineyard! The salt air is in our blood! However when we got married my husband's job moved us right across the river to NYC (Edgewater, NJ). When my son was born, I wanted him to know the "vibe" of the Jersey Shore and Martha's Vineyard waters, as his nursery overlooked the Hudson River. I did not want a traditional "nautical", so I incorporated sharks, whales, surfboards, and anything that reminded me of the great vibes we get down the shore and on the Vineyard. It is truly our favorite room in the house.