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Dylan’s Keeps Sailing


Dylan’s parents shows us that their little boy’s nursery theme can grow with him through his toddler years and beyond! The love of the open sea lasts with a simple, clean nautical theme from the start!

Design Inspiration

I love nautical decorations, so I chose to go that route when decorating Dylan’s nursery. When it came time to upgrade his room and get rid of his crib, I decided to keep the theme. I found the life preserver that hangs above his bed and fell in love with it. It was my inspiration for designing the rest of the room.

Decorating Style

I like clean, neat styles. I’m usually drawn to traditional rooms and decorations, with a few modern touches thrown in.

Project Details

The bed, dresser, and mirror were all found for great prices at Ikea. The paint is by Behr. The toy bins and the life preserver that hangs above the bed were found at HomeGoods. The personalized growth chart was ordered through a local kid’s boutique. Comforter and bedding were found on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. And the small pillow and the blanket at the foot of the bed were part of a set sold at Babies ‘R Us and made by Nautica.

Favorite Items

The bookcase is my favorite item. I saw something similar on Project Nursery and fell in love with it. I told my husband exactly what I wanted and the measurements, and he built it from scratch. It’s the perfect bookcase for my son to grow with and holds a ton of books.


I’m always drawn to kid’s rooms that aren’t too busy or overly baby-ish. I love that my son won’t grow out of the design in his room and can be happy with it for many years.


Sunday 23rd of May 2010

I love the nautical theme! I was considering going with this for our baby and am happy to see it can grow with the child as they do.  :)


Saturday 9th of January 2010

Christie says:

January 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm 

I love, love, love this room. What is the color of the blue on the walls?


Saturday 9th of January 2010

Richa says:

November 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

I love the wall color. It is so soothing and sophisticated.

The bookcase is beautiful. Dad must be so proud.