Eli's nursery was decided to be nautical with an element of whimsy. His mom wanted him to be able to grow with the room.
The alligator madras line from Pottery Barn Kids was the color inspiration and Pinterest played a crucial role in finding other nautical nursery ideas (http://pinterest.com/allisonjoakes/nautical-nursery/)
Preppy, whimsical and classic.
It's a toss up between the personalized alligator quilt from Pottery Barn and the sailboat chair. I never imagined I would find a fabric that complemented the theme so well. So I absolutely love that the chair was "The Perfect Find" to complete the overall look...not to mention it's super comfy!
Keep Pinteresting to find more DIY ideas to achieve the nautical look you're going for. And go to Home Goods at least once a week, because you never know what you'll find.