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Hamptons Inspired Coastal Nursery


A classic nursery that combines both nautical & travel inspired elements.  Not wanting anything too theme specific, we incorporated coastal & travel components into one cohesive nursery using muted shades of blue and gray, natural wood tones, & mixed metals.

Design Inspiration

While I was looking for inspiration for my son's nursery, I quickly noticed that I gravitated towards anything with a nod to a travel or nautical vibe.  I was particularly drawn to the coastal style of the Hamptons, which I see as a sophisticated version of nautical design.  My husband’s Lebanese heritage also inspired me to include a couple of pieces that incorporated his Middle Eastern roots as well.  Since we didn’t want a room that was too theme specific, we tried to pull all of these elements together & combine them into one cohesive nursery.

Decorating Style

I would describe our home decor as a blend of classic + contemporary.  I tend to gravitate towards transitional pieces that aren't too traditional or trendy, but fall somewhere in the middle.  I also like more of a neutral color palette.

Project Details


BOARD & BATTEN WALL: Cool Metalwork Grey (Glidden) REST OF ROOM: Sutton Place Grey (Glidden)

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Favorite Items

The reclaimed barn wood shelves & the star ceiling decals are two of my favorite things.  I also really love the items that reflect my husband's Lebanese heritage, including the canvas of Sami's name painted in Arabic & the city map print of Beirut.  Anything that has a personal meaning is always extra special.


Look for pieces that go together, but don't necessarily 'match' for a more unique & eclectic look. I initially got stuck on choosing a specific nursery "theme", but who says you can't create your own or combine elements of your favorites?!  :)

Also, invest in dual-purpose, gender-neutral large scale items, like a dresser that doubles as a changing table and will grow with your child (and can also be used by future children).  DIY some of the smaller items & always be on the lookout for sales & coupons.

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  1. avatar Jennifer says:

    Hey is the dresser white or the white stain from ikea?

  2. avatar Melissa says:

    Hey Jessica – the ceiling light was a clearance find from Home Depot or Lowe’s…I can’t remember exactly it was so long go. I believe the metal mount was a bronze color & I spray painted it white. Hope that helps a little :)

  3. avatar Jessica White says:

    Hi, can I ask where the ceiling light is from? Thanks!

  4. Hi Teja – I found the rope star sunburst at Home Goods I believe. Then I just bought an inexpensive round craft mirror from Hobby Lobby and hot glued it to the back of the sunburst. That was it! Hope that helps! :)

  5. avatar Teja says:

    Hi! You did a great job! Can you share how you made the star mirror above the crib? Looks so nice!

  6. avatar Beth says:

    It’s the Ikea HEMNES.

  7. avatar Fatma says:


    Is the chest drawer from ikea?

  8. avatar Melissa says:

    Hi Laura – my dad & I installed the board & batten wall ourselves. It wasn’t too complicated actually! I have a blog post on the process if you’d like to see exactly how we did it:

    Hope that helps! :)

  9. avatar laura says:

    did you do the board & batten walls yourself or hire someone to do this? and if you did them how complicated was it?
    Thank you!

  10. avatar Meli says:

    Hi Elissa – the dresser is the HEMNES dresser from IKEA. There is also a link to it under ‘sources’ on the right side of the page :)

  11. avatar Elissa says:

    Can you give product info on the dresser?

  12. avatar Melissa says:

    Hi Jessie – the brackets are from IKEA. They are the EKBY BJARNUM brackets (ours are the 7.5″ brackets). :)

  13. avatar Melissa says:

    Hi Caroline – the glider is from Walmart. It’s called the Newco International Grand Bella Velvet Glider. We got ours in the ‘beige’ color. :)

  14. avatar Melissa says:

    Thanks Kelli! We made the shelves using reclaimed barn wood & IKEA brackets. I did write a blog post on the process & you can read more about how we made them here:

    Unfortunately, we purchased the light several years ago & so I have no information on it. The only thing I remember is that we purchased it from either Home Depot or Lowe’s. I’m sorry I don’t have any more info on it for ya!

  15. avatar Melissa says:

    Hi Julianne – my husband & I actually made the Arabic print canvas. My husband wrote out the script for me on paper, and then I traced it onto a canvas & filled it in with grey paint. :)

  16. avatar Jessie says:

    Where are the brackets for the shelves from? Thanks!

  17. avatar Caroline says:

    Where is the glider from?

  18. avatar Kelli says:

    Can you post the link to the shelves and light?!
    Love it!

  19. avatar Julianne Geraghty says:

    Where did you find the canvas with the Arabic script?

  20. avatar Melissa says:

    Hi ladies!

    Sorry for the late response – I was never notified of the comments & I’m just now seeing your questions. Here is the paint info:

    BOARD & BATTEN WALL: Cool Metalwork Grey (Glidden)
    REST OF ROOM: Sutton Place Grey (Glidden)

  21. avatar Cristina says:

    Hi there! I’m also loving your wall colors, what’s the paint color and maker.

    Thank you!

  22. avatar nancy brown says:

    what are those paint colors for the walls?