Hamptons Inspired Coastal Nursery

  • Hamptons Inspired Nautical/Travel Nursery
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  • Grey Board and Batten Wall
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  • Hamptons Inspired Nautical/Travel Nursery Gallery Wall
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  • Reclaimed Barnwood Shelves
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  • Star Ceiling Decals


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)

For more details, sources, & photos, please visit my blog @:


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

    Thank you!

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    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)

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    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. :)

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    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: http://duoventures.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-nursery-diy-reclaimed-barnwood.html#.WBEjf-ArI2w

    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!

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

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    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 :)

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    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!

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

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    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! :)

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    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 :)

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