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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.


Thursday 13th of September 2018

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


Thursday 8th of March 2018

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 :)

Jessica White

Thursday 8th of March 2018

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

Melissa Sabra

Monday 4th of September 2017

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! :)


Sunday 3rd of September 2017

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