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Henry’s Nautical Nursery


We are expecting our first born son this upcoming fall! After finding out we were having a boy, I knew immediately I wanted to go with a nautical theme. I wanted to create a room that felt both preppy and contemporary.

Design Inspiration

Our wedding colors were actually navy & yellow, so I thought I'd start with those colors when designing the nursery. After purchasing our crib, I started looking for bedding because I felt that would be a great start in the direction I was looking for. I fell in love with the classic navy bedding I found from Pottery Barn Kids. We also purchased the monogrammed sham to complete the ensemble. Everything else pretty much fell into place afterwards.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is traditional, classic and preppy.

Project Details

Crib (with changing table) - Tuscany collection by Sorrelle Furniture; Rocker - Dorel from Walmart (denim slipcover); Dresser - IKEA; Crib bedding set - Pottery Barn Kids; Bookshelves - Pottery Barn Kids; Window curtains - Pottery Barn Kids; Nautical frames - Home Goods; Wood letters - Pottery Barn Kids; Blue storage - Home Goods; Quilted sham- Pottery Barn Kids; Lamp - Target; Small table - Hobby Lobby; Boat mobile - Pottery Barn Kids; Glass bottles, lighthouse - Hobby Lobby; Silver frames - IKEA (Ribba); ABC print - Etsy, seller AreaFareKids; "You are.." print - Etsy, seller SweetSiennaPrints; Anchor, Lighthouse, Sailboat print - Etsy, seller NikoandLily; Oar - Pottery Barn Kids; Anchor plaque - Pottery Barn Kids.

Favorite Items

I have a lot of favorites! But, my first would probably be the rugby curtains. I also adore the bookshelves, rocking chair and sailboat mobile. Overall, I think every piece helps complete the look and feel I was going for. My husband and I are both really happy with the final result, and hopefully Henry will agree!


Have fun and take your time! Decorating Henry's nursery has been such a blast. I have always been passionate about decorating, but there is nothing more special than creating a nest for your little one :) I would also try to find pieces that will transition well into childhood. 

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Monday 30th of December 2013

[…] This site has amazing nursery ideas from real moms! Some list where they got everything, even the paint color! […]


Tuesday 19th of February 2013

Beautiful!!!! What color and brand of paint did you use one the walls?? I'd love to use it for our nursery.


Monday 15th of October 2012

So beautiful and elegant! I absolutely love this room for your little guy!

Debbie G

Thursday 11th of October 2012

Absolutely LOVE IT!!! Beautiful details and colors - great job mama!! Henry is one lucky little guy already :)

Faye Pearson

Tuesday 9th of October 2012

The magic is in the details, like the blue knobs, the red lighthouse, the oar, and the sailboats mobile.