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Leo’s Nautical Nursery


A nautical themed nursery in navy blue with red and aqua blue accents and earthy details.

Design Inspiration

The headboard of the PB Emery crib as well as a blue and white chevron stroller blanket from PB. The colors, navy, aqua blue and red were inspired by a poster I found on Etsy.

Decorating Style

Contemporary, eclectic

Project Details

Emery crib in white from Pottery Barn

Crib linen bumper in navy blue from Pottery Barn

Fitted sheet in aqua from Pottery Barn

Dresser in blue from IKEA (hacked)

Rug from IKEA

Sheepskin from IKEA

Armchair from IKEA

Cushion covers in red and sand from IKEA

Frames from IKEA

Baskets from IKEA (old; no longer available)

Throw in red from IKEA

Rattan lampshade from IKEA

Table lamp from IKEA (old; no longer available)

Drawer knobs from Zara Home

Laundry basket from Zara Home

Play mat from ACE

Pair of nautical posters with Leo's name from Etsy (digital download)

LOVE poster from Etsy (digital download)

Peter Pan poster from Etsy (digital download)

LEO wooden sign from Etsy (digital download)

Wooden anchor from Etsy

Nautical flags garland from Etsy

Burlap pillow from Etsy

Leo's birth announcement from Paperless Post

Leo's newborn photos by Jillian Greenhill

Family portrait by  Smiles & more

Favorite Items

I love all the items in Leo's room, but if I had to choose I'd say the posters from Etsy and the wooden sign with Leo's name which is the focal point on the gallery wall.


Pin, bookmark and save anything you like during your pregnancy. Create one or more moodboards with possible nursery scenarios. Work slowly. When something comes together organically, it will look less staged. Be flexible in your choices; sometimes you may have an initial different idea, but what ends up happening might be much better. Keep in mind that babies grow out of things very quickly and their needs change so make sure the room is made to accommodate these changes.

Effie G

Friday 20th of May 2016

Thank you, John. Sorry for the late reply. I never received a notification of your comment. :)


Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

Thanks for sharing this. I feel like the big, navy blue dresser really fills the room out and brings it all together, and the soft rug adds some texture to the whole setup.