After having two girls, I was very excited about the prospect of finally creating a "boy" nursery! I knew immediately that I wanted to do a classic light blue color, since our home already has a plethora of pink and purple.
Our home has a lot of light and bright pastel neutrals, so I knew I wanted to stick with this color palate for the new nursery. I used the blue color in another room in our home and loved it, so I decided to use it again, only this time using stripes. I found several nautical themed items that I feel in love with, and decided to use those as accents for his Cape Cod-esque nursery, without making it "too nautical."
Traditional, Cape Cod
Crib Bedding: Party Barn Kids
Love seat double glider: Four Seasons Sarah Glider
Custom Blue Basket Liners: Thimble Pleasures email@example.com
White Wicker Baskets: Pottery Barn Kids
Handmade Sailboat Quilt: Thimble Pleasures firstname.lastname@example.org
Rustic Wood-plank Nautical Wall Art: RH Baby & Child
Nautical rope bookends: Cost Plus World Market
Wood boat wheel: Amazon.com
Wall anchor hooks: Pottery Barn Kids (custom painted)
Pendant lamp & shade: RH Baby & Child
Blue star cabinet knobs: Ebay
"No wake zone" sign: Project Cottage
Nautical rope letters: Alaska Rug Company
Sailboat mobile: RH Baby & Child (custom painted)
Blue stripe curtains: Pottery Barn Kids
Nautical Accessories (sailboats, shells, nautical clock, other miscellaneous nautical decor): Zulily, Marshalls, Homegoods, Michael's
Wall Paint (Stripes): Light Blue = Frazee Paleness CL 2271W
White = Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006
I love how the stripes turned out - they are a pale contrast so they aren't too overpowering for the room, but instead a subtle, design element.
I also love the handmade sailboat quilt that was made using men's shirtings - something fun and unique considering this is our first boy!
And the "no wake" sign is also a favorite - I saw it and knew it would be perfect for the room!
I had to carefully do the calculations to make sure that the wall stripes came out to be the same size and that one didn't get cut off at the top or bottom, and also so that there was a blue stripe on the top and bottom next to our white moldings. It took me back to some middle school math, but was worth it in the end.
Also - I found several items I loved but were in the wrong colors (the sailboat mobile was in primary colors and the anchor wall hooks were hot pink!) I bought them anyways and custom painted them with leftover paint to match the room perfectly!