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Roman’s Nautical Nursery


My husband and I had such a great time putting together this nursery for our little man. We really enjoyed making a majority of the items in his nursery and seeing all of the finished projects come together at the end. I absolutely love going into his nursery and just rocking in the recliner- the room is so peaceful and calm. Our little man will be born in 2-3 weeks and we are super excited to meet him and play with him for years to come in his nursery.

Design Inspiration

My husband and I were married in a castle on the beach and the beach is our favorite vacation spot. We always knew we wanted a nautical theme for our first baby. We wanted him to have pieces that would grow with him for the next 10+ years and that wouldn't be too babyish.

Decorating Style

Clean, transitional, classic, with neutral colors and pops of color.

Project Details

Large focal whale and growth chart: my husband made out of wood.

Recliner: The Lazy-Boy was a bit of a splurge that was a new gift from a local furniture store.

Crib, Dressers: A sand color set that was purchased at a local store.

Nautical Stripes: Paint purchased from Lowe's in Commandant Blue.

Bunting and large pillow: Handmade with nautical striped fabric from Hancock Fabrics.

Large R and nautical accessories throughout: We picked up several pieces from Hobby Lobby we already had the Captain and several nautical books.

Canvas art: My husband and I hand-painted these items.

Wireless speakers: My husband and I are huge music lovers and we installed a  hidden Jawbone speaker to play music in the nursery from any room in the house.


Favorite Items

I love how the whale turned out, he is very large and friendly looking in person. I also really like the way the whole room flows and everything goes together. We love being able to play music in the room wirelessly, we can't wait to jam out with our little man in his room when he gets here.


Enjoy the process and take it one day at a time. We started decorating when I was around 4-5 months and we took our time and completed projects over long weekends. If your painting stripes measure and re-measure as they can be very tricky. Also, take into account any floor or crown moldings into your measurements prior to painting and taping.


Sunday 17th of March 2013

Adorable! Is the furniture the Suite Bebe Dakota collection? I only ask because that's the set we picked out (but in espresso) and i love how the front of the crib and the front of the dresser hit the ground...... we had a difficult time finding a set that did that.


Monday 25th of March 2013

It sure is. Overall, we are very happy with the purchase and the furniture will grow with our son through the years.