Owen's nursery is a sophisticated, gender neutral Nautical Nursery inspired by my father's love of all things lake related! Growing up around water is such a fond memory of mine that I wanted to pass it on to Owen.
I grew up on the water. Actually, I was almost born on a houseboat... My mom says that dock looked a mile long! My dad has always been a boater, so when we were born, we joined right in! We were out on the houseboat on the lake almost every weekend growing up. My mom loved hosting parties on the top of the houseboat! We would even anchor the boat in the middle of the lake and spend the night on the water. I have so many great memories around water that I wanted to create a nautical nursery for Owen! My dad even gave us an oar he's had forever, and I made it into a growth chart. It's one DIY project I know will be a family keepsake.
I love a fresh, clean, airy feel with pops of color. I didn't want Owen's nursery to feel baby, but to have a sophisticated look and feel that he can grow into!
I have to say my all time favorite piece in Owen's room is the DIY Growth Chart. It is an oar that my father has had for ages, and I painted on the growth chart in a Pottery Barn ruler style. I love it!
I also absolutely LOVE the antique dresser with the mirror! We painted it for a bright, cheery pop of color, and even added nautical deck cleats to match the theme!
Since the nautical theme is a pretty common theme, you can find SO many items all over the place (and for cheap!). Think out of the box for where to get nautical items, not just baby stores. A lot of the items we found we just painted to match our color scheme- so keep an open mind! Paint is a quick, cheap way to make something fit your preferred décor.