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Sea Inspired Modern


This client lives just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean and wanted the sea to be an underlying theme in a modern setting. She was not afraid to use bold colors and embraced the energy that the painted ceiling and bold fabrics created in the nursery.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for the room came from the Wave Navy/Apple fabric carried by Bebe Chic.  We designed a custom bedding set around this fabric first, then selected the artwork and furniture and lastly the paint and rug.  The client already had the crib so that also set a more modern tone to the room.

Decorating Style

This client has a fresh contemporary style but this is definitely the most dramatic room in her house.  But she loves it so I'm excited to see how she changes the rest of her home now.

Project Details

Since the client is planning to move in a few months, she did not want to spend a fortune on window treatments but they needed some pizazz. I shared THIS DIY link with her from Cheap & Chic Nursery and she and her mother made the cornice themselves.  I truly love everything about this room, we are planning on adding a pillow with green trim to the bed, it was just on backorder.


Artwork - Ubab Prints framed in Ikea frames

Artwork - Stretched Canvas Prints from Oopsy Daisy

Bed - Room & Board Pogo 

Bedding - Custom Bebe Chic

Changing Table (in closet) - Ikea

Crib - Discontinued Slat Style Aerial Crib by Nurseryworks

Glider - Little Castle

Lighting - Pendant Light by Oilo

Rug - Dwell Studio Facet Cream/Citrine Rug

Side Table - West Elm

Star Mobile - Etsy vendor Star Craft

Favorite Items

The Oilo pendant light was a key piece in the room as well as the rug.  The rug was not a necessity since she has beautiful wooden floors, but it pulls the room together since there is yellow in the artwork.  It also helps keep the room from being only blue, white, and green.


Don't be afraid to paint the ceiling or add lighting to a room.  And I always say, pick your paints last!

Andrika King Design

Monday 23rd of May 2011

The color is Baby Fern by Benjamin Moore


Friday 20th of May 2011

Love green and navy together! I was wondering what the green color is as I want to paint my boys room a green.


Tuesday 15th of March 2011

Andrika, I think the combination of deep blue and deep green is a lovely combination, it helps that you've added really random bursts of color here as it helps liven up the room.  Also, thanks for sharing your resources, these items are delightful!

Andrika King Design

Wednesday 2nd of March 2011

Cyame, I was able to find more fabric than 4 yards, please e-mail me if you need to order any.

Andrika King Design

Tuesday 1st of March 2011

The paint on the main walls is white painted to match the trim.  Yes the Navy/Apple Wave fabric is now discontinued.  I can get 4 yards of it though, enough to make a bumper or a skirt. If you are interested e-mail me at