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Surfer Girl Nursery


Being the first baby of two surfers, it was inevitable that Eva's nursery would be inspired by the sea.

Design Inspiration

We love to travel, particularly to the caribbean.  This room reminds us of surfing in the caribbean waters, snorkeling coral reefs, and fishing underneath the pier!!

Decorating Style

Eclectic, thrifty, and interesting while staying uncluttered.

Project Details

The cornices were made using wood frames covered with circles of craft paper installed to create a mermaid or fish-scale effect.

The jellyfish mobile was made using a piece of driftwood, sea urchins, and translucent circle garlands all pulled together using fishing line and lures.  It captures Eva's attention without being tacky or obtrusive in the design of the space.

The "dock" behind her crib was made using lumber from Home Depot and stained with a grey stain to make it look sun-bleached.  I brought it 4" off the wall to give it a little bit of dimension.

I also painted the lampshade to her 'sea urchin' lamp using an ombre technique to match the sea urchin jellyfish mobile.

The rocking chair from Pottery Barn was the most expensive thing we purchased.  The stool was from a rug shop in Richmond, VA.  The dresser is from a thrift store, globe and ombre pillows were from easy, shelf and most decor was from TJ maxx, and the crib was from Wal-Mart!!

Favorite Items

The jellyfish mobile!!


Having diapers, cream, etc. accessible without having to dig in a drawer was one of the best things I did in this space.  It is so easy to control the baby on the changing table and just quickly grab what you need!  Also having a table beside your rocker is a huge help!

Aimee Lerette

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

Love this it’s so soft and so sweet. What color wall paints did you use? Would love to do something similar


Saturday 9th of April 2022

Hi! I love the nursery it is so cute!! Do you happen to know the names of the wall paint colors you chose?


Tuesday 4th of July 2017

Hello I as well would like some guidance on DIY mobile you have posted. I added you on Instagram, I can't message you without adding you.


Friday 30th of June 2017

Hi Chanel,

Reached out via Instagram to get your ideas and feedback on the mobile. Thank you!


Michelle Batchelder

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

Hey Chanel!

Unfortunately I don't have instagram ? Sorry!