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Twin Nautical Nursery


We knew that we wanted to have a classic nursery that would fit for a boy and a girl, but we also wanted it to be a welcoming, bright, loving room. We started with our budget and worked to find or make each item so that it would fit within our budget. We love this room because it has the perfect combination of DIY touches and other classic accessories.

Design Inspiration

We have always loved everything related to water (the beach, lake, ocean, river), so we wanted to have a nautical nursery with whimsical touches.

Decorating Style

We have a very traditional, classic style, but we also aren't afraid to add some pops of color.

Project Details

All details and pictures of individual items can be found here:

DIY Project Tutorials can be found here:


Source List:

Cribs: Kendall Crib in Simply White from Pottery Barn Kids

Paint: Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore (Room Color), Painted by B. Lilly Custom Painting
Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore (Closet Color), self-painted

Changing Table: second-hand dresser found at Class and Trash, pulls from Anthropologie (Glass Bubble Knob in Blue), chalk paint and wax from Thrill of the Hunt (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and Clear Wax)

Bookcase: Billy Bookcase in White from IKEA

Wall Bookcases: BEKVAM Spice Rack from IKEA, painted in white chalk paint

Glider and Ottoman: Newco Premium Rosie Glider and Ottoman in Otter Velvet from Babies R Us

Closet: Lowe’s

Fan: CN52W5 Copeland Unipack 52″ Ceiling Fan in White from Craftmade Lighting (Amazon)

Window Bench: Colebrook Bench in White and Colebrook Cushion in Denim from Company Store

Curtains: Material from UFab, sewn by local seamstress

Curtain Rods: Sheffield Rods and Brackets and Crackle Glass Finials by Country Curtains

Curtain Tie-back:¬†Shoreline Marine Galvanized Cleats¬†in Cast Iron from Shoreline Marine (Amazon) ‚Ästpurchased but not installed

Floating Shelving: Home Depot

Oars: Attwood Wood Canoe Paddle (Amazon)

Closet Knobs: Streamline Knob in Zinc from Anthropologie

Lamp: Created by Lamp Emporium

Vintage Nautical Prints: My Grandest Adventure

Sailboat Mirror: Pottery Barn Kids

Boat Diaper Station: Pottery Barn Kids

Warmer: Scentsy


DIY Projects:
Starfish pillow (on window bench)
Seahorse pillow (on window bench)
Sea urchin pillow (on window bench)
Nautical mobiles
Dragonfly pillow (on glider)
Crib skirts
Flamingo plush (in Baby Girl’s crib)
Octopus plush (in Baby Boy’s crib)
Cabbage Patch doll pillowcase dress (on shelf)
Shell collection collage (above glider)
Nautical knots collage (above glider)
Ruler growth chart (next to closet)
Shower cards booklet
Pacifier holders
Shower wrapping paper blocks (not pictured)
Mystery foam block (not pictured)
Assorted blankets and playtime quilts (not pictured)



Favorite Items

My favorite parts of the nursery are the mobiles that I made. They were one of my first projects, and I was nervous about tackling such a big task so early on. I absolutely love how they have turned out, and it makes us so excited to know that our babies will be staring up at them very soon!


Don't be afraid to make things yourself! You don't have to be "crafty" to create something special for your  baby and nursery. You also don't have to have a large budget to get a big impact.

Freya Natasha Fernandez Dy

Monday 18th of November 2013

Your felt mobile is just so adorable!

Dory Doyle

Wednesday 20th of November 2013

Thank you so much! That was my first project for the nursery (after we found out we were having a boy and a girl). I was inspired by one I found on Etsy, but I loved how ours turned out. They are actually my favorite accessories in the room.