Client Project-Nautical Nursery

Is it just us, or is everyone you know having babies these days?  We have a few nurseries in the works right now, and couple we're waiting to get "after" pictures of.  So exciting.  We LOVE doing nurseries and kid rooms!

Here is a recent one for an October baby.  The family wanted a nautical look without plastering sailboats on everything in sight--challenge accepted.  The walls are being painted in thick gray and white stripes and all of the large furniture pieces in the room will have a neutral palette.  There will be little pops of blue here and there with a few vintage whale pieces making an appearance as well.  Also, in the room, the client's antique, cane seat rocker (we couldn't find a matching one online, so the one on the mood board is just for a reference), but who doesn't love antique kid-sized piece of furniture??   

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Gray blackout curtains were a must because---babies and sleep.  Ikea's Hemnes gray-brown dresser from a few years back is still on point.  Serena & Lily bedding was chosen with trellis sheets and nursery basics bumper and skirt in blue.  And this sailboat toile pillow
 (on sale!) will be perfect in the rocker. 

Stacked white floating shelves will keep decor off of the dresser, which will also function as the changing table and a rope mirror will hang above to bring in some more natural light from the room's single window. 

We can't wait to see photos of this one!

If you need help with your little one's room, or any room for that matter, contact us here
 and we'll help you get started!

Client Project - A Nautical Nursery

We recently completed an E-Design for a client looking to create a nursery for their first baby, a boy.  The clients live near the beach and wanted a nautical feel with pieces that would easily grow with the baby later.  It was music to our ears.

In case you haven’t gathered, we absolutely LOVE creating kid’s spaces, especially nurseries.  And because we’re all three moms ourselves, we understand meshing style with function.

In this space, we started with a soothing color on the walls, Wedgwood Gray by Benjamin Moore. Having this blue as the backdrop allowed us to bring in a lot of neutral pieces to balance out the space and possibly transition to another nursery (even for a girl) or room later down the road.

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Paint // Ceiling Light // Curtains // Artwork // Crib // Lamp // Dresser // Crib Skirt // Crib Sheet // Rug // Pouf // Pillow // Glider

We kept the space playful by bringing in a mix of textures and patterns, including buffalo check, houndstooth and ticking stripes.  For the rug, we chose an indoor/outdoor option for easy cleaning (both for now—baby spit up anyone? and when their little boy gets older with more messes to make).  And it could also work great in a playroom one day!

We kept the nautical theme in tact through artwork, textures (the rope lamp), shapes (the bentwood light mimics the lines on a boat) and colors.  The key to creating a subtle themed room is using ALL facets of the design to tell the story, rather than branding everything with typical nautical decor.  In other words, having an anchor on everything was not the way to go :)

The end product speaks for itself, and the client was thrilled with how we married their love for the water with their fun, yet traditional style.  And we know their little boy will soon love it too! It was such a great project, and we can't wait to see some "after" pictures.

If we can help you finish off your space or do a complete room design, drop us a line or go here to learn more about our E-Design process.  We’d love to give you a new space to enjoy for years to come!