Preston’s Nursery

I was deprived of the pleasure of decorating Porter’s nursery since we moved into our house less than two months before he was born and were undergoing multiple larger scale house projects at the time (first world problems, I know). It felt like torture with him being my first baby. I wanted so badly for him to have the perfect room, but I just didn’t have the physical energy to pull it off AND unpack our house. Once I adjust to being a mom of two, I’ll take on curating Porter’s little boy room.

So of course I had so much fun decorating Preston’s nursery! Unfortunately for him, he got stuck with the smallest room in the house, which made me even more determined to make sure it was cute. Living in a small space is all the rage these days right? 😉

I was originally inspired by a room I saw in a Restoration Hardware Baby & Child catalog (below), which gave me the idea to go with a nautical theme. I didn’t want your typical nautical colors (red, white and blue), so it was nice to see nautical decor with more muted tones.


My version of this room evolved as I started putting it together. I wasn’t trying to replicate this room — it was just my inspiration. The first major purchase was the rope pendant light and from there, things just slowly came together. I included sources below for anyone that’s curious about where I purchased what! So excited for baby Preston to be hanging out in his room instead of inside my belly haha. 🙂

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Wall Color – Benjamin Moore Gray Owl in Matte Finish

Rope Orb Pendant Light – RH Baby & Child

Antique Spindle Crib – RH Baby & Child

Wood Plank Nautical Art (on either side of window) – RH Baby & Child

Mini Mariner’s Table Lamp (next to chair) – RH Baby & Child

Anchor Print Crib Fitted Sheet – RH Baby & Child

Crib Bumper – RH Baby & Child

Chambray Whale Mobile – RH Baby & Child

Nautical Wheel (above crib) – Hobby Lobby

Circle Mariner’s Mirror – Hobby Lobby

Floating Shelves – Old shelving I’ve had sitting for years

Rack containing books – “Spice Rack” from Ikea painted white

Yachting Magazine from 1943 -Antique Store

Sail Boat decoration (on shelf) – used as decor at my Sprinkle

“AHOY” banner – Etsy

“My Little Boy” print – Alice and Ivory (follow @aliceandivory on Insta)

Changing Pad Cover – Pottery Barn Kids

Chair/Glider – Wayfair

Faux Fur Pillow – Amazon

Dresser/Changing Table – Purchased in 2013 from Salvation Army for $70, painted Benjamin Moore White Dove in Semi-Gloss Finish

Diaper Crate – Home Goods

Toy Crate – Home Goods

Blanket Ladder – Made locally

Striped Curtains – Tuesday Morning

Faux Sheepskin Rug – Home Goods