09 February 2011

A Little Boy's Nautical Retreat

Welcome to my son's bedroom!  Creating this "warm" space for my little guy was such a pleasure!  I adore this room and wanted to share it with you.

The creation of this room started with a well-detailed plan.  I often do a lot of research and write-down/sketch my ideas.  I also collect various magazine clippings for inspiration.  Once I have my theme, I begin shopping! 

First in order was paint.  Paint, to me, is so important; it’s the backdrop for the entire room.  It’s definitely a mood setter.  Since I went with a nautical design, I wanted blue walls. In my previous home, my husband and I tried a suede technique and I loved it! Thus, starting my quest for the perfect “blue” suede paint.  And to my surprise, I found it:  Ralph Lauren Suede paint, color: Ventana.

After the walls were completed, my husband added crown molding.  Once it was installed, we added an additional piece of decorative molding just below it.  For a "special" touch, I hand painted a navy blue stripe in between the two pieces.  I really like the look we achieved; it added a little architectural touch to my son’s small box-shaped bedroom. 

My next task, was to tackle the awkward bump out in the room.  I had an extra armchair, so I decided to turn it into a reading nook.  I really enjoy this area; it’s cozy and perfect for reading.

Finally, it was time for accessorizing, my favorite part!  Most of my purchases were either sale or clearance items; which made my son’s room furnished for a fraction of the cost!

I always knew I wanted a nautical bedroom for my little man.  A "transitional" nautical space, one he could grow with.  A room that felt modern, yet traditional.  And, I think I achieved it.  I can honestly say, this is my favorite room in the house!

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Question, What’s your favorite room in the house?

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Where did you purchase that?

3 in 1 Crib/Bed:  Burlington Coat Factory
Nightstand:  Coaster Furniture
Nautica Bedding:  Dillard’s Home Store (Going Out of Business Sale)
Nautical Rug:  Pottery Barn Outlet
Grommet Decorative Pillows:  Big Lots 
Grommet Top Drapes:  Walmart (Clearance)
Nautical Wall Flags:  Land Of Nod
Framed Sailboat Art:  Pottery Barn Kids
Wall Oars:  Pottery Barn
Decorative Buoys:  Pottery Barn
Wall Lamp:  JCPenney
Chair Slipcover:  Big Lots
Ralph Lauren Suede PaintHome Depot

Join The Party
I'll be joining Savvy Southern StyleSomeday...CraftsElements Interiors & Evolution of Style for their Wonderful "Linky" Parties!

Wishing everyone a Wonderful Wednesday,


  1. Wow, this is one awesome boys room!!

  2. What a cute cute room! I love it. You thought of every little detail. I have a nautical guest room with pale gray walls. I would love for you to add a link to my party, please so others can find it and join in. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful room. The drapes are perfect.

  3. Cute nautical room... I'm sure your son loves it. The flags are a cute touch. I did a nautical bedroom at the beach condo this summer and am really enjoying it.

  4. This is such a great room and I love the color and texture of the walls!!! Your crown moulding is right on!!! Good job!!!

  5. Adorable room! Love the nautical theme! The walls turned out great and i love the nautical flags. I'm sure he's thrilled with his room. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the Nautical Bedroom, it looks amazing.. magazine worthy. Well Done. Jen

  7. Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  8. Thank you everyone for stopping by! Your sweet comments mean so much to me, they really make my day!

    Kim, I added your link to the bottom of my post. I also have your button on my sidebar. I've been following your blog for awhile now and adore it! I love your nautical guest room (I visit it often), the framed vintage swimsuit is the perfect touch!

    Christina, thank you for the invite, I'll be sure to stop by and link up (smiles).

  9. Great job - I love it all. The paint job is incredible. I've always wondered about suede paint. I might have to give that a try in a future room. And the navy trim at the top -- perfect. Just the right touch.

  10. I'm linking over from Remodelaholic's party. I just love this room. I especially love the sueded wall treatment. It looks amazing. It's the perfect room for your little guy. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

  11. Lucy, the suede technique is easy and adds so much warmth to a room, I definitely recommend trying it.

    Judy, I've been a follower of yours for awhile now. I always look forward to your weekly post! Thank you for the follow, it means a lot to me!

    Everyone, Thank you again for all your sweet comments!

  12. I am so glad you stopped by and joined the party. I really do love this bedroom. Again, you did an such an awesome job. Thanks for your sweet comment above.

  13. Very pretty! You did an excellent job on this room! Love it!

  14. Wow Jodie! Beautiful job on your son's bedroom! You did such a great job on it and your hard work and attention to details really shows!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence! We are following your blog, and can't wait to see what other great projects you feature. Hope to see you at the next Inspiration Friday!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

  15. Hi there, stopping by from SSS. What an amazing room! Welcome to the blogging world. Your home is beautiful, I can't wait to see what else you come up with!


  16. Hi Jodie what a GREAT room you created for your son I love it! I found your blog through Kim's party and just became your newest follower, would love for you to take a peek at my blog and follow back.Enjoy your weekend, Martina

  17. Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments! I love hearing from you! Thank you to all who are new followers (smiles)!

  18. Really looks great! Nautical rooms fit boys perfectly! Visiting from Dittle Dattle.

  19. Such a cute little room! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!
    Memories in the Making

  20. Anonymous2/14/2011

    Very cute!

  21. Wow...you nailed the nautical theme! Well done!

  22. Oh my gosh! My husband is a sailor and would love a room like this for one a child! In fact he'd probably want to move in himself! Ha!

    Thanks for linking up with us today!

    Your blog is wonderful!


  23. I'm in love with this room. It looks perfect for a little boy. You are making me excited to get started on my son's big boy room!

  24. That is one beautiful little boy's room! I can't wait to do a "big boy" room for my son!

    Love your blog - now following.

    Brandy @ Jumping Jack

  25. That room is amazing! The paint choice is beautiful!

  26. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, they make me smile!

  27. Well this is just adorable too! Your kids are so lucky to have such beautiful rooms! I love that blue paint and the crown molding with the stripe below it! Such cute accessories too!

    FYI, your comments on blogs come from noreply@blogger so we can respond back directly to you in an email You may want to change your settings to make it easier : )

  28. I really like this room. It looks so good and has so many wonderful details. I am so glad I stopped by from Sunday Showcase.

  29. This is one amazing room! I've recently fallen in love with anything nautical. I love the shelf! I always see old clipper ship models at yard sales and what not, so I should totally start picking some of these things up!

    -Many Smiles!

  30. This is great-I love anything nautical.

  31. Jodi, that is the cutest little guys room ever! You did a great job.
    Thanks for joining my newbie party. Don't forget to add my link!
    Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing

  32. Popping in throught the newbie party - what a fantastic room! I'm currently doing my baby boys nursery in a pirate theme so great seeing your nautical design. Scarlett x

  33. Hi there! Stopping by from Debbie's party! I'm your newest follower. Hope you will stop by mine & follow back! I have to say you did an awesome job on your son's room! I'm in the process of redoing our basement into the kids playroom. I might be posting some pics for peoples input/advice & would love yours! Have a great day! Allison @ leomommyof4.blogspot.com :)

  34. I found your blog from Debbie's Newbie party and I'm glad I did. This is one amazing space. Transitional is right.. I'm sure my grown up husband would even love this for a bedroom. :)



  35. What an amazing room! Happy to see your creative ideas linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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