When I saw the “Poop Deck” sign over the changing table I just KNEW I had to feature this nautical nursery decor! Kasey’s parents sold boats for a living so she grew up on and around the water. Its no surprise their first baby boy would have nautical nursery decor!
Every month I feature a nursery I find inspiring either because they got super creative with challenging spaces or the space is just plain beautiful. Mom shares all her inspiration, insight and resources.
This nursery feature is a question & answer format where mama talks about her inspiration, challenges and even gives use the source list for her favorite items! Read on!
Hey! I’m Alison, lifestyle photographer, recovering homeschool mama of 4 boys circus and USMC family.
I’ve been photographing families for 12 years. One thing I’ve learned: photos never lose their value.
But the thought of dealing with 3 hour studio photoshoot is just too much.
Not only do you have to worry about getting everyone dressed and to the studio on time, but spaces can be cramped and uncomfortable – and take forever!
In home newborn photos are half the time and capture the intimate details that studios simply can’t.
How Newborn Photos Work
- We book your due date. I only take 2 families per week to leave plenty of wiggle room. Baby’s gonna do what baby’s gonna do! We get wardrobe set before delivery.
2. After baby arrives and everyone is home, we set the actual photo session day. Newborn sessions are weekday mornings usually around 10am and last up 90 minutes and are easy and painless.
3. Two to three weeks after photo day we gather again virtually for your Gallery Reveal & Order appointment! Buy only what you love. Digital files come with the print products.
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Nautical nursery decor Q&A
What’s your nursery’s theme?
What was the inspiration for your nursery design?
I love anything nautical (our wedding was nautical themed in navy, white and blush) so as soon as I found out I was having a boy, I knew that was the direction I was going. I love anything with anchors on it!
Did you use help from professional designers?
Did you have a budget in mind for the nursery?
Not really. I knew I didn’t want to spend a ton but never came up with a specific budget! I had several of the key pieces like the crib, rocker, etc. from my daughter’s nursery.
Did you have any challenges with your nursery design?
Not really. There was a lot of wall space to work with, so I wanted to find things that made the room look filled but not cluttered.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your nursery?
When looking for room inspiration, we loved some examples we saw that had a “poop deck: sign by the changing table. We just thought it was a cute play on words that fit the nautical theme, so we found a boutique on Etsy that made a sign in the style that we wanted.
Any tips or advice?
It is always exciting to plan for the nursery design, but then many people don’t end up using it for several months! This time, I tried to not stress too much about it! One of my favorite things about the nursery is the dresser organization system I found when I was having my daughter. It uses cubes from IKEA and it is a life saver in those first few months! Everything has a place and it is super easy to find what you need.
Please list out sources for your favorite items – furniture, decor, bedding, wall color, etc.
- Dresser and Cube Storage – IKEA
- Nautical Knobs – Hobby Lobby
- Nautical Gallery Wall – Collected from Hobby Lobby
- Poop Deck Sign – Etsy
- Paint – Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams
- Curtains – Target
- Rope Rug – Wayfair
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I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!