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NAUTICAL INSPIRED BOYS ROOM

I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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Two brothers take the plunge from “crib-dom” to unchartered waters in their new nautical inspired bedroom. room photography by Katlyne Hill


My recent projects are the most near and dear to my heart…my kids rooms. Today I share with you the room I designed for my two sons.


The Inspiration
From watching movies Finding Nemo, Shark Tales, and The Reef to chatting about sand and surf in the days leading up to their first beach vacation, the kids have been infatuated with all things ocean related. I stumbled upon these adorable Sea and Me sheet sets and pillow covers at Target, marked down to practically nothing, I knew they were the perfect starting point for this room design.

Seeing Stripes
When decorating on a tight budget, paint gives the most impact for your decorating dollar. Painting stripes is an added bonus because it eliminates the need for wall decor, but at the same time gives the space interest. Furthermore, horizontal stripes makes a space appear wider, more expansive. The three colors used were Ebbtide SW6493, Jetstream SW6492 , and Marquis Orange 6650 all by Sherwin Williams.

Treasure Hunt
I found a Ikea Malm twin bed frame on Craigslist for $80. When I mentioned to the seller that I was looking for two frames he then told me he had a set. I bought both bed frames for $130…such a deal! Other great deals included $1.99 picture frames (Michaels) and the lifesaver for $8.00 (Marshall’s). The baskets for toy storage were $14.99 and $12.99 (HomeGoods).

About Face
With my limited sewing skills, I managed to create this book sling from a fitted sheet, wooden dowels, and double rod curtain brackets. Designed for little ones who are unable to read the titles from the book spines, they can now easily see the covers of their bedtime favorites.


Thanks for climbing aboard with me and the boys on our fantastic voyage. Be sure to meet me back next week for the reveal of my daughter’s room!

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Hi, I'm Erika.
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Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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