We wanted to give it a nautical feel without it being over-the-top "baby" or themey so the room could easily grow with him. (Okay, okay... In all honesty, since I realize that nurseries are truly for the parents & not the kids, I used it as an outlet to satisfy the nautical kick I was on. ;) We can do that to our kids, right?)
We painted tone-on-tone stripes (in high-gloss & eggshell) on the walls, I made the linen striped quilt with fleece inside (more for me than him!) hanging on the crib & the sea shell mobile.
The oil painting of the old fisherman was a $36 thrift-store find & I made one of the pillows & the other is from Target (!)
The round portal mirror was an old Ikea mirror I'd had since high school & painted & distressed for the room. The turquoise lamp was $5 thrift store find that I topped with a linen shade. The ship painting on wood was the perfect finishing touch found at Old Luckett's Antique Store, one of my favorite places.
His "ship's lantern" sconces were $30 outdoor lights from Home Depot.
It's hard to tell from the pictures but our carpets are Shaw's "Sisal Touch" and it's one of my favorite carpets ever. It looks like sisal but is soft like a burber.
And, just had to add a little picture of the cutie who lives in the nursery, Christian: