The original plan for the nursery was to go with a woodsy theme. Philip is a hunter/fisher/camper. He loves anything outdoors. So that naturally (no pun intended) that seemed like a good fit. Over time the decorating the theme has evolved a little bit, though. While perusing Pinterest, my go-to for inspiration, I came across an "adventure" themed nursery. I instantly fell in love with this idea. It was still mostly based around the woodsy decor, but it also incorporated some travel elements--maps, globes, and suitcases--and a few nautical details--boats, whales etc. Those three decorating schemes are some of my all-time favorites. I loved the idea that they could all be incorporated and still mesh. So, I went for the adventure theme in Emerson's room.
As you can see, there is a little bit of everything in there. There's some outdoorsy/tribal, some nautical, and some travel. I used a lot of things that we already had. I incorporated some of the decor from my nautical baby shower. And we purchased a few things here and there. The initial color scheme I was thinking included navy blue, grey, and white with touches of mustard and mint thrown in. I think it ended up including a lot of neutrals with varying shades of blue. I am so happy with how it turned out! I love that I was able to use so many things that didn't cost us anything. I love how it came together. And I love that the different aspects of adventure make it feel less theme-y. I think it's possible to go too far in one direction and I like the variety that the adventure theme allows for.
Chalkboard: Fancy Farmgirl Vintage Market. Nautical banner: Leftover from my shower (Target). Map box reading "Be Strong and Courageous": Gifted. Basket: Marshall's. Laundry Hamper: Already had (Bed Bath and Beyond).
Crib, sheets, and blanket: Baby's R' Us. Banner: Leftover from my shower.
E: made by my sister for my shower.
Love sign: already had (bought at a charity silent auction). Be Brave Arrow: Leftover from decorating for Ross Point Camp (Target).
Chair: Already had (Christmas gift from Mom). Pillow: Fancy Farmgirl Vintage Market. Side table and lamp: Already had (Ross). Bottle: DIYed.
Map: DIYed for our birth announcement.
Rocking chair: Handed down from my Grandma. Blanket: Marshall's.
Fred the Moose Head: Amazon.
"You are my greatest adventure" Shadow Box: Marshall's (pictures collected from various ultra sound appointments).
Suitcase converted to toy box: Already had (Piper Barn Show). Couple/baby figurine: Wedding gift. Sign reading "Make More Adventures": Marshall's.
Baby Gym Toy: Made by my friend Reighan.
Sailboat decor: Marshall's.
"Read" Pennant banner: already had (DIY). Globe: Already had in my classroom. Bookshelf and baskets: Walmart.
Picture and frame: Leftover from my shower (Photo from our Maryland trip). Bottle filled with sand: DIY (sand from our Maryland trip).
"Let all that you do be done in love" sign: The Bookery. Changing table: Fancy Farmgirl Vintage Market. Changing pad cover: Amazon. Antler: Fancy Farmgirl Vintage Market. Banner: Leftover from decorating for camp (Target).
Look at all those little shoes! Most of those were handed down or gifted, but I did buy two pairs of boat shoes from a consignment shop called "Once Upon a Child."
All we need now is a baby! I know that he won't be using this room much at first, but it feels good to have it all finished. I love to just go sit in there and take it all in.