If you’ve been following their story, you know that E! host, Giuliana Rancic and Celebrity Apprentice winner, Bill Rancic have had a tough go at trying to conceive. Finally through a gestational carrier, they were able to have a beautiful baby boy named Edward Duke, with all of their family, friends and fans rooting for them along the way.
When it came time to design their baby boy’s nursery, the couple wanted to go with a nautical theme and called upon interior designer and co-owner of PetitNest for a design inspired by the sea. When it comes to nautical-themed nurseries you may be thinking red and blue striped crib bedding, cutesy sailboat wall art and maybe a stylish rug with an anchor in the center. Well, you would be right. That is the traditional nautical look you see in nurseries and it’s a favorite among many parents. However, designer Lonni Paul was also in charge of designing the rest of the Rancic’s house and she wanted the nursery to fit in smoothly with the sleek and sophisticated look of the home as a whole.
They decided on this stunning and modern nautical-inspired design that both baby and parents love. They used blue grasscloth wallpaper and white linen Roman shades, as well as the Paon bedding and a custom-designed, monogrammed gray crib appropriately named “The Duke” by Petit Nest. Isn’t that crib amazing? I want a bed with my own monogram!
Paul wanted the room to be a place where the whole family could comfortably sit together which is why she included the couch in the room in addition to the glider. Ottomans from Restoration Hardware and a Zig Zag Rug by DwellStudio served as additional cozy accents. Whimsical touches like a canoe frame hanging from the ceiling, a coiled rope lamp and even the octopus triptych above the sofa created unique focal points that really tied the theme together.
Tell us, what do you think of this modern nautical-inspired nursery? Would you do something similar in your home?