Friday, June 4, 2010

Ahoy! Mate!!

I love a nautical look in clothing and in a room. What I like is it’s casual nod to the ocean or life on a ship. The other thing I love is there are always stripes used with crisp white. I have a few pictures of rooms with a nautical feel to them that I thought would be fun to share since we are entering the summer months……
Great display of the oars above the white four poster bed. Look UP!!! A small wooden row boat hanging from the ceiling. That is totally cool!! I also love the striped rug and the crispness of the blue and white. A little extra storage under the bed with a vintage suitcase.  The view of the water is not too bad either!
Simple but definitely Nautical with the display of sail boats and use of a red, white and blue color scheme.
Another clever display of oars. Look at all the great texture in this room. The tables look as if they are made from old reclaimed wood. That is a great basket on the end of the sofa. I am in love with the two long pillows on the couch, I think the pillows and the oars make this room.
I am so in love with this room. What a clever idea to use fabric from a sail. It looks as if they used it on the lamp shade also. Notice the clever use of ties on the corners of the stool on the bed. I would love this headboard in a guest room.
bag45[1]This is a large tote made out of an actual ships sail by a company called Sea Bags out of Portland, Maine. Wouldn’t this make a great summer tote to take on vacation.
Another company that does recycled sails into totes and pillows and other items is called Reiter8  at Etsy.
This is a literal take on nautical. The bed is made in the shape of an actual boat. My youngest grandson has a bed very similar to this one. I wish I had a picture of his room, my DIL is one clever decorator.
This is a nursery designed by Candace Olsen. I love the ceiling mounted compass used as a medallion  for the light fixture. Be sure and notice the little light house clothes rack painted on the wall. Clever how they put the three little lights to make it more like a real light house.
If I had to pick just one outfit that would give me the nautical look that I love it would be this darling outfit from Tory Burch that I spied on a blog post by Laura Casey of Laura Casey Interiors. If you have not visited her blog be sure and go by, she has a real eye for design. I know you will enjoy your visit there.
“Enjoy the Process” Of:
Adding a touch of Nautical to your home or your wardrobe!