50+ Nautical-Inspired Rooms

50+ Nautical-Inspired Rooms

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These rooms demonstrate that ocean side is chic with strong stripes, weathered wood, and a great red, white, and blue palette.

Living Room

Color Coordinated

Blue and white influences the ideal summery living to room in a Hamptons house. The texture on the couch is Vizir in Indigo from Old World Weavers. Toss pads by Ralph Lauren.

Sitting Room

Inventive Curtains

Because she required so much window ornament texture — 80 yards — in a North Carolina living room, designer Lindsey Coral Harper utilized three modest cloths and them sewn together with striking flat groups of naval force. Couch in Cowtan and Tout's Crispin. Club seats in Ferrick Mason's Lucas Check. Asilah Mosaic carpet, Niba.

Put an Antique in the Bathroom

Life Preserver

The visitor shower in designer Ken Fulk's country estate "feels credible to the time of the house, yet in addition spotless and present day," he says. Platform tub and installations from Sunrise Specialty.

Guest Bedroom

Studded Upholstery

Nailheads add start to an upholstered headboard in a Hamptons visitor room. Blue-and-white weaved cushions by Dransfield and Ross. Blue cashmere toss by Hermès.

Mix and Match Your Bedding

Mismatched Fabrics

"We call this 'the mariner room,' since we ran full scale with the nautical subject," designer Ken Fulk says of a bedroom in his Massachusetts get-away house. "The blend and-match nature of the examples and blurred batik prints influence it to feel like it's an accumulation of old materials brought once again from an excursion adrift." John Robshaw bedding. Antique confine lights dangle from an antique metal four-notice bed that had a place with the past owner.

Tranquil Bathroom

Sea Glass

This California shower designed by Heidi Bonesteel and Michele Trout is as reviving as a plunge in the pool. A strip of blue glass tiles wraps around the room and swells like water.

Steamer Trunks

Steamer Trunks

Two vintage Louis Vuitton bags propped on wood pieces and finished with a plate fill in as a night table in a Napa Valley getaway home. Informal lodging by Ralph Lauren.

Kitchen of the Month

Clear Blue

A backsplash assumes control over a whole divider in a home on Fire Island. Bins under the island hold vast platters and the lobster pot. The Pere Tranquille bistro stools from Annick de Lorme are made in France and can be redone in different hues and examples. Veneto glass tiles from Stone Source. Overwhelming obligation marine lights over the island from Architrove. Deschutes sconces from Rejuvenation. All paint in the kitchen is Ralph Lauren Paint's Pocket Watch White.

Main Stairway

Stairwell Accents

Hemisphere maps are suspended from a metal picture rail in the stairway of a New England home.

Fish Scale

Fish Scale

The sea's shimmery tones enlivened a kitchen in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, by Urban Grace Interiors.

Blue and White Striped Bed

Blue Check

In the main bedroom of a California home, the little scale example of C&C Milano's Gentleman Pied de Poule on a couple of Wisteria X-base stools plays against the intense blue-and-white stripe on Restoration Hardware's Directoire bed. Cover by Stark.

Dining Room

Whimsical Lighting

An antique precious stone ship crystal fixture from Jonathan Burden cruises over a glass-top dining table in a Brooklyn townhouse. Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint in Bird's Egg.

Back Hall

Mounted Map

In the back lobby of a Rhode Island home, a Victorian cap rack remains against backdrop diagramming the drift outside. Carpet by Beauvais.

Family Room

Warm Wood

The couch in a Rhode Island home sets Clarence House blue corduroy with situate covers in Peter Dunham's Samarkand. A strong designed Indian floor covering echoes sky blue tiles in the kitchen, surrounded by artificial bois-painted dividers and trim in Benjamin Moore's Linen White.


Bleached White

Bead board in the ace shower gives a Savannah home the disposition of an old shoreline house. A Tria Giovan sea photograph hangs over a Savoy Freestanding Oval tub by Waterwork.

Dining Room

Thick Stripes

A Russell Sharon painting, a Country Swedish Liselund table, and custom seats canvassed in Night and Day II by China Seas "fly" off dining room dividers in Pratt and Lambert's Fidelity. The Elizabeth Eakins floor covering is another strong stroke.

Living Room

Ceiling Decor

An old fishmonger's sign hangs over the sitting zone in a Hamptons cottage.

Master Bedroom

Island Tranquility

The main bedroom in a Southern home is an ocean of blue and green quiet. Dividers are painted Benjamin Moore's Mountain Mist. Seahorse cushions and toss from Number Four Eleven.

A Bathroom with Personality

Caribbean Splash

"Powder rooms are places where you can plate the lily," said designer Mona Ross Berman of this bright half shower. "We utilized a noisy geometric in a brilliant sea blue to give it a marginally finished the-top feeling." Wallpaper is Recessed from Studio Printworks.

Wall Anchor

Preppy Pennants

In the visitor bedroom of a waterfront home, vintage nautical banners propelled the decision of striped bed cloths from Pottery Barn.

Playful Wallpaper

Drifting Boats

Katie Ridder's Beetlecat backdrop gives a youngsters' room a perky yet "not excessively charming" feel.

Moorish Chest

Pattern, Pattern Everywhere

Persian Pear backdrop by Joanna Rock encompasses the main bedroom in a waterfront home. The Simla sleigh bed from Robert Lighton is emphasized with toss cushions from Lynda O'Connor and Max and Company over weaved pad shams by Jed Johnson. Wisteria's Moorish chest serves as a night table. Floor covering by Oscar Isberian.

Danse Azul Artistic Tile

Swirling Waves

A shocking mass of Azul Cielo and Thassos marbles, cut with a water stream into a fragile Art Nouveau-like theme, is the point of convergence of the main bathroom in a Lake Michigan home. The example is Danse Azul by Artistic Tile. Etoile spigot and undermount tub by Waterworks encased in Calacatta marble.

Waterfront Views

Waterfront Views

Two farmhouse sinks, from Rohl on the island and Kallista by the window, have an antiquated look in a lake house kitchen. Fixtures by Barber Wilsons. Blue mercury-glass pendants from Gallery L7 get the shading subject.

Blue Swordfish Mantel Display

Marlin Above the Mantle

The layering of example on design in this Lake Michigan house begins with the living room chimney, finished with vivid Moroccan tile from Urban Archeology. Designer Martin Horner of Soucie Horner upholstered the couches in not one, but rather two textures — Dedar's Sottosopra on the casing and Bergamo's Ucria on the pads. Toss cushions made out of vintage materials by Lynda O'Connor include more shading. C&C Milano's Pienza Rafano covers the club seats. Floor covering by Oscar Isberian.

Anchor Doorstop

Anchor Doorstop

A astute weight props open the ways to this shoreline house.

Curated Accessories

Curated Accessories

A watercraft model, shells, and coral reflect California ocean side life in a West Coast bungalow.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Walnut Wallpaper's "Little Whales" is light setting for a youngsters' room inside a California cottage.

Scrimshaw Fireplace

Scrimshaw Fireplace

This shoreline house's mantle was motivated by crafted by stone carver Louise Nevelson. It's made out of pieces of wood from the undertaking and different carpenters' shops and was made by Alethea Patton. Metal encompass by Brian Kennedy. Sconce from Erin Martin Design.

New England Touches

New England Touches

John Knott and John Fondas changed an onetime inn into their Maine summer house. The living room's striking textures, all by Knott's firm, Quadrille, pack a fun loving punch, while Syrian trimmed seats and Chinese artistic stools inspire the cosmopolitan taste of New England seafarers.

Yacht Club

Yacht Club

For this family room, Suzanne Kasler designed an inherent bureau for the customer's accumulation of lake yachts and nautical relics, which emerge against a red slatted-wood wall.

Salvaged Antiques

Salvaged Antiques

When the photo window in this California home must be supplanted, Martin spared the first to make a sort of shadowbox for a gathering of ocean themed works of art found at bug markets and carport deals. The end table was produced using an old nautical chain.

Nantucket Cottage Library

Nantucket Cottage Library

T. Keller Donovan's decide is that at whatever point he completes a blue-and-white room, it needs to have the punch of characteristic tones, similar to the fake wood backdrop from Nobilis in the library of this comfortable Nantucket cottage.

Red Accents

Red Accents

A striped mat from Ikea lights up the shower in a Bridgehampton, New York house's bathroom. "There's a train to stripes," design advisor Ellen O'Neill says. "When I worked at Ralph Lauren, we went to stripe class — overhang stripes, regimental stripes, ticking stripes. I adore them all." Canvas sling seat from Bloom. Striped towels by Ralph Lauren. Great Morning towel from Pearl River.

Creative Chandliers

Creative Chandliers

Thirty-inch float lights, from Erin Martin Design, dangle from ropes in a California shoreline house. "The roof is high and limit, and the lights cut it down and make a sort of overhang," Martin says. "It resembles putting a cap on the space." A couple of antique French seats are upholstered in characteristic linen.

Bahamian Stripes

Bahamian Stripes

A composition of surrounded island paintin

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