Sailor Chic Interiors

Salute the coast with colors and images pulled straight from the sea.

nautical-galley-kitchen

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Nautical & Nice

This kitchen’s boat-like style comes straight from its proximity to the water. The mahogany countertops were sealed with marine varnish, consistent with yacht design. Brushed-nickel hardware modeled after boat cleats accents the refrigerator and freezer.

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Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Built In

Bold stripes and playful prints puts a fun spin on the nautical theme. The built-in daybed expands this home’s yacht-like appeal and provides the perfect sleeping spot for afternoon naps or overnight guests. The extra height of this daybed creates the bunk feel of first-mate sleeping quarters.

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William Abranowicz

Coastal Americana

This upbeat interior aims to bring a smile with its bold patterns and classic color scheme. We love the vintage sailboat photographs and ocean-themed touches that give a subtle sea vibe to the traditional colonial style.

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Jean Allsopp

Making Waves

You can call attention to a room's architectural elements by painting trim and molding a deep navy. Wake up the floor by painting a nautical motif or stripes of alternating shades of blue.

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Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Instant Update

Dress up outdoor furniture with colors of sea and sky to pack a nautical punch.

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Tria Giovan

Dressed Up

Create your own elevated art with decorative ceilings and floors.  Try painted stripes, botanical collages, or nautical charts. Anchor themed wallpaper and a stenciled motif on painted wood floors adds a playful touch to this classically coastal kitchen.

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Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

All Aboard Style

A built-in bed with navy-and-white linens lends yachtlike feel. Brass fixtures and polished wood accents enhance the stateroom effect.

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Paul Whicheloe

Character Building

Everyday items hung in a series create a graphic focal point of architecture-free walls. Baskets, oars, shutters, and even wheels double as art.

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Jean Allsopp

Summertime Blues

A flat woven rug in traditional blue-and-white looks just right beneath this master bedroom’s coordinating bed and linens. Overhead, an antique canvas kayak reminds homeowners that the water is only steps away.

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Roger Davies

Ship Shaped

This casual dining area features a freestanding custom replica of a ship’s table surrounded by banquette seating. A retro-nautical light fixture hangs overhead.

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Lisa Romerein

Sea Reflection

Elegant water-resistant fabrics, pillows, and blankets inspire connection with the sea and can handle this cottage’s heavy traffic.

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Lisa Romerein

Smart Use of Space

Floating shelves for nightstands and wall sconces in place of bulky table lamps help accommodate the bedroom’s pint-size space. Billowing fabrics overhead soften the lines of the ceiling and walls, while adding more texture and interest plus the illusion of extra height.

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Lisa Romerein

Personal Touch

The homeowners dubbed their open living and dining space “The Boathouse” after outfitting it with nautical details.

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Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

On Deck

The homeowners dubbed their open living and dining space “The Boathouse” after outfitting it with nautical details.

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Kindra Clineff

Sailcloth Chic

A custom slipcover constructed from handmade recycled sails makes a nautical statement and preserves their heritage.

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Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Ocean Lining

Inside this wood-and-glass conservatory just above the high tide line, built-in furnishings and mahogany walls wrap the tiny space, creating the sense of being on a yacht.

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Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Warm & Bright

Knotty pine walls reminiscent of old beach homes and wooden sailing vessels combined with saturated blue, green, and white fabrics create the classic look of a luxury liner.

sailor-bedroom-blue-and-yellow-color-scheme

Brian Vanden Brink

Simply Styled

No need to be overtly nautical when working with a classic coastal color scheme. Simple shades of blue and yellow can convey the desired feeling.

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