Sailor Chic Interiors
Salute the coast with colors and images pulled straight from the sea.
Overhead wallpaper and paint treatments mimic the happy vibe of a tented beach cabana. In this New York boathouse, designer Thom Filicia created a handsome contrast to rustic paneled walls and exposed beams by papering the ceiling in navy stripes.
Here, opposites attract (in a big way!): Sky blue mellows out the bold red in a fire-and-ice combo that's perfect for brightening beach house bedrooms.
The secret to piling them on without going overboard? Pairing stripes with different scales and styles (like narrow pinstripes and more abstract designs), and limiting the palette. Here, stylist Melanie Molesworth stayed true to blues, ranging from slate to indigo.