Seaworthy Style

Get onboard with crisp and clean nautical looks.

Nautical Knots

Jean Allsopp

Nautical Knots

Knot boards, originally advertisements for a deckhand’s tying skills, are a great way to add nautical style to your home.

Bunk Berths

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Bunk Berths

Ship-style bunks surrounded by yacht-inspired paneling and rich navy, red, and white bedding are perfect for imaginative youngsters not quite ready for a night on the high seas.


Dinner Cruise

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Dinner Cruise

White paneling, navy accents, a captain’s chair, and a ship’s ladder tie this combination living and dining area to the sea.

Night Lights

John Jensen

Night Lights

Drift off to dreams of high-seas adventure nestled under the protection of this lighthouse comforter.


Pennant Race

Michael Luppino

Pennant Race

Flags, each with its own nautical history, will add flair to any home. Try grouping them by color, shape, or region.

Galileo’s Perch

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Galileo’s Perch

This tower room, perfect for reading and star gazing, isn’t much bigger than a crow’s nest. Ship deck type flooring and rails, along with the 360 view, make it feel exotic and expensive.


A Model Room

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

A Model Room

Wood furniture, planked floors, an armillary sphere, and a wood pulley prompt memories of grand voyages. Books with seafaring titles beckon those who prefer sea journeys of the armchair sort—and even those armchairs have a crisp, nautical look.


Ahoy, Mateys!

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Ahoy, Mateys!

A classic color combination of red, white, and blue reigns in this child’s bathroom. The lighthouse lamp serves in place of a nightlight. Life-preserver-framed mirrors featuring children’s names and birth years above blue and white nautical tiles complete the look.


Box Seats

Brian Vanden Brink

Box Seats

Navy-and-white chairs create an ideal perch for boat watching. A brass ship’s bell and striped rug bring extra flair to this seaside sunroom.


Sea Features

Brian Vanden Brink

Sea Features

A carved whale nameplate welcomes visitors to this bayside guesthouse. In the living area, the sea’s the theme: A weathered trunk stands in for a traditional cocktail table, and seashell-printed pillows call out to the coast.

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