Tidewater Landing: Nautical Bedroom

Text by Lacey N. Howard
"Each of the three second-floor bedrooms has its own personality," says Allyson. In one, the designers created a nautical-inspired space fit for the young and young at heart. "This room really has a sense of travel and wonder," Debbie says. A paneled, black, queen-size bed grounds the room against mustard-hue walls. The bed is dressed in soft blue and white combed-cotton linens. A cornflower-blue alpaca throw provides warmth on chilly nights.

"We used tall pine bookshelves on either side of the bed rather than traditional night tables," Debbie says. "Above the bed, we hung porthole mirrors." An oak drop-lid desk and a chair upholstered in playful red-and-white fabric creates a space for constructing a memory book of last summer's vacation. "Mixing the black and pine wood tones is a great way to achieve interest and texture," Susan says. "Having just a few pine pieces makes the finish stand out even more beautifully."

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