My parents have recently booked a short cruise from LA to Mexico and back, followed by some shopping in Southern California and I am extremely jealous! I just have to keep reminding myself, only 3 months of study, then I will be sipping cocktails around the pool with 3 of my girlfriends, celebrating the end of 4 long, hard years of study! Not long now girls!
As the weather is warming up here, a classic fashion trend that I don’t think I will ever tire of is the Nautical Look – Navy and white stripes, crisp white shirts and touches of red and gold…
This such a classic look, so why not channel the original Coco Chanel style, and bring it into your own home?
I love the way this interior mimics the interior of a boat with its built-in multi-purpose bench seating. the addition of the decorator items, such as the framed map, boat and lamp add to the nautical feel, along with the washed out colours with red.
While this room doesn’t follow the typical white, navy and red colour scheme, it still pulls off a nautical feel… Worn timber coffee table and display cabinet, the oars hanging above the classic slip-wash covered sofa, scattered with red, white and blue cushions, and don’t dismiss the use of a modern trunk used here, it actually fits in beautifully with a travelling theme, and then of course there’s the sea plane on the coffee table to top it all off.
Now this would have to be my favourite of all the nautical inspired interiors I came across… I love these rope ottomans, and the handcarved table, and of course it has a tufted sofa so I’m hooked! I simple colour palette with just enough red , and lots of beautiful textures!
If I were to design a room with a nautical feel, without looking too overdone my key pieces would be…
1. A simple linen slip-washed sofa
2. A hemp rug, like this one by Armadillo and Co
3. A stunning gold/ brass and glass coffee table for that touch of gold and bling!
4. Some cool coastal inspired cushions
5. 3 round mirrors like this above a sideboard
6. and I would love to borrow this idea for a vignette on the sideboard, to add another rustic nautical element to the room.
All of these elements combined would create an eclectic mix of sharp modern, with a more rustic nautical feel, without using the typical navy and white colour scheme and nautical stripes.
Have a wonderful day!