Jack & Jackie watching the 1962 America's Cup. Credit: National Archive Photo by National Archive
Nautical style is nothing new, but some things never get old. It is a look, however which can easily fall into the "theme" category. This means everyone from Uncle John to your best friend Sue will show up at your door with nautical paraphernalia and before you know it you will be seeing nautical at every angle. Themed rooms tend to look contrived and lack personality so grab a large pile of crisp whites and some classic stripes, but make sure to make it your own!
From Elle Decor
I love this example of nautical style. Elegant, understated and super crisp. Contrast piping is one of my favorite design details - it draws the eye to the clean lines of the sofa, and gives what could be a simple sofa a custom and unique feel that looks incredibly chic. This example is from the very talented
Sherrill Canet http://www.sherrillcanet.com/.
Love the striped wallpaper - A darker shade of white or a neutral on the cabinets could make this feel dull, but looks beautiful against crisp white cabinets. A darker shade of white or a neutral on the cabinets could make this feel dull. Farrow & Ball does a great closet stripe which is similar. http://us.farrow-ball.com/closet-stripe-st-365/closet-stripe//fcp-product/200365
Sperry Topsiders - Classic. From http://www.unabashedlyprep.com/
Absolutely love the dark walls (Hague Blue #30 from F & B is gorgeous) - and striking against painted white woodwork. From dashboard.bloglines.com
Great example of how to incorporate the nautical feel in a modern interior. Simple and restrained, but makes a great statement. From elementsofstyleblog.com