This living room evokes the nautical with a red, white and blue color palette. A white tongue-and-groove ceiling looks down upon a high-gloss red hardwood floor, while blue-and-white striped wallpaper lines the walls. Dark Colonial furniture, avian accessories and exotic floral upholstery are a nod to tropical style.
An unusual T-shaped kitchen island, which allows those perched on the stools to face each other, anchors this cottage-style kitchen. Deep blue subway tiles contrast with the cabinetry, a take on the classic nautical pairing of white and navy. A muted yellow wall color and warm-toned wood floors create an inviting charm throughout the space.
Slipcovered chairs and a built-in bench with striped upholstery cushions surround a wooden table in this update take on a Southern cottage. Pistachio green walls, nautical sconces, pale wood floors and billowing white drapes complete this mod-cozy look. The made over dining space was featured on HGTV's series Renovation Raiders.
This section of Jackson Paige Interiors' contemporary master bedroom suggests an updated coastal approach to its overall design. The upholstered headboard in teal, the birdcage-style lantern and woven front drawer nightstand give a nod to the nautical, yet with an upscale, sophisticated aesthetic. The graphic wallpaper in gray and white adds texture and interest to the room.
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Martha and Alex turned the first floor guest bedroom into an office and reading space at the renovated Comfort Breeze condo. The decorated with nautical details and installed pine wainscoting around the room.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a once cramped living room now has plenty of chic, extra seating. Neutral wall colors of cream and light blue brighten the space and allow Sarah to play with different shades of the client's favorite color, turquoise. A nautical-themed striped rug and decorative wall sconce complete the cozy feel of this fireside nook.
As seen on Beach Flip, Contestants Lucy and Daphney renovated the first floor guest bedroom with a raised bunk bed and added an office space at the Southwind condo. They made the blue outline of a whale around the top bunk to keep with the nautical theme. (after)
This nautical-themed teen bedroom brings together vintage and newfangled furniture and accessories, creating a space that feels interesting and contemporary. Unique items include the antique propeller above the twin bed, and the shelving unit made from pipes, ropes and reclaimed wood flooring. The striped wall provides a focal point, and adds a touch of fun and whimsy.
This is a kitchen a chef would love, with tons of counter space and a kitchen island for preparing and gathering guests. White countertops, stools, upper cabinets and backsplash keep the space looking simple and clean, while navy blue lower cabinets and kitchen island give the kitchen a crisp, nautical feel. Globe fixtures provide tons of light and a modern touch.
The inspiration for this chic living room was the interior of a yacht. Custom dyed anigre wood with a high-poly finish accomplishes the nautical feel. The terrace is made to feel like part of the interior thanks to a NanaWall system that opens it up and a light wall that draws the eyes outward.
This beige home exterior is rooted in coastal design. The tower, surrounded by windows, even resembles a lighthouse. An ornate white railing around the front porch and a balcony add a touch of Victorian charm to the homes casual nautical style. Red shutters flank the windows on the front porch, adding color and character to the home.
The entry to this quaint Jamestown, Rhode Island, cottage is both charming and functional, with a built-in bench that's perfect for stopping to put on or take off shoes. Nautical-style light fixtures hang from the peaked, beamed ceiling. Copious white-painted woodwork fits with the bungalow's East Coast cottage style, giving the home a sense of place from the moment a visitor steps inside.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah completely transformed this once dark and dated living room with neutral paint and furniture and bright pops of blue decorative accents. The brown window frame was painted white and flanked by cheery white and turquoise drapes that match the chic fabric coffee table. A nautical-themed striped blue rug ties in the room's blue decor and adds warmth to the eucalyptus flooring.
Open to the kitchen, this newly remodeled family room, designed by Debbie Talianki, features upholstered armchairs in shades of cream with patterned pillows that blend with the nautical beach theme. A custom cocktail table and side table were designed for this home and a commissioned painting in pastel colors was hung next to the French doors. A custom Roman shade with remote control, area rug and white entertainment unit with cabinetry and bookshelves complete the room.
This cottage-style master bathroom, an addition that hugs the existing structure of this charming Jamestown, Rhode Island, bungalow, features soft blue walls, white wainscoting and built-in cabinets that flank the mirror. Lighting is installed directly on the mirror inside a built-in niche, adding to the room's cozy ambiance. Nautical-style light fixtures and beadboard paneling are among the many details that tie this room to its location and give it a breezy, coastal vibe.
“I wanted to break out of the typical nautical theme,” says designer Jenny Keenan of this beach home on Sullivan Island, South Carolina. An XL vintage chandelier made of capiz shells has jellyfish-esque luminescence. (For a similar one, try the 30-inch capiz shell pendant from RH.) Jenny paired it with patterned blue pillows — not a seahorse in sight! — and had a coffee table made by Grey Area to resemble a surfboard, with bright stripes and a shellac finish.
A balcony offers a bird's eye view of this traditional great room, where the central dining space flows into the kitchen, living room and sun deck beyond. A large lantern-style chandelier has the size and presence to light the space, while the nautical feel of its rope-like design complements the home's coastal location and theme. The dining room opens to the outdoor space and offers comfortable, lounge-style seating, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the ocean views.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn refurbished the living area of this 1975 houseboat by updating the original fiberglass sofas with nautical paint and reupholstering the cushions in brown indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric accented with white piping detail. A clear Lucite table with storage underneath gives the illusion of a bigger space. Miniature aluminum blinds allow for a view of the water, but provide privacy at night.