Nautical-inspired books were added to mounted bookshelves in this nursery. The open shelves allow for book covers to stand alone as art, keeping more traditional art pieces out of reach for little hands.
Spools of sisal rope inspired the design of these end tables and can add a clever touch to living rooms or family rooms. While many manufacturers sell these, a do-it-yourself version can be made by picking up discarded spools from salvage yards, then purchasing rope by the foot from a local home improvement store.
This nautical-themed living room sticks to a blue, white and red color palette. The navy built in cabinet features brass hardware while matching open shelving above provides a spot to display various books and accessories including a model sailboat.
The house's attic gets fresh new life as a colorful sitting area with a small dining table and cozy spots to curl up with a book. Cheery patterns brighten up the armchairs and window. The wood floor gets a shipshape coat of nautical blue.
Debbie Talianko remodeled this open plan family room with the same colors and styles she used throughout the rest of the home: transitional pieces with nautical accents and an ocean-inspired color palette. Talianko added a built-in entertainment center with bookshelves and storage to house the television, books and knickknacks.