Captain’s Quarters

When thinking about decorating your nautically inspired home, do not forget your bedroom!   There are so many great ways to keep your bedroom a comfortable, peaceful &  tranquil environment while still keeping with a coastal nautical theme and not going ‘overboard ‘.  I have found some beautiful bedrooms to share with you and perhaps inspire you to create your perfect Captain’s Quarters!

 

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Nautical Table Decor!

I had a great shopping experience today that I just had to share it with all of you. Until today, I have been using my 30 year old Lenox wedding china for special occasions, which does not work with my nautical seashore decor. Today that has changed, as I finally found and  purchased the most beautiful dishes on One Kings Lane that will look wonderful on my dining room table. Without a doubt, these dinner and salad dishes will be my new special occasion dishes!

Although I will not receive this order for a week or two, I am already planning my first dinner party to “show off” my newest dishes and table decor! I will post again when my table is set and ready for my dinner guests, but until then I hope you have the chance to visit One Kings Lane’s special “Coastal Setting” sale, and are inspired by the nautical-coastal inspired tabletop as I was!

Happy Shopping!!!!!!

Something Extra!: Here’s some other pieces in the One Kings Lane collection that I just love!

Seaside Rugs!

Whether you live by the shore or are inland, your home can reflect the love of all things nautical.  An easy update for any room is a new rug.  Big or small, solids or stripes, cotton or braided – there are so many nautical and sea inspired rug themes to add the nautical touch you may be looking for.  I generally do not like to cover a beautiful hardwood or tile floor, but the right size rug will anchor your room design.  There are so many areas to use  beautiful and fun nautical rugs so let your inner designer come out!  Remember, your feet need someplace to wipe the sand off!!!!

 

Treasure Hunting: Seaside Inspired

A couple of weeks ago, one of my favorite bloggers, Wood & Rope Nautical Homeware, turned me onto an AMAZING online retailer that specializes in home decor inspired by the sea.

Seaside Inspired was founded in 2006 and delivers amazing products in an online boutique. Products from Seaside Inspired have been featured in Coastal Living Magazine, Cottage Style, Redbook, and Rachel Ray.

The collection from Seaside Inspired truly provides chic decor for the coastal home. They carry everything from seashells, to candles and lighting, to tableware, to pillows, and so much more. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the website working on a “wish list” of treasures, and wanted to share them with you all! Be sure to check out Seaside Inspired for beautiful, unique coastal decorative items. Click each photo to buy!

Bad Buoys!

It was more than a decade ago that my youngest son introduced me to the world of buoys. When my kids were younger, we traveled by boat every weekend to beautiful Block Island. It was during this time that my son became infatuated with buoys, and his obsession became infectious.

While at sea, he would always be on the lookout for the next red or green buoy. He’d plot their numbers and location on a chart. It was quite cute, I must say. It was my sons love of buoys that inspired me to start incorporating them in my interior designs. I learned that buoys are an integral part of any nautical or coastal decor project, not just for sailors at sea!

I have found buoys for interior and exterior decorating projects over the last year inTarget, Pottery Barn, Home Good’s, local gift shops and several internet websites.  So if you are decorating a child’s bedroom or playroom, a family room or even an exterior patio space, there is a buoy for you! Click each photo to see where you can buy each buoy!