Project Inspiration – “Classic Nautical”

I’m beginning a new project for a client who describes the look that they like as “Classic Nautical.”  Think British Colonial…natural materials, blues and whites, beadboard, and grass cloth!  I’ve been searching for some inspiration and wanted to share some photos with you.  I’d love to hear what you like & dislike!  The home needs a lot of work but I will definitely share some before & after photos when it’s complete!

A sophisticated style wordpress

This entry has the perfect combination of old and new.  Loving the antique runner and bench paired with the new pillows and mirror.

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Grasscloth!  I definitely think I want to do grass cloth in the master bedroom, but loving it in this bathroom too, especially paired with that mirror!

Image From: The Well Appointed House


I like the large coffee table in this photo.  My client has an existing coffee table that we will use and I like the styling in this photo.  The stacks of books, the hurricanes, and the orchids in the center.  Love a good coffee table!

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Conde nast traveler

Beautiful!  the crisp white walls with the different shades of blue and the hints of gold (especially that chandelier) make for a beautiful room.  I’d like to vacation here someday!

Image From: CN Traveler


A simple British Classic dining room.  Love the bamboo chairs!

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Design Chic

This whole vignette is perfect!  The bird prints, the rattan chairs, and the navy chest create a layered and lived-in look.

Image From: My Design Chic

Design Interiors Furniture

Another gorgeous living room.  We are going to add some built-ins on either side of my client’s fireplace.  I was originally thinking we would paint them white, but then I thought, how cool would it be to paint them navy blue?  Still working on the perfect color, but there are some popular ones later in the post!

Image From: Design Interiors Furniture

Get coffee

Another awesome tray styling!  This would be beautiful on a coffee table, bar cart, or side table.  Loving the combination of the basket, the coral, and the blue and white porcelain.

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This is definitely a little too funky for the project that I’m doing but just thought it was so cool!  Would love to see it in a beach house someday!

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maine Home

Love these cute little stair lights reminiscent of lights on a ship!

Image From: Maine Home Design

Sand and

Here are some great blue paint colors!  Paint is a hard thing to choose so I always recommend buying samples from the paint store and putting them up on the wall before you decide!  Light can have a huge effect on how the paint appears.

Image From: Sand and Sisal


Tommy Bahama Fans

Wicker blade fans are a must in a British Classic style!

Image From: Tommy Bahama Fans

Traditional Home

I love this bedroom.  The moldings, gold grass cloth, sisal rug, and touches of navy white.  The perfect combo!  Definitely “classic nautical.”

Image From: Traditional Home

Let me know what you think!  I’m definitely inspired, hope you are too!

Can’t wait to show you the before and after photos!




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