Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Let's get "Nautical"...

yeah, I think we should, it's just a great casual look...

(Luella, Ralph Lauren and L.A.M.B., via ThriftyChick)


(and this JCrew bracelet...)

Well, it's about that time of year, when I start thinking "I'd really like to sign up for sailing lessons this summer, better get on that list"...but I probably won't even sign up, because I say that every year and haven't yet, so I'll get nautical in another way, through home decor...



start small with some nautical inspired accents, like these window shades that Suzanne Kasler designed...



and maybe get this Columbia Sailboat model instead of a life-size one, which would go great in a Study...


what about a nautical pillow from Pierre Frey"Oceane" collection...

and if I needed a doorstop, this would be the one I'd get...
I just love these Nautical Andirons from Gustavo Olivieri...


and this fun "round tire" mirror from Chapman Radcliff...


Of course another William Sonoma Home find, these rope pillows are great...


A lantern with an modern twist, this if from Ralph Lauren Home...

Iomoi has great custom lucite trays, like this "anchor navy" one here...


and reader/blogger Easy and Elegant Life mentioned her love for port holes in a comment, so I just had to add these ones from Cottage Home Maine...

20 comments:

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Brilliant... pond yachts, striped shirts, how can you go wrong? I'm with you on wanting to learn to sail... I tend to take ground too easily.

I'm also dying to put a porthole light above my shower as my uncle (a true sailor) has done. But I don't think it'll go with the orientalism theme.

girl meets glamour said...

that porthole idea is great EEL, maybe it will work somewhere else :)

~Kate

The Peak of Chic said...

Those andirons are fantastic. Real show stoppers!

Michelle said...

I love this motif for clothes, it is so hard to do it right in the home, I feel like to could look like a yuppy clothing store to easily, like Riches in the mid 90's, but I know that if you do it, it will be perfect.

girl meets glamour said...

I know I love those andirons too Jennifer!!

~kate

girl meets glamour said...

thanks Michelle...yeah this works great on clothes, but you're right it takes a bit of work to make it fit for a home...and thanks!!!

~Kate

Cote de Texas said...

Hi - love this - makes me crazy for summer and the beach! can't wait!!!

Hearts and Crafts said...

I love nautical clothes! Seeing this makes me want to sign up for sailing lessons too!

Annie Empiric said...

Nautical Bling, as I so fondly like to refer to i, has made an amazing comeback in both the worlds of fashion and design. I will definitely be rocking my anchor medallion, striped sailor shirt and white soled shoes this summer but in terms of my interior I am sticking with less is more.

Style Court said...

I love crisp navy-and-white, love the round mirrors you found too. Great post.

girl meets glamour said...

I know, me too Joni!!

~Kate

Jessica Claire said...

I stocked up on some spring/summer pieces with nautical flavour when I was in Miami and it was so hard to not buy everything in sight and go "overboard"

I especially loved Juicy's sailor-themed collection

{this is glamorous} said...

Great collection, Kate! Love the Columbia Sailboat model and those wonderful Andirons!

girl meets glamour said...

Love your comment Jessica!! Thanks for stopping by :)

~Kate

We Are Not Martha said...

I really enjoy the nautical look. Especially on the pillows, all of them that you show!

Sues

katiedid said...

Great post Kate! I just saw the new nautical collection from Jonathan Adler. Also very fun. Boy am I missing the beach!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love this post. I actually DO have that doorstop!

Happy spring!

girl meets glamour said...

Glad you liked it Sues!

And Katie I will def. have to check out Adler's new goods, thanks!!

Lizzie Donelan said...

rad monkey fist door stop!!! nice find!

Coveiter said...

i love all these nautical finds! just a few touches can be so lovely!
{ julie }