Shipwrecked Style

We’ve already begun our countdown to the weekend here at The Well Appointed House and no matter which way you slice the dice, it’s only Tuesday and we’ve got lots to do before Friday comes around.  In order to soften the blow, get excited for our nation’s birthday and beat the case of the Tuesdays, we’re spending the afternoon getting inspired by nautical, All-American decor.

Picture: Jean Allsop
This painted floor is what puts this modern-Americana room over the edge.  The comfortably upholstered furniture with straight lines keeps this space from being overly cold or stark and don’t compete with the floor’s beauty.
Picture: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

 The whale, signal pillows and lamp reinforce it’s nautical nature but the built in shelving and trundle bed keep it from looking overly “themed.”
Photo: William Abranowicz
Rebelling against the navy and white nautical standard, the above room keeps it’s American sensibilities with plaid on plaid, a pop culture reference and of course a nod to the nautical. 
Photo: Roger Davis
Who wouldn’t love to wake up on a yacht every morning? This designer got creative with this small breakfast nook, recreating a boat’s dinning space with built-in benches and a teak table.  Brilliant!
PhotoKindra Clineff
I’ve long since loved the idea of using recycled sails as a window treatment, but using old sails as a headboard and lampshade isn’t too shabby. The accent pillows and bedding keeps this room from looking overly masculine or dark, which can sometimes be an issue. Such an inspired idea, this picture is certainly going in the scrapbook! In May we told you about how the Nautical trend was sweeping the runways and how to incorporate the look into your home.  Here is a look back at some of our (still) favorite seaside inspired pieces from The Well Appointed House.


To keep up with our seaside state of mind, we’ve been hard at work adding some new nautical decor, perfect for your summer home or to rotate into your permanent palace to keep you in the summer spirt.


Check back throughout the week as we continue to explore some other great beach house inspiration! Also coming up we will be announcing the winner of our Trina Turk pillow giveaway and a new giveaway with one of our favorite bloggers, Eddie Ross! Follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop!
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Gabby Katz is also a contributing editor who started her career at The Well Appointed House. She went on to work in fashion PR and is currently employed with Oscar de la Renta.

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