Nantucket! My trip last week was my first time in Nantucket and boy was that an interesting experience. First of all I felt like I was in a movie - everything was so perfect, the architecture was true to the region and each vista seemed to offer something better than the last. My husband loves boats and being on the water, and the entire time I was there all I could think about is how much he would love it - basically it is an island devoted to the water and all things nautical. Brands like Ralph Lauren have been a huge part of the build-up from kitsch to chic nautical design with wallpaper and fabrics as well as interiors that just bring one directly to the sea. In recent years however, there has been a step away from the traditional blue and white stripe nautical theme and designers have become more creative in how they define beach or seaside interiors. It would be great to hear what you think, but I am a huge fan of the idea of nautical with out all the obvious references. Have a great Monday!
* Okay, I know the image above screams Nautical with the boat on the ceiling, but I do love the creativity of it, and how without that boat one still has the feeling of coastal living, the boat just adds some interest.
I love this detail where boat sails have been tied together to form wall panels - so creative!
Designer Thom Filica is known for his stylish interiors, but I also happen to think that he has a wonderful ability to make nautical look super chic. Check out a few of his interiors and how he manages to en incorporate things we inherently associate with a nautical theme and make them stylish.