Design & Style

Design Ideas: Nautical Motifs

No matter where your cottage is located, including elements of seafaring design can be fresh and fun
By Julie Kuczynski
Published: July 15, 2014
nautical interior design red white blue cottage
Photo by Jay Curley
When my father started wood carving about 18 years ago, one of the first figurines he made was a fisherman in a bright yellow raincoat and hat with black galoshes. A small pipe was ever-present sticking out of its mouth. This delightful character encouraged my mother to turn our den into a nautical-themed escape.

Take a look at the designs here to encourage your own creativity. Feel comforted with a driftwood bed or whimsical with a ship designed right into your place. Transform any room with small touches or grand designs.
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