Captain’s Quarters

When thinking about decorating your nautically inspired home, do not forget your bedroom!   There are so many great ways to keep your bedroom a comfortable, peaceful &  tranquil environment while still keeping with a coastal nautical theme and not going ‘overboard ‘.  I have found some beautiful bedrooms to share with you and perhaps inspire you to create your perfect Captain’s Quarters!

 

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Navigation Charts!

A navigation chart is a map designed and used primarily for navigation. A nautical chart includes the information used by the marine navigator, including latitude and longitude scales, topographical features, navigation aids such a lighthouses and radio beacons, magnetic information, indications of reefs and shoals, water depth, and warning notices.  This information allows both plotting and a safe course and checking progress while sailing or boating.

If you love nautical decor like I do, you can turn these charts into beautiful wall art in your home like I have.  Charts are easily accessible in any marine supply store.  Once you have selected your favorite port of call, the next step is easy: deciding how to use it.

I have a large chart of Long Island framed hanging in my home.  I love it because when guests come I can show them exactly where they are.  It is a great point of reference.  Happy plotting!

 

Something Extra: While you search for the perfect chart of your “one particular harbor,” enjoy listening to this classic Jimmy Buffett tune!

Nautical Table Decor!

I had a great shopping experience today that I just had to share it with all of you. Until today, I have been using my 30 year old Lenox wedding china for special occasions, which does not work with my nautical seashore decor. Today that has changed, as I finally found and  purchased the most beautiful dishes on One Kings Lane that will look wonderful on my dining room table. Without a doubt, these dinner and salad dishes will be my new special occasion dishes!

Although I will not receive this order for a week or two, I am already planning my first dinner party to “show off” my newest dishes and table decor! I will post again when my table is set and ready for my dinner guests, but until then I hope you have the chance to visit One Kings Lane’s special “Coastal Setting” sale, and are inspired by the nautical-coastal inspired tabletop as I was!

Happy Shopping!!!!!!

Something Extra!: Here’s some other pieces in the One Kings Lane collection that I just love!

Seaside Rugs!

Whether you live by the shore or are inland, your home can reflect the love of all things nautical.  An easy update for any room is a new rug.  Big or small, solids or stripes, cotton or braided – there are so many nautical and sea inspired rug themes to add the nautical touch you may be looking for.  I generally do not like to cover a beautiful hardwood or tile floor, but the right size rug will anchor your room design.  There are so many areas to use  beautiful and fun nautical rugs so let your inner designer come out!  Remember, your feet need someplace to wipe the sand off!!!!

 

Easter Time!!!!


Spring is here and Easter is just a few days away.  This is a great time to bid  farewell to winter and refresh your home decor with bright spring colors.  I love how cheerful  my house looks when I start decorating with colorful eggs, beautiful spring flowers that smell delicious, and decorative whimsical bunnies! Whether you are setting your dining table for Easter brunch or dinner, decorating your mantel, or just adding some playful Easter decorations on a coffee table I have some great ideas for you!

Happy  Decorating  &  Happy Easter!

Something Extra: One of my favorite Easter traditions is baking Easter Bread! Here’s a picture of the finished product!

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