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!



Fabulous Friday: Nautical Bedding!

A great way to completely change the look of a bedroom, without having to redo paint color, rugs and window treatments, is to update your bedding. A new duvet, comforter or sheet set can bring color, print, and character to an otherwise dull room in need of a makeover.

Something I like to do in a lot of the bedrooms I’ve worked on, is pick a solid, versatile duvet cover or comforter, and mix and match seasonally with an assortment of printed sheets and decorative pillows.

Of course, my favorite bedding collections are nautical or coastal in nature, and this spring/summer season, I’ve seen a lot of bedding collections online that I really love.

Here are a few of my favorite bedding collections of the season. I hope you like them and will feel inspired to transform your bedroom, kids room, or guest room with a great saltwater living inspired bedding set.

Bunk Room Fun!

Bunk rooms meant just for kids are a thing of the past! One of the latest trends in home design is the installation of built-in bunk beds. They’re a great way to save space, and add more sleeping room by building vertically. I just love the whimsical and nostalgic feel of climbing a wooden ladder and nestling into a built in bed.

One of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on recently is a nautical bunk room meant to host guests of all ages. The space was rather large, which gave me the opportunity to section it off into two sitting areas, a study area, and of course, sleeping area.

My vision for this room was to create the feel of being on a ship. The bunks and beautiful wooden ladders were designed by Fred Weber, and built of mahogany by Burger Construction in Cutchogue, NY, and I chose a red, white and blue “Americana” theme to run throughout the room.

To further the feel of being on a ship, I had nautical sconces from Suffolk Designer Lighting installed at the head of each bed. Shelves were also installed at the head and foot of each bunk, which I filled with nautical/americana trinkets, books, and other accessories.

One of my favorite parts of this room, is the painted striped walls. I chose Benjamin Moore paint in the color “Old Navy,” number 2063-10. The color is a matte, dark navy that adds warmth and detail to the room without being overpowering.

I love the idea of putting a bunk room into a home. Pinterest has been full of beautifully designed bunk rooms recently. Here are a few of my favorite designs: