Sailor stripes, rope accents, and aquatic hues rule in these modern takes on nautical decor
1 of 10Erin Kunkel
Shades of Blue
A good rule of thumb for nautical style at home: Start with a white base, keep woods exposed, and mix it up with blue hues.
Pro tip: Though this kitchen was largely sourced from Ikea, architect Constance Treadwell helped give it a designer look by adding an exposed plywood edge to the laminate countertop.
2 of 10Thomas J. Story
Nautical style begs for blue and white stripes, but variations on a blue-white-red combo of any sort will do the trick. Here, interior designer Brian Paquette upholstered a bedroom headboard with vintage Japanese boro, an indigo patchwork.