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tips on decorating a small home "nautical"

tips on decorating a small home "nautical"




Im going to be downsizing into a Cape Cod style home. Starting with all new furnishings. 2 bedroom/1 bath and the upstairs "attic" considered a 3rd bedroom space. Im looking online and read this "Nautical, coastal, primitive and cottage-style decor and furnishings make perfect accessories for a Cape Cod-style home." I need a lot of suggestions to make the areas appear larger. The number of occupants would be 3.


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Mirrors (framed) and light colors are a good start in terms of making the space appear larger. Both my homes have a nautical motif. You dont want to be cheesy nautical so it's important to use quality pieces and natural materials like brass, Teak wood, bone, etc. I actually have a set of sharks Jaws next to an oversized Rembrandt ( Christ on the sea of Galilei) and it looks great. I found some old 17th century maritime botanical and naturalist-scientific sketches of Patagonian plants and animals that look great in period framing as well. Even an old fiddle on the wall seems to blend in well with a nautical theme, especially if the color of the wood looks good distressed. I also cut out a hole on one of the large cabinet doors in the kitchen and installed an old brass and glass ships hatch recovered from a wreck...looks awesome. Of course no nautical themed home can go without at least one detailed, well made reproduction model of a ship that actually existed and has a story behind it on a singular shelf or mantle. There are also nautical themes from around the world and from different periods that can give a different vibe like old Norse , Gaelic or Basque....even Egyptian if that's your thing. Of course my tastes are on the masculine side and the living areas are a bit darker with heavy beams and ship lap walls but the kitchens are much lighter with a colonial maritime feel. I like the contrast. Of course it's all totally subjective but thats my 2 cents. (;


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I always wanted a nautical knot shadow box. The caretaker of the Goodale Homestead near here had a garage sale. Really nice nautical know shadow box $20. It's in Corolla now. smiley

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Lucy Thurston Goodale was a missionary to Hawaii.

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Wow ... "In 1855, Lucy was diagnosed with breast cancer. As treatment for her illness, Lucy had a mastectomy to remove her left breast in the same year. The procedure was conducted by Seth Porter Ford without anaesthetic, which had not been developed at that time. The operation was successful and she lived for another twenty years. She died on October 13, 1876 in Honolulu."



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Start with your foundation or main core elements and work up from there. Try to have authentic pieces around. Remember it doesn't have to be done immediately.
Here is an example of a nautical cottage in Montauk NY. I believe the owner has a "nautical" shop so the cottage is "alot" to say the least but he has some great pieces.
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Here is another nice example
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and this is nice also
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Got an interior designer on one side of the family. She likes books in her designs and picks up used ones cheap at the library.


RE: tips on decorating a small home "nautical"




Start with your foundation or main core elements and work up from there. Try to have authentic pieces around. Remember it doesn't have to be done immediately.
Here is an example of a nautical cottage in Montauk NY. I believe the owner has a "nautical" shop so the cottage is "alot" to say the least but he has some great pieces.
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Here is another nice example
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and this is nice also
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colleen40


The Sea Turtle shell is a nice touch (assuming he died of natural causes). I also really like the blue gray color of the kitchen cabinets in the second link...I may have to do that.


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Bella Costal catalog has nearly ever beach decor you could ever want! I'm not sure if they have nautical or not but it is worth a look!


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Thank you all. Any ideas on the backyard patio area for a Cape Cod.? Many creative people here.


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Thank you all. Any ideas on the backyard patio area for a Cape Cod.? Many creative people here.

jfalba


Only people from the South or who have family in the South will know this one but it's a low Country favorite..although it's usually on the front porch. Google "Joggle board".




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Here's a more Cape Cod suited one. They kinda simulate being aboard a ship...




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If you have Instagram, look up Marnie Oursler. She is a builder in Maryland and has a lot of posts from the interiors of her houses. Granted, they are usually much larger, but there are ideas galore. She only does coastal/nautical designs. I would say the majority of her stuff would be more coastal or beachy, but also a good amount of nautical. She also has a website, but her Instagram has a lot more photos.


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