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11/4/08

Nantucket Decor Cottage Style

I'm sure everyone has heard of Nantucket! Nantucket is a small island off the coast of Cape Cod in MA that has a long seafaring history and is in its entirety a National Historic Landmark.

So what exactly is the Nantucket Cottage decor style?


Let's start with the island's color palette. Sun-bleached whites, cranberry bog reds, seagrass greens, gray blues and sunny yellows. Then choose weathered finishes for a windswept look and furniture pieces that are a reflection of nature outside such as wood, wicker and sisal. Pick decorative accessories that remind of the islands seafaring past, such as Scrimshaw (carved whalebone), Nantucket's woven Lightship Baskets, Ship Models, scaled-down Lighthouses, Wooden Oars, boat cabinets, wood carvings and handwoven textiles from local studios. Furthermore think simple, easy and inexpensive. Slip covers and painted wood floors are common of summer homes there.

Nantucket Decor
Step inside the cute cottage seen above, and you find a beautiful simple living room -Nantucket decor with a modern twist. A painted wood floor, sandy colors, natural materials such as rope, and a large world map. All add up to a sea-faring nautical feel.

seafaring Nantucket style living room
Now old fashioned seafaring style. This Living Room feels rich in history and is absolutely charming.

Nantucket decor kitchen
The ceiling is one of the focal points in this Kitchen. Brass marine light fixtures and Nantucket Style Baskets complete the seafaring cottage look.

Nantucket style living room
A casual and bright Living Room with a coffee table that reminds me of a sea captains chest, slipcovered chairs and natural accessories such as a wooden storage bin for magazines and a woven basket.

sunny yellow bedroom
A very sunny Bedroom with a fantastic vaulted wood plank ceiling painted white. And I am sure there is an equally fantastic wood floor hidden underneath the wall to wall carpet.

Nantucket bathroom
Lastly a wonderful rustic Bathroom and more sunny yellow. Painting the wide-plank floors as mentioned earlier is very Nantucket decor style, and take a closer look at the window treatment, vintage linens clipped onto a line. Simple, easy and inexpensive!

For more on seafaring style, make sure to check out Nautical Decor 101.

10 comments:

please sir said...

Such a cozy and relaxing style!

Mermaid Cottages said...

I love your site! I hope you'll visit my island via my blog - www.mermaidcottages.blogspot.com

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Those rooms look like such a paradise. I like the description of the color "cranberry bog red". I'm surprised by how vivid that name could be in my head. Sounds like a great place to visit!
Katie

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ahhhhh. Heavenly!

Beautiful images.

dolcechic said...

Can I move in? Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jules said...

absolutely beautiful interiors!

mary said...

ADORABLE. That top photo is my dream house...my heart actually skips a beat when I look at it. Beachy, comfy, airy...I just love this style!

Jess said...

Oh my goodness-- i want that little gray cottage-- it's my dream!

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Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Such a relaxing style! I can almost hear the waves... love all the wood and textures. :)