Steven Gambrels Nautical Style

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Steven Gambrel brings Nautical Ambiance to a room bold and simple, with a vintage vibe.

Steven Gambrel
The anchor on the fireplace is fabulous!

Nautical Room
Giant antique Fishing Glass Floats not only add a nautical feel, but a sense of history.

Nautical Chart Wallpaper
The wallpaper in kids room is made with nautical charts of the Long Island Sound. "You just cut off the edges and paste them on the walls. Obviously, to anything, there's a certain art. You want to keep the values of the blues and yellows consistent around the room and not end up with a boring stretch of beige," Gambrel says in an interview with House Beautiful.

steven gambrel ocean art in bedroom
In the same home, a stunning "ocean view" is created with an oversized photograph.

Nautical Photography
Here a large picture of the sea adds mystique and depth.

Nautical Photography
Steven Gambrel established his New York-based design firm in 1995. All of his projects share a classical sensibility that come alive with his individual mix of modern and traditional furnishings, which he often designs himself, from custom sofas and chairs to rugs and accessories. And when asked, what makes a room great, Gambrel says: "A point of view. This means you come up with an idea for a scheme and you determine what the use of the room is and its overall spirit — and you stick to the concept until you bring it to fruition. You don't deviate along the way, which means you can't buy everything you fall in love with."

Gambrel cottage in Sag Harbour
This is Steven Gambrel's cottage in Sag Harbour, Long Island (NY) that he renovated old fisherman style, you can read all about it here.

Small Kitchen Cottage Style
The kitchen is so cute. Exactly what you would expect to find in such a quaint nautical style cottage!
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Christy said...

I love these images, especially the ones with light blue painted beadboard. I'd love to have a room like that one day!

beth said...

That little cottage is adorable! And I love the glass floats. They are so beautiful! Have a great day! Beth.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Oh to have a little cottage like that. The use of sea glass colors is always a good idea.

Thank you, Maya, for the inspiration... a nice way to start the week. Maybe I'll grab a can of paint :-)



I think this is the cutest cottage I've ever seen! It would be an absolute dream to have a little place like this.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

First I have to say I love that photo at the top, the banner. Beautiful feeling I get just gazing at its tranquility. And I too love the little cottage. Years ago I probably wouldn't have. But I find I'm getting "simpler" in my needs!

EntertainingMom said...

I adore that cottage, kitchen and the wainscoting!!

Laura Trevey said...

So lovely!!!

I want to jump right in your "title" photo too :)
xo Laura

DesignTies said...

The pictures are beautiful, but my favourite part of your post is the quote about making a room great by giving it a point of view. That's what I need to do when I decorate!!

Love the charming little cottage :-)


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I remember seeing the map wallpaper in House Beautiful and thinking...if I ever tried that, it would look like a crazy person lived here! (Well...she does, really. :-) His style is amazing...he makes everything look so easy and comfortable.

bicyclegirl said...

I love the color of the shutters & door on the Sag Harbor fisherman style cottage. Can someone tell me the color? It's blue/gray is exactly what I'm looking for on my house. I'd be so grateful if I could get it.
Thank you.

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