The anchor on the fireplace is fabulous!
Giant antique Fishing Glass Floats not only add a nautical feel, but a sense of history.
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.
In the same home, a stunning "ocean view" is created with an oversized photograph.
Here a large picture of the sea adds mystique and depth.
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."
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.
The kitchen is so cute. Exactly what you would expect to find in such a quaint nautical style cottage!