By the sea, by the sea…

Nautical is a trend. It’s been around for years, of course, but you see it now being used in almost every product category. Nautical can be the traditional colors of flags i.e. red, navy, white, yellow; but more often these days we see it in all shades of blue, mixed with creams, naturals, and ochres. One of my favorite fashion items is the iconic French blue and white stripe “sailor” shirt. Oh so classic!

Here’s a trend board showing you a small, very small, selection of “nautical for the home”.

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Love this one! From the chalk board map to the Greek key rug, the blues aren’t too heavy yet the colors are varied.


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Are we in a house, or a boat? The seating and storage are nicely done. The dark stained beam ceiling is great.


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In Nova Scotia:

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Just a little nautical!:

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And from the overtly, blaring nautical:

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to the subtler, sweet, old-fashioned “by the sea” look (yes, this is what I grew up with, whether at the Jersey shore, Martha’s Vineyard or Maine..):


And, for some on-site pictures, these from Brimfield last week:






Which kind of nautical are you? Do you like the traditional colors; do you like nautical flags to be evident; or are you more of a “seaside” person?