I Spy: Sailboats Around the House
Set sail all year with the breezy look of boats around the house
Although summer is coming to an end, there are still ways to evoke the feelings of a breezy coastal getaway at home all year long. One of the greatest feelings of freedom in the world is catching a big breeze on a sailboat and leaving a safe harbor far behind. Placing a sailboat model, photograph or drawing may just bring that feeling back. Here's a look at how to incorporate a sailboat into any room.
Living room. This charming trio of sailboat models creates a focal point on the sofa table, setting the tone for a coastal blue-and-white room.
This contemporary living room shows off sailboats in the form of an ethereal black-and-white photograph on the wall.
Entryway. A beautiful sailboat model perched over this hallway organization area let visitors know a captain (or a wannabe captain) lives here.
Family room. This model has found a nice fireside perch, reminding the family of summer fun even on a cold, fire-lit night.
Dining room. A large boat model adds nautical style to the buffet in this elegant dining room.
Another tall sailboat model stands up to the large scale of this stone fireplace. The sail's fabric texture stands out against this natural backdrop.
Home office. This homeowner wanted to celebrate the coast from her landlocked town via nautical charts on the walls and this sailboat, can be viewed from other rooms in the house, even when these glass doors are closed. Teaser: This interior designer will be sharing how she created the nautical chart wall in an upcoming Houzz Tour.
Nursery. Nautical themes are popular for nurseries, and allow parents to choose a crisp color palette. These sailboat drawings provide the focal point behind the crib.
While smaller sailboat accents dot this room, the cheerful mobile catches the eye and delights a tot from above.
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