Coastal Loft StudyBeach Style Home Office, Boston
DESIGN NEW ENGLAND magazine described Boston designer Lisa K. Tharp's Coastal Loft interiors - where Beach meets SoHo - as living like "an art gallery by the sea". Lisa's custom 9' tall barn doors, complete with authentic galvanized track mounted near the ceiling, are a strong aesthetic statement that also provide ultimate functionality for this serene office retreat. The room can be opened up along its entire front perimeter, or closed off completely, sharing only daylight through the upper glass. Chunky Mexican table provides ample workspace, while sailboat, antique propeller and "Old Skiff" by Jim Holland complement Tharp's nautical chart-papered wall. Photo: Eric Roth.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
7. Nautical charts and sailboat models. Cape Cod and the Islands are a great place to go deep-sea fishing and sailing. The summer kicks off every Memorial Day weekend with the Figawi Charity Race, where over 200 boats race across Nantucket Sound from Lewis Bay to Nantucket.
As you may imagine, nautical chart wallpaper mixes well with other maritime paraphernalia, such as the propeller and ship model shown here. Since it’s so easy to go overboard with a theme, especially such a perennial favorite among home decor retailers, a sophisticated approach is to take two or three overscale elements and let them be the focal points, keeping everything else in the room relatively simple.
A handsome office by Kauffman Tharpe Design features nautical accents, including walls papered in nautical charts. The charts are pinned up with clear thumbtacks.