Design Details: Touches of Nautical

My man is an oceanographer, so I have a special place in my heart for nautical decor. I flip for ships and think rope is dope. There's no shortage of stylish nautical accessories out there, making it tempting to turn a touch of nautical into a full-on theme room. Steer clear of that and nautical might really float your boat.

Here are a few photos to inspire you:

• A new print from Banquet Atelier.

• From Tricia and Stefan's Seaside Haven house tour. I now must learn to tie knots so I can make one for myself.

• My favorite corner of my house right now. I designed it around the one piece of art that came with my boyfriend, a beautiful ship print given to him by a professor.

• The cheerful colors of these nautical flag-inspired pillows really pick up on the palette of the artwork above the sofa.

• I bookmarked these chairs from Shannon & Aaron's East Coast Yuppie Bungalow house tour. The rope texture is fantastic, especially with that striped fabric.

Images: 1. Banquet Atelier, 2. & 4. Tricia Rose. 3. AnnaMaria Stephens 5. Leah Moss

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