Is Nautical the New Woodland?

Is Nautical the New Woodland?

Susie Nadler
Jan 30, 2009

While nautical-themed decor might have once been the province of cheesy motels, it's showing up more and more in stylish contexts. Design*Sponge recently previewed the above pillows, part of the new collection from trendsetter Thomas Paul. Are sperm whales and anchors replacing birds, deer, and their woodland brethren as the graphic motif du jour? See some more examples after the jump.

Austin-based Esty seller sprucehome takes the theme in an interesting direction with their Admiral Pillow, covered in vintage polyester. We love the subtlety of the nautical diagrams. This burlap pillow from Patch NYC is also fun; the storybook quality of the image would make it a playful addition to a tailored sofa.

We're drawn to the bold blue of this cheeky "Titanic" shower curtain from Urban Outfitters. And a shower curtain's a great way to enjoy the motif-of-the-moment without making a major investment.

For the office, this adorable chalkboard from the Curiosity Shoppe might make a long to-do list seem a little less daunting.

Or try this vintage diver's helmet pen holder from Three Potato Four.

The beauty of this trend is that it's got something for everyone, from the animal lover to the science geek. We hope it will stick around even longer than antlers did.

See more previews of the new Thomas Paul collection at Design*Sponge.

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