Saturday, May 12, 2012

{From Magazine to Market} Achieving a Nautical Look

 Top image by Oliver Gordon

There's always something cheerful, happy and upbeat about the famous nautical theme. Maybe it's because the look is a blend of both masculine and feminine energies. The colour palette of red, white and blue is strong and powerful and harmonious without being too abrasive to the eye. Today I was inspired by this chic-yet-simple nautical look photographed by Oliver Gordon for Ideal Home (many thanks to them for the inspiration!) To achieve the nautical look using simple home accessories, I've collaborated some of their market finds as well as a few of my own. Believe it or not, Amazon is a wonderful place to browse for many accessories that have a grassroots or "homegrown" touch that you may not find anywhere else. Also, don't forget about IKEA - you can always put slip-covers over their chairs to jazz them up and make them your own. Or buy accessories in red, white and blue tones and mix them up. What do you think of this nautical inspiration? I hope it makes you want to sail away!

Market Picks ~ 1. Coastal-themed crockery from Sainsbury's. 2. Cover your favourite chair in a slip-cover from Bemz. // 3. Tesco Milford ceiling lamp in red // 4. Nautical wheel through Amazon. // 5. Nautical anchor through Amazon. // 6. Kenneth Turner shell tea light candle holders. // 7. Antique brass ship anchor oil lantern by Handcrafted Model Ships.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful items! I especially love the lantern, it's amazing.