NAUTICAL BY NATURE

by Marisa Marcantonio


Fresh nautical blue and white calls to mind crisp sails and polished teak. Celebrate summer with a red white and blue color palette. Whether in city or country it works. No port hole windows or Top Siders necessary!

Photo Courtesy of Thistle and Broom
Every living room should have a sheltering chair to weather summer thundershowers while reading a good book. This modern take on a classic Orkney Chair from Thistle and Broom


Photo Courtesy of Cottage and Bungalow
Red, white and blue, along with an anchor or two create a beach side look. The lighthouse, flags and sailboat make you want to be outside, even on a rainy day. From Cottage and Bungalow


Comfy large linen pillows are available in an incredible array of colors and patterns, embroidery provides depth and detail in the designs. Find a nice assortment from Lars Bolander



Photo Courtesy of Authentic Models
Keep the theme going with red and white stripes. Tripod floor lamp available from dealers shown on Authentic Models



Photo Courtesy of Lunt
Making silver stylish and chic again, Lunt has a smash hit on their hands with the Oscar de la Renta Collection. By dividing the collection into evocative destinations--city, country and island collections have something for everyone done in beautiful mixed materials--resin, bone wood and enamel inlay make silver look ever glamorous. Available through Lunt Silver

Photo Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Home
I had seen these boxes last year in the LA store and they were not yet available for purchase. Well, I am pleased they are now offered from Williams-Sonoma Home because they are perfect for keeping things organized--magazines, kids toys, fabric samples. From Williams-Sonoma Home


Set the table in the same fresh color scheme. Embroidered napkins from Lady Clare


Phot Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Home
Normally one would search musty antique shops in Massachussets to score a monkey's fist knot door stop--the search ends here. Williams-Sonoma Home