I wasn't actually going to do another nautical post, however, my Good Homes July issue came in today and everything was seaside inspired. Maybe I'm psychic...
Anyway, here's a really pristine looking dining room [taken from costalliving.com]
I think that the only thing that makes it look really nautical are the oars in the corner [but what a great way to add interest and height to the space]. It's very chic, without being pretentious. Simple and clean. Understated. Amazing. To be honest, I would probably hit up the antique shops or flea markets for most of this stuff, but for the chain store versions, see below for where to buy.
In the UK: 1. Pemberly Cross Back Dining Chair, £79 at John Lewis; 2. Aladdin Stem Vases (set of 6) £12 Grahm & Green; 3. Pemberly Extending Dining Table, £199 at John Lewis; 4. Recycled Glass Hurricane Lamp, from £16.99 at Nordic House; 5. Contrast Napkin, Kingfisher, £3.50 at John Lewis; 6. Value Porcelain Dinnerware, £1-£2 each at John Lewis; 7. Wooden Oars, £25 on ebay.co.uk.
In the US: 1. Lanni Chair, $59.99 at Ikea; 2. Cotton Teal Napkin, $3.95 at Crate&Barrel; 3. Antique Vanilla Table, $279 at JCPenney; 4. Wooden Oars, $14.99 at ebay.com; 5. Avery Hurricanes, from $19 at Pottery Barn; 6. Turquoise Blue Dewdrop Vase, $35 at Pier1; 7. Prospect Park, 16 Piece Set, $24.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Happy holiday weekend, in the UK and US! We're doing a mega house clean, pics to come once we're all spic-and-span!