How to Create a Nautical Inspired Decor

The month of August is when I like to take Fridays off from work and go to the beach. I take the kids, a lovely basket, and a good book and just sit for most of the day on the sand under an umbrella and enjoy the scenery. I so love the beach. Even if you live nowhere near the ocean you can bring the shore to your home with a few of these design tips and accessories. There are certainly lots of nautical inspired home furnishings and accessories out there.

With a few key ingredients, like a classic palette of blue and white, accents in red, some rope, and shinny hardware it’s easy to bring the casual, relaxed smell and sights of summer at the shore to your home.

Make sure to use blue and white colors and fabrics made from natural materials like cotton and linen for a light and breezy ambiance.

Don’t be afraid to mix stripes, patterns and solids. They ad interest and movement to the space

Little boys and girls love to sail the seven seas.

These nautical inspired lamps are perfect and so chic

Throw pillows are the easiest and most inexpensive way to bring the sea indoors.

I hope this has inspired you.  Do you have any ideas to share?  We would love to hear from you.

You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help you bring the sea into your home at Carmel Decor.

by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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Decorating with Gingham! Summertime’s Favorite Print

Gingham! Summertime’s Favorite Print; Graphic And All American

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It’s a classic, and as American as apple pie The French love gingham as well.   30b75b4b91863ccd92ea86e6dc2551b3

Gingham isn’t just for summer picnics. Use it as upholstery, it’s timeless, elegant and sophisticated.

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Use it as drapery, in a traditional or modern room.

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Even Chanel does gingham!49ed6a97ffcc0e921dd53d134eb2492e

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And of course the iPhone case!!

I hope this has inspired you.  Do you have any ideas to share?  We would love to hear from you.

You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help decorate your outdoor dining room Carmel Decor.

Enjoy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
Carmel Decor

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