This room is for all of my shipmate buddies out there! When you are not on the high seas, even for the day, coming home to a place that is decorated with what you really love, almost makes being on land bearable! This room has it all. Of course the red, white and blue is a given, but the use of stripes on the wall as the main pattern is great! Now I realize many of you would never want to wall paper a wall, but you could add something special by running a couple of wide stripes horizontally around the room with paint. And yes, it is not that hard to do! All of the accessories in this room are nautical, even the pillows on the bed in red and blue look like sailors knots! The carved ship above the beds and the Captains desk and chair only add to the charm. Finding these things are not that difficult, especially if you go to the Strand in Galveston. Strand Brass has the porthole mirrors and many things that just scream Ahoy Matey! The bedding in this picture is more subdued even though it is red. Solid colors do not take away from the accessories. Since most of us would not have the beautiful ships carving above the beds, you can find a ships wheel at many places that would look just as good and in keeping with the rooms theme. This is a room that looks like it could be found on a million dollar yacht! How wonderful to have that feeling in your home and how wonderful for your guests. Be careful or you will have a waiting list of visitors!
“HOW TO” …
This is a fun way to bring color into your beach house. All this takes is paint and some imagination. This banister is painted in progressively different colors. You can paint them a single color or why not take your main color in your living area and look at the colors on the paint chip you used. You can start with the lightest and go to the darkest toward the top of the stairs. Also note the painted stairs. Carpet does not last long on stairs at the beach so if you are building a two story beach house ask the builder to build you stairs so they can be painted. If you do this yourself, make sure you use a primer and several coats of deck paint or marine paint for a long lasting look! I think that even if they get scuffed up that just adds to the charm.
Hope to hear from all of you soon and please let me know if there is something specific that you are interested in. Enjoy your summer and your home!
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