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I'm on a Boat

We've all seen the worst nautical style has to offer: cheezy anchor-print fabrics, seashell overkill - you know what I'm talking about. However, classic style with oceanic reference doesn't have to go overboard (pun intended!)
For any of you - like me - who dream of an abode near or on the water, here's some eye candy with a touch of aquatic appeal - that won't make your toes curl...

Don't know about you...but lying on one of these deck chaises, I'd feel like the Queen of Shiba
via cocomale
Rustic leather on captain's chairs paired with crisp stripes - Ralph, you get me EVERY time...
ralph lauren via oceaninteriors
Whoever the architect was who dreamed this up - we need to talk (after I win the Lotto, 'course.)
nautical nook via elegance redefined
Suzanne Kasler can make no design mistake, IMO. Look at those polished nickel nautical lights!
Suzanne Kasler via Willow decor
This bathroom is done so cleverly, but with taste. Vintage map wallpaper, ropes in lieu of towel bars, marble coin tile {swoon}
beachy bath via xjavierx
There's those maps, again...but I can't take my eyes off those metal chairs!
via design crisis
This might fall into the bit-too-beachy category, but with the wide-stripe rug, it still has a Something's Gotta Give vibe - which I'll never turn away!
image via here
And in case you don't know what I'm referencing in the title of this post (and you need a little chuckle) check this out...

15 comments:

Lauren Jade said...

As soon as I scrolled through my blogroll and say this title I started singing that song! HAHA that was the theme song for spring out at the pool. so funny. :D love the first image especially the lighting!

Averill said...

I love these rooms! So freshing and laid back. My favorite is definitely the first picture from domino.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Uuuuum Yum...all of them...That bookcase niche is fantastic!

maureen said...

lovely, lovely images! coastal & nautical is so in! cheesy anchor fabrics & seashell overkill? i know exactly what u're talking about!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Lovely images. And I just knew that this post has to reference the video in some way!

Cristin said...

Your post and blog are lovely! This is my first visit and certainly not my last. New follower for sure.

I am a designer, blogger and mommy too!

xo,
cristin
www.simplifiedbee.blogspot.com

LindsB said...

I love the first one, its the perfect place to chill with your girlfriends, a cocktail and lots of laughs

Tamstyles said...

what a cute blog allison.

PS~Erin said...

I'm not one for themes, but you don't get that feeling with any of these. I do love them all.

Ha! I'm going to be singing that for quite a while now.

Pink Wallpaper said...

now that is great nautical....hope you have a fab weekend!

paula said...

that boys room has me swooning!

JMW said...

Love the airy blues that evoke a place by the sea! That dining spot from Ralph Lauren is divine. Oh, how I miss the beach!

La Maison Fou said...

I think I will order one up! Everyone needs a boat like that!
OMG! I think that Andy S. is hilarious & the song......too funny!
Have a good weekend!
Leslie

Lauren said...

LOVING all of these!!! happy belated birthday!!! :)

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