Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A nod to nautical...

Lately, all of my favorite home decor stops have been leaning more and more towards the nautical theme. My cousin's cousin (you read that right) is redoing her kids playroom (a loft space upstairs) and gave me carte blanche to do as I please. With our new home being in a "resort style" and somewhat tropically/nautical themed neighborhood and only a few miles from the marina, I've definitely been dying to add some of this style to a room. 
Here's what we came up with: 
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Cotton duvet

New york wall art

Leather ottoman
$235 - superette.co.nz

Her only request was that this space be a room her 3 kiddos could grow with. 
They had the gray sofa (one very similar to this one from Ikea) and gold lights already.
We wanted to create a little reading area in a small nook in the space, inspired by this idea:
The baskets will lend itself as easy/soft toy storage. The table and chairs (from Restoration Hardware) will be a great art center/game area, and the silver kitchen cart from Ikea, will be great arts and crafts storage space. The media unit is well over the original budget for a piece of furniture for this space, but not only will it grow with the kids, but with the family as well. They were so in love with it, it may eventually find itself in their family room, where the investment is much more worth it. The pouf and pillows will be thrown in the reading nook (where the art and lights will hang). 
This is where we are now. 
Most of the pieces are bought and now we are searching for kid friendly accessories, such as these:

And there you have it, a playroom for any of you sea dwellers.

Peace, friends.


  1. What a fun space! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm dying to put a reading nook in our playroom, thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Loving the mix, where could I find the rope lamp?

    1. They're from Land of Nod, which sadly I don't have in my area (not sure where you are), here's the online link though:
      Hope this helps!


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