A Nautical Mile

Summer is coming!  It is evident by the nautical themes in fashions and interior designs that we’re seeing in various magazines and catalogs.  And if that’s not enough proof of summer’s imminent arrival, how’s this: our Marketing Director is on a beach vacation right now.  What more proof do you need?

Not surprisingly, we’ve fielded many questions from our customers wondering if we’ve ever thought of creating a nautically themed bedding set, with anchors, sails, waves, and all the other imagery that accompany that summertime/waterfront mindset.

Our lead designer, Rose, has worked with customers on creating a nautical theme in their nursery.  Although we don’t have a specific nautical bedding set, many nautically themed décor items and room accessories look great with striped or solid bedding.  We scanned the web and found some cute “salt life” nursery accessories featured on lilsugar.com:

Hand-Painted Nautical Drawer Pulls. Drawer pulls or knobs are easy to switch out…and these would add the perfect hint of nautical charm (ahoy matey).

Sail Away Mobile.  Accent the crib with this mobile, and you’re sure to raise a little sailor (or more likely a wee pirate..Aaarrr).

Sailboat and Anchor Print Set or Sail Boat Canvas.  These simple prints will brighten any nursery with a nautical theme (shiver me timbers, you scurvy sea dog!).

This is only the tip of the iceberg (or compass).  There are numerous items (pillows, lamps, hooks), you could use to accessorize and bring the ocean into your child’s room.  And if you do end up on a beach vacation, check out the local shops for a print, pillow, or trinket.  These types of items can be extra special in a nursery, reminding you of a special trip before or with your little one.

We’d love to hear from you on what island-style inspirations you come across on your travels this summer.  Send us a note or a picture on facebook, or upload a video to our YouTube channel.  Maybe your experiences will inspire Rose to design a new nautical themed bedding set for that little sailor girl or boy in your family.