These home decor ideas prove stripes, flags, and boats really can be chic.
In actress Jennifer Creel's Manhattan apartment, early-20th-century signal flags and lighthouse-patterned wallpaper by make her son's room fit for a captain. Creel's sister, Suzanne Coleman Bancroft, designed the home.
Nautical colors inspired the living room of a Hamptons home decorated by .
decorator Philip Hooper constructed a whimsical rowboat-shaped teak-and-fiberglass tub surround for the children's bathroom in a family's Caribbean retreat.
In Bobbie and Lew Frankfort's beach house in the Hamptons, interior designer adds nautical touches to a bedroom, including framed flags made of red and white leather, crisp navy and white cotton curtains and upholstery, and tailored stripes.
Public-relations executive Scott Currie's aim for his Southampton, New York, retreat was to create "the kind of home a ship's captain would have lived in after years spent exploring the world." A rope clock and vintage signal flags complete the nautical look.
Everything's shipshape in the master bedroom of this Water Mill, New York, home that Polo Ralph Lauren's Michael Morelli designed for a friend. Nods to the nautical world include a model boat, a pair of oars, and summery stripes.
The guest bath of a San Francisco house designed by features a salvaged porthole installed as a small window; a border of yellow tiles in the shower adds a sunny, let's-set-sail feel.
At artist John Dowd's home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the guest room holds an Edwardian-style brass bed and an old life preserver as wall art; the white beadboard walls and the navy and white bedding add to the room's maritime charms.
In an actress's Malibu beach house, interior designer gave one of the children's rooms a high-seas look by wallpapering it with sea charts.
For a whimsical maritime look that's not over-the-top, author Holly Peterson combined a starfish garland and black-and-white photograph with whimsical pink accent pieces.
Seawood sculptures and early-20th-century French diagrams for light fixtures give designer James Huniford's Hamptons haven an unmistakably aquatic feel.
Blue and white stripes and beachy photos lend seaside style to Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes' Marrakech home.
With seafoam green shades and a collection of rare seashells, Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos put a spin on coastal chic in their D.C. home.
Reclaimed wood and decorative flea market finds create a laid-back atmosphere. Check out the rest of the home here.
Natural wood details and a sailboat detail create a relaxed space in interior decorator Gabriele Sanders' East Hampton home.
A ship's bell adds visual interest to a design duo's beachside apartment in Malibu.
Vintage magazine clippings and nautical-style sconces lend charm to Sig Bergamin's powder room.
A vintage sailboat
A ceiling fixture crafted from a salvaged boat hatch? Impressive. See the rest of the house here.
Rope accents are a sophisticated nod to hotelier Costis Psychas' seaside spot in Santorini.