With the Monsoon in full swing, we can’t help pining for the magical coastal lifestyle. We often spend inordinate amounts of time ogling at Pinterest boards featuring pictures that brim with the Mediterranean magic and are leavened with the sophistication a la French Riviera.
Nautical interiors are officially are our thing, with that being said—we like it when the nautical aesthetic doesn’t strain for effect and is sprinkled with just the right signifiers. In other words—we find it refreshing when our favorite interior style is away from cliches like the seashells and the anchor theme overload. We love it when the vibe is breezy and clean and edited down.
So how do we go about nailing this nautical aesthetic then? Let us give you a rundown of the coastal scene that we have the softest of the soft spot for.
Of course, the blues are a must. And while navy blues, turquoises, and teals have been the mainstays—we suggest going with one stellar pop that conveys the theme you are trying to portray whilst enlivening the interiors. Take C 15 Dark Blue from Plankwud, for example. This vibrant hue will promise a bright look on a bleak day (we would need a cornucopia of it because of the overcast skies) as well as foster a sense of space for an airy appeal.
These self-adhesive meticulously crafted indoor wood panels are super easy to work with—you can go with one dominant color or use in combinations—we’d recommend C 15 Dark Blue and C 02 White in an alternate vertical configuration for a soothing cascading effect.
For a dominant industrial or tropical look, dark-hued exotic wood species are a natural choice. However, when it comes to the nautical style—distressed, salt-kissed weathered wood is favored for its bleached-out appeal. Jibing well with this criterion is 2578—Rough Old Wood from Holz in Form.
Its worn smooth look works especially well for cramped quarters when space is a scarce resource and dark wood isn’t an option as it is known for shrinking the settings. This deliciously weathered embossed panel will complement an entryway console and set the stage for the #beachyfeels right from the outset.
That’s the thing about objet d’arts—you stumble upon them and fall in love with them instantly. The sweet feeling of finding jaunty pebbles on the beach reminds one of the time fun and frolic spent by the sea. Apothecary jars with starfish, conchs, and sand, time-worn, distressed mirrors, chinoiserie canisters, antique enamelware, et al.
A little bit of vintage nautical magic with that gloriously wear-and-tear allure—well, of course—homes are indeed shabby chic and have a stripped-down appeal making them casual and welcoming.
Wall art showcasing the beautiful seascape. Frothy white backwash breaking on the shore—doesn’t it make you want to drop everything you are doing right now and rush to the nearest beach?! Another important thing for all those who find themselves in a color conundrum—when you aren’t quite sure about what should be the palette of your interiors—take cues from your gallery wall.
We love the bespoke feel of this cozy corner—the vertical seascape prints add a sense of symmetry to the setup. Chaise lounges in a face-off with each other seem like a perfect seating for those who love to revel in the literary world in their free time.
We hope you like these ideas as much as we loved putting them together for you. You will find oodles of inspiration and creativity at our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre. Visit us today in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to see our variegated showcase. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, call us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).