Monday, June 14, 2010

A Nautical Bedroom-"The Sail Loft"

A vintage ships pennant flag "second substitute"
The concept for this third story bedroom began with a single item- a replica merchant sign titled "SAIL LOFT- 1879- CAPE COD." The sign was the inspiration behind this recently created nautical themed bedroom using a vintage ships pennant flag as a focal point on the center wall above blue and white striped pillows on the bed.

corner view of sail loft bedroom
Like many successfully designed rooms, the direction is developed around a specific theme. This corner of the bedroom adorns the "SAIL LOFT" sign above a 19th century New England pine sea chest with custom made wood buoy lamp made from a used buoy from Nova Scotia together with a collection of nautical themed books, an early 20th century painted tin starboard boat light and an antique sailboat winch mounted on to a round wooden base. 
A group of three painted wood buoys.
Custom made buoy lamp with brass fish finial
"SAIL LOFT" trade sign

All of the nautical products used in this bedroom were purchased at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery, Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA.
For more information, write Skipjack at  or call the showroom at (757) 399-5012. Showroom hours 10-5 Monday thru Saturday eastern time. Click here to go to Skipjack's Nautical Living home page.


  1. Thanks Maya! Here is a link to Maya's recent blog titled "Painted Wooden Lobster Buoys for Decor" on Completely Coastal at

  2. You and Alison have such an incredible eye for tasteful authentic nautical decor. The way you blend unique items into the interior designs gives the feel of a beach house, where you immediately relax and know that you are at home.

  3. Nice way of using sails into the interior designs.Thanks for sharing.


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