Decorating a seaside home this year ….be sure to check out our yearly Nautical sale which takes place every summer in July. It features wonderful, and affordable decorative objects and paintings with a nautical theme…the perfect time to acquire a marine painting . A wonderful antique nautical painting of a sailboat or a schooner in a gilt framed over the mantel can set the tone of the entire room.
I love an all white interior in a beach house with the fresh clean look of navy blue or marine blue as the primary accent color. Add other nautical touches like an antique brass telescope or a ship model and you can almost feel the ocean breeze off the water….
A modern way to include these old paintings in todays decor is to use them in a non traditional way, such as an accents over twin beds, a nautical chart as wallpaper for a childs room or a study, or as the focal point of a modern wall display. It is always so much more interesting to mix an antique piece with other modern wall objects to create the juxtaposition of old and new in a your decor.
I love how this designer has placed this painting over the kitchen sink, again using it in a non traditional context.
And see how this ship model under glass becomes the focal point of a very minimally decorated modern dining room. Always consider scale when trying to make a statement in a room. This oversize ship model is the only decorative object you need for this dining room to shout “nautical” .
The following lots are just a few of the amazing nautical items on offer at our next auction taking place July 14th at the beautiful Devereaux Family Estate at 291 Nahant Road starting at 10:00 Am. Preview for this exciting sale is Thursday and Friday, July 12th from 10:00 am- 5:00pm and July 13th from 10:00am -7:00pm and day of sale beginning at 8:00am. Be sure to stay tuned to www.kaminskiauctions.com in the next few days when we post our July 14th On-Site Auction in Nahant. There, you can preview lots for the sale–and you are sure to find some amazing nautical antiques to include in your own décor.