ISSUE 25  |  The Life Aquatic

Trend Alert: 11 Rooms with Oars as Decor

June 26, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Boat house chic: 11 spaces that gain a nautical note via oars.

Above: Pro surfer and surf filmmaker Mikey DeTemple’s bedroom in Brooklyn. Photograph by Helge Traxler for the New York Times.

Above: A pair of oars in a Nantucket beach house by Jeffrey Alan Marks.

Above: Crossed oars via Bob & Luis.

Above: LA interior designer Adam Bram Straus’ living room, via Lonny.

Above: A beach house in Australia by Karen Akkers.

Above: Manka’s Inverness Lodge boat house via Design Tripper.

Above: A pair of oars in Fredericks & Mae and friends houseboat in Rockaway Beach, New York.

Above: Guideboat Co. in Mill Valley offers a selection of hand-painted paddles.

Above: An oar on display at Camp Wandawega Tree House in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

Above: CB2 is currently offering Artisan Hand-Painted Paddles by Natasha Wittke of Canadian company Norquay; $279 (down from $379) each.

Above: Oars as decor at the Salt House Inn in Provincetown.

For more style curating, see 14 Ways to Feather Your Nest (all about feathers), Tools as Decor, and Vintage Gym Equipment as Decor. And on Gardenista, consider Vegetables As Decor.