Trends in home decor may come and go, but one classic style has staying power: nautical chic, which evokes summer days lolling on the beach.
The new spring 2013 collection from Williams-Sonoma Home features three main styles, including Beach Chic (the others are New Traditional and Rustic Modern), which features pieces centered on brass, regatta-inspired color palettes, and natural fibers. Every item is designed to be incorporated into your own seafaring collectibles. Here are our favorite pieces—including a deep blue paint evoking thoughts of the ocean. All are available online at Williams-Sonoma Home or via catalog (except where noted).
Above: Graphic nautical signal flags were once used to relay messages; the designers at Williams-Sonoma Home sourced a collection of vintage flags from Germany, including the Signal Flag Three. Each flag is a genuine vintage find, so slight variations are to be expected. Check online, via catalog, or in stores for availability (quantities are limited); $495.
Above: The Pimlico Tripod Floor Lamp is a modern take on a timeless piece and features an adjustable arm and shade that swivels; available in Antique Brass (shown here) or Polished Nickle; $595.
Above: A neutral staple that adds an outdoorsy feel to any room, the Abaca Rug, measuring 6 by 9 feet, is made from the fibrous material originally sourced to make ropes. Available online in light (show here) or dark; $999.
Above: Lend the depth of the ocean to a room with Benjamin Moore's Symphony Blue; $34.99 for a gallon.
Above: The Warwick Garden Seat of woven sea grass gives new life to the traditional Chinese garden stool form; $129.
Above: We believe in anchoring any room with one classic investment piece that will carry you through the years. The comfortable and versatile Pierce Sofa does just that, with resilient cushions, hand-pleated English arms, and streamlined tailoring. Seen here in Classic Linen White, it is available in various fabric and color options so you can create your own custom-upholstered piece; prices start at $2,995.
Above: To see the full range of nautical-inspired pieces, visit Williams-Sonoma Home's Beach Chic collection.
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