Nantucket Style

Island Chic Decorating Ideas

Nantucket Exterior

A Beautiful Nantucket Home – Image via Houzz

Nantucket! This iconic summer landmark sits just off the coast of Massachusetts. Whether you’ve ventured its sandy shores or just dreamed your way there, this small island has had a BIG impact in the home design space. From its famous shingle siding, to Nantucket reds, weathered wood and coastal accents, this vacation destination knows the key to creating the perfect beach getaway. So what’s the key you might ask? Keep reading to find out!

nantucket entryway

Spacious and uncluttered entryways via Jonathan Raith and Co. & Architectural Digest

Spacious Living Room

Open and airy living space via Christopher’s Home Furnishings on Nantucket

Foundation: It’s important to stick with a clean and slightly sparse interior. Still reveling in the pure simplicity of the early New England era, Nantucket style homes are usually free of excess and clutter. They instead set the perfect stage for an airy afternoon of sunshine and laughter.

weathered wood

An antique dresser and driftwood inspired wall to distressed signs, all help to create that “island feel” – Images via Pinterest and Brewster Home Fashions

Details: It wouldn’t be an island retreat without a bit of timeless detail. Surfaces that remind you of a piece of driftwood floating along the water’s edge to materials that are weathered and worn, these are the qualities that are never to be left behind!

blue and white decor

Nantucket Color Inspiration – Images via Pinterest, John Bessler Photography, The Cottage Market, My Crafty Home Life and New England Home

Palette: From warm sand tones to crisp whites and ocean blues, the Nantucket palette is organic and fresh. You will always find colors of the earth, browns that have a bit of patina, rich creams and lots and lots of white! A pop of red is never unexpected but always a great surprise!

nantucket decorating

Images via Good Life of Design, Calling it Home and Country Living

Treasures: The last and final piece of the puzzle is of course the island’s treasures. Capturing that true Nantucket aesthetic cannot be done without a piece of this magical place inside your home. Starfish, wooden oars, pictures of the sea, pictures of a boat out at sea, hydrangeas, rope and so much more work to bring your entire look together.

See more Nantucket inspiration via our Pinterest Page!

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Coastal Chic Beach Homes


Ocean Front Home, Newport Beach CA via Houzz

To some, home is where the beach is. Filled with ocean relics, sea tones, rustic details, simple design elements and nautical themes, these awe inspiring, feet in the sand, hair in the wind relaxing escapes, offer a breath of fresh air from the monotony’s of life. Meant to relax and inspire, rejuvenate and renew, the feelings that arise from the inside of a beach home are truly anchored to its design. From peaceful living rooms to serene kitchens to blue and coral bedrooms, come get lost in the beauty of coastal chic décor…

The Entryway:

Warm textiles, weathered wood and pops of blue and aqua, work to transition these high traffic areas into clean and comfortable entryways.


A Coastal Chic Minneapolis Entryway via Houzz


Comfy Beach House Entryways via Wayfair Coastal Living (left) and (right)

The Kitchen:

Soft blues mixed with wood and wicker detailing and vintage beach signs, makes for a comfortable and warm eating area for everyone to enjoy.


Coastal Kitchen Décor via Houzz (top & bottom)


The Living Area:

Often the most occupied area in the home, clean white furniture mixed with nautical inspired pillows, wood detailing and pops of blue, aid in designing a perfect beach inspired living room.


A Boca Raton Living Room via Houzz


Coastal Vintage Style via Better Homes & Gardens (left) & A Beach Cottage Blog (right)

The Bedroom:

Below, elements of the sea are brought through in colorful prints and peaceful photographs inspiring a perfect relaxing escape for one to rest their head.


A Santa Barbara Bedroom via Houzz


Images via Houzz (left), Cabbage & Roses Winchelsea Beach Lookbook (middle) & DMagazine’s Home & Design Blog (right)

The Bathroom:

From shells to starfish to a fish net covered light fixture, coastal chic bathrooms often bring natural sea elements to life in new and exotic ways.


Breezy Seaside Cottage Style Bathrooms via Houzz (left) & Elle Decor (right)

The Coastal Chic Details:

When it comes to coastal chic décor, little details do make a difference. An antique ship to a roped lamp to sea inspired curtains, all help to bring that perfect beach vibe inside to enjoy day after day.


Coastal Chic Details from Pinterest (left & right) & A Beach Cottage Blog (middle)

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