March 25, 2013

Navy and Yellow Guest Room

I know, I know...  I have been working on quite a few Nautical Styled Designs for myself and several clients lately.  BUT, well, they are one of my favorite designs and I think that you can't go wrong with a Nautical kinda coastal vibe when decorating. 

I hope you are enjoying some of the different variations I have been putting together for this style.

I think the feel of a Nautical room can be accomplished with many different pallets of color such as the most popular Navy Pallet like this Dining Room Design Board or something a little softer like this Nursery Inspired Design that I recently created.

So, here's the shocker.  A local client of mine that I have been working with for a little bit now has asked if I would help with her guest rooms and Jack and Jill bathroom.  One guest room is near completion and just needs a few finishing touches while the other guest room was just waiting for a Makeover.  So she said, Helen I'm thinking Nautical for this room.  Ahh, music to my ears!

This is the design I came up with for her and her husband...

Source List

Navy Chair from Ethan Allen

Wall Stars

Magnifying Candle Sconce

Clear Glass Lamp Base

Navy Lamp Shade

Side Tables

They come as a set of two baskets but I did see some really cute baskets at Homegoods last night for a lot less so I would suggest checking that section out when you go over. 



Jan wanted it fresh and relaxing so I went with all white bedding from West Elm.  Since there is a little nook, I chose a large plush Navy Chair from Ethan Allen to fit in the space.  I also chose a Vintage Style Map to be framed from the places that this couple lived.  I think if you are going to bring in Art like this, why not make it personal to the family.  The map will fit nicely in the nook area too.  

The two types of material that I chose fit the Nautical feel but are not too themy.  Is that a word, Themy?  My auto correct says no, but I think it should be ;-)

The striped material will be brought in on the window treatments and the kinda funky navy and white fish scale material will be made into a throw pillow for the Navy Chair.  What do you think of the material?  Are you more of a subdued kinda person, a little bit funky, or a mix of both when it comes to picking materials for your home?

She really liked the idea of having a star of some sort in the room, but I didn't want it to feel so gimmicky, so I found a set of muted toned stars that I think will blend pretty well with the space.

My favorite item that I came across is the Magnifying glass candle holder from Pottery Barn that mounts to the wall.  I may have squealed when I saw it!  

Repose Gray is one of my new favorite grays and I tend to use it anywhere I want a lighter shade of warm gray, so we are going to paint both Guest Rooms in Repose Gray and go a shade or so darker for the adjoining bathroom.

When I sent Jan the Design Board Package, this was her reply...


I love it!!!  Everything about it is just perfect.  You definitely know my taste.  I like the stripe fabric for the window treatment and the other fabric for pillows.  It will be a lovely room.  My guests will not want to leave!


It's good to know I was on the right track with what she envisioned for the room.  I am completely thrilled that she loves it and can't wait to get in there to bring this room design to life.  So keep a look out for those posts in the coming weeks.

If you enjoyed this post and don't want to miss out ;-) click up top there on the right and follow along ;-)

For information on my on-line design services, please click here.

For on-site design services {Greater Hampton Roads and Richmond Virginia}, please email for pricing and availability.

Seaside Interiors

Linking up to Beth's Mood Board Link Party at Design Your Dwellings.


  1. I love the design Helen! The fabrics you chose are great. :)

  2. I love navy and yellow! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks Renee! Something about that color combination is fun and refreshing!