Nautical décor with modern panache
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Nautical décor with modern panache

Buoy-style Fisherman pendants wrapped in custom blue cording, from Zero Lighting, reference the seaside location of this Montauk home, designed by Ghislaine Vinas. Crisp whites and blues also reference the beach and water. By Kim Cook / The Associated Press DESIGNERS are playing with the idea of nautical décor in new ways, with furnishings and style notes that say “classic contemporary” instead of “kitschy cute.” There might be life preservers on the wall, but they’re probably vintage, and paired with modern chairs. There might be art, but instead of the usual beachy tableaux, there are close-up wave prints, or oversize photos of sea creatures. It’s a look that still pays homage to a home’s waterside location—actual or aspirational—but in a stylish way. San Francisco artist Rex Ray’s Padauk surfboard wallpaper for Flavor Paper brings a groovy vibe into the bedroom of a home in Montauk designed by Ghislaine Vinas. Vinas gave the clients’ vintage tiki-style table lamps a coat of fresh white. New York designer Ghislaine Vinas recently did a project out in the sandy seaside enclave of Montauk, New York. A fresh palette of white and blue was accented with Vinas’s signature punches of bright orange, green and […]

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