A Sweet Nantucket Style Cottage…in Nantucket of course!

Nantucket is a small island off the coast of Cape Cod in MA that has a long seafaring history and is in its entirety a National Historic Landmark. Take a peek at this wonderful Nantucket style cottage!

So what exactly is the Nantucket Cottage decor style?
Let’s start with the island’s color palette. Sun-bleached whites, cranberry bog reds, seagrass greens, gray blues and sunny yellows. Then choose weathered finishes for a windswept look and furniture pieces that are a reflection of nature outside such as wood, wicker and sisal. Pick decorative accessories that remind of the islands seafaring past, such as Scrimshaw (carved whalebone), Nantucket’s woven Lightship Baskets, Ship Models, scaled-down Lighthouses,Wooden Oars, boat cabinets, wood carvings and handwoven textiles from local studios. Furthermore think simple, easy and inexpensive. Slip covers and painted wood floors are common of summer homes there.Nantucket Decor

Step inside the cute cottage seen above, and you find a beautiful simple living room -Nantucket decor with a modern twist. A painted wood floor, sandy colors, natural materials such as rope, and a large world map. All add up to a sea-faring nautical feel.

seafaring Nantucket style living room. This room feels rich in history and is absolutely charming.

Nantucket decor kitchen
The ceiling is one of the focal points in this kitchen. Brass marine light fixtures and Nantucket Style Baskets complete the seafaring cottage look.

Nantucket style living room
A casual and bright living room with a coffee table that reminds me of a sea captains chest, slip-covered chairs and natural accessories such as a wooden storage bin for magazines and a woven basket.

sunny yellow bedroom

I love the bedroom with a fantastic vaulted wood plank ceiling painted white. And I am sure there is an equally fantastic wood floor hidden underneath the wall to wall carpet.

Nantucket bathroom

Lastly a wonderful rustic bathroom and more sunny yellow. Painting the wide-plank floors as mentioned earlier is very Nantucket decor style, and take a closer look at the window treatment, vintage linens clipped onto a line. Simple, easy and inexpensive!

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