Favorite Nautical Decorating Books

Inspiration at a small price!

Books are where I get a lot of nautical decorating ideas...for cheap! Sure, a lot of books seem to be expensive but think about it this way. If you get just one good idea from a book it's a very inexpensive way to do it. That same idea would cost a lot more if you were to get a professional decorator to help you. Take those inexpensive ideas and run with them! Sometimes you might not be in the right place or time to implement an idea. I have had books sitting around literally for years before I finally got around to applying an idea from them. (call me a slow thinker!) What follows are some great books that are full of inspiration for nautical decorating. Each book is also a link to Amazon.com where you can purchase it. Some books are worth having strictly for the fact that they transport you to a place that you wish you could be. Dreaming books. Dreams can become a reality!

Seaside Style
By: Diane Dorrans-Saeks
This is a book that focuses on coastal dwellings around the globe that will inspire your life and dreams.
"We would like to take you with this book on a journey to some of the most beautiful and purest places on the globe. Skies are cerulean blue. Follow us as we set sail for distant, dreamy shores."
Diane Dorrans Saeks

Sailing Style: Nautical Inspirations for the Home
By Tricia Foley (Author)and Michael Skott (Photographer)
This book showcases both the practical design solutions of sailors and sailboats as well as living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and design details that express a nautical decorating style. Foley has also created a design guide for an enduring approach to everyday living. In Sailing Style, the lure of the sea has never been more irresistible.

We live about an hour away from the coast and it's easy for us to zip over there for a day to recharge our mental batteries. There's just something about being near the ocean that is so refreshing. Each little town along the coast highway has it's own look and feel. The next offering in our book page is actually a magazine and it really captures the flavor of the Oregon Coast. I guess the title sums it up pretty well...

Oregon Coast Magazine
By Oregon Coast Mag
Travel, history, and recreation information on the Oregon coast; This magazine is a great resource for information about the Oregon Coast. There are a ton of photographs in each issue. If you love Coastal living, check this magazine out!

If you like coastal living or dream about it, the next magazine, like Oregon Coast Magazine, offers more information about that wonderful lifestyle. Also a good nautical decorating resource.

Coastal Living Magazine
COASTAL LIVING is a national lifestyle magazine edited for those who live or vacation along our nation's coasts. The magazine emphasizes home design and travel, but also covers a wide variety of other lifestyle topics and coastal concerns.

This next book is one of my favorites. It shows how easy nautical decoration can be. There are over 20 indoor and outdoor projects to do. This is a great inspiration!

Essence of Seashore:Beautiful Inspirations for the Home
ISBN: 0754809889
The evocative colors, textures, and motifs of the sea and its shores are an inspiration for interior designers in all parts of the world. Capture the spirit of the seashore in an inspirational range of decorative ideas.

The following magazine, "Good Old Boat" is one that doesn't fall so much into the nautical decorating catagory as it is simply good nautical inspiration! If you like boats and sailing, this magazine will really make you happy. With how-to articles and stories of the experiences that people have had around boats, it is a pleasure to read from cover to cover.

Good Old Boat

Good Old Boat magazine is about...
Creating a community of sailors - Through our directory of sailing organizations and contacts, we're developing links between sailors.

Offering a resource - By pooling the knowledge of our readers, we're creating the directory we all need: the suppliers of parts and services for our boats.

Keeping our boats afloat - Our technical articles focus on maintenance and upgrade issues and give them the space they deserve.

Celebrating older-model sailboats - We emphasize pride of ownership.

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