A seaside home can take on a number of different personalities from your basic beachy style to a high-end yacht look. Common themes, however, that run through many beach homes include plenty of windows, a color palette of crisp white mixed with blues and greens, and nautical style lighting.
This gorgeous home, located in Narrangansett, Rhode Island, is a bit further up the scale from “basic” but, with some interesting lighting choices both inside and out, takes on a style that gives a nod to its waterfront roots plus a hint of industrial style too. The home was renovated under the careful eyes of Ronald F. DiMauro Architects and Pastore Builders.
In one of the living areas, the team chose the Amidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light to flank the television cabinet and windows.
“The bulkhead lights contribute to the nautical style,” says Laurie Keene. “Having the industrial look of these fixtures inside the home makes the nautical feeling more beachy.” These bulkhead fixtures were customized with a Black finish and a frost ribbed lens which provide a nice contrast against the white walls.
The master bedroom features an octagonal design with a vaulted ceiling to take every possible advantage of the stunning view.
“We didn’t want one large fixture hanging from the center, so the bullet lighting was a way to have interesting fixtures on the vaulted ceiling,” Laurie explains. The Bullet Cast Guard is a compact sconce that provides plenty of light through its rugged cast guard design. The glass can be customized with frosted, ribbed, or colored options. For a sleeker look, the Bullet Wire Guard offers the same compact style with slender wire guards.
“Goosenecks are long, thin and protrude off the wall,” Laurie says. “We liked that the barn sconces are stout. They fit better with the exterior massing.” The team chose an oil rubbed bronze finish for the wall sconces.
“The finish looks great against the white paint and gave a slightly higher scale cottage feel,” Laurie adds. With so many lighting choices to make when building or renovating, Laurie offers this advice to homeowners.
“Size up! We choose larger sizes than you would think in order to make any space, interior or exterior, human scale,” she says. “Our exterior fixtures are usually at least 16″. We feel that oversized and appropriate lighting fixtures can really add to the detailing of the building.”
This week’s Style Me Sunday ushers in a little summer warmth to ease your chilly winter blues. And there’s no better light than our new Sydney shades to do this! Its nautical style is reminiscent of our favorite oceanic holidays—and is the perfect fixture for this eclectic space.
Whether located in your back porch or living room, outdoor furniture like this Wicker Lane White Chair adds lots of texture and detail. Fresh foliage is another element that brings the outdoors in and enlivens your senses.
Crisp and clean cobalt blue-and-white patterns often make cameo appearances in nautical spaces, but we’re adding a little twist with this Arbre Chinois fabric. We love the way this fabric coordinates with the chinoiserie planter from the Inspiration Image without clashing with the overall look.
Looking for a fun way to display your favorite findings? Try hanging them as wall ornamentation! We love this Octopus Print from Etsian littlebluebirdstudios. And don’t forget wall sconces — Captain Ahab would be envious of this Admidships Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixture’s patina finish!
Fill your Canvas Baskets with Handles with shells, sea-glass, or other collectibles for a great conversational piece!
For nearly a century, sailors and fisherman have become accustomed to the warm glow of light that has come from classic bulkhead fixtures on ships and harbor docks. Until now there has not been an alternative to these vintage styles, but rather redesigns of the same lights. Amazingly this revered design has not seen any significant changes, but recognizing the need for something more modern, our latest line of nautical lights provide an interesting solution to this maritime dilemma. The reasoning behind this is to offer a choice to our customers who may require an updated dock or deck light to match the overall appearance of their homes and docks.
One such light that steps away from traditional appearances is the Mosquito Lagoon Light, which uses a combination of classic and modern porthole designs to produce a clean updated nautical light. Identified by the round base and crossing center supports, the Mosquito Lagoon creates a visibly stunning low profile appearance that allows plenty of light to project outward. Another nautical light that shares these same attributes is the Indian River Marine Light, which is identified by the large circular opal glass and thin crossing accent pieces. This universal design allows for this light to be mounted as a flush mount ceiling light or even a slim wall sconce.
Breaking new ground in the area of marine lighting is the introduction of a square shapes as opposed to the traditional circular dock and deck lights that has dominated this particular market. Strides to create a nautical light that breaks with tradition to create wide ranging appeal has led to the conception of a more square shaped light fixture, the Intracoastal Marine Light. Besides having a low profile and recognizable shape, the Intracoastal light comes with an option between two finishes and features a frosted grid glass diffuser that protects 4 xenon bulbs from the elements. Following this unique updated styling with a modified exterior is the Captiva Pass Marine Light. The Captivaâ€™s aluminum body has a distinct downward facing enclosure, which allows a directional light to be cast toward the ground while maintaining its wall-mounted position. The positioning of the linear prismatic lens makes this fixture ideal for lighting paths or steps. Regardless of which modern style, each lights goal is consistent, providing a contemporary answer to the rustic appearances of the past.Read More