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The Modern Twist on Nautical Style

Classic styles always evolve, and in this post, we’ll share some ideas for updated nautical looks.  Our design firm, Jigsaw Design Group is based in Southern California in a beach community called Manhattan Beach.  Here, we’ve seen the typical beach bungalow or beach cottage with shells and sailing kitsch mold into a more Cape Cod meets Modern style with elevated design and luxury finishes.

Achieving the looks is pretty simple, and the nuts and bolts can be done by a pro or some DIY aficionados if one feels brave enough.  While installing shiplap or board and batten are not required for the look, it has become immensely popular.  Using ship lap with it’s wider boards rather than the classic wainscoting make the look more up-to-date, much like the idea of hardwood floors getting wider too.  In the two images above one can see a Board and Batten example in the first photo, and Shiplap in the second image.  Pairing these finishes with crisp white walls throughout lay the perfect canvas for your Nautical Modern space.

Next, minimize. Using items with clean minimal lines like the console table above and simple framed mirror add a Modern touch amid the earthy basket and tufted ottoman.  Keeping items clean and simple and uncluttered for a ‘less is more’ aesthetic add to the modern touch and in the end make a big statement.


Something green in every room.  With all the neutrals, white walls and seaside color accents (aka flora and fauna) a pop of green will bring your space to life.  It also adds to the beachy, outdoor vibe of your nautical home.  The Schefflera,  known as the Umbrella Plant, as seen in the right corner of the above room is the ‘It’ plant in home decor for the modern nautical home.

Adding touches of seagrass, twine and wicker keep the nautical theme, but keep in unfussy and from looking too kitschy.  A perfect example is the bedroom about with rattan chairs paired with simple white linens and asymmetrical furniture placement.

Even the nautical stripe gets a modern update by Ralph Lauren.  Chic black and white replaces the navy standard for a fresh take on seaside style.

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Rock the Croc: Jigsaw’s Top Reptile Picks

Croc Ottoman

Spring 2016 is the season to invest in our slithery animal kingdom friends.  All things crocodile, snake, lizard, and python are hot!  Whether you have the conscience for faux or faux-real  (aka authentic ), in this post we’ll feature faux items we can really get behind!

Ken Faulk Chimney breast croc paper


Style and function are both satisfied in this Ralph Lauren Home trunk bar.  It is stately and sophisticated and we love it!  Cleverly named the One-Fifth Trunk Bar, this kitsch little number is a Pullman style trunk bar with embossed crocodile leather and polished brass stand.  It features a mahogany interior and a mirrored back panel. Includes storage for barware, mixing surfaces and custom fitted wells.  Martini anyone???

Croc RL Bar

One of the Jigsaw team’s favorite ways to introduce reptile into a client’s home is with a bench.  A reptile bench is perfect for the foot of the bed, down a hallway, in an alcove…just about anywhere will do.  We can’t get enough of the Moreletti Crocodile-Embossed Bench by Massoud at Horchow.  At $1799, this is a solid addition to any space.

Moreletti Bench

Faux reptile pieces are not limited to natural colors.  Bright eye popping colors inspire in pastels, metallics, jewel tones-all hot this spring.  Kelly Wearstler killed it with these gorgeous pink faux snake chairs for this Bel Air home office.

Wearstler Office pink creoc chairs

Snake Desk

While most designer reptile pieces will cost you a pretty penny, you can rock croc that won’t break your budget.  For example this fun Threshold™ Faux Snake Skin Lamp for Target at $54.99; or this fun metallic faux croc trunk printed on high-quality textured vinyl.

snake lamp target

Gold Faux Croc Trunk

Take the trend a different direction with embossed wallpaper.  Give your fireplace a whole new meaning by applying the paper all the way to the ceiling.  This dramatic focal point will certainly satisfy.  Available in mattes and metallics in a variety of colors.  The fireplace with antlers below is Ralph Lauren about $55 per roll.

croc and antlers wallpaper

croc brown wallpaper

silver croc wallpper

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snake nightstands