American artist and conservationist Robert Wyland once said, “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” And indeed, for many the love of the ocean and all things aquatic extends to all parts of our lives including interior design where oceanic and nautical themes have long appeared in homes and coastal vacation villas. And while our love of the ocean has never faded, the way we reference it in design has evolved. The new nautical motif for window treatments embraces a more abstract connection to sea-loving themes that portray the mood and feel of the ocean through a modern aesthetic rather than being a literal interpretation of maritime elements.
The Rebecca Atwood collection of designer prints for the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ suite of products is a great example of the new modern nautical motif. Though Atwood now works out of New York, her formative years were spent along the coast of Cape Cod. This duality of environmental influence translates into patterns and prints with nautical motifs that are modern and chic. Take for example Atwood’s Dotted Line print. The blue and white striped color palette plays on the traditional striping in nautical motifs, but her watercolor pattern making process produces a fluid design that conjures the natural flow of water. Design Studio™ Drapery and Side Panels made with fabric from Atwood’s collection add a nautical feel to rooms in a sophisticated and contemporary way.
Another way to play with the traditional blue and white stripes of a conventional nautical motif is with white plantation shutters. The structured design of plantation shutters provides the clean lines often associated with maritime design, and the white color plays off the classic naval color palette in a new and fresh way. White plantation shutters embrace white as a modern neutral for window treatments because it acts as a groundling backdrop for interior design and yet also creates a light and airy feeling in the space as its view-through maneuverability allows for varied and precise light control.
Woven wooden shades provide yet another way to incorporate the new nautical motif into your home décor in a natural and integrated way. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are made from natural elements, so naturally, they bring a sense of the outdoors to the design aesthetic of the window treatment. The natural weave of wooden shades is raw and yet pure harkening the mood and feel of natural elements like water. Available in a variety of color schemes that are in tune with a nautical motif, woven wooden shades are practical and pretty; they perfectly embody the abstract feeling of water and oceanic vibes that the new nautical motif seeks to exemplify.
Fine Shadings & Décor carries the full line of Hunter Douglas products. They are the go-to in window treatments for the greater Miami area whether you want to embrace the new nautical motif with Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, install Hunter Douglas plantation shutters for naval inspired design, or opt for the dynamic fabrics of Rebecca Atwood as part of the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ suite of products. Contact Fine Shadings & Décor today to request your consultation or visit their showroom located near Miami, FL.