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While many people dream of
living by the seaside, it's not
always an option. But you can
give your home a nautical feel
- even if you live in Leicester.
Coco Chanel blazed a trail for
nauticals at the beginning of the
20th century, taking the Breton
striped top from French sailors to
the fashion houses.
Stripes have been a fashion
mainstay ever since, making a
splash in interiors in the 1980s.
The classic look to go for is New
England beachfront cabin.
The main colours are white or
off-white walls combined with
pale blue, pink and navy accents
- and plenty of natural wood.
Stripes and ticking hark back to
old-fashioned deck chairs and
Choose jute carpeting or
sanded wood for flooring, and
linen for your sofas and chairs.
Then add striped blankets,
driftwood tables and candles
inside glass lanterns.
Accessories made from rope,
shells and wood, along with
framed maps, add the finishing
touches to this eternal style. >
HEART OF HOUSE
IN NAVAL STRIPE
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