Neat and Nautical
Repurposing and refinishing older pieces of furniture and accessories is a signature of vintage decor. But you don’t have to scour flea markets or estate sales to get the look of this handsome home office. We sourced a collection of nautical-themed, vintage-style pieces that will give your space a dose of worldly, lived-in charm, without feeling stuffy or old-fashioned.
An open-cube, slim-profile bookcase creates a wall of additional storage. Coordinating baskets keep clutter out of sight, allowing prized collectibles to stand out.
Featuring an industrial, pipe-fitter-style metal frame and an oak-stained top, this desk is sure to be the focal point of any home office.
A desktop rotary phone is a classic vintage-style statement piece.
The Captain’s Chair
A sturdy, comfortable place to sit can make all the difference when it’s time to chart your next move. While real leather chairs can sell for upward of $600, this faux version has all the style—at half the price.
Here it’s used purely for decoration, but the hourglass was once very popular aboard ships, because the motion of the ship while sailing did not affect its time-telling accuracy.
A classic desktop organizer is perfect for storing handheld electronics, as well as a handy stash of pens and notepads.
An old-world-style globe stationed nearby inspires dreams of travel and adventure.
Add a bit of sophistication to the room by displaying a series of beautifully re-bound English novels with matching hardboard covers.
Metal and Glass Candle Lantern
Reminiscent of old ship lanterns, this rustic piece adds a touch of charm and an inviting glow.
For an uncluttered, uniform look, stash magazines and assorted papers in these attractive, mahogany- finish files with neatly printed reference labels.
What better way to track your voyages than a sheaf of rustic maps? Keep them in an attractive hand-spun wastebasket.
Armillary spheres from ancient Greece were believed to show how the stars moved around the Earth.
Created by master Chinese craftsman, this handcrafted wood clock has a shape reminiscent of a pagoda, and evokes faraway and exotic lands.
A heavy metal, nautical-inspired sconce is a great accessory to tie the room together. Available in a variety of finishes.