The old navy marine-style furnishing

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The old navy marine-style furnishing is a perfect solution for decorating a beach house

Marine-style furnishings
Arch. Elena Matteuzzi
Arch. Elena Matteuzzi

The old navy furniture, a perfect solution for decorating a beach house


The interiors of beach houses always look alike and they are usually characterized by uncoordinated furniture often recovered from previous houses.

They often feature glossy white or wood-colored surfaces with light blue fabrics and accessories with sea-themed designs such as fish, seahorses, anchors and shells.


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Kitchen-in-marine-style-by-caroti

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You can be original and differentiate yourself from this dominant trend with old navy style furniture.

It is an elegant and refined solution both as furniture for the beach house, and for the town houses of antiques lovers, professionals in the sector and lovers of navigation or history of the navy, who can live in their favorite environments.

There are two versions of the seafaring style, which differ mainly in the source of inspiration: the nineteenth-century sailing ships and in particular the small yacths, brigantines or whalers that populate adventure novels.

And the ones constituted by the golden age of the great ocean liners, between the last years of the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th century.

Wall unit in the old marine style Wall by Caroti

It is a vintage and austere furniture style, which in appearance closely resembles the classic colonial style. Since functionality was normally privileged on ships over ornamentation, they almost always appear without decorations but rich in functional details such as hooks, studs, reinforcement plates, small knobs and removable handles.

To prevent doors, cabinets and hatches from opening during navigation, they are in fact equipped with special latches or hooks; while for the same reason shelves have a sort of side panel.

Special handrails were instead placed next to the cooking surfaces of the galley or along the walls in order to facilitate movement inside the ship.

Details of the nautical-style furniture of Il Vascello

The dominant material is solid wood of exotic and precious essences resistant to scratches, light and humidity such as mahogany and teak, combined with satin white glass and the shiny chrome surfaces of brass or steel.

The nautical style is characterized by large boiseries, neutral colors (white, black, gray and various shades of brown), circular openings similar to portholes and doors filled with thin wooden slats inclined at 45 ° very similar to window shutters.


Some examples of sea-style furniture


The companies have created a nautical furniture style for every room of the house.

The company Il Vascello Bologna offers a marine-style bedroom consisting of a large wardrobe in dark wood and a large double bed with a headboard in the shape of a huge stylized rudder.

Space-saving features of the nautical-style furniture by Il Vascello

The space on the ships was very precious and had to be fully exploited so the bed was placed on a low platform with numerous drawers for linen. Other ingenious conveniences include:

  • two retractable swivel bedside tables (one on each side);
  • small removable shelves for books, cups and various objects;

The marine style bedroom for boys is also based on similar principles but the two beds are superimposed and a series of object holders stacked in a suitable way acts as a ladder.

Space-saving tricks of Il Vascello's nautical-style furniture
An indispensable complement for these sleeping areas is a desks, normally small and similar to the ancient secretaire: in addition to a large flap shelf dedicated to writing, they are in fact completed by numerous drawers, shelves and flaps.

You can also have a marine style bathroom equipped with small cabinets, a wall mirror, a showcase with the door decorated with an elegant anchor motif and finally a sink cabinet with a marble top and three doors below.



The marine-style kitchen also presents interesting solutions.

The kitchen of Caroti stands out for the white marine-style furniture that includes a wall equipped with sink, hob, doors and wine cellar and also a large table with stools that recalls the shape of a motorboat.
The composition of Il Vascello, on the other hand, is more traditional, characterized by a beautiful top covered with tiles, dark-colored drawers underneath and shiny brass handrails that also act as supports for tablecloths and towels.

There is also no lack of nautical-style furniture for the living area.

Old navy dining room with Sestante table by Caroti
Caroti proposes, for example, a dining room which, in addition to a sideboard and refined chairs with a saddle leather seat and straw backrest, also includes Sestante, an important dining or meeting table decorated with a windrose.

Link, on the other hand, is a composition made up of English marine style furniture made of white painted wood: it includes a wall equipped with shelves and doors, a large desk with chest of drawers, a wheelchair with backrest and armrests for the host and chairs for visitors.

Nautical style study furniture by Caroti
Now we must talk about equipped walls, a real classic of marine style furnishings: Wall is a large bridge bookcase with a coordinated door complete with a porthole. A tall bookcase seems to have been made especially for storing globes, ancient nautical charts, models of sailing ships and navigation instruments.


Furnishing accessories for a marine style home


These objects are perfect for a sea-style decor, especially if it is the home of a genuine fan of the sector.

A sailor will be able to fully appreciate the marine style objects or rather the real ancient navigation instruments proposed by Il Vascello, including for example the faithful reproduction of a table compass inserted in a rich octagonal base or the small wall-mounted weather station with a barometer and an hygrometer mounted on a dark wood panel.

Furnishing accessory for the nautical style of Il Vascello
Simple sea decorations, on the other hand, include a wide series of meticulous reproductions of ancient boats such as sailing boats, motorboats and large steamships that really existed including the famous Titanic.

But a marine décor is not complete without the appropriate lighting fixtures: Il Vascello offers a wide range that seem to have been recovered directly from a transatlantic built during the Belle Epoque.

Among the chandeliers we find an interesting ceiling light with a polished brass frame and a globe in the shape of a bell in satin glass, transparent or opal glass models inspired by signal lanterns, hung from the ceiling with elegant chains.

Nautical-style lamps by Il Vascello
Among the appliques, on the other hand, one of the most interesting objects is a plaque with three independent spotlights and a lamp, adjustable by using a telescopic arm, originally designed to illuminate the intimate space of a ship's cabin.

The table lamps, similar to the typical Art Deco style office lampshades, are the perfect match for marine style furniture such as bedside tables or desks.

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