Nautical Guest Room

Blue and White Guest Room

Rug / Lamps / Night Stands / Duvet Cover + Shams + Sheets / Navy Coverlet / Striped Pillow / Tissue Box Covers / Greek Key Cachepot / Water Carafe / Headboard / Mirror

Decorating this new house has been quite the project. I feel like we always have a million balls in the air. From going back and forth with the designers to tracking furniture deliveries, to changing my mind about things way too often, the process is incredibly fun but a lot more work than I thought.

While some of the other rooms in the home come together (master bedroom, formal living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, my office, etc), I threw together our guest room under the radar and just realized this weekend when we had guests for the holiday, that it was actually complete with one swap of a rug. It was a tough room to work with because it’s a pretty small space, the flooring is incredibly ugly, and there is only one window (not pictured because it was so bright and we’re waiting on the shade to arrive!) which was an interesting architectural design to say the least.

I kept the room incredibly simple with a beach-house feel. I created the look of this room by starting first with this Matouk bedding which has become a guilty pleasure for me. Their bedding is so crisp and beautiful and I fell in love with this navy and white throw and expanded the look from there.

We had these lamps and nightstands from our apartment but they never really fit in with the look of our old guest room. They feel so much more in place here. With all the navy and white, I wanted the walls a softer, more natural tone, so we went with Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White (which is actually a soft grey). To add an even more natural feel, I went with this jute rug which is as soft as it is gorgeous…something hard to find in a Sisal.

The final touches were two sail boat prints that tie in the whole nautical theme. Scroll down for all of the details of the room and enjoy these sunny photos. I can’t wait to hear what you all think of the room!

Nautical Guest Room

Guest Room Nightstand

Sailboat Print

Matouk Navy Bedding

Carafe of Water

Navy Guest Bed

Preppy Guest Room

Fresh Pink Roses

Rug / Lamps / Paint Color / Night Stands / Duvet Cover + Shams + Sheets / Navy Coverlet / Striped Pillow / Tissue Box Covers / Greek Key Cachepot / Water Carafe / Headboard / Mirror / Throw / Sailboat Print

Thank you to Matouk Linens for gifting me bedding for this room!

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  1. Kate {Taffeta and Tulips} said:

    Loving the crisp and clean blue and white theme! Such a cheerful retreat for your guests!

    Taffeta & Tulips

    1.19.16 · Reply
  2. Jordan and Grace Blog said:

    I love the Navy and pop of pink!

    xoxo, Jordan and Grace

    1.19.16 · Reply
  3. Katie said:

    Love it! One quick thought would be to hang some art above the bed with the same nautical theme.

    1.19.16 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      I am looking to find some sort of rope structure or hanging piece of art so it feels boat-like. Open to any recs, I love the idea!

      1.19.16 · Reply
  4. Kelly in the City said:

    SO CUTE, Julia! Goal is to have our guest room up and running by the summer… SUCH great inspiration! 🙂

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

    1.19.16 · Reply
  5. Monica said:

    Love the lamps and the sailboat prints, great guest room inspiration indeed!


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  6. Dana Mannarino said:

    Your guest bedroom is amazing! Love how homey it feels!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  7. Ally said:

    Lovely guest room, it looks so bright and inviting!

    Xo Ally

    1.19.16 · Reply
  8. Ida said:

    You mention your rug is sisal, but the link goes to a jute rug. Is the link correct? I am in the market for a natural fiber rug, but want it to be soft as we have a little one is likes to play on the floor. Thank you!

    1.19.16 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      You’re correct! I misspoke. The link is to the exact rug in this room and I can attest to the fact that it’s soft. We had guests over the weekend and they couldn’t believe how soft it was for jute!

      1.20.16 · Reply
      • Ida said:

        Thank you so much! I enjoy reading your blog!

        1.20.16 · Reply
        • Julia Dzafic said:

          Thanks, Ida!

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  9. Seeking the South said:

    Absolutely gorgeous guest room! I would be honored to be able to stay here. All of the details just make it that much more special!

    Emma | Seeking the South

    1.21.16 · Reply
  10. Katie said:

    I love your guest room! So classic and elegant!


    1.23.16 · Reply
  11. Clara Burro said:

    The lamps in Chinoiserie style are stunning; they give some eclectic feel to the room. The frame of the mirror is very unusual. I’m the firs time here and the house is beautiful.

    1.23.16 · Reply