Nantucket Style Home Decorating Secrets

Nantucket style is something I became aware of at a very young age — and that’s when I fell in love with it. I grew up in Boston, and a trip to Nantucket in the summer was a treat. I loved seeing the weathered gray shingle houses with their shiny, brightly colored doors, and the pretty arbors draped with roses. If you have a passion for it too, you’ll love these Nantucket-style interior design projects I found on Houzz!

Bright and airy, they include all the decorating details you could want to inspire your own Nantucket-style decorating at home. These include details such as:

  • paneled walls and ceilings
  • shades of blue fabrics and paint
  • striped and checkered cotton throw rugs
  • patterned pillows and windowseats
  • pastels
  • weathered ceiling beams
  • wrought iron chandeliers
  • fishing accessories as art
  • seashells
  • white painted shutters
  • Shaker-style furniture
  • and more!

Here they are:

Nantucket Home by Pinemar Inc.

Nantucket home by Donna Elle Seaside Living


Cliff Road Area 2 – Nantucket by Jonathan Raith Inc.

Photography by Nantucket Architectural Photography



Another Nantucket house by Jonathan Raith Inc:

This Nantucket-style house by Hardrock Construction is in Toronto


Love it? What other details do you think define Nantucket style?

Travis Neighbor Ward is an award-winning editor in chief, magazine and web writer, and a best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction. She has written extensively about interiors, lifestyle, travel, gardening, and health. To learn about blogging, publishing, and marketing for lifestyle and interiors go to her site The Decorated Way,


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