I’m excited to share the first before and after from my family’s home on Nantucket! This is one of the guest bedrooms on the second floor and for the past fifteen years we’ve referred to it as the fish room because of the unfortunate underwater-themed fabric on the window treatments and slipper chair. It finally has a fresh look with white walls, dark wood floors, painted headboards, new bedding, a new jute rug, new lighting, and new cover for the slipper chair! My mom and I agree on our dislike of themed decorating (or themed weddings for that matter — don’t get me started!) and really, shouldn’t every beach house be decorated in blue and white?

design darling nantucket house striped bedding

The new bedding was a lucky find from Nordstrom’s home department. They just started carrying Southern Tide’s home collection and I think all the bedding is so cute! (By the way, not quite right for Nantucket, but these pineapple sheets were meant for a dorm room or first apartment!) The striped comforters are by Nautica and then we brightened them up with Southern Tide pillows in bright cobalt and nautical stripes. I love the way everything pops against the newly white headboards (which you may have seen me painting on Instagram stories a while back!). I have so many Nordstrom home favorites right now so I’ll link a bunch in the slideshow at the end of the post. Enjoy and happy weekend! xx


design darling nantucket house before pictures

design darling nantucket house before pictures guest bedroom


design darling nantucket poster

design darling rory on nantucket

design darling nantucket house guest bedroom

design darling nantucket house rope doorstop

design darling nantucket guest bedroom striped pillows

seashells in hurricane vase on design darling

design darling nantucket guest room

design darling rory nantucket

design darling nantucket house tour

Nautica comforters //  Southern Tide color block pillow  //  Southern Tide striped throw pillows

Similar jute rugs here, here, and here

P.S. My first Nantucket decorating update and what Nantucket means to me.

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  1. LOVE the new lamp — are you able to share where in the world you found them? Obsessed! The room looks so wonderful — congratulations!

  2. Wow wow wow, I have no words. You styled the dark bedsheets so well! I love the minimal white lines on the dark blue – I like to stick to whites because I’m not as adventurous, but this has really opened up more possibilities for me when decorating my future room. The guests will be so happy to stay in the room, haha!

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