By John-John Williams IV
(MCT)—With so many home mortgages underwater, perhaps it’s little wonder that interior designers have found inspiration in the murky depths of the sea. Let’s call it turning a negative into a positive.
The rustic, woodsy themes of the fall and winter have given way to crisp, blue nautical themes that are expected to dominate home decor for the next few months at national retail outlets like Target as well as small chains and locally owned shops.
“Nautical is super-trendy right now,” says Gary Godby, a manager at Trohv, a home store with locations in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood, and Washington, D.C. “It’s gotten super-popular. It’s cute. It makes people anticipate the warm weather a little more.”