Who doesn’t dream of living by the sea? Once upon a time I lived on the seafront in Hove. I can’t lie, after you’ve lived by the sea it is hard to settle. Landlocked Nottingham is far from the sea, but it was here at George’s Fish and Chip Kitchen that I found today’s seaside house fantasy. I know, it has been far too long since my last house fantasy.
I was immediately struck by these fisherman’s lights, at the bar and I’ve since spotted a gorgeous blue pendant light at Wayfair today. But I also love the pale blue bar front, like beach huts in Wells-next-the-sea. The overall look reminds me of a Sarah Waters novel I read, Tipping the Velvet, the main character works in her families oyster bars in Whistable. It’s definitely got a Victorian seaside feel and a dash of industrial. I’m calling it new nautical.
I always remember my Mum singing this song and I love the little jars filled with driftwood. I’ve spotted a lovely collection of these roped jars here. Wooden crates for Condiments are such a clever idea. Fish cushions inject a bit of fun, but fish themed patterns can also be a more subtle way of playing with a nautical theme.
The restaurant building has dramatic high ceilings and has a specially built mezzanine floor, I love the tiling and copper lights, you can also just spot the brightly coloured metal tea pots. I’ve always fancied a more open plan house with a mezzanine….I digress, back to nautical.
The mezzanine is home to beach hut booths, now if I can’t have an actual one on a beach, I would love a beach hut in my home, wouldn’t you? I was also hooked on these hooks which hang the light fittings. I love the more industrial take on the nautical theme.
The door handles are these amazing fish, and the large glass doors give you a glance across to Victorian Nottingham.
The toilets have porthole mirrors…
The roped glass continues in the toilets too.
And the wallpaper is hilarious…
if you’ve enjoyed this, do visit George’s Fish and Chip Kitchen in Nottingham, or read more about the family food experience here on my personal blog, and check out my Fisherman’s Huts style Pinterest board. A bit of fun, but it seems to be enticing a fair few followers who share this particular house fantasy.