Don’t worry if you don’t have a beach house. You can evoke the spirit of the ocean with this season’s new nautical home accessories plus a few salty vintage finds.
Nautical Living Room – A sofa slipcovered in linen gets some snap when piled with sailing-themed cushions
Built-in Cabinet – Humble collectibles such as paint-by-number renderings and shell-covered jars enjoy a much greater presence as part of an ensemble cast. The interior of the cabinet is painted the color of calm waters.
Sailing Books – Vintage sailing guides and classic adventure stories found at flea markets and secondhand-book shops provide the ultimate escape on a summer afternoon.
Kitchen Counter – Fresh hydrangeas tucked into a jar set the tone for a casual come-as-you-are kitchen. Striped stools, graphic linens, and a witty whale of a butter dish further the effect. Similar striped fabric on the stools.
Dress – Show off those sea legs with this cotton frock from JC Penney.
Where can you find all these beachy items?
Nautical Living Room:
Organic-cotton fishnet pillow, $110, ortolanorganic.com
Life preserver pillow, $29, landofnod.com
Thomas Paul jute whale-printed pillow, $70, pillowsandthrows.com
Reproduction travel posters; postercorner.com
Valspar’s Laura Ashley Glass Green paint, $29 a gallon; lowes.com
Nantucket baskets, on bottom shelf, $22 to $46; hancockbaskets.com
Vintage trophies, on middle shelf, $34 to $48; jaysonhomeandgarden.com
Striped fabric on the stools; calicocorners.com
Vintage enamelware stockpot, $65; bigshipsalvage.com
Porcelain latte bowls, $24 for a set of six; anthropologie.com
Butter dish, $68; jonathanadler.com
JCPenney’s American Living line. $90; jcp.com
Life’s A Beach – Enjoy!