No beach house? No problem.

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,
Life preserver pillow, $29,
Thomas Paul jute whale-printed pillow, $70,
Reproduction travel posters;

Built-In Cabinet:
Valspar’s Laura Ashley Glass Green paint, $29 a gallon;
Nantucket baskets, on bottom shelf, $22 to $46;
Vintage trophies, on middle shelf, $34 to $48;

Kitchen Counter:
Striped fabric on the stools;
Vintage enamelware stockpot, $65;
Porcelain latte bowls, $24 for a set of six;
Butter dish, $68;

JCPenney’s American Living line. $90;

Life’s A Beach – Enjoy!



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