Jun 7, 2009
Jun 7, 2009
A luxurious trip to Barbados or Hawaii may not be in the budget this summer, but who says you can't bring laid-back beach style home? Create a waterside retreat in your own home with these 10 seaworthy finds.
1 Beach glass vases
Strolling along a sandy beach can often lead to finding beautifully coloured glass. Recreate the aquatic colour palette in your home with these gorgeous glass vases. From $10 each, West Elm.
2 Beachcomber baskets
Give your home natural beach house style with these fab beachcomber baskets. Handwoven from seagrass, these baskets are perfect for storing magazines, books or beach towels, of course! From $69, Pottery Barn.
3 Vintage beach scene
Are you nostalgic for the summers you spent at the beach when you were younger? Isabel Ferreira brings those memories back in the form of cool vintage waterside prints, perfect for hanging in a grouping in your sunroom or poolhouse. $25 for an 8" x8" print, Isabel Ferreira on Etsy.
4 Capiz shell mirror
Nothing says beach style quite like a shimmery shell, but before you go overboard on the sandy decor, check out this chic capiz shell mirror from West Elm. It's simple, but still makes a statement. Perfect for relaxed seaside living! $199 US, West Elm.
5 Capri lantern
Inspired by classic New England style, Pottery Barn's Capri lanterns are perfect for both indoors and out. Whether you're reading on the couch at dusk or having a picnic dinner at the cottage, these traditional style lanterns have beach chic written all over them. From $69 each, Pottery Barn.
6 Shells serveware
What do you get when you mix quality porcelain tableware with a Parisian artist? These charming beach-inspired dishes from Williams-Sonoma, featuring watercolours by Marc Lacaze, printed over French calligraphy. From $39 for a set of 4 dipping bowls, Williams-Sonoma.
7 Natural starfish
Bringing seaside decor into your home doesn't need to be in your face. A few simple touches here and there can capture the feel. Place a handful of natural starfish in a cylinder vase for a subtle detail that evokes a beachy feel. $19 per pack of 8, Pottery Barn
8 Newport baskets
Whitewashing evokes the idea of Hampton-chic and these bread baskets fit right in with the beachy, breezy decor of the rich and famous. Woven out of willow and fir, the baskets look great on any tabletop. From $6 each, Crate and Barrel.
9 Seahorse coasters
Simple, stylish and very beach-chic, these seahorse coasters from Beachchik on Etsy are made of tumbled marble and are the perfect sea-inspired touch for your outdoor tabletop. $15 per set of 4, Beachchik on Etsy.
10 Coral pillow
Though much beach style is inspired by sandy beaches, let's not forget what goes on under the sea. These orange and brown coral cushion covers will give your home a fresh take on seaside style. $19, Kainkain on Etsy.