We love city life, but right now we're ready to coast a little – especially with all of the great sea-worthy styles in stores now from gorgeous capiz placemats to sea urchin salt and pepper shakers.
Love the ocean, but a little sick of the typical nautical look? Right now décor stores from sea to shining sea are filled with amazing maritime-inspired pieces guaranteed to bring in the sea without compromising sophisticated design.
You may or may not have a budding tabletop collection, but you should
. The world of tabletop is extraordinary and offers some amazing pieces that can certainly be used well beyond the dining room. Kim Seybert's Markham Capiz placemats
($88, above right
) might be intended for use under a plate, but we love them layered underneath Lucite boxes on our dressers, below pillar candles in the living room, and even hung as wall art. Get the look for less with Crate and Barrel's capiz placemat
for just $16.95 (above, middle
This silver plated accessory takes nautical inspiration from traditional sailing rope. Unique and elegant, Vellum's Monaco Tray
($295, above) brings the marina to your home. We love using this as a jewelry tray over traditional wooden boxes in the summer time.
Like a tropical aquarium but without the maintenance. Part of the collection of authentic re-editions from prolific sculptor Waylande Gregory
, this bowl
($395, above, left
) is inspired by a treasure trove of forgotten pieces that Gregory’s nephew, Bryan Downey, discovered in the basement of his uncle’s estate. For more of an impact, try Studio Aisslinger
's gorgeous coral-inspired lamps. We love the clean, geometric shapes and overall light surrounding the one above and to the right – in our dream world, this lamp would hang above a gorgeous B&B Italia sectional.
Are you ready for a little coastal living? How do you have your space decorated?