Sailor Made: Nautical Accents for Your Home

Come summer, all thoughts turn to the shore: the sand, the waves and sunny days spent soaking up the good life. If only you could transport that laid-back scene to your own home. Oh, wait, you can! But you don't have to go overboard when it comes to taking design inspiration from the high seas. Here are some subtle pieces to help you channel the life aquatic every day.

(Photo courtesy of West Elm) The anchor detail on this soap dish is like treasure found—until it's hidden again under a new bar. 

(Photo courtesy of Jayson Home) This brass bottle opener—which makes clever use of a sailor's knot—gets our vote for best use of form and function.

(Photo courtesy of Design Within Reach) I'm on a boat. Or at least it looks like it with this vintage-looking bulkhead light, made by a company known for lighting English vessels since the 1800's.

(Photo courtesy of Anthropologie) What better way to keep track of your summer reading than sandwiching it between a whale's head and tail?

How are you reinterpreting the nautical trend?

I'm the former Deputy Editor at Lonny.
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