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Guest Picks: Ocean Inspired Minus the Nautical
Hank and Hunt
Beautiful blues have been swimming in my head lately. I have a craving for the ocean, so bring on the deep midnight blues and playful aquas. Add just a pop of color, or layer them to make your room serene and tranquil. These picks have me wishing for water without going crazy nautical. — Jenny from Hank and Hunt
Starglint Wallpaper - $150
This wallpaper looks like water either sparkling in the sun or shimmering under the moon. It's perfect for an accent wall behind the couch.
Margot Sofa - $1,099
I love this deep gray-blue in a smaller-scale sofa. Despite its tight lines, this couch is on my wish list because it is so comfortable. Finally, a modern settee-style sofa!
Ocean Ave. End Table
I love how the wood grains look like water on this awesome table with an aqua accent on the base. It's modern yet so grounded.
Lake Superior Curtain - $208
Technically a deep gray with blueish hues, these curtains look like waves.
Found Decanter Lamp, Blue - $498
When I said pop of color, this is what I meant. Wowza. This has such a beautiful color.
Vintage Framed Oil Painting, Seascape by My Best Goods - $182
If you're already adding oceanic elements, why not add the actual ocean? Something like this gorgeous vintage oil painting of the ocean is on my list whenever I go to flea markets.
Vintage Book Bundle, Shades of Blue by Dig Vintage - $26.50
Incorporate blue into your bookshelf. Look for cool vintage books, peek under the dust covers and collect them in matching hues. Or you can just buy a bunch from Etsy, where sellers have gathered them for you.
Large Vintage Silver Plated Paul Revere Footed Bowl by High Street Market
This is a pretty little blue bowl for your coffee table. Float a peony inside for sweet simplicity.
Kosta Boda Mine Blue Cake Plate - $102.50
You didn't think I wouldn't include a cake plate in this roundup, did you? This one has painterly water swirls in blue glass.
Chunky Herringbone Cotton Throw, Cobalt - $89
A deep navy throw in a heavy cotton will tie in your brighter color bursts around the room without going crazy. It's a great neutral that can be used like black.
Elephant Ceramics - $19
I love these vases with their white bases. Deep textures and bold colors make these perfect en masse or swimming solo.
Devin Glass Table Lamp Base - $99
Just in case you want a blue lamp that isn't technically blue, this one is perfect for a mostly white room, where the color would be barely noticeable. The texture of the glass reminds me of water.
Apollo Bust Statue in Glossy Navy Blue by Mahzer & Vee - $49
Go bold or go home. You can always add a deep blue accent piece if you want to really make a statement in an all-white room.
Alhambra Tile Dhurrie Rug, Blue - $159
Need a rug that makes an easy switch into the summer? Add a pretty dhurrie rug in blues. This print is modern but could go traditional.
Modernica Eiffel Arm Shell Chair, Indigo - $325
This is an awesome classic side chair in an incredible hue.
Paintbrush Silk Pillow Cover - $39
Watercolor brushstrokes make this pillow look like it was painted by the ocean. It would be perfectly at home in your beach house, or wherever you dream about the beach. No anchors necessary.
Weathered Blue Frames - $29
This is as crazy nautical as I am willing to go, minus the boat prints. I could add coral and frames in blue washes. Plus, I love the blue glass float balls; they're such a pretty color.
Coat Rack, Large Six Arm, Navy - $229
Add blue any way you want. Who doesn't need a coat rack?
Handmade Blue Suitcase Side End Table by Thee Letter Q Handmade - $168
Add a conversation starter and extra storage to your entryway with this piece. It reminds me that I need to go on a vacation.