Guest Picks: Going Coastal With Rope
Known for adding a nautical look, the material is just as versatile in style as it is in uses
Reminiscent of a day of boating, we love how sturdy rope is sneaking its way beyond the docks and into home decor. From serving pieces to occasional tables, there's no room where the laid-back feel of rope can't fit. Here are a few of our favorite finds. — Kristy and Beth from My Design Chic
Looking to display and protect your most prized possessions? These jar domes fit the bill.
You can use them for company, but we think we'd display these fabulous rope and silver pieces all the time in our kitchen.
Perfect for peanuts by the pool or snacks at sunset, this bowl is a winning combination of sophistication and seaworthy style.
This beautiful glass and wood lantern is right on trend for spring. As a casual table centerpiece or to light the way for a coastal event, candlelight has never looked so chic!
To keep that storm door from slamming shut or the bedroom door from blowing in the breeze, this rope doorstop is a unique touch.
This gorgeous tray would be perfect on an ottoman all the time or to use for appetizers at a summer party.
Does laundry seem to be taking over your child's bedroom? Keep dirty clothes at bay with this bin. It's perfect for hauling back and forth to the laundry room.
Orange is one of our favorite colors of the moment, and this smaller version of the bin above is an unexpected way to add a splash of it. We'd use it in a home office to quickly stash those piles of papers.
On a fireplace hearth or as a unique wastebasket, these rope baskets make a statement.
Glasses and bottles have a stylish new home in these teak and acrylic trays. We'd love to use them to accessorize our yacht — if we had one!
Toy storage can be boring, but this rope bin goes far past a plastic tub to keep your playroom shipshape!
The perfect gift for a sea-loving friend, this glass rope knot would make a gorgeous coffee table focal point.
Spice up the bathroom with this fantastic rope towel bar. It provides plenty of room for beach-sized towels.
The bathroom becomes an easy space to accessorize with the addition of this seaworthy towel ring. Perfect for a half bath, we'd pair it with a pretty monogrammed linen hand towel for a nice contrast.
It's great to have a place to prop your feet, but a regular ottoman can get a touch tired. We'd add this rope ottoman to a cushy chair so the captain has a place to relax!
Serving guests seaside has never been so stylish.
This rope pillow is a great way to add a nautical touch to a beach-home living room without having to fully commit to a theme.
Rope may be casual, but that doesn't mean the dressier rooms in your home have to be left out. This carved rope end table is perfect for a formal living room.
We would love this rope stool in front of a fireplace. What a stylish place to stay warm this winter!
Ideabook published on May 18, 2012.
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