Interiors: Ship-shape up for summer

Give your home a taste of the sea by incorporating a nautical look into its design and furnishings, writes Margaret O'Brien.

15th June, 2014
A selection of striped and nautical fabrics from Hickeys/Home Focus.

Get on board with the nautical look this summer by introducing some fresh, crisp, seaside-inspired colours and accessories into your home.

You don't need to have a beach house to partake in this trend: even landlubbers can wall-mount an oar, present some shells in a glass bowl or casually drape a sofa with a smart blue and white stripe throw to help draw the sea into their everyday life.

Nautical design elements from lifebuoys to...

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