Nautical interiors are a sure-fire way to feel fresh and lift the spirits. Here’s how to get the look.

Summer reveries of beach houses and fresh nautical styles are go. Think off-duty Hamptons chic and California casual: white, white-washed, blue, red – and, of course, anything striped. These are the fresh ideas we’re diving into for summer.

The Chairs

Stripes and rattan are the order of the day when it comes to coastal-style chairs. Who wouldn’t want to conjure the lapping waves as they recline?

John Lewis

KETTLER Cora Rope Garden Lounging Armchairs, Set of 2, £750

Studio Buchanan

Studio Chair, £2,795


Harrington Dining Chair, £385

The Snug

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Nautical style is all about laid-back comfort and feeling relaxed. Here’s how to get snug while adhering to coastal chic.

Cox & Cox

Sigrid Rug, £175


Set of Three Grainsack Cushions, from £50.29

Weaver Green

Capri Herringbone Blanket, £50

The Lighting

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The lighting is everything in any interior scheme. The same holds for casual, industrial nautical looks.

Alice Palmer

Tangier Red Stripe, From £120

Java Rattan Lampshade, £95

Garden Trading

St Ives Mariner Pendant Light, £95

The Boats

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You might not have room in the budget for an actual future on the high seas. But these model boats – used sparingly – add a perennial reminder of the coast to your home.


Lifeboat Model Boat, £20


Riva Super Tritone Model Boat, £1,195


Seafood Fishing Boat, £20

The Baskets And Bags

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Baskets and bags are an indispensable part of coastal life. Who knows when you might need to pack a picnic at a moment’s notice or stuff a bag full for the beach?

Cox & Cox

Three White & Natural Seagrass Baskets, £65

Anya Hindmarch

Beach Household Tote, £195

Sunny Life

Round Picnic Cooler Basket, £120

The Serveware

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Unhurried coastal days call for long lunches served from cheery bowls and plates. These are the best of the best.


Nomade Salad Bowl, £100


Serving Plate, £70


Striped Plate, £17


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Nothing screams coastal chic like a porthole-style mirror. Do try these at home.


Porthole Mirror, £135

Cox & Cox

Round Ribbed Wall Mirror, £350

Rowen & Wren

Portloe Oak Mirror, £129

The Towels

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Beach towels are the fun seasonal cousin of the bathroom towel. And since coastal chic is all about bringing the seaside vibe into the home all year round, one of these beauties works just as well post bath as post swim.

John Lewis

Sunset Towel, £12

Rowen & Wren

Eren Hammam Bath Towel, £28


Multi Stripe Beach Towel, NOW £14.40

The Outdoors

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Days by the seaside – or at least conjuring its spirit – are best enjoyed outside. Here’s how to get the beachy look in your back garden.

Cox & Cox

Fringed Hammock, £325

The Conran Shop

Bold Stripe Deck Chair, £165


Sun Lounger, £320.80

The Clothes & Accessories

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Ensure you look every bit as breezy as your home does, courtesy of the perfect straw hat and Breton top combo.


Wide Brim Straw Hat, £55


Esh Top, £45

Lock & Co

Callie Hemp Cloche, £265

The Artworks

Adorn your walls with perennial reminders of seafaring and sea life.

A.M Cassandre

L’Atlantique, £290

John Lewis

Red Coral, Set of 6, £125

Alfred Wallis

The Blue Ship, c.1934, £160

By Nancy Alsop
June 2022

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