Bringing the Ocean Indoors

Create a stylish getaway of your own with home decor inspired by the sea
Words By Miranda Valentine

Incorporate colors and textures plucked from Maine’s rocky coastline to make your home a hotel-worthy getaway, year-round. We’ve gathered some of our favorites to share; read on and let the waves of oceanic inspiration wash over you. 

Ocean Floor

A perennial favorite of design lovers, the Ocean Rug by angela adams is a visual and textural work of art. Shown here in Seaglass.

Drift Away

“Bringing the ocean in” transforms from figurative to literal with this custom chaise lounge, made from driftwood found on the shores of Maine.

Summertime Blues

Like the sea itself, this lamp-shade complements neutral color palettes, with its nature-inspired swirling blue hue.

Atlantic Echo

Farrow & Ball’s Light Blue No. 22 paint shade has the perfect amount of gray to mimic the Atlantic.

Sea Scenes

Enjoy a summer view ofMaine year-round with a painting of its sea-surrounded islands, as captured by artist Colin Page.

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