Sea life is a natural curiosity. It’s dimensional, otherworldly, intriguing—and it’s been inspiring artists since the first clam washed up on shore. From coral and critters to shells, starfish, and sand dollars, there’s a virtual sculpture garden under the sea. For those of us who don’t see an underwater expedition in our futures, we have the next-best thing: enchanting accents that capture the beauty of marine life.   Who knew that shells, starfish, and sand dollars could look so good on land? Independent artist Dawn Wolfe did: She meticulously glued them to a six-ply indigo mat to create a contemporary design she calls Shell Circle II. Create a curated tablescape with these oddities under glass. Something of a cultural obsession in nineteenth century England, fascinating sea creatures like these were displayed by collectors, scientists, and hobbyists under glass cloches like these. A simple shell collection is transformed into a work of art: the Mia table lamp adds texture and an instant beach house vibe to any room. This statement piece will steal the show wherever it is displayed. The molded Gold-Plated Clam Shell captures the artistry of the real thing with its dramatic gold interior finish. This whimsical Oedipus table lamp is crafted in a multi-step process: First, a potter throws the body of the lamp, which is then left to partially dry. Next, a second artisan creates the octopus directly on the lamp, building up the clay to give it texture, shape, and detail. Finally, two glazes are carefully applied, and the piece is fired. The result is stunning. Staghorn coral is a favorite among underwater photographers—with good reason. We’ve captured its beauty in this meticulously detailed poly resin cast of a coral branch; it’s finished in white for a contemporary feel.    
Only a few of us have the luxury of a water view, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go a little coastal now and then. There’s just so much design inspiration in the place where sea meets shore! From natural elements and weathered textures to shells, sand dollars, and sun-washed finishes, it’s easy to fall in love with such a relaxed vibe. We did. Driftwood-inspired accent pieces bring the ocean home. Minetto wood pendants are handcrafted in Thailand of bleached bauhinia wood that has been weathered to reveal its beautiful texture. Available in three sizes, our hand-lathed Demira white candlesticks feature a chic, variegated pale wood tone with a dry finish. For a whimsical, summery touch, prop a pair of repurposed, limited-edition Oxton Oars in the corner. Look skyward and relax. This elegant Cloudscape Ochre giclée on canvas is designed to soothe the senses and create a calming aura in any space, no matter the style. We’ve enhanced its natural notes with a weathered barnwood-style frame in white. Add texture and movement to your room—as well as illumination. Our Seagrass table lamp is woven by hand over a metal frame. The Acacia base of our one-of-a-kind Aspen table lamp has been washed, sanded, and treated by hand to reveal the wood’s unique texture. Decorating tip: Collect beachy found objects like seashells, starfish, or sea glass and display them in a grouping using our Apollo apothecary jars. The perfect spot for a seascape vignette: the Gosman side table, featuring a classically turned pedestal base and a lovely, textured finish. The rushes that are used to make our Bailey Island and Flo baskets are harvested as they have been for generations—by hand, with scythes and knives—and then dried in the sun. Each basket is an expression of the great skill of the artisan who made it, and no two are the same.