The Life Aquatic

Looks like the jellyfish is a big inspiration for designers: Roxy Russell came up with this wonderful Medusae Collection, with dreamlike lamps resembling jellyfish.

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The sea is a great inspiration for interiors, but what about adding some sea-inspired clothes to your wardrobe? The Valentino spring-summer collection for 2015 has plenty of pretty accessories and floaty dresses with embroidered starfish, coral and shells.

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Love a big statement once in a while: ask an illustrator to draw your favourite sea creature on the biggest, whitest wall you have. Like this impressive octopus, which you’ll find at Mera Hotel & Spa, located in upcoming travel destination Poland. The hotel was designed by Polish studio Loft Magdalena Adamus.


Do you have a styling blackout? Here’s some help. One should always try to tell a story. In this case: pick your four (or more) favourite sea life prints and put them together. In a group they form a strong, colourful image.


If you’d like to be completely immersed in an underwater theme, this eccentric Fornasetti II Aquario wallpaper from Cole and Son will do the trick. Match with white accessories for a chic, beachy look. 

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Your favourite print deserves a lovely and fitting home. This one, of delicate fan coral, looks good in an equally delicate frame, and surrounded by shells and flowers in soft hues.


Hanging your prints on a bold and bright wall will make their colours pop. Proof: this wonderful picture, found at the online home of interior design magazine Lonny. Match with ikat fabrics for a fresh, upbeat combination.

Not all prints have to be bought. You could get a stamp and create your own prints and stationery. Quality paper is essential: choose materials that look luxurious. This cute seahorse stamp is by Standard Stamp, which also has a selection of fish, whales and crustaceans.

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