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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. roxyrussell.bigcartel.com

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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.  valentino.com


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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. meraspahotel.pl

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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.


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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. cole-and-son.com 

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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.

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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. lonny.com


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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. standardstamp.com


Pictures from: arminho.pt, cole-and-son.com, valentino.com, meraspahotel.pl, lonny.com, everythingfab.com, standardstamp.com, roxyrussell.bigcartel.com, etsy.com/shop/antiquewallart