Summer by the sea

By Rosanna Holmes,
29th June 2011 - 11:28
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Bring the seaside home this summer with nautical touches, beachside souvenirs and stylish accessories for al fresco living

Take folding chairs, mats and cushions to the beach for seaside style, keeping things simple with enamel plates and melamine glasses.

Mix seaside-inspired accessories with beach finds and your favourite antiques.

Make the most of long summer days by taking the inside out and use a palette of reds, whites and blues to achieve the coastal New England look.

Don't hide your favourite summer things away, display them on a wall or along a shelf.

Antique maps add warmth and interest to whitewashed walls.

Use antique whites and natural materials for a fresh, laidback feel.

An outdoor shower adds a touch of beachside elegance.

For more inspiring coastal looks, see the July issue, out now.