Beachside living may be beyond your means, but why not introduce some coastal motifs into your home?
Six of the Best: Marine-inspired accessories
Catch of the day
We love the way the fish look like they are swimming across the surface of this wooden tray by Royal Garden. What better way to introduce some marine magic into your home? It's bright, cheery and practical to boot. Dh250, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall
These delicate-looking Nesting Scallop Bowls from Boxed Online will make a great centrepiece for your table and can also double up as serving bowls. They are made from porcelain clay and the insides can be glazed in a colour of your choice. Dh551, www.boxedonline.com
The Frogue cushion by Chehome has a wonderfully vintage feel to it - and, rather charmingly, reminds us of being in biology class. It'll bring a touch of boldness to a neutral sofa and round off your marine theme nicely. Dh300, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall
Pride of the sea
Inspired by the beauty of the marine environment, Michael Aram's Ocean collection includes these scallop-shaped appetiser plates. Intricate craftsmanship and a beautiful textural finish make these a must-have item for any marine-loving host. Dh325, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall
Thornback and Peel's screen-printed linen napkins, inspired by vintage book illustrations, are now something of a contemporary classic. Mix and match with the lobster and tinned sardine versions for a super stylish fish supper. From £8.50 (Dh 49), www.thornbackandpeel.co.uk
These triple-ply napkins by Michel Design Works remind us of old scientific journals. The hand-illustrated shells are beautifully detailed, as is the calligraphy. Dh30 for a pack, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall
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