Life’s a Beach- Bringing the Sea to Your Home

Your deadline’s spilled over to the summer months and now the closest body of water you can get to is your pool. Longing for the sparkling shores of Canada’s East Coast? Dreaming of the Gulf of Mexico, the white sands of Tahiti or the cool blue of the Aegean? This summer, why not turn your home into the seaside retreat you deserve? Here are three ways to hack a coastal jam, the William Ashley way.


Whether it’s on a balcony or in the comfort of your own backyard, bring your best outside and set a sumptuous table under the stars. The Madeira pattern, made in Portugal by Costa Nova, sparkles with hints of blue-green and pebble. Reminiscent of the Atlantic that surrounds its island namesake, this stoneware set is rugged enough to pair with your best steak knives, in this case, Argent Orfevres by Hampton Forge.



Skip a generation and channel a sixties lawn party with a nod to Martha’s Vineyard, The Kennedys, and all things Flower Power. Whether you are adding to an inherited set of Botanic Garden dinnerware by Portmeirion, or looking for the perfect in retro-chic, each dish in this extensive range will help to grow a lush garden of porcelain right on your table. The subtle pastel shades of the acrylic Tiffany collection by Guzzini (made in Italy) lend a mid-century feel and are perfect vessels for cool drinks on a hot day.



Blue, white and red is the palette of choice when bringing the ocean to your home. As Shown Below: 1.Timeless dinnerware by Vista Alegre, 2.Columbina oyster knife by Alessi 3.Cristobal Marine dinnerware by Raynaud 4.Moby condiment server by Dansk 5.Cerise collection by Le Creuset 6.Dish with shell insert and spoon by Lily Juliet 7.Sea Urchin round platter by Michael Aram.