A home by the ocean rarely lacks a beach-inspired influence. Deciding to minimize the impact of a nautical theme can lead to great ideas that often transform the space into a subtle tale of the owner’s personality. One of the solutions to creating a beach experience without exaggerating is to use a simple, yet practical and surprising material in a new way.
Ropes are endowed with a creative versatility and crafty minds and hands can re-imagine their use for sculptural installations. After exploring surf inspiration for the home, this slightly nautical element can be added to hint towards a beach-inspired home. In my mind, ropes are almost synonym with nautical inspiration, but their versatility hints towards a global use, creating that subtle roughness needed to break the comfort of a perfect display.
Luxury can also be seen in the way a home is creatively designed, it doesn’t need to be filled with expensive items. The luxury of affording a unique idea captured in a designer’s portfolio surprises every time with a different display of creativity. A design addict passionate about how shapes and colors re-create the surrounding landscape anywhere we are at any point in our lives can invent new ways of taming well-known materials. You can get a glimpse of an artist’s vision and creativity by taking a look at their portfolio – for example, the Rope House by Bates Masi Architects, where ropes are used to re-shape the way light reaches the interiors of a bathroom and mirror the design on the ceiling.
Elegantly tied or frayed at the ends, ropes stress the notion of nomad souls while anchoring details in an elegant setting. Some rope lights can create a picturesque atmosphere, hiding stories of salvaged materials or lending its texture to cast furniture.
Simple at first glance, but complex when seen from up close, the coarse textures of a rope can be integrated into modern and traditional oceanfront homes with the same echoing success. You want to discreetly display a beach influence without going over the top, so consider looking into this age-old item that can display its versatility in many ways. Ropes were the influence and material used by Atelier 688 to create the Manila Rope Lights – hanging above a coffee table, the oversized rope pendant lamp would surely become the focal point of any beachfront living space.
Representing unity and safety, ropes can help define the modern silhouette of a designer jute coat hanger imagined byJay Sae Jung Oh, or the hemp rope and copper pipe lighting seen in the same artist’s portfolio.
So you see, there is no use of sticking with the old way we present decor in our home – we live in a creative, inspiring world where many people express their vision and share it with everybody. This means that there is much more to see, want and take as example all over the world – all we need is to know what we like and what feels good to have around, the rest is up to those who live for imagining exciting designs that solve problems and exhibit unique ideas.
So either you opt for a something like the upcycled rope light found here or a sophisticated furniture item like the luxurious Antique French Hand Carved Gilded Faux Rope Stool or Pouf, ropes-inspired home decor will definitely be worth the search for perfect oceanfront home decorations.