The nautical look of rope furniture definitely has the spirit of summer.
With the dog days of summer nearing an end, I am still hanging on to the spirit of the season. The nautical look of rope furniture definitely has this same spirit!
These examples of rope furniture are so beautifully made and well crafted. Each piece is a work of art. I love how rope, a simple fiber, is translated into something sculptural for the home.
I also like how this type of furniture is open to interpretation. It can be whimsical and quirky, a indication you don’t take things too seriously. You can use one or two pieces of rope furniture to soften a space, or go full force and use them throughout a room. It would be fun to combine rope elements with something more formal, playing with that juxtaposition. So many possibilities!
While reading this month’s House Beautiful, I fell in love with this sweet little cottage in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
While reading this month’s House Beautiful, I fell in love with this sweet little cottage in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Designed by Frank Roop, this home is perched directly over the water and features quite a picturesque view.
The cottage is super small and quaint — size doesn’t matter! The nautical theme and details throughout the cottage are so pretty and clever. Although space is limited, with plenty of light and a bright palette, the design doesn’t feel cramped at all. Roop’s selections of furnishings are proportionate and multi functional to the space and I absolutely love the color palette -a sea of blue. The upholstered wall in the bedroom is genius!
To see more photos of the home, visit the House Beautiful website. You can also read an interview with Frank Roop about this project here.