Must-Have: A Treasured Collection
Collecting them was once regarded as a hobby for Europe's elite. Now, "no beach house is complete without shells!" says designer Scott Sanders.
Painted Lobster Buoys
A variety of colors and patterns makes buoys lively decor.
Sea Glass Bottles
Colorful bottles can be found at antiques shops along the coast, via online sources, or maybe even washed up on the shore.
Vintage Glass Bottles, $45 for a set of four; fleaosophy.com
Vintage Anchor Pins
They're just what you need to bring a hint of nautical flair to your outfit.
Antique Ship Clocks
Often crafted from brass and mahogany, ship clocks served as both timekeepers and fine design pieces.
Developed in the 1600s in Holland, these dishes feature Asian-inspired designs in charming detail.
Antique Diving Helmets
If you're a real undersea enthusiast, you may be up for this level of investment in order to own a piece of diving history.
Antique Draeger Diving Helmet, pricing available upon request
Antique Nautical Charts
Engraved and hand-colored charts from the glory days of ocean exploration are rare and valuable finds.