ISSUE 76  |  Nautical Notes

10 Favorites: Rope Decor

June 11, 2013 5:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Nothing says nautical like a bit of rope; an essential boating accessory that might just become equally essential in the home. Here are 10 Favorites:

Above: In a children’s bunk room, a pair of rope ladders adds to the underwater submarine effect. Image via Attic Magazine

Above: A simple way to hang shelves in front of a window to let the light shine through. (L) Image via Indulgy. (R) Image via Welke.

Above: Rope and linen make for a handsome curtain solution. See DIY: Rope as Curtain Ring to see how.

Above: A variation of the a similar theme with a rope tie back against a linen curtain; Stonk Knots in England is a good source. Image via Tattered Style

Above: Boston design firm Créme Design wrap rough hewn rope around a metal frame to create a ceiling pendant in the West Bridge restaurant. See A Hose Factory Transformed: West Bridge Restaurant in Boston for more. 

Above: Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma collaborated with traditional rope maker Touwslagerij Steenbergen and created the Flax Rope Lamp displayed here in Galerie Sofie Lachaert in Tielrode, Belgium. Photograph by Danica O. Kus.

Above: Rope banisters bring simple charm to a set of stairs. (L) Image via Roomations. (R) Image via Houzz.

Above: Stair rails fashioned out of rope and boat cleats. Image via Nautical Cottage

Above: A favorite frugal detail involving rope and towels. Image via flickr.

Above: Colorful rope knots hang in an alcove. Image via Phil

Above: A selection of rope knots as wall decor create a textured and neutral palette. Image via The Nashville Belle

Interested in the knottier side of things? See our posts on Macrame