Neatly tied or left frayed at the ends, a good piece of rope can add an unexpected touch to dressers, bureaus, even doors.
Here are five ideas, easily emulated.
Above: Spotted in the interior of Folk in Munich: knotted marine rope used as drawer pulls. A good online source of marine rope is Knot & Rope Supply, which carries a wide selection in a variety of colors.
Above: Our friend Tricia Rose (creator of Rough Linen) has a nautical theme going on in her home: To spruce up some drawers, she threaded rope through four drilled holes.
Above: Sub out less-desirable drawer handles with this Pliant Rope Handle by Sibella Court for Anthropologie; $12.
Above: A rustic door handle, which we covered previously in Steal This Look: Vintage Bath from Country Living Magazine.
Above: Another good application for nautical knots besides the high seas: a rope-pull; via Kojo Designs.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 1, 2012.