Summer’s (almost) here and the livin’ is easy. People everywhere are in a sun-tanned, sandy-toed beach state of mind, as seen in their ocean blue nails, wavy beach hair, and, also, in and around their home. What better way to feel like you’re at the coast than to spruce up your living space with oceanic accents and navy-inspired furniture?
Swedish interior designer Anna Örnberg shares her nautical know-how in her new book, “The Nautical Home: Coastline-Inspired Ideas to Decorate with Seaside Spirit.” Even the smallest apartments can invoke a maritime aesthetic thanks to Örnberg’s do-it-yourself projects and crafts. Here are five projects from the book simple enough to transform any room in the house into a Cape Cod beachfront. Salty sea air not included.