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Line them up: Breton-inspired interior design pieces

8 January 2019By Mieke ten Have

Few things look more at home on a boat – whether in a sailor-inspired outfit or a ocean-inspired interior design scheme – than stripes. Here, Mieke ten Have picks five must-have items, all riffing on the classic Breton top...

Serena & Lily chair

Known for its sunny California take on classic designs, Serena & Lily has updated the tub chair. The new outdoor Riviera bucket chair is made of powder-coated aluminium, and has wraparound woven stripes and a durable all-weather Sunbrella navy blue seat cushion.

$249.99, serenaandlily.com

Dash & Albert rug

Dash & Albert founder Annie Selke makes a line of outdoor rugs that look as good inside as they do on a porch or a deck. Her Catamaran Stripe rug is made of polypropylene, is soft underfoot and can be hosed clean – ideal for busy outdoor areas. The cheerful, bold stripes come in a range of colours.

From $100, dashandalbert.com

Kim Seybert napkins

Kim Seybert’s Bateau napkin collection takes its inspirations form the most traditional of Breton stripes. Elegant, simple and hardy enough to stand up to multiple seasons of use, they are the ideal accompaniment to long, lazy lunches on the aft deck.

$64 for four, kimseybert.com

Restoration Hardware umbrella

Restoration Hardware and Tuuci have partnered on a line of impeccably engineered outdoor umbrellas. The Ocean Master Max octagonal model is completely marine-grade, from the Sunbrella canopy to the anodised aluminium frame.

$12,900, restorationhardware.com

Day Birger et Mikkelsen cushion

Putting a Nordic twist on the traditional French sailors' stripe, this aqua-hued cushion from Day Birger et Mikkelsen plays with contrasting colours and thick and thin stripes. Use on neutral sofas, beds or armchairs to add a pop of nautical colour to your superyacht interior.

£31, amara.com