by Marisa Marcantonio

A bevy of red, white, and blue awaits you-- give your home a summery kick for Independence Day!

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Chill by the grill. Love this crazy cone shaped BBQ from CB2. It's called a Frykat!

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Keep cocktails in ship shape with Anchor Cocktail Napkins sold in a set of 4 by Thomas Paul from Velocity Art and Design.

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Set the table with nautical flair by adding Thomas Paul's Anchor Napkins from Velocity Art and Design.

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Nothing says happy like Marimekko prints. This blue and white platter with tiny circles in a circular motif has a great artistic hand to it. Crate and Barrel carries tons of Marimekko- yay!

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Have plenty of cups on hand for the BBQ like these with a navy monogram from LA Plates.

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Light up the night sky after the fireworks end with Capri Lanterns from Pottery Barn.

Nautical stripes are big this season so don your stripes for the 4th and get the Saint James uber classic French boat neck tee-shirt to wear all weekend long.
Lug your stuff in style with this Pompeii block printed canvas duffel bag by John Robshaw.

If you are going to a 4th of July parade this weekend, here is a topper sure to make you feel festive. It may even make you want to join the parade. Skimmer hat from Target.

You can always wear one red and one blue sneaker like Tom Delavan did at the last gift show. Mix it up!

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Get your game face on to play croquet and bocce this weekend. It's good to take a break from the water, and see who can keep their eye on the ball. This Franklin Sports set from Target is sure to provide fun for weekends to come.

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Shield yourself from the harmful rays of the sun and keep cool under this red and white umbrella at World Market.

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Everybody's all American! Get even more patriotic with your interiors by adding throw pillows from World Market.

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Roll on over to the Ernest Pool Bar Cart and grab a cool one. In this great shade of blue, you'd be crazy not to! Get yours at CB2.


by Marisa Marcantonio

If you are somewhere near the sea these days, here are some nautical interior inspirations that make great summer hostess gifts and vacation home accents. Land ho!

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A framed Brethellier Watercolor from Natural Curiosities means you can escape to the sea any time.

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Ralph Lauren's Navigator Novelty Wallpaper with signal burgees and anchors captures nautical in a whimsical watercolor print.

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Sail wherever the wind takes you with Pierre Frey's Les Voiles print.

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Diamond and Baratta's Mayport at Lee Jofa is an adorable check woven to liven up banquets or pillows.

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The triple thick rope in this Two's Company Mirror makes a statement, and is super chic.

Buy Arts of The Sailor if you really mean business and need to tie a Bowlin fast.

Hang stuff in style with rustic Jack and Lulu's Anchor Wall Hooks.

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Go nautical chic in style with this little tootsie roll of a tote with anchors on it, through The Daytrip Society.

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Instead of Carvel's Fudgy The Whale, get the kids the Honey Whale Basket from Pottery Barn Kids to stash their toys and games.

Anchors away! Jonathan Adler's Llama wool Anchor rug will have you wanting to set sail.

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If you like paper as much as I do, then you will want to snatch up these beautiful gold foil embossed notes from Jack and Lulu.

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Tie the knot with Anthropologie's Coiled Rope Drawer Pulls.

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Nautical ropes make for great, rustic decorative elements in a summer or seaside home. Stair ropes are a great option for tight spaces where a traditional banister might not work. Available through Stair Ropes.

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Hopefully you will not get attacked by a giant octopus while in the shower, this one is really more decorative....from Thomas Paul at Design Public.

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If you recall 10,000 Leagues Under The Sea with fondness, then you will love these From The Deep Salad Plates from Anthropologie.

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With an assortment of Thomas Paul sea life pillows, you can feel beachy anytime. From Design Public.

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We'll leave the light on for you. You don't need a lighthouse to guide you home, this Rope Lamp from Best Buy Home Decor will do it for you.

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Prop up nautical maps and books on this Estelle Display Lamp from Circa Lighting.

The Orange Life Jacket Wine Bottle Cover from Nautical Seasons is insanely cute-- the perfect gift.

Are you a luddite? Get low tech while being high tech with this faux- scrimshaw case that can fit your ipod or phone from Thomas Paul at Design Public.

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If things get cold on the island and a storm comes up, light a fire with Two's Company Nautical Fireplace Matches.

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The Manila Kringle Rope Mat from Stonk Knots looks great by the kitchen sink.