Originally just a small shop in London, Philmore Tropical Silver has expanded globally, but its focus has remained the same: enhancing the dining table with beautiful objects from the sea and beyond. Every design is accented with silver, but no two pieces are alike. The standouts include nautilus salt servers mounted on cast silver stands; dishes made from silver-trimmed shells; and spoons, bowls, and accessories hewn from exotic woods, amber, coral, and mother of pearl.
A nautical design scheme is a classic way to celebrate summer. Imbue your home with this tranquil theme by picking detailed accessories like Philmore’s Nautilus shell votive holder and Barclay Butera’s handmade linen seahorse pillow. Deck the walls with Soicher Marin’s boat-themed prints (based on vintage postcards), and lay down a chunky jute rug to finish the look.
“No one does pattern better than Mother Nature,” says Gilt Home’s Editorial Director, Tom Delavan. To that end, these beachy, sea-inspired accessories—from a coral votive holder to a mother-of-pearl white-wine cooler to a sculptural cut-melon shell—boast stripes, gradations, and markings that make each one unique. Pick up one, or a few, to give your space a seaside vibe.