Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crazy about Octopus!

We're seeing octopus images in just about every beach house decor element!  Check out some of our favorites-

Thomas Paul, a young and upcoming designer has some fabulous octopus beach house decor items with incredible images - natural botanical designs but also very modern.  Love these pillows sized overly large, made of  natural linen fabrics and luxury down-filled. (yes, I am craving these!) Oh, the best part, the image is reversed on the opposite side - easy to change the look of your room with seasons.

From Cyan Designs. We love this Octopus bookshelf element - couldn't you just see him (or her!) nestled among your favorite beach reads on a grand bookshelf?  Made of pewter with waving tentacles, I don't think I would ever get tired of looking at this sea creature!  (PS  We will be adding to the Caron's Beach House site over the next month)

Of course, there's always my favorite things from Vietri... How about this pretty hand painted round octopus platter?  Hurry though, it looks like it might soon become a collector's item!

From Caron's - detailed botanical drawings of blue octopus surrounded by other sea creatures on antiqued ginger jars.  Kicking myself for not keeping one of these 14" tall beach house decor jars for myself.

Found on Amazon - Pretty amber Octopus lamp!  I think I saw a blue glass version too.

Look at this blue octopus deep salad dish from Anthropologie!  Too cute, and very affordable at $14.00.  Am just imagining the party now -beautiful seafood salad, with this pretty creature peaking out underneath...

Just had to show you all this creative, wildly detailed pewter wine glass from Vagabond House that I found featured on Interior Digs.com  Isn't this octopus stemmed wine glass awesome??  (yes, I am also craving these!)

And then there's these bright fun pillows from our Caron's Beach House store too! 

Excited as they will be featured in "The Nest" coming out in May for their summer issue.

Thanks for stopping by - let me know about your Octopus finds!


Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

Love all these!

Pottery Barn had (or has) octopus napkin rings ~

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I LOVE all of these!!! Especially the octopus to go on a bookshelf.

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

I love the silver Octopus! and what I wouldn't do for a beach cottage to go with those really fun pillows....

sealaura said...

LOVE all of this stuff so much! great picks! I want them ALL! :) I've always said if I ever got a tattoo it would be an octopus!

Flotsam Friends said...

I adore the octopus!! I'm glad he's giving Mr Fish a run for his money!! Octopus is so much more interesting. Really adore Thomas Paul's collection and also Anthropologie. Please open a store in Sydney soon!! Pruxxx

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Thomas Paul's octopus pillow is beautiful.

Kauai Boy said...

Thank you very much on your interesting, enlightening, and educational post regarding octopi.

In the spirit of sharing, I invite you and your readers to check out a story out of Hawaii regarding a man who hunts octopi.

Here are the links:




pam @ iLoveShelling said...

These octopuses (I always thought the plural of Octopus was "octopi" but I was recently corrected (?)) are so cute- especially those colorful pillows. When we have storms, pigmy octopuses get trapped on the beach so it's so much fun to take them back to the gulf to see them swim off into the deep blue sea.

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