Beach boutique style at Spirit of Summer Fair 2011

The Spirit of Summer Fair 2011 in association with House & Garden kicked off yesterday in sunny Olympia. It's a lovely place to go to get ideas for your home and garden and generally mooch around cooing at stuff to put on your 'things that aren't useful but are beautiful' wishlist. I didn't get a chance to hang around and see Jeffrey Archer host the London Ladies Club Celebrity Hat Auction (no comment), but I did get a chance to amble around and make note of the latest take on the nautical theme for your home. It's fun and fresher than ever before...

New England bedding, Giant Cushions (both below) and Lighthouse Stripe bedding (above), Runaway Coast

Strawberries and dream: Deckchairs by Thornback & Peel

Ditch the grass for the beach: Garden Trading

As they say on ITV's The Only Way is Essex 'well jel' of these gorgeous coastal tiles from Welbeck Tiles...

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Emily Peck, Editor

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