Trend! Under the sea is back, more subtle

Trends & Events

Sea creatures and other things that dwell in the deep blue oceans aren’t a new trend; anyone familiar with Thomas Paul products knows that a good octopus graphic or two is pretty much required in a hip, modern space these days. But while we were at Las Vegas Market last week, we spotted a few trends, one of them being a softer, more subtle under-the-sea feel.

First of all, no sea shells in glass jars or gaudy-colored coral arrangements — those are out. What’s in is taking those motifs, making them modern, re-creating them in earthy, natural materials and using them to be stand-out accents in a room whose main thrust is not under the sea. Also cool is unique under-the-sea things. Sea monsters are always in, always.

Find some subtle under-the-sea finds at 2Modern

Jefdesigns – Sea Fan Lightbox
Thomaspaul – Sealife Hand Towel Set
Thomaspaul – Octopus Tea Towel
Thomaspaul – Shell Bath Mat
Thomaspaul – Scrimshaw Tray

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  1. Erica Cottrill

    Feb 7, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Sea creature designs are a strong trend and getting stronger. They conjure tranquility, peace and serenity and can work indoors and out. Love this theme!

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Feb 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Ooh yes. Love your description about what they conjure up. You’re totally right!

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