33 Playful Sea Creature-Themed Home Accessories from Katie Anderson of Modern Eve

Crabs, lobsters and seahorses, oh my! Designers are giving us plenty of creative ideas for bringing the ocean home this summer–and you don’t have to live on the beach to make this trend work. Punch up your pad with these playful accessories:


These decorative objects make me think of the seashore–without screaming beach house.

Tray from The Supplemental, $40

Oscar de la Renta Shell Crab Condiment Server at Bloomingdale’s, $165

Glass Sea Urchin Vase at Hattan Home, $13

Homart Porcelain Urchin Box from Zhush, $28

Crab & Lobster Matchbook from High Street Market, $5

Bone Crab Box from Furbish, $28


Updating your throw pillows is an easy way to switch up your seasonal decor; these sea creatures will add a whimsical touch to your couch or guest bed.

Hand-Crocheted Grotto Pillow at Anthropologie, $60

Crab Pillow by Thomas Paul at Burke Decor, $110

Sea-Life Indoor/Outdoor Pillow from Pottery Barn, $26

Lobster Hook Pillow at Beach Decor Shop, $44 on sale

Needlepoint Seahorse Pillow from Jonathan Adler, $99


These lamps are sophisticated and playful at the same time!

Barbara Cosgrove Sea Urchin Lamp at Candelabra Lighting and Home Decor, $160

Jonathan Adler Seahorse Lamp at CASA.com, $295

Ceramic Sea Urchin White Table Lamp at Lamps Plus, $70


Wall art is a fab way to change up a room. Invest in a piece (like the Gold Sand Dollars print) or pick up a steal (like the three I found on Etsy!).

Gold Sand Dollars at Project Decor, $573

Antique Sea Horse Print from Vintage by the Shore on Etsy, $15

Fuchsia Crab Sea Life Print from Seaside Prints on Etsy, $12

Sea Urchin and Starfish Print on AllPosters.com, $20

Black and White Sea Urchin Photography Carolyn Cochrane on Etsy, $30

Clementine Crab Print by TinyFawn on Etsy, $16


Hosting a clam bake? Add flair to your table with these colorful nautical serving platters and plates.

Platter from The Supplemental, $40

Blue Crab Tasting Dish at Furbish, $5

Ocean Melamine Sea Urchin Dessert Plate by Michael Aram at Macy’s, $15

Sealife Collection Dinner Plate by Thomas Paul at Burke Decor, $44 for a set of four

Coral Sea Creatures Plates at World Market, $7 on sale for a set of two

Amalfi Melamine Dinner Plate by Thomas Paul, $44 for a set of four


Not only do I love these sea-inspired kitchen accessories for myself, but they make the perfect summer hostess gift!

Melamine Ikat Tray with Nautical Inserts from C. Wonder, $58

White Ceramic Crab Menu Tile from Classic Hostess, $25

Tommy Bahama Graphic Crab Kitchen Towel at Belk, $7

Seahorse Measuring Spoons at Anthropologie, $10 on sale

Sea Urchin Condiment Bowls at Williams-Sonoma, $39 on sale for set of three

Captain’s Lager Glass Set at ModCloth, $22 for a set of four

Arthur Court Lobster Bottle Opener at Dillards, $14

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