Poolside Necessities and Sea-inspired Accessories
1 Perfect for a beachside picnic or to warm up post plunge, Chappywrap blankets are made from cotton for a luxuriously soft feel. Based in Martha’s Vineyard, the company’s jacquard- weave throws are emblazoned with playful patterns. $120, through The Linen Shop, New Canaan, 203-972-0433.
2 Part of Crate & Barrel’s latest collaboration with Italian designer Paola Navone, these Fish Green plates epitomize summer entertaining. The iconic dinnerware is inspired by 1950s Mediterranean glazed ceramics. $13–$60 each, Westport, 203-222-9500.
3 Commonly known as “cornhole,” there’s no better game to liven up a tailgate or beach bash. Room & Board’s Montego bean-bag game set is crafted from double ipe wood with a stainless steel frame to withstand the elements. Loser mans the grill! $499, NYC, 212-334-4343.
4 Restoration Hardware’s magnificent Indonesian water turtle replicas capture every distinctive detail so that they are indistinguishable from the real thing. Crafted from cast resin, the shells showcase the exotic nature of ancient beauties. Large Turtle, $149, Westport, 203-222-1027, Greenwich, 203-552-1040.
5 BioNova organic chemical-free swimming pools and waterscapes purify water with plants instead of chemicals, using a unique filtration system. The pools can be newly installed or retrofit. Through Freddy’s Landscape, Farifield, 203-855-7854.
1 Zucchetti’s Minipool by Kos is the first overflowing rim freestanding mini-pool. Sporting a sculptural silhouette, a hollowed base has a floating appearance while the interior is fitted with a circular bench that seats five. Hydromassage, underwater LED lighting and a heating system stimulate the senses. Starting at $39,000, through Klaff’s, Norwalk,203-866-1603.
2 Fitted with wheels to move wherever it’s most needed, Janus et Cie’s portable garden Show’R is made of galvanized and powder-coated iron tubes with brass connectors, tap and showerhead, plus a Robina wood base. To use, simply connect to a garden hose. $2,117, NYC, 212-752-1117.
3 Handmade from Italian leather, Lance Woven’s Nation on Vacation Flag tote is perfect for a summer jaunt to the beach or park. At 23-inches wide by 14-inches high (eight-inches deep), the carryall is roomy enough for a day’s necessities. $685, Norwalk, 203-852-6829.
4 Cool metal and molten stone make for a hot combination in this lava rock and stainless steel coffee table by Phillips Collection. Outdoor suitable under a porch or canopy, make a hard statement indoors or out. Split the Difference coffee table, $1,525, through Olley Court, Ridgefield, 203-438-1270.
5 Part of Samuel Owen Gallery’s recent exhibition of aerial photography, Above and Beyond, Antoine Rose’s Insectarium photograph depicts the Hamptons’ umbrella-dotted shores. Rose is able to offer a unique perspective by shooting from a helicopter 300 feet above the earth. Greenwich, 203-422-6500.
A version of this article appeared in the June 2014 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Out of the Box.