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10 Ways to Decorate with Rope

by Amy Azzarito

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We always have a bit of a rope obsession going on and when summer hits and thoughts turn to all things nautical, rope looms even larger as a decor accent. After all, nothing scream nautical quite like a piece of rope. Yesterday, Max delved into the history of nautical flags and continuing the nautical theme for the week, we’re looking at the best of ropes in our Sneak Peek homes. (And if you’d like to try your hand at making some rope accents for your own home see Best of DIY: Rope Projects.) –Amy

Image above: Dustin Glasscoe spent an hour making this wooden box for his Vermont kitchen out of 150 year-old wood and finished it with new rope from Lowes. See the full home tour of their Vermont farmhouse here.

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Image above: Rope as a garland in textile artist Ashley Helvey’s apartment in Seattle. See all the photos of her home (filled with hand-built furniture!) here.

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Image above: This Brooklyn apartment is filled with great little details like a rope handle on the spiral staircase. See all the full home tour here.


See more ideas for incorporating rope at home after the jump!

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Image above: A hanging pot-rack made from rope and pipe hangs from the exposed beams in this Williamsburg, Brooklyn home is a lab for woodworker Jason Roskey’s designs. See all the photos here.

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Image above: A rope rug in a Norwegian summer home. See the full home tour here.

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Image above: Rope drawer pulls add a little nod to the nautical. These are called “monkey’s fist” knots and were found on eBay. See all the photos from this New York City home here.

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Image above: The coat hook is made from an oar and sailor’s knot doorstop adds another little nautical touch. See the full home tour here. (And see how to make your own right here.)

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Image above: In this New York City apartment, Rachel Krauskopf wanted to create a visual distinction between the dining area and the living room. She did so by grounding the space with a over-scale shade and hanging it with knotted room. See the full home tour of her New York City apartment here.

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Image above: An acrylic coffee table with a little nautical twist in this Philadelphia home filled eclectic vintage finds. See the full home tour here.

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Image above: This wall in Brooklyn is a homage to all things nautical. See the full home tour here.

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