With summer just off our starboard bow, it’s time to think about updating the beach bag that’s seen better days. This modern spin on the classic seersucker ($39) boasts a generous carryall space at 19 inches by 7 inches by 14 inches.
Tarpon Bay Trading Co., 213B W. Venice Ave., (941) 882-4096.
A shore-inspired objet d’art deftly perched in a Florida home naturally becomes a conversation piece. Nice, too, when it doubles as a functional light source like this earthy lamp ($449). Unfinished driftwood pieces vertically arranged, topped with a squared linen shade, create a clean, contemporary look.
Seaside Chic, 217 W. Venice Ave., (941) 483-1177.
This decorative pillow ($62.95) is the perfect style statement for the sea-loving homeowner. The neutral linen-colored tone sets the background for the sea bean brown beading of a wistful coral fan. The subtle texture and design signal good taste with a nod to our tropical lifestyle.
Fraser’s Island Gift Nook, 227 W. Venice Ave., (941) 488-6161.
Ideal for the maritime vacation or as everyday wear, this spirited Barbara Gerwit seahorse print dress ($99) is style and comfort, not to mention flattering and fun. Just add some kicky sandals and you’re yacht ready.
Scarlet Macaw, 225 W. Venice Ave., (941) 483-3500.