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12 Summery Spaces, Horseshoe Crab Decor Included

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 02, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Jun 01, 2015

Last summer I admired a shellacked horseshoe crab installation in a friend's Little Compton, Rhode Island, cottage—so much so that I went on a hunt for more examples of horseshoe crab as decor. For step-by-step instructions on how to clean and dry a horseshoe crab shell, go to Horseshoe Crab Shell Preservation . Above: A washed, dried, and lacquered horseshoe crab in my friend Keith Crudgington's Little Compton kitchen. Above L: A framed horseshoe crab in a gallery wall via  Duo Ventures . Above R: The Resin Limule Sconce  from Atelier Gary Lee at the Chicago Merchandise Mart; see companion in bronze below. Above: South Carolina–based Etsy seller Local Cluster sells molted  Horseshoe Crab Wall Decor ; $40 each. Above L: The Bronze Limule Sconce  from Atelier Gary Lee; inquire about pricing. Above R: A horseshoe crab installation in the Hamptons house of  Schappacher White Architecture . Above: A horseshoe crab in a Los Feliz home designed by  Christos Prevezanao . Photograph by Jonn Coolidge via  My Domaine . Above L: Wall-mounted horseshoe crabs in a project by  Parker Sims Interiors . Above R: A  Bronze Limule Sconce  by Bernard Figueroa Light Sculptures, available from  Atelier Gary Lee . Above: A collection of sea treasures via Karen Bell Photo . Above L: The  Horseshoe Crab Door Knocker  (10 by 5 inches) from Swansea, Massachusetts–based Colby Smith is made of sand-cast yellow or red brass with a nickel plate or oiled bronze finish; $150. Above R: Vermont blacksmith Steven Bronstein of Blackthorne Forge makes a hand-forged steel  Horseshoe Crab Garden Sculpture  (8 by 16 inches); it's $120 directly from Blackthorne Forge. Looking for more summer house ideas? Consider Oars as Decor and DIY: Pressed Seaweed Prints . See our Beach Style archive for more.       More Stories from Remodelista Table of Contents: Summer Refresh Current Obsessions: Adventure Time Netscapes: 9 Stairwells with Nautical Enclosures






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