Linen bolsters

1 Turn your sofa into a beachy day bed with sophisticated linen bolsters. John Robshaw Textiles’ Courtiers collection, $90 to $140 each, at Bedside Manor, 2056 N. Halsted St., 773-404-2020,



Shell images by Art Addiction

2 Art Addiction shell images printed on 24-by-36-inch acrylic panels, $480 each. To order at Johnathon, 3161 N. Halsted St., 773-327-7000,


Photograph: (shells) Leonard Gertz


Handmade knot doorstop

3 Handmade knot doorstop, rope over cast iron, $35, also works as a bookend. At Jayson Home & Garden, 1871 N. Clybourn Ave. 773-248-8180,



Golden Corn goldplate salt and peppers shakers by Michael Aram

4 Michael Aram’s Golden Corn goldplate salt and pepper shakers (2.5 inches high), $79 for the pair. At Homey, 3656 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-248-0050,



Papier-mâché crab
He’s huge! Makes a fun centerpiece

5 Create a bold centerpiece or put a big dose of shellfish whimsy just about anywhere. Stray Dog Designs oversized papier-mâché crab (22 inches across) is made from recycled materials by artisans in Haiti, $135 each. Buy in gray or custom order one of 16 other colors. At Grasshopper 510, 1944 N. Damen Ave., 773-292-0510,


Photograph: (crab) Leonard Gertz


Bouclé wire basket

6 Bouclé wire basket is just right for magazines, wastepaper, or flip-flops by the back door; $98 small, $125 large, at Jayson Home & Garden.



"Two do" notepads by Harbor Country

7 A great gift for your weekend hosts, Harbor Country “Two do” notepads with iconic images and town names, $9 for a set of two. At Charm Cottage, 14906 Red Arrow Hwy., Lakeside, Michigan, 269-469-4100


Photograph: (notepads) Leonard Gertz