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Get the Look: Sydney Sailboat handmade and vintage goods


I have an active imagination, and there’s something about soaring summer temperatures that gets me thinking of dreamy escapes. Camping in a tent, reading in a breezy treehouse, or resting at a little cabin by a lake – these all sound ideal, but a jaunt on the sea in a little sailboat tops my list.

Enter The Design Files, an amazing Australian design site. Browsing the archives, I came across Niki Baillie-Jackson and stylist Sophie Thé’s beautiful home-away-from-home – their sailboat Gwenn. After reading the feature and marveling at their shipshape style, I knew it would be the perfect fit for our Nautical July series. And with all the amazing nautical items available on Etsy, it seemed only natural to pair the photos with Etsy finds inspired by Gwenn. With that, I give you this month’s Get the Look.


1. Vintage oil painting from artbyissa
2. Abalone display from icondesign
3. Pillow by SuttonPlaceDesigns
4. Book from LemonRoseStudio
5. Vintage nautical lamp from NanasAtticFairy


1. Handmade ship in a bottle by ValsHats
2. Vintage faux coral sculpture from ModRendition
3. Novelty door sign from tippleandsnack


1. Duvet by THREADBEAT
2. Cabinet from TheeLetterQ
3. Vintage flag from culturalpollination
4. Hat from Bluebell
5. Rug by PatternSociety
6. Boots from SouthwestVintage

Feeling inspired by this space? Be sure and check out the original feature about Niki Baillie-Jackson and Sophie Thé’s sailboat Gwenn on The Design Files!

All photographs by Sean Fennessy, styling by Lucy Feagins for The Design Files.

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Aleksa Brown is an associate editor at Etsy.