Making Waves:
Surfboards As Decor

by Melissa Goldstein
We're big fans of the sports-equipment-as-decoration trend, and surfboards just might top our list of favourite multi-purpose props. The best part is, this genre caters to every brand of connoisseur: from the clotheshorse, who demands the best (and the best means Chanel), to the graphic-minded aesthete, who won't settle for anything less than a local craftsmen à la Travis Reynolds, to the art collector--see: Richard Prince for Tommy Hilfiger. Try your board leaning against a wall for easy access (if you ride the thing) and a casual, no-fuss focal point; mounted for a one-stop-shop solution to that glaring blank surface; or as a coffee table--because, why not?
 hesssurfboards  mollusk
New 6' Ranger Surfboard, $895, Hess 7' Travis Reynolds Egg Surfboard, $800, Mollusk
 tommyhilfiger Chanel
Richard Philips Surfboard, $2000, Tommy Hilfiger Bicolor Surfboard, Price Available Upon Request, Chanel
Photographs: 1.Courtesy Apartment Therapy 2.Courtesy Slicinteriors 3.Courtesy House Beautiful 4.Courtesy James Victore 5.Courtesy Better Homes and Gardens  6.Courtesy Charleston Magazine  7.Courtesy Remodelista 8.Courtesy Desire to Inspire  9.Courtesy Design Studio Home  10.Courtesy Decorpad 

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