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How to really tie that room together: Seven pieces of rope-inspired decor

A simple, chic solution for the aesthete who cares about the environment

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Now that’s a charming lamp: Anthropologie’s gravity defying Paused Rope floor lamp looks like it’s being held up by the spell of a snake charmer. But the thick, jute cord is actually floating mid-air thanks to a hidden, metal structure concealed within the twine. $348.

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A super-cool bucket: Jonathan Adler’s Rope Ice Bucket has a great play between textures – the high-gloss blue bin contrasts nicely with the coarse cord. It works well to keep drinks cold, but makes an equally fun outdoor serving bowl for tortilla chips or dinner rolls. $52.

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Stylish puppy floss: Before Brooklyn-based designer Regine Raab started Waggo, a doggy design studio, in 2011, she worked for notable fashion stars like Marc Jacobs and Adam Lippes. Understandably, her line of playthings for puppies – including the nautically themed Have a Ball rope toy – have enough style to blend into the fussiest of homes. $10.

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Sweet chair, no cats allowed: London-based Dutch designer Els Woldhek’s Surrounded stool probably isn’t the safest option for homeowners with sharp-clawed cats – the soft seat looks like a giant ball of yarn. For everyone else, though, the playful colours – inspired by the traditional wreath-making Woldhek saw while doing a six-week residency in Ahmedabad, India – make a bold statement. Price upon request.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall: British designer Miles Dexter knows how to do a lot with a little. The circular mirror is bound by some natural flax rope, finished with a hand-rolled copper clasp and hung with an oak peg. Just three materials that, when combined, make for something truly elegant. $306.

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From little acorns, bright lights grow: If designer Vasiliy Butenko’s Acorn pendant light has a familiar shape, that’s because the Ukrainian used a pop bottle as a base mould for the thick cords of cotton rope. The results are simple yet iconic. Also comes in black and brown. Price upon request.

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Tightrope storage space: Hungarian designers Kata Monus and Tamas Bozsik used a single stretch environmentally-friendly linen rope to weave together their Cross ropes shelf. If the cord gets slack over time, a hidden tightening mechanism underneath the ash wood frame keeps things taught. Price upon request.

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