Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Dorm room decorating ideas days are here again.  Decorating the dorm room is a back to campus tradition, and dorm room decor has come a long way, baby.  Chic, stylish, and dorm sweet dorm impressive- the accents and accessories available for your dorm room decorating ideas prove A+ ready to ace the personal style test.

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To every taste there is a style, and the dorm room is an excellent canvas in which to color, texture and pattern your way to dorm sweet dorm style.

hello-beautiful-rugHello Beautiful Loop Pile Script Print 3’x4″ x 5′ Room Rug

My dorm room decorating ideas philosophy mirrors my all things house that make a home decorating philosophy.   Place the design and decorate  emphasis on decor accents and accessories that speak hello beautiful to you.

Rylan Floral Complete Bedding Set

Rylan Floral Complete Bedding Set

Southern chic, y’all!

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Christian Siriano Soft Floral Comforter Set in Grey

Mandala Carved Faux Headboard

Mandala Carved Faux Headboard

MOD Home Serene Buddha DuvetMOD Home Serene Buddha Duvet

Calm Palm 6-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

Calm Palm 6-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

Flokati Faux Fur Throw BlanketFlokati Faux Fur Throw Blanket

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Home Expressions Shag Throw

When the ten toe express is winding down, rest those puppies on something chic, comfortable, and stylish.

Shapes Tufted Accent Rug Pink Shapes Tufted Accent Rug Pink 

Rashida Hand-Hooked Wool Sky/Berry Area Rug Rashida Hand-Hooked Wool Sky/Berry Area Rug 

nuloom-shag-rugNuloom Gynel Cloudy Shag Area Rug 

Camila Round Jute Rug

Camila Round Jute Rug

Dorset Ivory Fuchsia Indoor Area RugDorset Ivory Fuchsia Indoor Area Rug

Pops of color and pattern make the grade A+ storage fabulous for dorm room decorating ideas.

2 Piece Storage Trunk Set2 Piece Storage Trunk Set

Household Essentials Small Bling Decorative Storage Box in GoldHousehold Essentials Small Bling Decorative Storage Box in Gold

Great lighting is essential in the dorm room environment.  Floor, table, desk, string, and just fun- shine a little light on the higher education study and down time situation.

 

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The Emily & Meritt Crown Lamp

 

Marble Base UplightBetter Homes & Gardens Marble Base Uplight

Mitchell Crystal Table Lamp

Mitchell Crystal Table Lamp

Task Desk Lamp

Task Desk Lamp

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Teardrop Luxe Blush Table Lamp

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Eiffel-Tower-string-lightsEiffel Tower 10′ LED Glimmer Strings®

Seating Options

Faux Fur Butterfly ChairFaux Fur Butterfly Chair

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The Emily & Meritt Bed of Roses Beanbag

Sallie Fuzzy PoufSallie Fuzzy Pouf

Ruthie Velvet Floor PillowRuthie Velvet Floor Pillow

Rockin' Roller Desk ChairRockin’ Roller Desk Chair

Super Chic Desk Accessories

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Danya B. Antique Gold “Hands” Bookend Set of 2

chic-journal

Oversized Tortoise Spiral Journal

decorista-planner

2018-2019 Erisha Fashionista Academic Planner

GOLD-WIRE-BASKET

Metal Wire Basket

Gold Elephant Tape Dispenser

Gold Elephant Tape Dispenser

Hand Clamp Metal Wall Decor

Hand Clamp Metal Wall Decor

floral-words-binder-clipsGold Floral & Words Binder Clips

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Slant Watermelon Trinket Dish  ||  Kate Aspen 4-Pack Flamingo Trinket Dishes  ||  Jay Import Pink Agate Trinket Box

Lilly Pulitzer® Lilly Pulitzer® Catch Wave Lidded Ring DishLilly Pulitzer® Lilly Pulitzer® Catch Wave Lidded Ring Dish

Pencils.  Pens.   Make-up Brushes.  Paper/Binder Clips.   Keys.   Jewelry.

head vaseVintage Lady Head Vase

DIY Fabulous

Wall Decor

Creating a dorm room or apartment statement or gallery wall that stylishly reflects personal style is all the rage.

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3 Letter Wooden Monogram

The curated look is easily accomplished with chic and stylish wall art.  The designs, sizes and affordable price points come under the category of back to college fabulous.

Spring Giclee Canvas Art Print

Spring Giclee Canvas Art Print

Makeup Brush Canvas Wall Art

Marble TapestryMarble Tapestry

C Est La Vie Framed Canvas

C’est La Vie Framed Canvas

Tutus And Bows Canvas Wall Art

Tutus And Bows Canvas Wall Art

Command Brand strips and hooks follow the no holes in the walls rule on the way to making your style statement.

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Bed and Bath

Sparkle Throw Pillow Pillowfort™Sparkle Throw Pillow (20″x12″) Gray – Pillowfort™

 

Oliver-Gal-velvet-animal-pumps-pillow

Oliver Gal Velvet Animal Pumps Pillow

 

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Good Morning Gorgeous

pink-buffalo-check-throw-pillowBuffalo Check Oblong Outdoor Throw Pillow

monogram-pillowcase

Monogram Pillowcase

Tropical Flamingo Indoor/Outdoor Square Throw PillowTropical Flamingo Indoor/Outdoor Square Throw Pillow

Cut Plush Bed Rest

Cut Plush Bed Rest

Hedgehogs Ultra Soft Sheet SetHedgehogs Ultra Soft Sheet Set

200tc Eiffel Tower Sheet Set200tc Eiffel Tower Sheet Set

Au Naturale Bath MatAu Naturale Bath Mat

Wonderly Wonderly Cotton Bath Rug

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6pk Fancy Llama Wash Cloths

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Morgan Home Fashions 6pc Washcloth Set

Goodies and Gadgets 

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table - Project 62™

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table – Project 62™

 

Scallop Kids Accent Table

Scallop Accent Table – Pillowfort™

Acton Side Table

Acton Side Table

storage-bench

Diva Decorative Storage Bench

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JOY Huggable Hangers® Shirt Hangers 24-pack – Brass

Ruffles White WastebasketRuffles White Wastebasket

Hollywood Makeup Vanity 9 LED Mirror with Light Hollywood Makeup Vanity 9 LED Mirror with Light 

the-emily-meritt-crown-tray

The Emily & Meritt Crown Tray

Crabot HD Stereo Wireless Headsets

 Crabot HD Stereo Wireless Headset

 

kate spade new york® kate spade new york® Blush Rugby Stripe Lunch Tote

kate spade new york®Blush Rugby Stripe Lunch Tote

Vera Bradley lunch cooler

Vera Bradley Lunch Cooler

kate spade new york® kate spade new york® Rectangular Food Storage Containers, 4-Piece Set

kate spade new york®Rectangular Food Storage Containers, 4-Piece Set 

Keurig-Oasis-single-cup-coffee-maker

Keurig K-Mini Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

cheetah-print-coffee-mug3dRose Cheetah Animal Print – Art, Ceramic Mug, 15-ounce

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Rae Dunn Refresh 

Banana Leaf Print Fridge SkinBanana Leaf Print Fridge Skin

I hope one or more of these dorm room decorating ideas offers decorative inspiration for your back-to-college dorm room design and decor.

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Football Season Tiger Talk: Tailgating Tablescapes Ideas

Conversations, estimations, and prognostications for the upcoming LSU Tigers football season has gone from a meow to a roar.

Norman-Catwell

Football fans- this is not a drill.  If you haven’t scouted the recipes, planned the menus, decorations and tailgating tablescapes ideas we’ve got something to talk about as well.  Football fans and the tailgating nation from conference to conference, division to division take their football and tailgating times serious.  Football fans here in the South surely do, and come rain, sunshine, humidity or hurricane, we let the good tailgating times roll.

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Tiger Stadium

Tailgating planning and execution is a process that rivals that of an elaborate dinner party.  The selection of a tailgating tablescapes theme and  the perfect decor accessories and tablewares can be an entertaining success from parking to parting.

LSU-tailgatingThe Local Palate

Tailgating has come along way from the hibachi and red Solo cup days, not that there’s anything wrong with that.  Tailgaters decked out in team attire and colors believe in getting the party started early in game day style.

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Dooney & Bourke NCAA LSU Handbag

The old adage football is a religion in the South has a lot of truth to it.  The shall we gather at the stadium loyal gather together to get the pregame ritual kicked off in true Tiger style.  Game day chic includes both a pregame bag and a clear bag compliant with stadium policy.

 

Vince Camuto Aryna Clear Cross-Body BagVince Camuto Aryna Clear Cross-Body Bag

Team logo and tiger chic flats and sandals bring style and comfort to the look.  For the away games to college towns where fall is actually fall, gold metallic espadrille slip-on sneakers or warm lined suede boots fit the bill.

 

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NCAA Women’s Louisiana State University Tigers Purple/Gold Sandal

 

Crossband Leather Slide Sandals

Coconuts by Matisse Crossband Leather Slide Sandals

 

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Espadrille Slip-On Sneakers

 

Warm Lined Suede BootsWarm Lined Suede Boots

 

Military Anorak Safari Jacket CoatMilitary Anorak Safari Jacket Coat

D&Y-Black-Tiger-Print-Infinity-Scarf

Eye of the Tiger

Tortoise Cutout Drop EarringsTortoise Cutout Drop Earrings

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Tiger Tailgating

To every sport there is a season, and to every tailgating tablescape there is a reason.   If real estate is all about location, location, location tailgating tablescapes is all about display, display, display.  Pitch your tailgating tent in a prime location, hang a focal point chandelier, and proceed to impress the crowd with your tailgating tablescapes skills and style.

Sonoma Natural Beaded Brown 8-light Chandelier

Sonoma Natural Beaded Brown 8-light Chandelier

I begin by dressing the table in whatever choice of table linens fits this weeks theme.  Burlap is the tailgating accessory that consistently tops the tailgating tablescapes must have table linens list because of its durability and inexpensive price tag.  Versatile for table covers and table runners, burlap, the on-trend farmhouse chic fabric, is a very forgiving fabric.

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Online Fabric Store

There’s no crying in football or spilled chili, dip, gumbo, cocktails, etc…

Spills happen.

If a stain should occur, cover it up with a serving tray or platter for the duration of your tailgating soiree (a hosting trick).  Between tailgating times, head over to a fabric store or online retailer to pick up or order a couple of more yards of this tailgating friendly fabric.

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Artificial Grass Table Runner

I really like this artificial grass table runner option.  Dress it up or dress it down style on the field.

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Football Field Burlap Jute 96″ Table Runner

Decorating your tailgating tablescapes with pieces in team colors, seasonal accents, and holiday du jour decor never fails to impress the crowd.  My game changer tablescape works with a casual yet elegant theme.  It brings a bit of juxtaposition to the tailgating tablescapes mix with stoneware plates paired with inexpensive faux wood chargers.

gold-faux-wood-chargerGold Faux Wood Charger

faux-magnolia-wreath

Magnolia Leaves Wreath

Wreaths make fantastic candle rings for tailgating tablescapes, and when  football season is over you can use these for home for the holidays decorating.

STONEBRIAR COLLECTION Medium Rustic Metal Hurricane Lantern

Stonebriar Collection Rustic Metal Hurricane Lantern

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Treasure Chest

Louisiana tailgating must include several lanterns in the New Orleans architectural styles design .

lantern-candle-holders

Dark Metal Lantern

Birch slab round tree slices, woven trays, and baskets make the extra point as serving pieces and decorative additions for the fall football tailgating tablescape of it all.

Birch Slab Round Tree Slices

Birch Slab Round Tree Slices

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Woven Rectangle Tray

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Woven Baskets

Natural Wheat Stacks make the starting lineup for fabulous tailgating tablescapes accessories.

Good look, great height.

Natural Wheat Stack With Ribbon

Natural Wheat Stack With Ribbon

Easy to work with centerpiece options include a team mascot figurine, collectible helmet, and a bronze poly-stone football player sculpture.

 

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collectible-helmet

football-player-statue-sculpture

Arrangements of fresh or faux flowers and plants of the season set a festive and colorful scene.  Crotons, hydrangeas, garden mums, marigolds, branches, decorative feathers, dried lotus pods, magnolia leaves and sunflowers give a festive nod to fall and transport well.

Chrysanthemums

Fir0002/Flagstaffotos

Vases and containers can be as simple as a collection of empty vegetable-sauce-bean cans to dollar store metal vases with rope accents to craft pumpkins to a football cut to accommodate a can in which to house fresh flowers.  When selecting vases and containers, I keep ease of transport, the unique factor, and avoid breakage at all times in mind.

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metal-vases

Bulk Metal Vases with Rope Accents

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Natural Birch Bark Zinc Planter Pots

Boston ferns hanging baskets placed in plastic urns or simply placed tabletop add a touch of casual elegance.

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Pumpkin time is coming.   Fresh, decorative, painted, carved or football- the pumpkin is a decorative powerhouse.

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Hobby Lobby

Copper Glitter-Dipped Pumpkin

Hobby Lobby

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Hobby Lobby

Silver Galvanized Metal Pumpkin

Hobby Lobby

Simple serves a purpose, a hungry crowd, and an easy cleanup detail.  I keep my eye of the tiger on these 5 gallon college buckets from Home Depot.  I like to pick up several of these tailgating gotta have it staples to use as a carry all, cool all and basic catchall.

LSU-5-gallon-bucket

Tailgating tablescapes wow factor serveware suggestions include cake stands stacked for a tiered effect.  Stacked cake stands work great as serving pieces and chic displays for cheeses, fruits, crackers, breads, muffins and of course, cake.

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Marble Cake Stand

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Nordic Ware Pumpkin Wheat Loaf Pan

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Petite Ellis Stand

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Be sure to shop end of season sales and clearance sections for all your tailgating tablescapes needs.  The very fall and Halloween color choice appropriate Corin melamine serving collection in spice orange is on clearance at Crate & Barrel.

Corin Melamine Long Spice Orange Serving Platter

Corin Melamine Long Spice Orange Serving Platter

The Lodge cast iron bowl is a tailgating must have when serving chili, soup, stew or Frito chili pie.

Lodge 12-Ounce Cast Iron Mini Serving Bowl

Lodge 12-Ounce Cast Iron Mini Serving Bowl 

Vintage wares make chic tablescape pieces.

vintage-wooden-crates-boxes

Treasure Chest

The vintage wood crate is a tailgate tablescapes dream to work with as a flatware caddy, wrapped food holder, cocktail garnishes, or condiment holder.

bread-bags

Bread Bags 

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bloody-mary-garnishes

Stainless Steel Garnish Branches

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sauces

coke-crate

Antique Shoppes At 1100 Barksdale

These versatile and sturdy crates add just the right amount of vintage to the look and ease to tote, travel, and tablescape.

Threshold MidTone Large Milk Crate Dark TaupeThreshold MidTone Large Milk Crate Dark Taupe

Chili and chilly is a delicious tailgating combination for fall game days.

hot-chocolate-bar

enamel-latte-mug

Golden Rabbit Enamel Swirl Latte Mug

A woven crate basket can pull triple duty as a tailgate supply tote for a hot chocolate with all the fixings, turned upside down and used as the aforementioned fixings display, and holder of fleece throws in seasonal or team colors.

fleece-throw

I like items that pull double tableware duty.

plastic-urn

Grecian Urn – Bloem

Is it an urn for a fall foliage centerpiece or is it a stylish beverage tub?

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LSU-college-town-glasses

LSU College Town Glass

Tailgating recipes for barbecued anything, Creole seasoned popcorn and lemonade with a kick, cold or hot dips, salads, sandwiches, soups, stews or chili, and tasty tailgating appropriate desserts always satisfy a hungry tailgating group.

galvanized-burger-holderGalvanized Burger Basket

LSU-sauces

sugar-moldSugar Mold

A sugar mold also makes an excellent condiment holder.

whiskey-barrel-burgers

Whiskey Barrel Burgers ~ Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens

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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Regional cuisine ranks high in taste and popularity with hungry fans, and the cook friendly one pot principal scores extra points for easy.

slow-cooker

boiling-gumbo

Places In The Home Chicken and Sausage Gumbo 

Gumbo or deer chili served with homemade buttermilk cornbread with pork cracklin’s has Louisiana c’est si bon written all over it.

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Toups’ Cracklin’s

Ingredients

5 pounds skin-on pork belly

4 cups lard

Peanut oil, for frying

Cracklin’ Spice (recipe follows)

Directions

Place pork belly skin side up on a cutting board, and cut into 1-inch pieces.
In a large Dutch oven, place lard and pork belly.  Do not layer pork belly in more than 3 layers.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently; reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring frequently, until skin blisters and turns golden brown.  Transfer pork belly to rimmed baking sheets, and refrigerate until cold.*

In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 380°.  Add pork belly in batches, and fry until puffed and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Let drain on paper towels, and liberally sprinkle or toss with Cracklin’ Spice.

Cracklin’ Spice

Ingredients

½ cup ground chile de árbol

½ cup popcorn salt*

¼ cup ground white pepper

¼ cup minced garlic

¼ cup celery salt

¼ cup sugar

Directions

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.

-Isaac Toups, Toups’ Meatery, New Orleans as featured in Louisiana Cookin’

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Fans are always looking for a way to celebrate their team(s).  Tailgating gives us a great excuse to get to the stadium early for pregame food, fun and fantastic times.  Fire up the grills and set the tailgating tablescapes, football fans.  It’s tailgating season!

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Styling Tips For Rearranging Home Decor Accessories

It dawned on me last week as I was dusting (the all things house that make a home chore I love to hate) the bookshelves in the not ready for blog sharing time den could greatly benefit from an update-an edit-a rearrange.   That started a I’m tired of-I’m bored with-I don’t like that chain reaction.  An inspection of shelf, space and tabletop ensued, and the conclusion reached is I’m ready for a rearranging home decor accessories change.

Did you hear that?

That’s Dave the Builder breathing a sigh of relief as I assure him no painting, wallpapering or furniture moving will be involved in this most current update to our decor.

Oh, it’s coming, but more on that down the redecorating road.

It’s amazing how easy it is to stave off decor staleness by simply  rearranging home decor accessories upon the shelves and tabletops of home sweet home.

built-in-bookshelf

I’m decorating to the oldies with the soulful sounds of Dionne Warwick and The 5th Dimension.  The music is from 1967, but the look in this traditional ranch doesn’t have to be.  I’m doing my decorista best to de-1967 this traditional ranch one project, one space, one rearranging home decor accessories at a time.

paint-samples

Stained woodwork works for some spaces, but this den is not one of those spaces.  Dave the Builder suggested I give the stained woodwork a chance. I did and have for eight years.

Eight years.

That’s a lot of mulling it over.

This future project is on the fast track to the back burner due to prior “real job” commitments.   Dave’s schedule is full through October, and although painting the den bookshelves tops my at home project list, Dave’s projects pay the bills.

Good and stylish things come to those who wait.

Isn’t that how the saying goes?

rearranging home decor accessories

New cabinet hardware is a must, and let me tell you why.

built-in-cabinet-knobs

Changing out cabinet hardware is an inexpensive update, an install I am ridiculously brilliant at, and delivers instant visual gratification.

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Move it here, move it there.

Take a look at the look created.

Assign each shelf a focal point accessory and work from there.

To the left, to the right, to the center-no two shelves or vignettes are created equal.  Style each shelf with objects of varying sizes and heights to create flow, balance, and to perfect the art of visual interest.

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Feature items close to your heart, interests, and memories.  The rule of you effectively applies to decorating and should be beautifully evident throughout your home.

antique-baby-rattle

This tarnished treasure sterling silver baby rattle is a four generation keepsake.  It tells the story of past, present and future family members and reads like a compelling novel.

porcelain-dogs

My taste in decorative porcelain figurines has gone to the dogs.

staffordshire-dog

When I bought this color rich portrait last year, I knew I wanted it and knew the perfect place to hang it would present itself.

portrait

I marked the spot today.

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One of the best buys at an antiques auction is when you luck up on a box full of old books in relatively good shape.  I purchased a box of sixty (60) books for $30 all in.

Another example of a fantastic deal discovered and purchased at auction.

modern-library-collection

I still love the wallpaper in the foyer, but this Orchid has seen better days.

Orchid-foyer

A meyer lemon tree could work, but I’m also considering the very trendy fiddle leaf fig in my rearranging home decor accessories scheme.

dwarf-bare-root-meyer-lemon-treeDwarf Bare Root Meyer Lemon Tree

Trendy isn’t normally an appealing notion, but I really like the look and am up to the challenge of keeping the thing alive and kicking.  Domino has a good article on fiddle leaf care  Everything You Need to Know About the Fiddle Leaf Fig.

fiddle-leaf-fig

Ficus Lyrata, Fiddle-Leaf Fig Floor Plant 

Small lamps, sconces, picture lights or a collection of all three will light up the currently lighting deprived shelves.  I’m treading lightly (ha!) with this decision being ever mindful too much of a good thing can cast a particularly unattractive shadow.

bookshelf-white

Verandah House

Rearranging home decor accessories upon the shelves and tabletops of home sweet home is what I’m doing on my summer vacation.   The look is updated and everything old is new again.

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My Personal Interpretation of Modern Farmhouse Style

What do you do when the heat index registers 113° on a hot and humid Louisiana summer day?  You pour yourself a glass of Southern sweet ice tea, you stay indoors in the air conditioning, and you spend quality time updating this farmhouse style post to better show and tell a personal style journey.

Mixing decorating styles piques not only my interest but engages my eye.

Take the modernization of farmhouse style.

Building upon the design and decorating cornerstones of farmhouse style, modern farmhouse accents the mix and mingle of decorating styles, finding the curated look to be an expression of personal style, taste and interpretation through balance, harmony, layers, and visual engagement.

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Polsky Perlstein Architects ~  Michael Hospelt Photography

Inspiration is everywhere, especially in forgotten photo file folders that evoke the thoughts and memories of past that shape my present personal interpretation of modern farmhouse style.

farmhouse-antiques-Hamptons

Domino

On a recent save and purge photo scroll and purge, I came across a fall folder packed with pics from a staging session.

dough-bowl-applesArchitectural Digest

The dough bowl is well represented in many of the photos as it is what I consider the standard decorating accessory depicting farmhouse style.

apples-dough-bowlWho’s ready for fall?

Farmhouse is in my DNA, so to speak.   I come from a long line of farmhouse admirers as you will learn from the abbreviated backstory a few paragraphs down.

Texas-abandoned-farmhouse

Flickr

Abandoned, inhabited, primitive, pristine and historic- I’ve never met a farmhouse I haven’t loved, or at the very least appreciated.  Condition proves irrelevant to the enamored.  A good eye sees past the past straight to the innate beauty found in intricate millwork, stately embellishments, and architectural details.

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Design Sponge ~ Photo by Maxwell Tielman

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Pecky Cypress

These treasure-troves of design and decorating leave a lasting and inspiring impression.

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Texas Farm Bureau ~ Julie Vrazel Tomascik

Throughout my childhood my mother and grandmother would decide on a whim to load up the Lincoln and point the hood emblem west to Texas.  No trip to Texas was complete without an adventure on the way to my great-grandparents house.

Lincoln

Over the Louisiana bayous and down the Texas farm-to-market roads, to great-grandmother’s house we go with a Glen Campbell 8-track in the Philco ever gentle on our minds and nary a seat belt fastened or care in the world.

Cameron

Now Bryan!  Now Cameron!  Now Heidenheimer and Temple!
On, Belton!  On, Killeen!  On, Hewitt and Waco, too!

My grandmother could scope out a farmhouse among Texas Bluebonnets like nobody’s business.

She was farmhouse when farmhouse wasn’t cool.

Her antiques shops radar was fine-tuned to treasures ahead and a skill I’ve proudly inherited.  To protest was pointless.  I learned at an early age to never question the motives of a native Texan whose eyes have seen the glory of a Texas farmhouse, a hole-in-the-wall junk shop or Bluebonnet field.

Texas-bluebonnets-in-field

Looking back over our adventures, I find an obvious correlation between  my personal style interpretation of modern farmhouse design and the farmhouses, antiques shops and the fields of Bluebonnet dreams waltzed across Texas all those years ago.

modern-farmhouse

Dana Wolter Interiors

To put show to tell, I’ve sourced a collection of images, accessories and curiosities in the manner of modern farmhouse style.

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Carved Walnut Library Table

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Wreath Mirror in Shimmer

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Marinette 33 in. Clear Glass Table Lamp

Voss Cement Pot PlanterVoss Cement Pot Planter

“The home should be the treasure chest of living.”

— Le Corbusier

Wood Inlay Trinket Jewelry Box

Wood Inlay Trinket Jewelry Box

Filbert Gerhardt - Horse Sketch - Soicher Marin ArtFilbert Gerhardt – Horse Sketch – Soicher Marin Art

farmhouse-foyer-table

Blur the hard lines of a design style by stepping away from convention.  This 1920s painted pine table is farmhouse kitchen ready to work, but I see a stunning foundation piece for the modern farmhouse foyer.

farmhouse style centre table'

Industrial Island / Centre Table

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Abel Round Mirror

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Hand Painted Italian Decorative Box

Alessandra-rugAlessandra Area Rug

Alfresco Home Delfina Urn Planter

Alfresco Home Delfina Urn Planter

magnolia-tree-at-dusk

Hitting the Magnolia Jackpot Right Outside the Front Door

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1980s Portraiture Framed Oil Painting of Greyhound Whippet by Dawne Hill

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EBTH

Now more than ever I am convinced the nouns of our lives, the people, places and things that leave a lasting impression play a significant role in our personal style choices.

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Schoolhouse

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Domino

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From Me to You Upscale Market

When Dave the Builder asked me what I wanted for a Christmas present, I put in my order for one of these beam beauties.  It arrived Christmas Eve with a big red bow on it, and will soon be added a modern farmhouse style decoration to the Places In The Home kitchen.  When the tornado hit, the roof over the kitchen took the brunt of the force from tree branches and debris.  Add to that the water leaks and you get a taped and floated seam that is slowly exposing itself for the eyesore to eventually come.  Necessity comes together with attention to detail to welcome home a touch of modern farmhouse style.

double-sideboard

Loire Valley Double Sideboard

Deville Russelle Sideboard

Deville Russelle Sideboard

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Uttermost Treneece Distressed Antique Grey 1-light Table Lamps

Tapered Hex Column LampTapered Hex Column Lamp

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Canal Sofa

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Sylvester Sofa

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Waldorf 2 Door Accent Cabinet

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Painted Box Club Sofa Bench

Warmth through color, texture and pattern exemplifies the cozy nature of  of farmhouse style.

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The White Sparrow Barn

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Koge Swing Arm Lamp

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Better Homes & Gardens

Muestera Weathered Grey Dining Chair

Muestera Weathered Grey Dining Chair

Parsons Concrete Top/ Stainless Steel Base

Parsons Concrete Top/ Stainless Steel Base 

Years ago when by decorating happenstance I discovered just how aesthetically striking the pairing two styles together there was no turning back.  My future kitchen redesign (always a project in play) involves the marriage of a yet purchased antique farm or harvest table with the Chippendale dining chairs currently round the dining room table.

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New upholstery.   New space.   New look.

Edit from within and be amazed by the transformation of space and style.

Similarities in Style

What do you get when you cross modern farmhouse style with French country style?

A marriage of clean lines, stunning character and classic sophistication.

Cabinet, Glass Front, Pine, Antique White

Cabinet, Glass Front, Pine, Antique White

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Benjamin Dhong Interiors

The tops and shelves of farmhouse and modern farmhouse style sideboards and accent cabinets are made for housing distinctive wares and decorative accessories such as…

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Elle Decoration

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Milk Decoration

Transferware.

french-transferwareAntique French Ironstone Transferware Tureen H.B.& Cie.CHOISY-le-Roi

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Ironstone.

Ironstone Bowl with Pink Flowers,

Ironstone Bowl with Pink Flowers

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Verlaine Bookcase

Decorative decor accessories.

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Butcher blocks and cutting boards.

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Vintage Large Round Bread Board

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Curtis & Windham Architects

counter-stool-upholstered-seatEnderlin 24″ Bar Stools

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Boccioni Large Recycled Glass Jug

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Stoneware Salt Cellar – Cream – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Let’s continue on with the classic farmhouse to modern farmhouse style accents and accessories that make the gotta have it list.

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Stephens Design Group

Stephens Design Group

Hydrangeas.

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Art ll Canvas Print

cow-head-wall-accentThe Bessie Cow Head Wall Decor

Cow and/or bull head wall decor.

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Nest

bull-head-wall-decorVintage pitchers and creamers.

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white-flat-front-cabinets-black-soapstone-countertopsDecorPad

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Framed and unframed art.

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cow-oil-on-canvas

Personal interpretation of interior styles is often subject to life influences. Decorating outside the traditional norms of a design style is an excellent way to further emphasize your personal style and taste preferences.

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A Most Fetching Friday: A Tranquil Bedroom

Today’s A Most Fetching Friday shines a nightlight on the importance of a tranquil bedroom where mind, body and eye benefit from quality downtime and restful style.  I’ve discovered the antidote to the energy draining, oppressive and tedious days of summer- retreating to a tranquil bedroom  where I check stress, devices, and the general noise of the day that grinds the gears at the door.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

What design elements constitute a tranquil bedroom for one may not for another.  In design and in the pursuit of tranquility, personal preference makes the world go round.  Count me among those that unwind by watching television before bed.  Dave the Builder yammers wonders aloud how I can include watching television in my downtime is the right time viewing routine.

To quote a line from Sex and the City (a late night viewing favorite), “I love it, it’s my thing.  Let it go.”

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When designing and decorating the master bedroom with tranquility in mind, a serene and calming color palette is conducive to a relaxing atmosphere.

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Windham Cream  ||   Blue Bonnet  ||  Palladian Blue  ||   Healing Aloe

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Gauthier~Stacy Inc.

Dave and I often play the what would you buy if you won the lottery game.  When I do win the lottery (the power of positive thinking) fresh flowers will grace the accent, dining, vanity, and bedside tabletops throughout Casa de Places In The Home.  In the meantime, the markdown sections of grocery store floral departments beautifully and affordably allow me to indulge my penchant for keeping an arrangement of fresh flowers on the bedside table.

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Small touches such as fresh flowers instill a curated quality to your bedroom oasis and give a weary eye a colorful place to land.

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Suzanne Rheinstein & Associates

Be still my Southern traditional heart!

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Decorator Brannan Geary

The tranquil bedroom decorated by Brannan Geary is a Southern charmer. The classic Colefax and Fowler fabric Bowood, stunning window treatments, and fresh flowers beautifully demonstrate how the use of classic patterns, soft color palettes, and antique furnishings frame a tranquil bedroom.

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Gal Meets Glam

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 Bowood by Colefax and Fowler

New+Salem+3+Drawer+Accent+ChestNew Salem 3 Drawer Accent Chest

Porphyrion Console 2 Door Accent CabinetPorphyrion Console 2 Door Accent Cabinet

I do love a tranquil bedroom that is calm, cool and collected.

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This lamp is one of a pair that belonged to my grandmother.  The pair of vintage porcelain lamps in the Brannan Geary decorated bedroom inspired me to head to the Hopefully Classic storage closet to retrieve these vintage porcelain lamps with the express purpose of reintroducing into a calm, cool, and collected bedroom.

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Architectural Digest

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Southern Living

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Southern Living

I hope you have a most fetching Friday and a lovely weekend- one that  presents an opportunity at the end of the day for you to retreat to and rest and relax in a tranquil bedroom.

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Patriotic Pops: Happy 4th of July Celebration

Our 4th of July celebration finds me taking a few minutes between festivities to wish you all a Happy 4th of July while I enjoy a cup of tea and some quality keyboard time.  I love the lead up to the big celebration, but life, like decorating and design, is all about balance.  We’re about to get this patriotic pops party started in bing, bang, boom fashion, and I bet you are doing the same at your own Happy 4th of July celebration.

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Tradition rings red, white, and blue true in a patriotic color palette.  Variations and creative interpretations of the patriotic color palette allow for fresh takes, takes primed for impressing the eye of the new traditional loyal.

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Drum up the drama and set off the visual fireworks in shades, hues and tones of regal reds, shades of white, and brilliant blues.  A space defined, detailed, and draped in an updated interpretation of the classic red, white, and blue color scheme pops the color in new traditional style.

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Oomph ~ Design by Annie Anderson 

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Garvey Table Lamp 

If a space totally immersed in a patriotic color palette does not appeal to you, perhaps a spot accessory in red, white or blue is in order.

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Domino

Color as an accessory and/or focal point?

Yes, yes, and yes!

Kemble Interiors, Inc.Kemble Interiors, Inc.

Can’t find that special accent or accessory to bring the look home?

Construct it.

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Mid-Century Italian Modern Blue Glazed Ceramic Sculptural Table Lamps

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Don’t shy from purchasing a lamp(s) with a shade that does not float your boat or without a shade at all.   Celebrate your independence from the unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, and lackluster by creating a custom piece by replacing or purchasing a shade(s) suited to your taste, color preference and the canvas of the space.

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The color combination of red, white and blue is synonymous with regal grandeur.  Patriotic as well as impressive, the red, white, and blue color palette makes a bold design and home decor statement from floor to ceiling.

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Katie Ridder Inc.

Pop the color, say cheers to the American spirit, and savor the flavor on this Independence Day.  Place the spotlight on fun, an impressive party palette, and the snacks, the crackles and the pops that go with letting freedom ring.  I think that’s a simple yet spectacular recipe for party success!

Happy 4th of July!

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Grand Old Flag Pop and Splash Style 4th of July Bash

Plans for our grand old flag pop and splash style 4th of July bash are coming together.

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Traditional Home

You would think color palette inspiration is what I gleaned from the country French aesthetic of this Charles Faudree decorated bedroom.  Oh, it catches my eye and pops the patriotic palette, but what speaks 4th of July to me is the blue and white plates on the wall.

More on that further down the post.

4th of July bash

Old Glory proudly welcomes visitors and the 4th of July to Places In The Home.  I never shy away from an opportunity to add a pop of color to interiors or exteriors.

red-white-blue-pillowsDisplaying the American flag and decorative throw pillows in red, white, and blue brilliantly colors my world in true patriotic style.

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Our usual cast of characters made an executive holiday decision to hold our 4th of July bash at my brother’s house.

I voted for our 4th of July holiday to look a bit more like this,

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but the majority ruled for our grand old flag pop and splash style 4th of July bash to be a home for the holiday celebration.

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Relocating our 4th of July bash to my brother’s house puts us closer to the lake and his pool.

Now that’s smart party planning.

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My new waterproof bluetooth speaker will make its inaugural debut.  It’s not a party without the grooves and tunes of summer.

bose-speaker-poolBose SoundLink Micro Speaker

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My Dad was a Veteran and a proud American.  His love of country was rooted in the American flag.  He fought for it, he never shied from his pride in it, and at the end of his life the American flag honored him.  In honor of my Dad, Veterans, and the military servicemen and women who serve our country, our flag flies for you.

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What would a 4th of July tablescape be without a red, white and blue centerpiece?   I’m supplying the vase which is actually a cookie jar sans lid and the American flags.

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Whatever greenery or flower I can find in blooming abundance in nature’s floral department (the yard) will be the center of centerpiece attention.  I happened to notice how full our neighbor’s magnolia tree is at present, and with their permission to “get all you want whenever you want” I’m thinking a bouquet of magnolias is where this centerpiece is going.

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I’m staying true red, white, and blue  with the party palette, but the 4th of July patio table will be set with vintage blue and white plates in various china patterns.

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Real china plates?

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4pk White Flour Sack Kitchen Towels – Room Essentials™

Real china plates, white flour sack dish towels for napkins, and plastic red Solo cups.

A pop of color, a splash of farmhouse style, and a party staple.

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Summer sweet corn grown in the fields along the bayou is on the menu.  Some want it roasted, some want it cut off the cob and Southern fried with home grown tomatoes and sauteed Vidalia onions, and some want it boiled or as it was put to me the way nature and the farm to table gods intended.

popcorn-chocolateSummer sips, snacks, sweets, sides and sizzle simple is on the menu.  Dave the Builder will lead the barbecue pit crew, I’ll handle the sides, my brother is in charge of beverages and appetizers, and Mama Places In The Home is on dessert detail.

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From planning to preparing to plating, our grand old flag pop and splash style 4th of July bash is a family affair.   We’re ready to go 4th, color our world and our holiday, and party in patriotic style.  We hope you all have a fantastic 4th of July and if things don’t get planning and preparing crazy around here, I’ll pop in with a post next week.

Until next time.

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By Sea and Style: Coastal Home Decor

First days generate inspiration, enthusiasm, and general fancy.  The first day of summer green lights the official start of the vacation had to get getaway season, a wave of let’s hit the beach-shore-coast good times, and a reason to reflect the beauty of the season throughout house and home.  Coastal home decor and furnishings rich in sea escape colors, textures and patterns accentuate the casual elegance and seaside sophistication hallmarks of coastal style. 

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Fresh looks and fresh furnishings accent seasonal summer decorating and updating.  

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Bria Hammel Interiors 

I’m a big believer in choices, options, and variety.  They say variety is the spice of life, and living the life in spaces embellished in coastal style spices up the look in high tide fashion.

white-spindle-armchairWagner Armchair

 

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Rattan Storage End Table

Jute, natural seagrass, and sisal area rugs top the coastal home decor area rug or runner list, meeting the durability test without compromising on the natural beauty style factor.

coastal-style-home-officeCourt Atkins Group

The high tide high traffic flow of beach to retreat traffic an area rug or runner sees is the main reason I don’t normally source or suggest selecting a wool rug, however I do like the statement look created by layering a Persian rug over a jute rug in a space less traveled such as a home office as shown in the image above.   Rugs in natural and serene shades of a traditional coastal color palette gorgeously work the room.

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Natural Basket Weave Jute Rug    ~    Nolan Persian-Style Rug – Neutral

Michael G. Imber, Architects

Michael G. Imber, Architects

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Driftwood Wall Shelf

Materials and form is present and accounted for in the driftwood wall shelf. I would not shy away from painting the shelf or the entire piece in your favorite coastal color.  Studying the piece, I vote metallic.   So sea chic!

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Style at Home

Bistro stools made of rattan woven in navy blue and white personifies casual elegance.

Riviera-barstoolRiviera Backless Barstool

Thomas OBrien Clark 1 Light 8 inch Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass Flush Mount Ceiling Light

Visual Comfort & Co. Thomas O’Brien Clark 1 Light Flush Mounts

The ocean, sea or gulf shares the commonalities of form, color, texture, layers, balance, and flow with interior design and decorating.  Quality beach time inspires a sea to shore moodboard. 

When  a season, a destination, or an activity touches the heart of your family,  it is only natural to want to add a touch of it to your home decor.  The traditional aspects- wicker, rattan, serene color palettes, crisp cotton, stripes, woven naturals, upholstered linen and bamboo are well-appointed and well represented in this coastal home decor show and tell. 

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Jeffan Diana Rattan Armchair

The Clairan Armchair pairs classic French style accented with ooh la la factor in casual elegance form and function.

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Clairan Armchair

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Bidwell Armchair

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Charlemagne Traditional French Accent Chair

 

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Rosario Slipper Chair

After carefully studying the form, fabric and function of the Rosario Slipper Chair,  I decided this super chic affordable chair is a coastal home decor must have.  Pair it with a complementing throw pillow or footstool and you’ve got a coastal style winning combination.

Foyer Finery

Bunyard+ArmchairBunyard Armchair

 

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Chatlet 3 Drawer Chest

 

Bristol 4 Drawer Accent Chest

Bristol 4 Drawer Accent Chest

 

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Coastal Graphic Framed Art

Colors of the coast and its landscape, skies and waters inspire the coastal color palette.

 

Monarch Collection Geoffery Console from Century Furniture

Monarch Collection Geoffery Console from Century Furniture

Gorgeous is in the details of the statement piece.  The Geoffrey Console from Century Furniture is an elegant investment piece for coastal decorating in high tide style.

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Caldina Console Table

Scroll on for lighting and wall mirror suggestions.

Dining Room

 

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Winnetka Dark Mahogany Round Extendable Dining Table

 

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A.R.T. Furniture Roseline Sara Host Chair

 

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Milos Wicker Dining Chair (Set of 2)

 

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Safavieh Rural Woven La Rochelle Antiqued Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

Living~Den~Family Room

 

Sullivan Coastal Beach Hand Carved Wood End Table

Sullivan Coastal Beach Hand Carved Wood End Table

 

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Bengal Manor Mango Wood Twist Accent Table

Big looks come in small teal and gold accent table packages.

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Bedroom

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Suzanne Kasler  Furniture Collection ~ Ballard Designs

 

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Safavieh Modern Ming Garden Stool

 

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Aveliss 3 Drawer Accent Chest

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Bamboo 6-Light Chandelier

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White Spike Coral

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Armina Interiors

Make Mine Something Tropical

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Domino

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Westwood 2 Door Accent Cabinet

What do we have here?

Millennials love Mid-Century Modern, or at least the fourteen in the Places In The Home family do.  I could not resist sharing the Westwood 2 Door Accent Cabinet with you all.  The style is chic, the pattern is summer spot on, and the home bar is open.

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Safavieh Ajani Grey 3 Tier Rack

 

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Marin Rope Bar Cart

The seaside cocktail hour is set to coastal style for the it’s five o’clock somewhere crowd.

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Pacific Coast Lighting Banana Tree Lamp  ||   Miles Marble Bowl   ||  Fish Bottle Opener  ||   Bistro Croc Glass Highball Glass  ||  Crab Bowl & Spreader Set   ||  Coconut Palm Puzzle Wood Decorative Box  ||  Sea Fare Shell Hors D’Oeuvre Long Toothpicks

Lighting

Rattan and wicker pendant lights fall under the category of classic coastal home decor lighting choices done right.

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 Kouboo Pendant Light   ||   Kichler Palisades Pendant Light   ||  Kenroy Home Hughes Pendant Light

Soane Britain

Soane Britain

 

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4-Light Shaded Chandelier

Sea air is warm air.   Move it around in style with a pair of Alexandrea Pendant Ceiling Fans.  Double the style, double the comfort.

pendant-ceiling-fanAlexandrea Pendant Ceiling Fan with Remote

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Bay Court Hanging Lantern  ||  Archibald 1-Light Flush Mount  || Crystorama Coco Collection Antique Silver Mini Chandelier  ||  Solar System Chandelier  ||  Crystorama Broche Collection 6-light Antique Gold Chandelier  ||  Desideria 5-Light Drum Chandelier    ||   Duron 3-Light Semi Flush Mount  ||  Varaluz Banana Leaf 2-Light Wall Sconce – 12W in. Banana Leaf

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Abbott Table Lamp

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Aesthetic Burnell Table Lamp  ||  Whitney Mother of Pearl Table Lamp  ||  Elysia Blue Glaze One- Light Table Lamp   ||   Beachcrest Home Robbinston Undersea 18.62 Table Lamp   ||  Joyce Grey Faux Alligator Table Lamp (Set of 2)  ||  Cordelia Silver Leaf Seashell Table Lamp

Coastal Beach Vintage Shell Collar Necklace Urn Table Lamp

Coastal Beach Vintage Shell Collar Necklace Urn Table Lamp

Sea & Style Accents

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Sag Harbor Basket

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Willow Baskets with Rope Handles, Set of 2

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Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror  ||  Shant Accent Mirror  ||  Zentique Angelika Wall Mirror  ||  Gold Aluminum Mirror  ||  Nautical Wooden Wall Mirror

 

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Traditional Rectangular Wall Mirror

Kouboo Checquered Wall Mirror

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

shells-garlandShe, he, we decorate(s) with seashells found on the seashore or the local craft and hobby store.

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Silver Hermit Crab

Seashells typify coastal areas, and a striking display of gathered shells from the shore or from the shelf housed in a decorative bowl or urn planter in coastal home decor fashion draws the eye.

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Veranda

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Hobby Lobby

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Carved Bowl   ||   Oyster Shell Bowl   ||  Natural Capiz Clam Tray, Large

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A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

Coastal style transcends a decorating trend.  Coastal is not just a decorating style or home decor accessory choice, it’s a state of mind.  

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Florida

Warm breezes, cool drinks, and crystal clear waters feed the soul and inspire the coastal home decor decorating mind.