Coastal Home Decor Accents and Accessories

Thanks goes out to the genius that is Google maps street view for allowing me to cruise up and down a scenic beach highway anytime I want.

It may not be the same as actually being there in person, but it is a fun in the sun way to satisfy your coastal curiosity.

White sandy beaches and deep blue waters bookended by amazing seaside architecture and interiors is an excellent source of inspiration and ideas for sourcing coastal home decor accents and accessories.

Another source of coastal inspiration comes from resort web and social sites.

“Palm trees and views I can’t believe
Why would I ever want to leave?”

Speaking of Jimmy Buffet, I took a gander at the room types at Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg.

The casual with an island edge decor and coastal home decor accents and accessories decorating Jimmy’s Hideaway epitomize coastal casual.

Coastal Home Decor Classics

Deb Armchair

Deb Armchair

It isn’t coastal style until there’s at least one piece of wicker or rattan present and accounted for.  

Dayana Armchair

Dayana Armchair

 

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Jann Rattan Armchair

My previous suggestion to check out consignment shops, estate sales, vintage sites applies to this next coastal home decor piece.

New and vintage mid-century furniture is on-trend, and this pretzel rattan chair is a wonderful example of a classic design and style befitting a coastal castle.  

Vintage Mid Century Frankl Design Pretzel Rattan Chair


Very Golden Girls.

Golden Girl serving tray

Golden Girls Serving Tray

Speaking of The Golden Girls, how cute is this Golden Girls living room serving tray!

My aunt lives on the east coast of Florida, and her “Florida room” is furnished in super chic coastal accents and a fabulous suite of vintage rattan furniture she bought the first year she lived in Florida (1975). 

She searched consignment shops and estate sales up and down the Florida coast for a set in good condition with a great price tag.  Patience paid off, and she hit coastal home decor accents gold seven months into the hunt.

The set still makes a statement, and most certainly qualifies as an investment piece. 

Pillows, Poufs, Odds and End Tables

Coastal home decor furnishings rich in sea escape colors, textures and patterns reminiscent of the coast and its landscape, skies, and waters inspire the coastal color palette, casual elegance, and seaside sophistication.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

If you think about it, oceans and seas share the commonalities of form, color, layers, balance, and flow with interior design and decorating.

Denton 2 Drawer Accent Chest

Denton 2 Drawer Accent Chest

Florine 2 Drawer Nightstand

Florine 2 Drawer Nightstand

 

Driftwood End Table with Round Glass Top

Driftwood End Table with Round Glass Top

Root Wood End Table

Root Wood End Table

Texture is king in terms of layering.

Textured throw pillows top the list of simple and affordable ways to add texture, pattern, and color.

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Kathy Ireland Beaded Diamonds Silver Throw Pillow by Nourison

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Lunarable Croc Print Throw Pillow Cushion Cover

Seahorse Down Filled Throw Pillow

Saro Lifestyle Stitched Seahorse Down Filled Throw Pillow

Teal Sookie Shag Decorative Pillow

Teal Sookie Shag Decorative Pillow

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Crochet Floor Cushion

Criss Knit Hemp Natural Round Indoor Floor Pouf

Criss Knit Hemp Natural Round Indoor Floor Pouf

Kurth Rope Pouf

Kurth Rope Pouf

Pair a spiffy accent chair with a decorative throw pillow, ottoman, or pouf  and you’ve got a coastal style winning combination.

LR Home Two Tone Natural Hemp Braided Pouf Ottoman

LR Home Two Tone Natural Hemp Braided Pouf Ottoman

Signature Design by Ashley Aldelphie Pouf

Signature Design by Ashley Aldelphie Pouf

Safavieh Remi Antique Grey Stool

Safavieh Remi Antique Grey Stool

Talavera-Brunschwig-Fils

Talavera Linen – Kravet

East at Main Kalila Brown Rattan Bench

East at Main Kalila Brown Rattan Bench

Safavieh Manor Natural Wicker X-Bench

Safavieh Manor Natural Wicker X-Bench

Safavieh Miriam Gold Coffee Table

Safavieh Miriam Gold Coffee Table

 

Kianna Rush Grass Coffee Table

Kianna Rush Grass Coffee Table

Counter and Bar Stools

Oceanview Counter Stool

Oceanview Counter Stool

Goku Bar Stool

Goku Bar Stool

 

Ginevra Counter Stool with Cushion

Ginevra Counter Stool with Cushion

 

Silas Seagrass Bar Stool

Silas Seagrass Bar Stool

 

Aqueduct Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool

Aqueduct Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool

Pearson Design Group

Pearson Design Group

Burg 29.5 Bar Stool

Burg Bar Stool

Catalina Bar Stool

Catalina Bar Stool 

Dining Room

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Island Retreat – At Home in Arkansas

When you search and source to no avail and still come up empty handed it’s time for a creative interpretation

Sandra 12-Light Chandelier

Sandra 12-Light Chandelier

The Chatelet extendable trestle dining table offers European appeal in farm to coastal detail. Hardwood solids paired with pecan, walnut and maple veneers replicate a provincial patina, making this a dining table contender for the casual yet elegant coastal dining room.

 

Hooker Furniture Dining Room Chatelet Refectory Rectangle Trestle Dining Table

Hooker Furniture Chatelet Refectory Rectangle Trestle Dining Table 

 

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Antique English Oak Jacobean Style Oval Barley Twist Dining Table

If old-world charm appeals to your decorating style, go all in with an antique English barley twist dining table.

 

The combination of a rich dark patina and a slipcovered, natural wicker or a rattan dining chair is striking.

 

East At Main Serena Dining Arm Chair

East At Main Serena Dining Arm Chair

 

Cornwall Console Table

Cornwall Console Table

 

Collosium Cement Urn Planter

Collosium Cement Urn Planter

Seasong White Coral Vintage Chic Coastal Chandelier

Seasong White Coral Vintage Chic Coastal Chandelier

 

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Hallows Creek Dining Table

 

Orear Solid Wood Dining Table

Orear Solid Wood Dining Table

Eirwen Armchair Wicker

Eirwen Armchair

 

Haverford Dining Table

Haverford Dining Table

 

Safavieh Rural Woven Dining Gianni Brown White Cushion Arm Chair

Safavieh Rural Woven Dining Gianni Brown White Cushion Arm Chair

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Luxe Interiors +Design

 

Balance Round Pedestal Dining Table

Balance Round Pedestal Dining Table

 

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

 

Madison Park Hemlock Reclaimed Walnut Antique Cream Dining Table

Madison Park Hemlock Reclaimed Walnut Antique Cream Dining Table

 

Sea Dreams

wicker rattan 3 drawer chest

3 Drawer Chest

 

 

Lael Wicker Bench

Lael Wicker Bench

 

White hot coastal knot.

 

Coastal Inspired Cocktails, Anyone?

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

Barcart_Rope

The style is chic and the palm pattern is summer spot on.

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Marin Rope Bar Cart

shell melamine plate
Better Homes & Gardens Outdoor Melamine Coral Reef Assorted Salad Plates, Set of 4

Better Homes & Gardens Melamine Coral Reef Assorted Salad Plates, Set of 4

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Coral Snack Bowl

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Southern Living

Aveliss Brown Solid wood Sideboard

Aveliss Brown Solid wood Sideboard

 

Carole 4 Door Sideboard

Carole 4 Door Sideboard

 

Vanetta Bar Cabinet

Vanetta Bar Cabinet

Cart or cabinet, try adding a table lamp, eye-catching decorative accent, or whimsical art piece.

Machaisport 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Machaisport 2 Door Accent Cabinet

I’m including several lamps in the lighting section of this post that I believe will handsomely accentuate a coastal themed bar top.

Suri Carved Front 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Suri Carved Front 2 Door Accent Cabinet

coastal home decor options

Pokorny Ridge 2 Door Accent Cabinet

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

pastel dyed seashell toothpicks

Pastel Seashell Toothpicks

A decorative shell picked up from the beach or the local craft store becomes the perfect toothpick and cocktail stirrer holder.

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Coastal cocktails and coastal themed parlor games make for a splendid happy hour.

Hip Vintage Seashore Tic Tac Toe Sculpture

Hip Vintage Seashore Tic Tac Toe Sculpture

Since I previously referenced Margaritaville and it’s coming up on five o’clock somewhere, let’s take a look at the recipe for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita.



Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita

Ingredients

2 ounces gold tequila (Cuervo 1800)

½ ounce tequila (Cuervo white)

½ ounce triple sec (Bols)

1 splash orange Curacao (Bols)

1 ¼ ounces Rose’s Lime Juice

Crushed ice

Juice of 3 lime wedges

Directions

Fill a shaker with ice and add everything but the lime wedges.
Squeeze in the juice from 2 of the lime wedges and shake very well until beads form on the outside of the shaker.

Rim only the outside edge of the margarita glass with lime and twist it around in a saucer of coarse salt (see my page on how to rim a cocktail glass).

Fill the glass about halfway with crushed ice and strain the mixture into it.
Squeeze the last lime wedge on top and drop it in.

-Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita

Lighting

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

 

Resendez 6-Light LED Shaded Chandelier

Resendez 6-Light LED Shaded Chandelier

 

Desideria 5-Light Chandelier

Desideria 5-Light Chandelier

 

Urchin 1-Light Gold Uber Mini Pendant

Urchin 1-Light Gold Uber Mini Pendant

 

Stella Capiz Shell Candelabra 6-Light Candle Style Chandelier

Stella Capiz Shell Candelabra 6-Light Candle Style Chandelier

 

Scalloped Wood-Bead Chandelier Wooden French Country Chateau Antique Rustic Distressed Metal Frame

Scalloped Wood-Bead Chandelier by Decomust

 

Badgett 4-Light Globe Chandelier

Badgett 4-Light Globe Chandelier

 

Resendez 6-Light LED Geometric Chandelier

Resendez 6-Light LED Geometric Chandelier

 

Carlie Chandelier

Carlie Chandelier

 

Handwoven 1-Light Bell Pendant

Handwoven 1-Light Bell Pendant

Materials and form is present and accounted for in the driftwood, rice paper and reed sconces.

Driftwood, Rice Paper & Reed Sconces

Driftwood, Rice Paper & Reed Sconces

So sea chic!

Slaughter 1-Light Wall Sconce

Slaughter 1-Light Wall Sconce

 

Olivier Shell-Shaped 1-Light Flush Mount

Olivier Shell-Shaped 1-Light Flush Mount

 

Shelly 1-Light Flush Mount

Shelly 1-Light Flush Mount

beachfront bi-fold doors

AG Millworks

 

Sawbridgeworth Table Lamp

Sawbridgeworth Table Lamp

 

Coastal Beach Vintage Shell Collar Necklace Urn Table Lamp

Coastal Beach Vintage Shell Collar Necklace Urn Table Lamp

Woven Seagrass and Burlap Table Lamp

Woven Seagrass and Burlap Table Lamp

 

Todds Caravel Table Lamp

Todds Caravel Table Lamp

 

coastal lamp finials

Royal Designs Coral-Seashell Lamp Finials

 

anthony California table lamps

Anthony California Table Lamps

 

Midfield Table Lamp Clear

Midfield Table Lamp Clear

 

Morgana Table Lamp Gold

Morgana Table Lamp Gold

 

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Abbott Table Lamp

 

Aesthetic Burnell Table Lamp, Multicolor

Aesthetic Burnell Table Lamp 

Caicos White Shell Table Lamp

Caicos White Shell Table Lamp

Decor Therapy Cordelia Silver Leaf Seashell Table Lamp

  Cordelia Silver Leaf Seashell Table Lamp

 

White Rattan Table Lamp Natural

White Rattan Table Lamp Natural

Sea Breeze

Sea air is warm air.

Move it around comfortably and in high coastal style with a ceiling fan(s).

minka ceiling fan

52″ Minka Aire Light Wave Distressed Koa Ceiling Fan

coastal style ceiling fans

54″ Caribbean Breeze 5-Blade Ceiling Fan

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Alexandrea Pendant Ceiling Fan with Remote

Coastal Style Accents

Justine Sterling Design

Justine Sterling Design

seagrass-basket

 

coastal style foyer

Coastal Living

Rowyn Wood 62 Inch Wire Brushed Entryway Dining Bench

Rowyn Wood 62 Inch Wire Brushed Entryway Bench

An entryway bench is a perfect piece to decorate with textured throw pillows. 

Add a bamboo, rattan, or wicker basket(s) underneath for style and storage.

modern surf style house

House & Home

Albin Rattan Basket

Albin Rattan Basket


TMS Mandeville Live Edge Bench
Rustic Bamboo and Metal Storage Basket

Rustic Bamboo and Metal Storage Basket

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

 

gold caracol shell sculpture

Gold Caracol Shell Sculpture

sea shell display

Luxe. Daily

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.

Coastal Home Decor Accents and Accessories

Veranda

 

Coastal Home Embossed Shells Clam Shell Bowl

shell-gold-bowl

 

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

 

Cast Stone Shell Aged Limestone Planter

Cast Stone Shell Aged Limestone Planter

 

Classic coastal style is here to stay. 

It transcends a passing trend and consistently ranks as one of the most popular interior design styles.

Tasteful and timeless coastal home decor accents and accessories accentuate the casual, comfortable, fun, elegance, and seaside sophistication associated with classic coastal style. 

Casual with Seaside Sophistication Coastal Home Decor

Family took priority over my coastal home decor refresh blog post publication last week, and understandably so.  The Canadian snowbird flew home to Louisiana as a surprise belated Mother’s Day gift, and can I just tell you how full my heart is.

A house full of three generations gathered together to visit with him kicked off the official start of summer and plenty of good conversation.  Seems we have one Millennial couple in escrow and another in new construction talks.

Now we’re talking my kind of talk.

When a season, a destination, or an activity leaves a lasting impression,  it’s only natural to want to add a touch of it to your home decor.  The future first time home owners are going coastal with their design and decorating selections, and of course Aunt Darleen is more than happy to offer coastal home decor ideas and suggestions to accentuate casual elegance and seaside sophistication.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I don’t stand steadfast with the definition of coastal style.

I pull looks from coast to coast; blending in the best of nautical, tropical, gulf, low country, cape, lake and river style that run the gamut of sea to shore.

Nantucket Beach House Kitchen

Ike Kligerman Barkley

As in life, variety spices up the space stylishly embellished in high tide fashion.

The Decorators Unlimited

The Decorators Unlimited

I’m a big believer in choices and options in decorating your cottage-condo-bungalow-beach house-haven-hut.

The core concept of coastal decorating style places an emphasis on creating a comfortable and inviting space rich in layers, textures, natural elements, crisp colors and warm neutrals.

Now, how you define coastal style is up to you.

Regardless if your definition of coastal style is formal to the hilt or no shoes, no shirt, no problem casual, there is no right or wrong.

Whatever coastal home decor accents, accessories, and furnishings floats your boat works.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Rachel Reider Interiors

Spot On Spot Accents

Accent chests qualify as spot on spot accents for a foyer, entryway, living, family, or sun room.

coastal home decor accent cabinetLeola 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Distinctive hardware, sleek lines and an elegant design presence is the criteria to meet when it comes to the perfect accent chest.

Stevens Traditional Hand Painted 4 Drawer Accent Chest

Stevens Traditional Hand Painted 4 Drawer Accent Chest

West Brookfield 3 Drawer Accent Chest

West Brookfield 3 Drawer Accent Chest

Greenport Door CabinetGreenport Door Cabinet

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Serpentine 3 Drawer Accent Chest

Gorgeous is found in the details of the statement piece.

19th Italian Center Table in Carrara Marble

19th Italian Center Table in Carrara Marble

Leave no stone unturned in your search for a special piece or accent to tie the coastal look all together.

Check out consignment shops, estate sales, and vintage sites for classic pieces that can easily become the focal point of the space.

Part of the fun is the hunt, and the grand prize is in the treasure found.

Euphemia Console Table

Euphemia Console Table

Akersville Console TableAkersville Console Table

distressed console table

Distressed Console Table

Lipe Ruffled Metal Wall Accent Mirror

Lipe Ruffled Metal Wall Accent Mirror

Andtree Ray Accent Mirror

Andtree Ray Accent Mirror

Titanic Accent Mirror

Titanic Accent Mirror

Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror

Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror 

Alayna Botanic Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror

Alayna Botanic Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror

Shant Accent Mirror 

  Shant Accent Mirror 

coastal foyer options

traditional-rectangular-mirror

Traditional Rectangular Wall Mirror

Hernandez Greene

Hernandez Greene

Art is the jewelry of the room.

Nautical Windy Race 3-D Textured Canvas Art Print

Nautical Windy Race 3-D Textured Canvas Art Print

Shells 2 by Coastal Print & Design Graphic Art PrintShells 2 by Coastal Print & Design Graphic Art Print

Coastal Birds Framed Graphic Art PrintCoastal Birds Framed Graphic Art Print

Gold Jelly Fish by Coastal Print & Design Graphic Art PrintGold Jelly Fish by Coastal Print & Design Graphic Art Print

Haussmann Handmade recycled Teak Lotus Panel

Haussmann Handmade recycled Teak Lotus Panel

coastal home decor accents

palm tree print

Kaleidoscope Palm Crop Canvas Art Print

Sea Style Underfoot

Jute, 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.

LILIANE HART INTERIORS

Liliane Hart Interiors

Diamond Sisal RugDiamond Sisal Rug

Rugs in natural and serene shades of a traditional coastal color palette gorgeously work the room.

HerringboneIndigoWovenCottonRug

Herringbone Indigo Woven Cotton Rugs

Earnestine Solid Woven Rug

Earnestine Solid Woven Rug

Safavieh Paradise Stone Aqua Viscose Rug

Safavieh Paradise Stone Aqua Viscose Rug

Strick & Bolton Rowan Handmade Braided Area Rug

Strick & Bolton Rowan Handmade Braided Area Rug

Eden hand loomed palm rug

Eden Hand Loomed Palm Rug

Decorative Natural Manzanita Branch

Strick & Bolton Sylvie Handmade Braided Jute Reversible Runner

Strick & Bolton Sylvie Handmade Braided Jute Reversible Runner

Mohawk Nomad Vado Area Rug Mohawk Nomad Vado Area Rug

Accent Chairs in New Traditional Coastal Style

Liliane Hart Interiors

Liliane Hart Interiors

McKenna accent chair

McKenna Blue Floral Accent Chair 

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Bashir armchair

Bashir Armchair

After carefully studying the easy, breezy, comfortable chic form, fabric and function of the Bashir armchair, I decided this super chic affordable chair captures the true essence of coastal decor deeming it a coastal home decor must have times two.

Bashir Armchair Color Choices

The Bashir also comes in three other coastal chic color choices.

Sarah-Gilbane -painted-wallpaper

Sarah Gilbane InteriorsDecorative Artist Brian LeaverHouse Beautiful

Palm Beach style is anything but visually boring.

Pink Peacock Chair with Cushion

Pink Peacock Chair with Cushion

Lind Armchair

Lind Armchair

Lind Armchair1 Lind Armchair

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Flickr

I am so taken with the Azure Window and the rich azure hue of the Chart lounge chair.

Chart Azure Upholstered Fabric Lounge Chair

Chart Azure Upholstered Fabric Lounge Chair

coastal colors

Sherwin-Williams

Endless Sea SW 9150  || Dark Night SW 6237  ||  Ramie SW 6156

Eleanor Armchair

Eleanor Armchair

A black accent chair introduces a touch of coastal elegance.

Giannetti Home-secretary-coastal-home-decor

Giannetti Home

I realize black may not be the color that immediately springs to mind when considering the coastal style color wheel, but it is the color that lends a touch of elegance to any decor style it graces.

Lindsey Lane - Charish

Lindsey Lane – Charish

See (or should I say sea) what I mean?

Chardon Armchair

Chardon Armchair

Bunyard Coastal Arm Chair

Bunyard Armchair

Palm Springs, Palm Bay, or Palm Beach- the colors of the Thacker armchair appeal to the new traditional coastal palette.

Thacker Armchair

Thacker Armchair

Banana Leaf Wallpaper by YorkTropics Banana Leaf Wallpaper by York

It is dawning on me after scrolling through the draft that this post is taking on a life of its own in length.

Looks like a part two is in order.

Part two of Casual Elegance with Seaside Sophistication Coastal Home Decor will feature coastal home decor furnishings, accents, and accessories suggestions for the dining room, bedroom, home bar, and spots of decorating interest.

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Spring Home Decor Accessories Gotta Have It List

A new season means new home decor accessories, seasonal decorating updates and a totally new and refreshed blog theme.  The Places In The Home spring home decor accessories gotta have it list is here to get the refresh and update ball rolling.

flamingo-print-on-wall

Architectural Digest

First up on the list is a home decor accessory considered a quintessential gotta have-must have for the southern, Gulf Coast and Floridian home.

We do love and revere these elegant pink feathered creatures.

Flamingo+Bird+by+Tim+Knepp+Painting+Print+on+Canvas ‘Flamingo Bird’ by Tim Knepp

What colors of the spring season speak to the decorating side of your brain?

an-aesthetic-pursuit-portfolio-interiors-stylesAn Aesthetic Pursuit ~ Dering Hall

Bold and bright.  Pastel perfection.  Coastal cool and oh, so chic.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Now comes the disclosure portion of this post.

Disclosure:  As it in life and disclosure policy compliance with FTC rules, honesty is the best policy. This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on one of the product links and make a purchase from the retailer, I receive a commission from the sale. To read the entire policy in full (fun, fun) please read my disclosure page. 

 

spring home decor accessories

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The colors of the spring into summer season thaw the last of winter’s remnants and extends an invitation to color and decorate your world.

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Hand-tufted-Jungle-Animal-Print-Square-Wool-Area-Rug-4-x-4-dd636546-bf60-4d80-a6db-c375bd41321d

Jungle Animal Print Square Wool Area Rug

Color, pattern and texture pairs well with the the best outdoor living spring into summer style has to offer.

Style on the beach~

The Leopard Lady Beach Towel from our favorite maxxinista haute haunt, T. J. Maxx delivers big returns on life’s a beach fun and style. The price is right and the look is spring into summer fun.

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Sunny, Spring Sunday Afternoons ~

We interrupt this sunny spring Sunday afternoons train of thought in the name of Louisiana travel and tourism transparency.

Never let it be said that this native Louisianian is less than honest about Louisiana humidity and the hot as Hades havoc it plays with our unsuspecting visitors.

The summertime humidity levels down Louisiana and Gulf Coast way ain’t for the faint at heart.  Oppressive puts it mildly.

vintage-shoppingWashington Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall Antique Fair

Ah, but spring is a most delightful time of year to visit our fair state.

The sights, seasonings and strolls pair well with a sunny spring Sunday afternoon tailor-made for festivals, food and finds of the antiques, vintage and spring home decor accessories kind.

French-antiqueOne Kings Lane

French-armoire

Painted Pine Armoire

apothecary-bench

The Apothecary Bench from Paul Michael Company is a great option for foyer or end of bed seating.

Linen.

It is the look and feel of the season.

spring-linen

Linen Pillow Linens  ~  Decorative Shell  ~  Large Glass Vases

Mixing, matching and marveling at the new season of home decor accessories remains my top suggestion for an instant seasonal update. What spring home decor accessories do you have in mind for your gotta have it list?

Love your style!

Louisiana: A Distinctive Style and Taste Odyssey

A late summer commencement ceremony and “we are family” celebration calls for a home statecation.  Between last week’s Louisiana Gulf Coastal style post and a re-familiarizing of intrastate points of interest I am, to borrow and embellish a line from Billy Joel, in a Louisiana state of mind. Louisiana excels in taking the senses on a distinctive style and taste odyssey.

alligator-home-decor1House Beautiful ~  Jennifer Bevan Interiors

This boot-shaped state of which I speak takes the word unique and runs parish to parish with the concept.

alligator print fabric

Palazzo Fabrics

alligator dinner platesZazzle ||  Domenico Vacca by Prouna

A telltale (or should I say telltail) sign is the alligator influence evident upon our walls and plates, and vice versa.

 

crocodile trayCrocodile Tray

Good taste through decor and plate is native to our Louisiana lagniappe appeal.

fried-alligator-CochonCochon’s Fried Alligator with Chili Garlic Mayonnaise

pink-entrywayDomino

Gallery walls adorned in details and turtle shells inspire the palette of color and the palate of taste.

gold turtle shell

Straight from page 71 in the 1967 edition of the Talk About Good cookbook by members of the Lafayette Junior League, their relatives and friends is Mrs. Helen M. Hayeses’ Turtle Soup II recipe.

talk about good cookbook

Talk about good!

talk-about-good-cook-book-turtle-soup-recipeTurtle Soup II ~ Monteleone

Louisiana-paint-colorsBenjamin Moore

I love the Louisiana proper names given to these paint colors from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and PPG Pittsburgh Paints.

seafood-paint-colors1Cajun Shrimp ~ Lemon Twist ~ Sea Salt

Salted Roasted Shrimp

Ingredients
3  cups kosher salt
2  pounds head-on unpeeled large shrimp
Lemon wedges

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400°.  On a large rimmed baking sheet, add salt in an even layer.  Bake 10 minutes.  Remove ½ cup salt and reserve.  Arrange shrimp evenly over hot salt; sprinkle with ½ cup reserved hot salt. Cover tightly with foil.  Bake just until shrimp turn pink, 6 to 8 minutes.  Discard excess salt.  Place shrimp on a serving platter; squeeze lemon over shrimp.

~ Louisiana Cookin’

Am I the only one who is craving Cajun shrimp sprinkled with a generous amount of sea salt and a lemon twist?  Louisiana Cookin’ reads my mind. That will satisfy the palate portion of the Louisiana lagniappe show.  Now to find the perfect space for Louisiana themed decor accents, a native pattern and a home state inspired paint palette.

Love your style!

Coast to Coast: Coastal Designs of Summer

With the 4th of July holiday weekend right at the doorstep of a three day weekend I know schedules are full and plans are coming down to the wire. Grab a beverage, stream some soft jazz or whatever music genre floats your relaxation boat, and cast your eyes on a few of my favorite images in today’s Coast to Coast Coastal Designs of Summer design and decorating show and tell. Summer serenity now is just a scroll away.  Enjoy!

antique-coastalTraditional Home

Sea-fanHomedesnING

beach-house-homer-oatman Home Adore-Homer Oatman Architects

blue-white-sunroomBetter Homes and Gardens

domaine-ropeTimothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts Interiors – Domaine

Beach Style by Miami Interior Designers & Decorators Gil Walsh Interiors

 Love your coastal designs of summer style!

Love your style!