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!

modern-masters-metallic-color-paletteModern Masters

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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.

ohn-Richard Collection Baycreek Accent ChairJohn-Richard Collection Baycreek Accent Chair

 

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Caldina Console Table

Scroll on for lighting and wall mirror suggestions.

Dining Room

 

Hallows+Creek+Dining+TableHallows Creek Dining Table

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Winnetka Dark Mahogany Round Extendable Dining Table

 

Burnham-Home-Designs-Hathaway-Dining-TableHathaway 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.

Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Celia Accent Table in Gold/TealKate and Laurel Celia Accent Table in Gold/Teal

 

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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

shells-in-urnNew England Home

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.

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 Gotta Have It List spring home decor accessories edition is here to get the refresh and update ball rolling.

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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!

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Spring Into Color, Texture and Pattern Decorative Throw Pillows

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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.

colorful-world-2-pillowColorful World 2 Pillow

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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

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Painted Pine Armoire

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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