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.
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.
As in life, variety spices up the space stylishly embellished in high tide fashion.
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.
Spot On Spot Accents
Accent chests qualify as spot on spot accents for a foyer, entryway, living, family, or sun room.
Distinctive hardware, sleek lines and an elegant design presence is the criteria to meet when it comes to the perfect accent chest.
Gorgeous is found in the details of the statement piece.
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.
Art is the jewelry of the room.
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.
Rugs in natural and serene shades of a traditional coastal color palette gorgeously work the room.
Accent Chairs in New Traditional Coastal Style
The Boaz Floral Fabric Club Chair is not an exact match to the accent chair in the above image, but it is a lovely in the style of option.
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.
Palm Beach style is anything but visually boring.
I am so taken with the Azure Window and the rich azure hue of the Chart lounge chair.
A black accent chair introduces a touch of coastal elegance.
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.
See (or should I say sea) what I mean?
Palm Springs, Palm Bay, or Palm Beach- the colors of the Thacker armchair appeal to the new traditional coastal palette.
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.