The Season of Louisiana Gulf Coastal Style

Certain decor styles have a season, and now is the season of Louisiana Gulf Coastal style.  The decor style displayed throughout your home is a 365 day a year love your style affair, but at certain times of the calendar year the appeal of particular decor styles is heightened.  Coastal design and style, stand up and take a bow.

Brown_Pelican30The Brown Pelican ~ The Official State Bird of Louisiana

Louisiana is a mixed bag of decor styles, dishes and dialects.  Among the Victorians, Acadian, Creole, French, Spanish and European influences is the Sportman’s Paradise belle of the decorating ball, Louisiana Gulf coastal style.

Oyster-shuckLouisiana Cookin’


One Kings Lane Vintage Silvered Oyster Shell Lamp Finials - Set of 2Vintage Silvered Oyster Shell Lamp Finials – Set of 2


Pearl White and Gold Louisiana Oyster Shell Salt Cellar


Sagg Coastal Beach Oyster Shell Wrought Iron Island Light

Sagg Coastal Beach Oyster Shell Wrought Iron Island Light



Oyster Candlestick


Cue the magnolias, John James Audubon prints, pelicans, oyster and turtle shells, eclectic objets d’art of beach and bayou and blue and white porcelain.

Pink Backed Pelican

Pink Backed Pelican


‘Great Blue Heron’ Graphic Art Print on Wrapped Canvas


Fish Set Including a Large Platter and Six 1960s French Porcelain Oyster Plates

Louisiana+Map+Graphic+Art+Print+on+CanvasLouisiana Map Graphic Art Print on Canvas

Louisiana Gulf coastal style

gold-leafed turtle shellGold-Leafed Turtle Shell Set

turtle shell tray brass

Brass Turtle Shell – Threshold™

Louisiana Gulf coastal style blurs the lines of traditional coastal style in a let’s build upon a classic way.

Blue_crabBlue Crab found on the Southern Louisiana Coast



distressed-2-door-cabinetGrubbs Distressed 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Create a custom piece by replacing existing cabinet hardware with decorative cabinet knobs.  It is amazing how a piece can go from to plain to pizzazz with the addition of decorative embellishments.


Table lamps and wall sconces are like jewelry in that these are the accessories that complete the look.


Bleached Teak Root Lamp

Bleached Teak Root Lamp


Seaward Wall Sconce


driftwood-sconce-silverRegina Andrew Design Driftwood Sconce




Ocean Tones Canvas Art Print


We take just enough decorating liberty with traditional coastal to make it our own, enhancing the look with a dash of native to Louisiana flavor without walking too terribly far way from the core notes.

Louisiana-coastal-designJarod A. Hebert Architect, LLC


Cyan Design Driftwood Table Lamp



Fleur-De-Lis Bib Table


Braxton-Culler-Sofia-ArmchairBraxton Culler Sofia Armchair

A maddening search of warehouse and storeroom for my Great blue Heron John James Audubon print got this Louisiana Gulf coastal style party started.

Audubon-blue-heronAudubon Oppenheimer Octavo Edition, Pl. 369 Great blue Heron



Colby 2 Door Accent Chest


Hammered Gold Round Wall MirrorHammered Gold Round Wall Mirror



Elegant Green Alligator Skin Texture Square Trinket Box



DecMode Realistic Silver Polystone Crocodile Figurine

Mehar Cocktail Ottoman

Mehar Cocktail Ottoman

Hanging the Great blue Heron print in the dining room is under decorative consideration, and the best way to rule it in or rule it out is to actually hang it before the second and final coat of paint. I do this often when it is convenient.  If I decide against the piece, Dave simply caulks the nail hole and we are on to bigger and better items.




The natural color palette so beautifully found along the sands and water’s edge of the Gulf Coast inspires the softer shades of traditional coastal colors.


Teak Root Console


I believe we can all agree that summer is the season of coastal decor style, and the popularity of Louisiana Gulf coastal style is simply experiencing its day in the sun.

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