Certain decor styles have a season. 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.
The 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.
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.
Louisiana Gulf coastal style blurs the lines of traditional coastal style in a let’s build upon a classic way. 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.
A maddening search of warehouse and storeroom for my Great blue Heron John James Audubon print got this Louisiana Gulf coastal style party started. 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 present in shells found along the sands and water’s edge of the Gulf Coast inspires the softer shades of traditional coastal colors.
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.