Little Updates For a Big Impact

Seeing that most of us are spending an inordinate amount of time at home these days, why not utilize a moment or two to refresh the places and spaces in your decorating repertoire with little updates for a big impact.

PHOTO MELANIE ACEVEDO STYLING OLGA NAIMAN

Southern Living – Photo by Melanie Acevedo – Styling by Olga Naiman

Rearranging furniture instantly gives the room a refreshed update.

Floating a sofa and/or accent chair(s) away from the wall opens up the room, creating the impression of a larger space.

Enlist the help of your fellow able bodied stay-at-home quarantiners to get the job done and give the room an updated look.

Little Updates For a Big Impact

Styling a coffee table with a sense of individual style is an easy decorating refresh to undertake.

Treasured keepsakes, fresh flowers or plant, a short stack of great reads and coffee table books, a vintage decorative box to house remotes, and a framed picture of a favorite something, somewhere or someone become coffee table conversation pieces.

Eclectic Home Photo Credit Sara Essex Bradley

Eclectic Home – Photo Credit Sara Essex Bradley

Art travels well from one room to another.

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Switching art pieces and wall decor from one wall to another or countertop, shelf, accent table or mantel is a visual game changer.

Dodson InteriorsPhoto Credit Julie Soefer

Dodson Interiors -Photo Credit Julie Soefer

A borrowed piece or pieces from another room falls into the category of take away from and add to.

It’s amazing how often this decorating trick works to the betterment of a space.

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Julia Reed – One Kings Lane

Play a game of decorating I spy, the edit from within your home version.

That accent chest in the den or spot accent chair bedside table.

Bring a lamp from another room to the mix.

Flower magazine flowers in vase

Flower Magazine

While you do your part to be stay-at-home safe, why not consider a style-at-home little updates for a big impact project.

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Decor For The Holidays And Beyond

We’re entering the special time of year when thoughts of sprucing up your decor for the holidays and beyond dance in our heads.

tinsel-on-bustCountry Living Magazine

The holiday season presents the perfect time for a house to home style spruce, and by spruce I’m not talking Christmas trees, garlands, and wreaths (for the moment).

J. Hirsch Interior Design

J. Hirsch Interior Design

Besides delicious holiday fare, why not serve your guests (and more importantly yourself) a delicious visual feast by sprucing up your decor for the holidays and beyond.

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Carlos Garcia Interiors

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, by now you know my personal design style falls into the traditional to classic category.

Walnut Gateleg Drop Leaf Table w. Drake Carved FeetWalnut Gateleg Drop Leaf Table with Drake Carved Feet

Traditional has proven over the years to be an excellent canvas to build upon.

At certain points throughout my style journey, I’ve wondered if my consistent gravitation toward home decor accents and furnishings typical of my preferred design style places me in a design style rut.

Woody Argall Design

Woody Argall Design

Through trial and error I learned to trust my taste and eye, and in doing so gained confidence in my personal design choices.

Introducing new traditional and modern accents into the scheme keep things fresh.

Now let’s get to the sprucing up house and home for the holidays and beyond part of the show.

dining-room-chairsMixing chair styles, especially in terms of captain dining chairs, is a dynamite way of creating visual interest.

Side Wing Chair French Country FarmhouseSide Wing Chair French Country Farmhouse

As much as I love decorating, my budget limits me from purchasing new furnishings at every season and holiday occasion.

This is where “at home” shopping comes in.

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Assess your decor situation, pull items from one space to add to another, and see what you come up with.

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House & Garden

If size limitations pose a problem, drop leaf and gateleg tables offer a stylish solution.

Emerald drop leaf table

Emerald Home Wallingford Drop Leaf Table

A drop leaf table works beautifully in a foyer, dining room, or even as a tabletop home for a HD LED TV.

Antique English Country Scrubbed Pine Drop Leaf Table c1890Antique English Country Scrubbed Pine Drop Leaf Table circa 1890

 

Larue Drop Leaf Solid Wood Dining TableLarue Drop Leaf Solid Wood Dining Table

By no means has the design and decorating world grown tired of the neutral color palette.

Halen Elton Home 6-light old European french country wood chandelier with droplets tasselsHalen Elton Home 6-light old European Wood Chandelier 

Neutral foundation pieces continue to beautifully perform as a decorative canvas to work with to accent and anchor a space.

Halen Elton Home vintage antique french country wood beads Chandelier PendantHalen Elton Home Antique French Country Chandelier Pendant

Less is so much more when it comes to certain accents and accessories, and the addition of a cord cover to a chandelier is one such situation.

The Gray Barn Ingleside 5-light Chandeliers with cord cover

The Gray Barn Ingleside 5-light Chandelier

I refer to a cord cover as decorative lagniappe.

Dining room and foyer chandeliers tend to be a focal point accent, making them a preferable candidate for a cord cover.

Cord covers pull function and finished double duty.

Chains and wires are out of sight while giving the fixture a finished look.

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Illusive Green SW 9164  –  Connected Gray SW 6165

Chelsea Mauve SW 0002  –  Pinky Beige SW 0079

Perfect Greige SW 6073  –  Dustblu SW 9161

Softened Green SW 6177  –  Creamy SW 7012

With the popularity of the modern farmhouse decorating style, the neutral palette has expanded from warm taupes and creamy whites to shades of matte greige, dusty blue, and pale green.

Adelbert Credenza Adelbert Credenza

Deville Russelle SideboardDeville Russelle Sideboard

John Richard Lille Persian Blue BuffetJohn Richard Lille Persian Blue Buffet

Audrey Gray White Pine SideboardAudrey Gray White Pine Sideboard

Additions-

Pamela armchairPamela Armchair

 

Goudeau Accent MirrorGoudeau Accent Mirror

 

Roma Wall Mirror

Roma Wall Mirror

Speaking of holidays, gifting, and interiors…

Blue Chairs by David LloydBlue Chairs by David Lloyd

Interiors art prints make fantastic hostess or from me to you gifts.

decor for the holidaysHolsoe – Woman in an Interior Art Print

You may be wondering how a space primarily decorated in traditional style could possibly coexist with modern accessories and maintain its balance and scale without disturbing the visual flow.

Chandos Interiors

contrast-definition

con·trast

noun

/ˈkänˌtrast/

the state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association.

Contrast attracts the eye and creates visual interest.

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Jessie D. Miller Interior Design

Being on team home decor and furnishings make excellent Christmas gifts, it wouldn’t take much for me to be persuaded to put this decorative fireplace surround on my Dear Santa list.

Decorative Fireplace Surround

Decorative Fireplace Surround

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Montecristo Magazine

Impressive home decor accents and furnishings is the decor for the holidays gift that keeps on giving year-round.

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Storm Watching

The tropical storm slowly brewing in the gulf is becoming the Barry of bad tidings for the entire state of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region.

We’re no strangers to storm watching, and we know all too well the warnings and preparations that go with the territory must be heeded.

My initial intention for this blog post was to show you all the treasures I recently found shopping my favorite antiques and gift shop, but between storm watching and grocery store runs that ain’t happening.

New-Orleans-oyster-shell

Gulf coast themed accents remind me just how beautiful the area is and star in the summer at the coast style show currently decorating the dining room table and sideboard. 

We’ll have to see what Barry brings our way, and what, if any, damage we will be left to repair.

In the meantime, we’ve got enough bottled water, non-perishable foods, batteries, and tenacity to hang in there.

Dave is already sweating over the looming loss of air conditioning. We do like our air conditioning.

I feel like the lady in the home warranty commercial. We just got the new roof less than two years ago when the tornado ripped the old one to shreds.

This isn’t our first time at the storm watching rodeo, and we can hang on Louisiana strong for the entire eight minutes, hours, days- you get the idea.

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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.

Jimmy’s Hideaway – Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg

Coastal Home Decor Classics

indoor woven papasan chairIndoor Papasan Chair

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

Tropical Semi-Flush, Vintage Brass

Tropical Semi-Flush, Vintage Brass

Ravello1-Light Pendant

Ravello1-Light Pendant

Palmdale Woven Door Console Natural - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Palmdale Woven Door Console Natural – Threshold with Studio McGee
SHAKA ACCENT CHAIR

Shaka Accent Chair

Safavieh Lighting 24-inch Bashi Bronze Table Lamp

Safavieh Lighting 24-inch Bashi Bronze Table Lamp

Dorinda+Modern+and+Contemporary+Distressed+Accent+Mirror

Dorinda Modern and Contemporary Distressed Accent Mirror

Portola Hills Caned Desk - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Portola Hills Caned Desk – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Melody Modern and Contemporary Natural Finished Rattan Chair

Melody Modern and Contemporary Natural Finished Rattan Chair

Delta Natural and White Arm Chair

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Katie Grace Designs

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

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Jann Rattan Armchair

Martha-Stewart-Elmcrest-Natural-Dining-Table

Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table

Quinlan Arm Chair in Brown

Quinlan Arm Chair in Brown

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

Restored Art Deco Rattan Fan Arm Lounge Chair with Ottoman

Restored Art Deco Rattan Fan Arm Lounge Chair with Ottoman

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.

 

Lurmont 31" Wide Barrel Chair

Lurmont 31″ Wide Barrel 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.

inlay-chest

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.

Firoz Bone Inlay Accent Cabinet by Greyson Living

Maysville Accent Cabinet

Large White And Natural Wood Carved Wall Mirror

Large White And Natural Wood Carved Wall Mirror

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Coastal Outdoor Sofa, Lounge Chair

Outdoor for the patio or deck, or would it beautifully work indoors?

Jaliyah 2 Drawer Accent Chest

Jaliyah 2 Drawer Accent Chest

Jeffrey Dungan Architects

Jeffrey Dungan Architects 

Uttermost-25519-Driftwood-36_-Diameter-Glass-Top-Cocktail-Table

Uttermost Driftwood 36″ Diameter Glass Top Cocktail Table by – Natural Wood

Drum+End+Table

Drum End Table

Langelier 16 - Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier with Wood Accents

Langelier 16 – Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier with Wood Accents

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Forshee+Mulberry+Root+Decoration+Sculpture

Forshee Mulberry Root Decoration Sculpture

Liverman End Table

Liverman End Table

Celaya Solid Wood Drum Coffee Table

Celaya Solid Wood Drum Coffee Table

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

floor cushion crochet ecru

Crochet Floor Cushion

Texture is king in terms of layering.

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East At Main’s Decorative Natura Brown Round Coffee Table 

Koboo Umbrella Holder Basket Gray - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Koboo Umbrella Holder Basket Gray – Threshold with Studio McGee

Counter and Bar Stools

Oceanview Counter Stool

Goku Bar Stool

Costa 32″Bar Stool

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Kangley Counter Bar Stool

Silas Seagrass Bar Stool

Silas Seagrass Bar Stool

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Galeton 31″ Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool (Set of 2)

Pearson Design Group

Pearson Design Group

Brendon Bar & Counter Stool

Brendon Bar & Counter Stool

Round Manmade Outdoor Wicker Tray - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Round Manmade Outdoor Wicker Tray – Threshold™ with Studio McGee

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.

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Fitzgibbon 6-Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel 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.

Chair SlipcoverLillian Upholstered Solid Back Skirted Side Chair

nuLOOM Modena 19" Rattan Table Lamp

nuLOOM Modena 19″ Rattan Table Lamp

Seattle Modern Farmhouse 1-Light Dining Room Coastal White Chandelier with Boho Beaded Drops and Rope-Wrapped Accent

Coastal White Chandelier with Boho Beaded Drops and Rope-Wrapped Accent

Safavieh Rural Woven Dining Katell White Rattan Side Chairs (Set of 2)Safavieh Rural Woven Dining Katell White Rattan Side Chairs (Set of 2)

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

Sara 48'' Console Table

Sara 48” Console Table

Contrast works the space.

Polson+End+Table

Polson End Table

Collosium Cement Urn Planter

Collosium Cement Urn Planter

coastal elegance

Our Boat House

Seasong White Coral Vintage Chic Coastal Chandelier

Seaward White Coral Coastal Chandelier

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Hallows Creek Dining Table

Burnham-Home-Designs-Hathaway-Dining-Table

Hathaway Dining Table

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Nash 24 - Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Nash 24 – Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Orear Solid Wood Dining Table

Orear Solid Wood Dining Table

Eirwen Armchair Wicker

Eirwen Armchair

Lisa Michael Interiors

Lisa Michael Interiors

Haverford Dining Table

Haverford Dining Table

coastal place setting

Luxe Interiors +Design

Balance Round Pedestal Dining Table

Balance Round Pedestal Dining Table

Madison Park Hemlock Reclaimed Walnut Antique Cream Dining Table

Madison Park Hemlock Reclaimed Walnut Antique Cream Dining Table

Sea Dreams

Kate Marker Interiors

Kate Marker Interiors

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug - Navy and Ivory

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug – Navy and Ivory

Malaysia Table Lamp

Malaysia Table Lamp

wicker rattan 3 drawer chest

3 Drawer Chest

Nyasia Solid Wood Tray Top End Table

Nyasia Solid Wood Tray Top End Table

Meriden 5 Drawer Chest

Meriden 5 Drawer Chest

Summer Me I Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

‘Summer Me I’ Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

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Seaside Summer I Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

SLC Interiors

SLC Interiors

2 Door Wood Accent Cabinet

Cole & Grey 2 Door Wood Accent Cabinet

Safavieh Soleil Leather Woven Accent Chair

Safavieh Soleil Leather Woven Accent Chair

Long Sunroom with Hanging Rattan Chair

Banner Day

Lily Chaise Lounge

Lily Chaise Lounge

Deston+29.13+Wide+Polyester+Armchair

Deston 29.13″ Wide Polyester Armchair

Coastal Inspired Cocktails, Anyone?

Matthew Caughy

Matthew Caughy

south seas side cart

South Seas Side Cart

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 pattern is summer spot on.

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Southern Living

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Dakota Fields 2 Door Cabinet

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

 

Bookham 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Bookham 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.

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

Texture, reminiscent of coastal elements, mirrors and lights with the accent on casual elegance. 

Jolina-Oversized-Rattan-Table-Lamp-with-Brass-Accents

Jolina Oversized Rattan Table Lamp with Brass Accents

Joya+Accent+Mirror

Joya Accent Mirror

Suri Carved Front 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Suri Carved Front 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Sunset Harbor Square Canvas Art Print

Sunset Harbor Square Canvas Art Print

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

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Decorative shells and figural vases make perfect toothpick and cocktail stirrer holders.

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

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.

Wild 6 - Light Shaded Drum Chandelier with Rope Accents

Wild 6 – Light Shaded Drum Chandelier with Rope Accents

Resendez 6-Light LED Shaded Chandelier

Resendez 6-Light LED Shaded Chandelier

Marek 4 - Light Lantern Geometric Chandelier

Marek 4 – Light Lantern Geometric Chandelier

Carrick Indoor 6-Light Drum Chandelier

Carrick Indoor 6-Light Drum Chandelier

Desideria 5-Light Chandelier

Desideria 5-Light Chandelier

Mathias 4 - Light Shaded Drum Chandelier

Mathias 4 – Light Shaded Drum 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!

 
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

 
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

 

Adesso Glass & Brushed Steel Cuba Tapered Table Lamp

Adesso Glass & Brushed Steel Cuba Tapered Table Lamp

 

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

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coastal style foyer

Coastal Living

An entryway console table becomes the perfect piece to decorate with coastal accents. 

Carson Espresso Wicker Round Large Basket

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

modern surf style house

House & Home

Albin Rattan Basket

Wicker/Rattan Striped Storage Basket

Patrick Ahearn Architect

Patrick Ahearn Architect

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

white-spike-coral

White Spike Coral

Chunky Seagrass Woven Serving Tray Beige – Threshold™

white-sea-shells

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

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shells-in-urn

New England Home

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

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. 

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Regal Style: Crown Home Decor

While working on content for an upcoming post, I found it necessary to head over to the bookmark manager.  Information overload is the driver of my “where did I see that” moments.

Enter the bookmark manager.

While scanning the manager, I style spotted the article “Inside Tara Shaw’s Breathtaking—and Very European—New Orleans Home” from One Kings Lane.

Immediately I remembered the wooden crown sculpture and bed crown home decor pieces prominently featured in several of the images in the article.

Tara-Shaw-Home-Tour

Bookmarked under inspiration, the New Orleans home of Interior Designer and Antiques dealer Tara Shaw is an interior design and decorating love letter to the signature interiors befitting the European influence witnessed throughout the Crescent City.

Tara-Shaw-home-crown-sculpture

Serene colors create a nuanced backdrop, one in which contemporary furnishings, unique antique pieces, and crown home decor strike a balance between elegant and livable.

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Côté Maison

Gilded pleasures is the term that best defines my fancy for crown home decor sculptures and accessories bedecked in shades of gold.

gold-crown-accentAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Gilded (also called gilt) refers to the gold appearance or illusion achieved when covering a surface such as wood, metal, porcelain or stone with a thin layer of gold.

Gold Wedding Crown On Stand

Gold Wedding Crown On Stand

Gold paint or gold leaf is traditionally applied by hand resulting in an overlay effect of gorgeous gilded goodness.

Ebanista-crown

Ebanista

As you might expect, I equate crown themed home decor pieces with the city of New Orleans.

The French and Spanish influence is displayed in the architecture, regional cuisine, and pageantry of the royal courts of the Mardi Gras krewes.

Rayne Marie Paintings

Mardi Gras season is in full party and entertaining swing.

Although these crown embellished dessert plates are not actually gold or gilded, they  do accomplish the style mission of serving grand and regal style.

Royal Crown Round Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Royal Crown Round Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

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Crown ornaments in gilded tones paired with velvet ribbon is all that’s needed to create unique napkin rings.

Several Christmases back I did this with small oval framed prints, and I was quite pleased with the results.

3 Piece Resin Round Crown Ornament Set

3 Piece Resin Round Crown Ornament Set

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Crown Christmas Ornaments

Gorgeous color options abound in the selection of velvet ribbon from EAB Designs.

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Olive Velvet Ribbon – EAB Designs

My absolute favorite Mardi Gras accessories for table and toasts come from Alexa Pulitzer.

The Kissing Gators place card features a couple of Louisiana’s favorite swamp dwellers wearing gold crowns in regal glory.

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Alexa Pulitzer

From muted tones to gaudy gold gilt overload, crown home decor accessories reign decoratively supreme over the space they grace.

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Veranda

Bathilde Polyresin Lion Figurine Decor with Crown

Bathilde Polyresin Lion Figurine Decor with Crown

An antique wooden crown sculpture from a church in France becomes a regal focal point.

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Antique Shops & Designers Magazine

Crown Wall Décor - Gold - 3R Studios

Pizarro 3 Drawer Accent Chest

Pizarro 3 Drawer Accent Chest

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This Pizarro 3 Drawer Accent Chest brings a stately presence.

The beauty is in the details, and the chamfered legs, crown detail, turned feet, and decorative solid brass hardware create a regal presence.

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Crown Vanity Stool

Crown Vanity Stool

De+Lis+Crown

Bliss Studio De Lis Crown Sculpture

Colten Crown Wall Shelf

Colten Crown Wall Shelf

Kensington Hill Antique White Wash 6 3/4" High Crown Sculpture

Kensington Hill Antique White Wash 6 3/4″ High Crown Sculpture

I am searching high and low for the perfect space and spot to put the Colten crown wall shelf.

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Pinterest

There’s bed crowns and then there’s bed crowns.

Italian 18th Century Painted Head Board

Italian 18th Century Painted Head Board

Lovedima Vintage Noble Crown Candelabra Style Chandelier Metal in Antique Gold (8-Light)

Gold Currey and Company Crown Chandelier

Vintage Spanish Gilt Metal Crown Light FixtureVintage Spanish Gilt Metal Crown Light Fixture

Unique 4 Light Hand Painted Crown Foyer Pendant in Gold and Silver

Unique 4 Light Hand Painted Crown Foyer Pendant in Gold and Silver

 

MacKenzie-Childs-Crown-Chandelier

MacKenzie-Childs Crown Chandelier

 

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Crown Chandelier in Gold

 

Crown Renaissance Wall Plates Crown Renaissance Wall Plates

 

Crestview Crown Table Lamp

Crestview Crown Table Lamp

Consider adding a black lampshade.

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Springcrest Reptile Print Shade with Silver Lining

Royal Crown Wall Mirror

Royal Crown Mirror

The King's Crown Cast Iron Bottle Opener (Set of 2)

The King’s Crown Cast Iron Bottle Opener (Set of 2)

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I purchased several of these decorative crown sculptures for Mardi Gras inventory at Hopefully Classic, and I was smart enough to pull one back for myself.

Crown Themed Home Decor

It continues to be an essential part of my Christmas, Mardi Gras, and Easter decorating schemes.

gold-crown-cake-topperThe Queen of Crowns

Would you consider a crown cake topper crown home decor?

We entertain family and friends in our homes.

We tend to pull out all the stops to wow and impress.

I believe that’s a yes.

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These crown cake toppers from The Queen of Crowns are cake topper crown jewels.

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The Queen of Crowns

A special occasion cake calls for distinctive embellishments, and a crown cake topper makes a magnificent choice.

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Atelier de Campagne

The hand carved 3 piece wood candlestick set by One Allium Way as well as the Montfort 2-light wall sconce combine elements of European design style with crowned sophistication.

crown candle holdersHandcarved 3 Piece Wood Candlestick Set by One Allium Way

The purpose of home decor pieces is to enhance the spaces they furnish and adorn.  Crown home decor pieces, accessories, and accents impressively accomplish just this.

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My Best of The Best of High Point Market 2013

The May 2013 issue of Home Accents Today features the Best of High Point Market Spring 2013 editon- a home furnishings and decor review of products and highlights from last month’s market.

Home Accents Today

High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world,and the party comes to High Point, North Carolina twice a year. Palpable style, trends, energy and excitement come together to marvel the interior design, home furnishings, and home decor industry.  I thought I would do a little style spotting of my own and share with you a select few of my favorites from the Best of Market Spring 2013 High Point high points.

Bliss Studio Lurgia Collection Cane Nesting Tables

Feather your nest with just the right side kick for an accent chair, sofa, or the area of a space that needs “that” special piece but nothing too large or decoratively overpowering.

Feiss Stateroom Collection Bali Brass Table Lamp

Brass is big in 2013, and the hint of nautical whimsy makes this lamp in season for sure.

Uttermost Chahna Bench

You had my attention at aqua blue, and your keeping it with the dark chocolate and milky white velvet cushioned seat.

Interlude Home Caicos Fan Coral

So silver. so ebony, so chic accent ready to go as a coffee table centerpiece or foyer bureau focal point.

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Alden Parkes Reflection Bombe Chest

Elegance paired with a timeless color combination never goes out of style.

Zeugma Handmade Wooden Lantern

Lantern love this!  The handmade wooden lantern exemplifies mater craftsmanship and custom detail to attention.

Worlds Away Jared Navy Lacquer Desk with Gold Leafed Base

Gold leaf and classic navy in a modern marriage of style and function.

Imax Worldwide Home Marisa Graphic Ottomans 

Propped up or sitting pretty, the upholstered Marisa Graphic ottoman comes in  green, purple, grey, and orange- the hot colors of the season.

Eastern Accents Scalamandre Scarf Pillow

The iconic signature classic Zebra pattern from Scalamandre is a design standard.

Do you spot a piece that is perfect for your style?