Coastal Home Decor Accents

Coastal home décor accents and accessories exemplify summer centric chic, centric if you will to the we’ve been having fun all summer long style reflecting the elements of a relaxing day or evening at the beach.

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Photo by Chris Galbraith on Unsplash

Before we get going with the main event I must disclose this post started out with me just updating a few items, links, and sources, and well, here we stand with an entirely new post.  I hope you enjoy!

Streaming smooth jazz smooth wave complete with the sounds of summer tunes and sea waves on a Saturday afternoon sets the tones and tunes to a coastal pictorial.
 
Even though at present it’s just too hot to do anything remotely close to a real day at the coast, the sights and sounds do put me in a sourcing coastal home décor accents and accessories state of mind.

Casual Coastal Vibes

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Amelle Cream Raffia 4 Drawer Accent Chest

In this sea escape scenario the following host of words characterize casual coastal vibes.

Friendly.

Relaxed.

Natural.
 
Informal.

Metal Round Leaf Frame Wall Mirror

Metal Round Leaf Frame Wall Mirror

Include rich neutrals, warm tones, sleek lines and sophisticated presence and that’s exactly the vibe and the look we’re going for.

Falson Wood Framed Wall Mirror

Falson Wood Framed Wall Mirror

Continuing as a favorite to source, the Ashlyn Round Wall Mirror reminds me of ruffles of ocean waves.

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A&B Home Ashlyn 16-Inch Round Wall Mirror in Gold

There is wall mirrors, and then there is wall mirrors.

Emeka Hand Carved Wood 72x36 Leaning Floor Mirror

Emeka Hand Carved Wood Leaning Floor Mirror

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Mark D. Sikes

Coastal home décor accents and accessories in earth tones of neutral, blue, green, gold, pink, brown and greige borrow from sea and sky.

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Color and light have quite the influence on each other.

Photographers definitely can attest to it, and I know several decoristas who will testify to it as well.

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Nature’s light show of morning, noon, and night has a way of adjusting colors to deepen and/or soften.

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If thrown by what coastal colors to select, remember this little ditty:

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Look to the coastal sky and sea for inspiration as to what your color palette will be.

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Rectangular Light Brown Wood and Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Briarhill Bone-Inlay Wall Mirror, Teak/Ivory

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iCanvas “Roseate Spoonbill by Natural History Museum (UK)

Antique pieces create contrast and infuse character into the space.

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William IV Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers

The mix and the mingle of antiques with new traditional and modern decorating styles layers a space with character, amplifies the charm quotient, creates contrast, and promotes focal point magic.

3-Drawers Bilson Natural with Gold Base Rattan Cabinet

3-Drawers Bilson Natural with Gold Base Rattan Cabinet

Layering builds upon the décor style central theme and can be strikingly accomplished through the introduction of pattern and texture to the space.

Brown Geometry Cabinet

Brown Geometry Cabinet

Coastal Living Pebble Accent Chair

Coastal 26″ Fabric Pebble Accent Chair

Rattan and wicker pieces fall under the category of classic coastal home décor furnishings done right.

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Elle Decor – Photography by Thomas Loof

Cole & Son Acquario Wallpaper 1

Cole & Son Acquario Wallpaper

White Contemporary Unique Coastal Mirror

White Contemporary Unique Coastal Mirror

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Houzz – Photography by Emily Followill

Kayla 6-light Mystic Sand Chandelier

Kayla 6-light Mystic Sand Chandelier

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Rattan Accent Chair

Clearfield Swoop Arm Dining Chair - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Clearfield Swoop Arm Dining Chair – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

  Bloom Tamarind Wood Bowl

Bloom Tamarind Wood Bowl

To all chic and stylish accents there is a season, but you don’t have to buy in to locking your decorative items into a particular season.

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Coastal home décor steps into the spotlight in the spring through summer season, but is never out of season to the legions of decoristas who realize and embrace this perennial favorite decorating style.

Off-White W/ Gold Detail Seashell BoxApril Silver Queen Dried Bouquet 8" by Leanne Ford

April Silver Queen Dried Bouquet 8″ by Leanne Ford

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Traditional Dove Tail Grey 48-inch Round Dining Table

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Karis Natural Dining Chair

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 Sarah Bartholomew Design

spindle-legs-on-round-farm-dining-table (1) Antiques partner beautifully with traditional and new-traditional pieces and patinas.

Antique Country French Provincial Drop Leaf Oak Dining Table

Antique Country French Provincial Drop Leaf Oak Dining Table

Juxtaposition is always in my bag of focal point tricks as it has the decorative power to immediately catch the eye.

Rutherford Woven Rush Dining Side Chair

Rutherford Woven Rush Dining Side Chair

Camelia Textured Brown 65.94 in. 4-Door CredenzaCamelia Textured Brown 65.94 in. 4-Door Credenza

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New England Home – Photography by Matt Kisiday

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Sierra Sideboard

Check out consignment shops, estate sales, vintage sites for focal point coastal home décor pieces.

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Treasure Chest

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.

Inspiration Found

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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.

Birch Lane Wall Mirror

Birch Lane Wall Mirror

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Coastal Outdoor Sofa, Lounge Chair

Hilty Coral Sculpture

Hilty Coral Sculpture

Ormond Octopus End Table

Ormond Octopus End Table

Montauk Arm Chair

Montauk Arm Chair

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Aged Wood Beaded 6-Light Candle Chandelier

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New England Home

Entryways are the gateway to the house of style.

Brown Contemporary Teak Wood Console Table

Natural elements and neutral beauties delineate the colors, textures, and patterns associated with sand and sea.

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Akane Shell Geometric 19-inch End Table

Akane Shell Geometric 19-inch End Table

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Harrelson wooden Cabinet

Harrelson Cabinet

Thalia Woodcroft Sideboard

Thalia Woodcroft Sideboard

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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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.

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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.

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Acroma 16 Light 40In Modern Farmhouse Wagon Wheel Chandelier Acroma 16 Light 40In Modern Farmhouse Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Wooden Round Dining Table in Antique Black Finish

Wooden Round Dining Table in Antique Black Finish

Salento 8-Light Vintage Copper Chandelier

Salento 8-Light Vintage Copper Chandelier

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

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Dining Deco Bacall Ivory Slip Cover Dining Chair

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Contrast works the space.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Nash 24 - Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

24 – Light Candle Style Wagon Wheel Chandelier

SAFAVIEH Erika Rattan Accent Chair with Cushion (Set of 2)

SAFAVIEH Erika Rattan Accent Chair with Cushion (Set of 2)

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Cape Hatteras Woven Kubu Armchair with Linen Cushions

Suite Dreams

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Kate Marker Interiors

Farmhouse Wood Beaded 6-Light Candle Chandelier

Wood Beaded 6-Light Candle Chandelier

Emery Mosaic Table Lamp

Emery Mosaic Table Lamp

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug - Navy and Ivory

Magnolia Home Holloway Rug – Navy and Ivory

Beige Faux Bamboo Hollywood Regency Coastal Furniture

Beige Faux Bamboo Hollywood Regency Coastal Furniture

Long Sunroom with Hanging Rattan Chair

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Hallstatt Navy Accent Am Chair with Wood Base

Hallstatt Navy Accent Am Chair with Wood Base

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Designart Great Wave Upholstered Accent Chair

Coastal Inspired Cocktails, Anyone?

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

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Warm breezes, cool drinks, and crystal clear waters feed the soul and inspire the coastal home décor decorating mind.

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Margie 22″ Bohemian Rustic Iron LED Table Lamp by JONATHAN Y

Dress a cart or cabinet top with a table lamp, eye-catching decorative accent or art piece.

Ships in Harbor Print

Ships in Harbor Print

The style is chic and the pattern is summer spot on.
 

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

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Coastal Style Carts & Cabinets

Handmade Rattan 2-Tier Bar Cart on Casters with Glass Top and ShelfCabinets and carts house a coastal collection of beverage station necessities for creating cool and refreshing libations.
Bamboo Rolling Wine Buffet Kitchen Living Room Bar Serving Cart

Bamboo Rolling Wine Buffet Kitchen Living Room Bar Serving Cart

Coastal Style Accents

 
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Coastal Living

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

cameo-green-glidden-green-whisper The Seashell Maiden Mermaid Wall Sculpture

The Seashell Maiden Mermaid Wall Sculpture

Silver Aluminum Coastal Serving Bowl

Silver Aluminum Coastal Serving Bowl

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 décor fashion draws the eye.

Coastal Home Decor Accents and Accessories

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Finley 56 in. Blue Credenza with 2 Doors and 4 Drawers

Finley 56 in. Blue Credenza with 2 Doors and 4 Drawers

She, he, we decorate(s) with seashells found on the seashore or the local craft and hobby store. white-sea-shells So sea chic!

A and B Home Urn Planter Statue

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New England Home

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 décor accents and accessories accentuate the casual, comfortable, fun, elegance, and seaside sophistication associated with classic coastal style.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Crown Home Decor Accents

Crown home decor accents as in crown themed is having quite a crowning moment currently.  Streaming series, triple crown races, once in a lifetime coronation events- see what I mean.

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.

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While scanning the manager, I style spotted the article “Inside Tara Shaw’s Breathtaking and Very Europea 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.

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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.

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

18th Century Carved Giltwood Bed Crown Canopy

18th Century Carved Giltwood Bed Crown Canopy

Gold Leaf and White Three-Light Semi-Flush Mount

Gold Leaf and White Three-Light Semi-Flush Mount

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Ebanista

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

Modern Wood Framed Museum Art Print Titled - Heraldic Crowns and Coronets

Modern Wood Framed Museum Art Print Titled – Heraldic Crowns and Coronets

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

Spring into summer entertaining season is back in full swing, and these crown embellished plates accomplished the style mission of serving grand and regal style.

Lithographie Crown Plates, Set of 4Lithographie Crown Plates, Set of 4

Coalport Dessert Plates with Crowns

Coalport Dessert Plates with Crowns

Crown Napkin Rings-set of 4

Crown Napkin Rings-set of 4

History in details.

Vintage small Queen Elizabeth 1953 Coronation brass Door Knocker- England

Vintage small Queen Elizabeth 1953 Coronation brass Door Knocker- England

Antique Victorian Vallerysthal glass crown bonbon dish

Antique Victorian Vallerysthal Glass Crown Bonbon Dish 

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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 vintage framed prints, and I was quite pleased with the results.

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Olive Velvet Ribbon – EAB Designs

Alexa Pulitzer King Gator notes feature Louisiana’s favorite swamp dweller wearing a gold crown 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

Wood decor lions, Onlay with lions, Cartouche Coat of arms

Onlay with Lions – Cartouche Coat of Arms

Garden statues grace and decorate outside spaces as well as fitting beautifully in with your interior decorating scheme.

Light Gray MgO Lion King Garden Statue

Reimagined accents such as this antique wooden crown sculpture from a church in France become a regal focal point.

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Antique Shops & Designers Magazine

Same school of thought applies to this Gilded Iron Corona Chandelier.

Gilded Iron Corona Chandelier

Gilded Iron Corona Chandelier

Crown Wall Décor - Gold - 3R Studios

Pizarro 3 Drawer Accent Chest

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Beauty is discovered in the details, and the chamfered legs, crown detail, turned feet, and decorative solid brass hardware detail of this accent chest come together to promote a regal presence.

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Silver Vintage Look Silver Crown Sculpture

Silver Vintage Look Silver Crown Sculpture

Bliss Studio Alexander Crown

Bliss Studio Alexander Crown

Colten Crown Wall Shelf

Colten Crown Wall Shelf

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

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

Crown Renaissance Wall Plates Crown Renaissance Wall Plates

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Victorian Trading Co Crowning Glory Drinking Glasses (Set Of 4)

Victorian Trading Co Crowning Glory Drinking Glasses (Set Of 4)

The King's Crown Bottle Opener, Set of 2 Bronze

The King’s Crown Bottle Opener, Set of 2

Consider adding this crown polished brass catchall to your home bar decor as a nut bowl or cocktail stirrer holder.

Crown Polished Brass Catchall

Crown Polished Brass Catchall

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Stumbling upon decorative crown sculptures meant Mardi Gras inventory at Hopefully Classic.  Thrilled I pulled 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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Crown cake toppers from The Queen of Crowns are cake topper crown jewels.

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The Queen of Crowns

Special occasion cakes call for distinctive embellishments, and a crown cake topper makes a magnificent choice.

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Atelier de Campagne

Crown home decor accents achieve the purpose of impressively enhancing the spaces they furnish and adorn.

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From Prefab to Post Fab: Customizing Bookcases Part 2

Prefab to post fab customizing bookcases enhancements for that custom built-in look as promised.

Yes, decoristas, you too can build, design and style a better mousetrap (bookcase).

Customizing a bookcase with moldings, panelings, trims and embellishments takes an average, plain and otherwise boring bookcase from prefab drab to post style fab.

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Crown and trim moldings easily punctuate the custom look.

Most basic prefab 5-shelf bookcases are approximately 6′ tall, but not all ceiling heights are created equal.

Decorative furniture feet will take the bookcase to new heights.

furniture feetWaddell Bun Foot ||  Square Bun Foot   || Pumpkin Bun Pine Foot

The custom look is enhanced by adding for example by updating the back of the bookcase.

Beadboard paneling or beadboard pattern wallpaper take the look from common to custom.

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The art of customizing bookcases is further enhanced by adding ornamental appliques and onlays.

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Ornamental appliques and onlays applied to the front, side or back panels take the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Molding Installation and Applique and Onlay Application Recap:

The bookcase has an assembled height of 71.25 inches.

Decorative molding will have to be cut as it is usually sold in 8 ft lengths.

Measure the selected area of the bookcase where the molding will be placed.

Keep things as simple as you can by marking the area on the molding to be cut with a pencil.

Carefully make the cuts on the molding using a miter saw.

Sand each finished cut with sand paper to smooth edges.

For Top Crown:

Nail the crown molding into place at  the top and sides of the unit.

Fill the gaps with caulk and allow to dry for approximately 30 minutes before paint application.

For Appliques and Onlays:

Determine desired placement of applique or onlay.

Apply small beads of Liquid Nails Paneling and Molding Construction Adhesive or a preferred wood glue to the applique or onlay and put in place.

Small bead applications of adhesive or glue will help to prevent it from running out from under the sides when pressure is applied.

Apply pressure for a few minutes to ensure tight adhering.

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Decorative furniture hardware remains one of the most inexpensive and dramatic accent updates known to decoristas.

Inspiring design features are ripe for replication.

A strategically placed decorative pull(s) or door knocker on a front trim, side or back panel takes the piece to custom built-in statement piece status.

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We’ll look at how to go from prefab drab to post style fab by creating polished style in the stacks in part 3 appropriately titled From Prefab to Post Fab: Customizing Prefabricated Bookcases Part 3.

 

 

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