Spring Into Summer Coastal Home Decor

Warm breezes, cool tones, and hot tunes provide inspiration and ideas for updating house and home with coastal home decor.

Adding to the new season decor updating party is the glorious news that those of us who are vaccinated are cleared for fellowshipping with fellow vaccinated friends and family.

No time like the present for planning a by the sea themed spring into summer Memorial Day soirée.

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House & Home – Photo by Heather Ross

Is Coastal Style Still In Style?

Quarantine granted time to reflect on and take stock of design styles. For instance, the popularity, pertinence, and staying power of the classics and the trendy.

Coastal home decor pieces in traditional influences accented with new-traditional interpretations run the gamut from Palm Beach to Palm Springs style.

Experimenting with different aspects of a design style is easy.

Introduce new takes on a classic to keep the decorating fun and fresh, and the decorative appeal of the space visually engaging to you and the eyes that will ooh and ahh over your decorating mastery.

The takeaway is this: the coastal home decor accents and accessories you find to be a stunning reflection of you and your impeccable personal taste is exactly what’s in style.

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“We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.”

—Unknown

Dream and decorate in sea to sky colors of soft neutrals and crisp deep tones borrowed from the beauty of the sea.

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If a total coastal home decor makeover is in your seasonal update decorating scheme plan, this post is here to give ideas.

If you find you’re leaning more towards refreshing your decor with subtle spot touches to achieve a relaxed day at the beach aesthetic, this post has got you covered like SPF 50 sunscreen. 

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House Beautiful- Benjamin Dhong- Photo by Lisa Romerein

Wall mirrors classify as art in this decorista’s portfolio.

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Surya Wall Decor Wall Mirror in Silver

In this in the style of feature, one is silver, and the other, gold.

Hunter Wall Mirror

Hunter Wall Mirror

Serene pastels fit in comfortably with the beachside color palette.

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Suzanne Kasler

Cordero 20-Inch Round Mirror

Cordero 20-Inch Round Mirror

International Caravan Windsor Carved White Console Table

International Caravan Windsor Carved White Console Table

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Inspiration is everywhere, especially in the colors, textures, and patterns discovered under the sea.

SAFAVIEH Lighting Ivy Resin Table Lamp

SAFAVIEH Lighting Ivy Resin Table Lamp

SAFAVIEH Lighting 30-inch Juniper White Table Lamp

SAFAVIEH Lighting 30-inch Juniper White Table Lamp

Hodder Coral Sculpture

Hodder Coral Sculpture

Copper Grove Muir Rosa Tufted Chair - Pink

Copper Grove Muir Rosa Tufted Chair – Pink

Here’s a couple of fun pretty in pink accent chair options to consider.

Designart 'Quartz Texture' Upholstered Accent Chair

Designart ‘Quartz Texture’ Upholstered Accent Chair

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Designart Influence Of Line and Color Upholstered Accent Chair

Mixing styles is key when the intent is contrast through traditional meets modern juxtaposition.

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House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey

The core concept of coastal decorating style places the emphasis on creating a comfortable and inviting space rich in layers, textures, and natural elements.

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House & Garden- Photo by Cristian Barnett 

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Pierce Wicker Side Table

Wicker, rattan, seagrass, jute, and woven pieces are instantly associated with coastal chic.

Meena Modern Rattan Wall Sconce

Meena Modern Rattan Wall Sconce

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Southern Living Ideal Home – Crane Island, Florida

Seaside chic is color rich, texture driven, and pattern at play perfect for merging the coastal vibe of the indoors to the outdoors.

East At Main's Cheyenne Living Room Chair

East At Main’s Cheyenne Living Room Chair

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Eagletown Aged Copper 3 -Bulb 24″ H Outdoor Hanging Lantern
Huntersfield 3 -Bulb 17.75″ H Outdoor Hanging Lantern
Orleans Aged Copper 3 -Bulb 27″ H Outdoor Hanging Lantern

Wooden Sculpture

Wooden Sculpture

Shell Shaped Metal Party Bucket

Shell Shaped Metal Party Bucket

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Universal Furniture

Coloring within the lines is a safe choice, but where’s the unique in that?

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Modern Gold Drum Chandelier Glass Pendant

Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Carson 6 Light Polished Nickel Chandelier

Carson 6 Light Polished Nickel Chandelier

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Bo Massey

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

East at Main Celyn Dining Chairs, (Set of 2)

East at Main Celyn Dining Chairs, (Set of 2)

Shoreline Colors

Shoreline Colors

I’m adding a personal choice of sideboard here as the lines and curves remind me of the shape of sea waves as they approach the shore.

Four Door Credenza

Four Door Credenza

Ponder Weathered White 3 Light Chandelier

Ponder Weathered White 3 Light Chandelier

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Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table

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Fromberg Wood And Cane Dining Chair (Set Of 4)

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Joyelle West

Nevis Pendant Light

Nevis Pendant Light

54 in. Lippa in White oval Artificial Marble Dining Table

54 in. Lippa in White oval Artificial Marble Dining Table

Woven Wood Armchair with Arms Open Back Mid Century Modern Office Dining Chairs Woven Black Seat

Woven Wood Armchair with Open Back and Woven Black Seat

Bandelier Black Rural Woven Dining Arm Chair

Bandelier Black Rural Woven Dining Arm Chair

Safavieh Idola White Washed Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

SAFAVIEH Dining Idola White Washed Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

Maine House Interiors

Maine House Interiors

Quite the dynamic color combination tour de force, adding classic blue and white porcelain and ceramic accents to your coastal decorating theme frames a calm, cool, and collected picture.

Montoya Blue and White Porcelain Table Lamp

Montoya Blue and White Porcelain Table Lamp

Floret Lamp

Floret Lamp

Blue/White Indoor / Outdoor Porcelain Ginger Jar

Blue/White Indoor / Outdoor Porcelain Ginger Jar

19th C French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers

19th C French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers

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Veranda – Suzanne Kasler – Photo by Brian Woodcock

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Custis Salmon -Benjamin Moore

3 - Light Lantern Geometric Pendant

3 – Light Lantern Geometric Pendant

Handmade Wood Wall Mirror

Handmade Wood Wall Mirror

Designed with scalloped edges and tapered legs with a look reminiscent of a seashell, the Liliane Velvet Barrel Chair is a casual yet elegant choice of accent chair.

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Liliane 28.8″ Wide Velvet Barrel Chair

Euart 30" Wide Tufted Polyester Armchair

Euart 30″ Wide Tufted Polyester Armchair

Pink Paper Palms, Set of 3

Pink Paper Palms, Set of 3

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Ryan A. Jones & Associates

Coastal Living Pebble Accent Chair

Coastal Living Pebble Accent Chair

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Decorators Best

Shifting the sands from soft delicate pastels to a touch of gold coast glam.

Durkee Circular Wall Mirror

Durkee Circular Wall Mirror

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Arregui Metal Shell

Safavieh Gisela Gold Hex Console

Safavieh Gisela Gold Hex Console

20 in. Golden Gold Tree Trunk Stool

20 in. Golden Gold Tree Trunk Stool

Spot-On Spot Accents

Accent chests, spot chairs, and designer look area rugs qualify as spot-on spot accents for a foyer, entryway, living, family, or sun room.

Ridge Road Décor 30.5-Inch Round Antique Aluminum Framed Wall Mirror in Silver

Ridge Road Décor Round Antique Aluminum Framed Wall Mirror in Silver

Reims 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Reims 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Roseanne Accent Chair - Gold/Grey

Roseanne Accent Chair – Gold/Grey

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Round Accent Table in Antique Gold/Clear finish with Fish Pedestal Base 

Gray-Washed Decorative Carved Wood Coffee Table

Gray-Washed Decorative Carved Wood Coffee Table

Carved details, natural pine wood, and a soft gray-washed finish highlights this super coastal chic style coffee table.

nuLOOM Traditional Vintage Faded Circle Frame Area Rug

nuLOOM Traditional Vintage Faded Circle Frame Area Rug

Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror

Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror 

White-Wood-Mediterranean-Cabinet

White Wood Mediterranean Cabinet

Decorative Palancar Coral Table Décor Figurine

Decorative Palancar Coral Table Décor Figurine

Catalina Lighting Freya Table Lamp

Catalina Lighting Freya Table Lamp

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Mekhi 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Lind Armchair1 Lind Armchair

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Jan Jones LLC

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Touchet 1-Light Single Globe Pendant

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LS Dimond Home Natural Teak Slice Console

Distinctive hardware, sleek lines, and an elegant design presence meets the criteria for the perfect accent chest.

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Dakota Fields 2 Door Cabinet

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Abstract End Table

Powerful style statement in soft shades of seaside green.

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Beige Mercury Glass Table Lamp with Beige Drum Shade

Beige Mercury Glass Table Lamp with Beige Drum Shade

Aqua Horizon Giclee Canvas Art Print

Aqua Horizon Giclee Canvas Art Print

Grey/Green Framed 4 door Wine Sideboard

Grey/Green Framed 4 door Wine Sideboard

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Domino

Mix and mingle the cocktail hour with a distinctive piece such as the Avalon rattan bar.

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Avalon Rattan Bar

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Gorgeous lives in the details of the statement piece.

Andtree Ray Accent Mirror

Andtree Ray Accent Mirror

Failand Coral Sculpture

Failand Coral Sculpture

Leave no stone unturned in your search for special pieces to tie the coastal look altogether.

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William Yeoward – Country House Chic Accent Cabinet

Check out consignment shops, estate sales, antiques auctions, and online sites for classic pieces and curiosities destined to become the focal point of the space.

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Atelier de Campagne LLC

Pastel painting, seascape

Pastel Seascape Print

French Dry Scrape Painted Pine 2 Door Server

French Dry Scrape Painted Pine 2 Door Server

Part of the fun is the hunt, and the grand prize is in the treasure found.

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Leftover Antiques

Rugs in neutral shades and natural textures keep with the coastal casual feel and gorgeously work the room.

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Liliane Hart Interiors

Seaford Diamond Zebra Rug Tan - Threshold

Seaford Diamond Zebra Rug Tan – Threshold

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Veranda

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Shape and form again catch my eye.

The curved details of this 20th Century Painted Bombe Chest With Verde Marble Top has an under the sea quality to it.

20th Century Painted Bombe Chest With Verde Marble Top

20th Century Painted Bombe Chest With Verde Marble Top

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Architectural Digest

Uzbek Suzani handmade embroidered Bedspread Bedcover

Uzbek Suzani Handmade Embroidered Bedspread Bedcover

Earnestine Solid Woven Rug

Earnestine Solid Woven Rug

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair

Camila Home Blue (8'x10') Rug

Camila Home Blue (8’x10′) Rug

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Meaghan Twin Daybed

Natural Becker Rattan Full Headboard

Natural Becker Rattan Full Headboard

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Blue and Cream Collection by Threshold

Alayna Botanic Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror

Alayna Botanic Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror

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Strick & Bolton Sylvie Handmade Braided Jute Reversible Runner

Accents and accessories in traditional coastal design color, texture, and pattern choices infuse the spaces and places in the home with a comfortable seaside chic aesthetic that emphasizes a there’s no place like home or the beach vibe.

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Sydney 32" Wide Down Cushion Armchair

Sydney 32″ Wide Down Cushion Armchair

vidaXL Folding Director's Chair 2 pcs Bamboo and Canvas

vidaXL Folding Director’s Chair 2 pcs Bamboo and Canvas

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Dallas-based designer Jan Showers words serve as design tip numero uno in my book.

Alayna Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Alayna Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Aubree Beveled Accent Mirror

Aubree Beveled Accent Mirror

I realize black may not be the color that immediately springs to mind when considering the coastal style color wheel, but it’s the color that lends a touch of elegance to any decor style it graces.

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Deeley Traditional Accent Chest

See (or should I say sea) what I mean?

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Giannetti Home

Coastal elegance is beautifully defined through black decor pieces and accessories.

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Enzo Barrel Chair Tangled White-Black

Sutton Banana Palm Chalk 33' L x 20.5" W Wallpaper Roll

Sutton Banana Palm Chalk 33′ L x 20.5″ W Wallpaper Roll

Inspire Me! Home Decor Elegance FAR01 Indoor Area Rug

Inspire Me! Home Decor Elegance FAR01 Indoor Area Rug

Papasan chairs capture the look of casual chic, and speaking from personal ownership experience, is one super comfortable seating option.

Papasan Chair with Round Pillow Cushion and Cream Wicker Weave

Papasan Chair with Round Pillow Cushion and Cream Wicker Weave

This super chic space speaks fluent seaside sophistication to me.

Lindsey Lane - Charish

Lindsey Lane – Charish

Some may say this upholstery is more tropical than coastal.

I say it’s lovely and just the deviation from the too literal design style interpretation needed for the space.

Chardon Armchair

Junnell Leaf Armchair

Nice complementing piece.

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

Step away from the expected by throwing the eye a curveball with a chic choice of conservation piece.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis paparazzi photo

Jackie Kennedy Onassis Paparazzi Photo

StyleCraft Atmore Ceramic White Table Lamp - White Softback Fabric Shade

StyleCraft Atmore Ceramic White Table Lamp – White Softback Fabric Shade

Scallop Side Table

Scallop Side Table

Hayes hobnail large planter

Hayes Planter

Levins Coffee Table

Levins Coffee Table

I’m including this lovely video as it is befitting the end to a serene and relaxing day spent oceanside and the end of this coastal home decor extravaganza.

Take a moment, hit play, and take it in.

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”

—Robert Wyland

Decorating is an adventure in personal style that should always inspire our imagination and bring us immense joy.

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Louisiana: A Distinctive Style and Taste Odyssey

A late summer commencement ceremony and “we are family” celebration calls for a home statecation.

Between last week’s Louisiana Gulf Coastal style post and a re-familiarizing of intrastate points of interest I am, to borrow and embellish a line from Billy Joel, in a Louisiana state of mind.

Louisiana excels in taking the senses on a distinctive style and taste odyssey.

alligator-home-decor1House Beautiful –  Jennifer Bevan Interiors

This boot-shaped state of which I speak takes the word unique and runs parish to parish with the concept.

alligator print fabric

alligator dinner plates

A telltale (or should I say telltail) sign is the alligator influence evident upon our walls and plates, and vice versa.

 

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Good taste through decor and plate is native to our Louisiana lagniappe appeal.

fried-alligator-CochonCochon’s Fried Alligator with Chili Garlic Mayonnaise

pink-entrywayDomino

Gallery walls adorned in details and turtle shells inspire the palette of color and the palate of taste.

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Straight from page 71 in the 1967 edition of the Talk About Good cookbook by members of the Lafayette Junior League, their relatives and friends is Mrs. Helen M. Hayeses’ Turtle Soup II recipe.

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Talk about good!

talk-about-good-cook-book-turtle-soup-recipeTurtle Soup II ~ Monteleone

Louisiana-paint-colorsBenjamin Moore

I love the Louisiana proper names given to these paint colors from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and PPG Pittsburgh Paints.

seafood-paint-colors1Cajun Shrimp ~ Lemon Twist ~ Sea Salt

Salted Roasted Shrimp

Ingredients
3  cups kosher salt
2  pounds head-on unpeeled large shrimp
Lemon wedges

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400°.  On a large rimmed baking sheet, add salt in an even layer.  Bake 10 minutes.  Remove ½ cup salt and reserve.  Arrange shrimp evenly over hot salt; sprinkle with ½ cup reserved hot salt. Cover tightly with foil.  Bake just until shrimp turn pink, 6 to 8 minutes.  Discard excess salt.  Place shrimp on a serving platter; squeeze lemon over shrimp.

~ Louisiana Cookin’

Am I the only one who is craving Cajun shrimp sprinkled with a generous amount of sea salt and a lemon twist?

Louisiana Cookin’ reads my mind.

That will satisfy the palate portion of the Louisiana lagniappe show.

Now to find the perfect space for Louisiana themed decor accents, a native pattern and a home state inspired paint palette.

Love your style!

Coast to Coast: Coastal Designs of Summer

With the 4th of July holiday weekend right at the doorstep of a three day weekend I know schedules are full and plans are coming down to the wire.

Grab a beverage, stream some soft jazz or whatever music genre floats your relaxation boat, and cast your eyes on a few of my favorite images in today’s Coast to Coast Coastal Designs of Summer design and decorating show and tell.

Summer serenity now is just a scroll away.

Enjoy!

antique-coastalTraditional Home

Sea-fanHomedesnING

beach-house-homer-oatman Home Adore-Homer Oatman Architects

blue-white-sunroomBetter Homes and Gardens

domaine-ropeTimothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts Interiors – Domaine

Beach Style by Miami Interior Designers & Decorators Gil Walsh Interiors

 Love your coastal designs of summer style!

Love your style!