The Season of Louisiana Gulf Coastal Style

Certain decor styles have a season, and now is the season of Louisiana Gulf Coastal style.

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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.

Brown_Pelican3The Brown Pelican – The Official State Bird of Louisiana

Louisiana is a mixed bag of decor styles, dishes and dialects.

Oyster-shuckLouisiana Cookin’

Among the Victorian, Acadian, Creole, French, Spanish and European influences is the Sportman’s Paradise belle of the decorating ball, Louisiana Gulf coastal style.

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

Uttermost Oyster Aged Ivory Shell Sculptures (Set of 2)

Uttermost Oyster Aged Ivory Shell Sculptures (Set of 2)

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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

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

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Louisiana Gulf coastal style

Mercana Gold Resin Turtle Shell Storage Box Box Tabletop Decoration

Antique-Turtles-_26-Shells-III-Premium-Gallery-Wrapped-Canvas---Ready-to-Hang

Antique Turtles Shells III Premium Gallery Wrapped Canvas

iCanvas "Alligator Sketch" by Ethan Harper Canvas Print

iCanvas “Alligator Sketch” by Ethan Harper Canvas Print

Stupell Industries Alligator in Business Suit Men's Fashion Reptile Canvas Wall Art

Stupell Industries Alligator in Business Suit Men’s Fashion Canvas Wall Art

Grand-Bazaar-Radiance-Hand-knotted-Wool-Viscose-Area-Rug

Grand Bazaar Radiance Hand Knotted Wool Viscose Area Rug

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

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Create a custom piece by replacing existing cabinet hardware with decorative cabinet knobs.

It’s amazing how a piece can go from to plain to pizzazz with the addition of decorative embellishments.

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

driftwood-sconce-silverRegina Andrew Design Driftwood Sconce

Corfu Coastal Blue Striped 32-inch Table Lamp

Corfu Coastal Blue Striped 32-inch Table Lamp

shell shaped wall sconce light

Shelly Wall Sconce

Gwen Table Lamps, Set of 2

Gwen Table Lamps, Set of 2

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palette-coastal-colorsSherwin-Williams

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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

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Cyan Design Driftwood Table Lamp

Wyeth Cream Accent Table

Wyeth Cream Accent Table

Noble House Petes Club Chair, Beige and Dark Brown

Noble House Petes Club Chair, Beige and Dark Brown

Scouted décor additions to further complement and enhance the Louisiana Gulf coastal style aesthetic.

Roah Rustic Solid Wood 27-inch Trestle Side Table - Off White

Roah Rustic Solid Wood 27-inch Trestle Side Table – Off White

Haveli Mango Wood Night Chest - Brown

Haveli Mango Wood Night Chest – Brown

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Safavieh Handmade Ikat Madyson Wool Rug

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Linen Balloon Chair

Florence 6-Drawer 2-Door Carved Sideboard

Florence 6-Drawer 2-Door Carved Sideboard

Windsor-Floor-Lamp-wood

Windsor Floor Lamp

White Washed Rattan End Table

White Washed Rattan End Table

Furniture of America Jill Modern Metal Crocodile Textured End TableFurniture of America Jill Modern Metal Crocodile Textured End Table

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

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Bronze Cranes

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Avalon Rattan Bar

Accents and accessories-

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

Gold Polyresin Coastal Fish Sculpture

Black Crocodile Removable WallpaperBlack Crocodile Removable Wallpaper

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.

Metallic Gold Alligator Sculpture Table Decor

Metallic Gold Alligator Sculpture Table Decor

I do this often when it is convenient.

If I decide against the piece, Dave simply caulks the nail hole and we’re on to bigger and better items.

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Updated to reflect the decision to add the print to the dining room décor along with a few new pieces.

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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.

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Sherwin-Williams

Natural Brown and Clear Glass Wood-Framed Rectangle Console Table with Natural Branch Sculpture Base

Brown and Clear Glass Wood Rectangle Console Table

Coastal cocktails anyone?

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Addison 3-shelf Multi-use Cart by Greyson Living

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

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