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

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Pearl White and Gold Louisiana Oyster Shell Salt Cellar

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Oyster Candlestick

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

Louisiana+Map+Graphic+Art+Print+on+CanvasLouisiana Map Graphic Art Print on Canvas

Louisiana Gulf coastal style

Mercana Gold Resin Turtle Shell Storage Box Box Tabletop Decoration

Mercana Gold Resin Turtle Shell Storage Box Box Tabletop Decoration

Turtle Shell II Matte Black Framed Art PrintTurtle Shell II Matte Black Framed Art Print

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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distressed-2-door-cabinetGrubbs Distressed 2 Door Accent Cabinet

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

It is 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.

SEAWARD WALL SCONCE

Seaward Wall Sconce

 

driftwood-sconce-silverRegina Andrew Design Driftwood Sconce

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palette-coastal-colorsSherwin-Williams

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Ocean Tones Canvas Art Print

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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 TableEssonne End Table

Whitley Walnut Beige Wood Accent Chair with Nailheads and Tufting

Whitley Walnut Beige Wood Accent Chair with Nailheads and Tufting

Colin Taupe Linen Arm Chair

Colin Taupe Linen Arm Chair

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

Delphi End Table

Bliss Studio Delphi End Table

Haveli Mango Wood Night Chest - Brown

Haveli Mango Wood Night Chest – Brown

Safavieh-Handmade-Ikat-Madyson-Modern-Wool-Rug

Safavieh Handmade Ikat Madyson Wool Rug

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Jalen W Linen Balloon Chair

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Windsor Floor Lamp

 

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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Wayfair

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Colby 2 Door Accent Chest

Coastal cocktails anyone?

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Addison 3-shelf Multi-use Cart by Greyson Living

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Avalon Rattan Bar

Accents and accessories-

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan

SAFAVIEH Lighting Trace 20-inch LED Table Lamp

SAFAVIEH Lighting Trace 20-inch LED Table Lamp

Tortoise Shell Murano Glass Vase

Tortoise Shell Murano Glass Vase

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 decor 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

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

Crandon Corwin Console Table

Crandon Corwin Console Table

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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.

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