Certain decor styles have a season, and now is the season of Louisiana Gulf Coastal style.
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.
The Brown Pelican – The Official State Bird of Louisiana
Louisiana is a mixed bag of decor styles, dishes and dialects.
Among the Victorian, Acadian, Creole, French, Spanish and European influences is the Sportman’s Paradise belle of the decorating ball, Louisiana Gulf coastal style.
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.
Louisiana Gulf coastal style blurs the lines of traditional coastal style in a let’s build upon a classic way.
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.
Table lamps and wall sconces are like jewelry in that these are the accessories that complete the look.
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.
Scouted décor additions to further complement and enhance the Louisiana Gulf coastal style aesthetic.
A maddening search of warehouse and storeroom for my Great blue Heron John James Audubon print got this Louisiana Gulf coastal style party started.
Accents and accessories-
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.
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.
Updated to reflect the decision to add the print to the dining room décor along with a few new pieces.
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.
Coastal cocktails anyone?
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.