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.
Vintage Silvered Oyster Shell Lamp Finials – Set of 2
Uttermost Oyster Aged Ivory Shell Sculptures (Set of 2)
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.
Fish Set Including a Large Platter and Six 1960s French Porcelain Oyster Plates
Antique Turtles Shells III Premium Gallery Wrapped Canvas
iCanvas “Alligator Sketch” by Ethan Harper Canvas Print
Stupell Industries Alligator in Business Suit Men’s Fashion Canvas Wall Art
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 Crab found on the Southern Louisiana Coast
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.
Regina Andrew Design Driftwood Sconce
Corfu Coastal Blue Striped 32-inch Table Lamp
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.
Jarod A. Hebert Architect, LLC
Cyan Design Driftwood Table Lamp
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
Haveli Mango Wood Night Chest – Brown
Safavieh Handmade Ikat Madyson Wool Rug
Florence 6-Drawer 2-Door Carved Sideboard
Furniture 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 Oppenheimer Octavo Edition, Pl. 369 Great blue Heron
Accents and accessories-
Bryn Modern Coastal Table Lamp in Rattan
Gold Polyresin Coastal Fish Sculpture
Black 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
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.
Brown and Clear Glass Wood Rectangle Console Table
Coastal cocktails anyone?
Addison 3-shelf Multi-use Cart by Greyson Living
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.