Watermelon Home Décor

Today’s watermelon home décor post is fresh with color, texture and sweet summer themed inspiration.

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Watermelon is the fruit of green, red, pink, white, orange, yellow colors, distinctive pattern lines, and delicious possibilities.

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Funny how the unofficial official fruit of summer inspires the theme of watermelon home décor accessories, stylish accents of the season, delectable recipes and color palette choices.

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 Eric Condron Interiors

Summer months welcome watermelon home décor in all varieties.

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Country Living – Photography by Brian Woodcock

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Watermelon Doormat

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Aqua Embossed Tin Post Box with Distressed Finish

Aqua Embossed Tin Post Box with Distressed Finish

Michael Healy Brass Dragonfly Door Knocker

Tin Post Box - 3R Studios

Tin Post Box – 3R Studios

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Hoffman 1 Light Outdoor Lantern - Red

Hoffman 1 Light Outdoor Lantern – Red

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Heart to Heart Radiance (Caladium) Live Plant in Pink and Green Foliage

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Take decorating liberty with the core colors and improvise with what’s available to produce the desired result.

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Not the shape, but wow, love the colors!

Bleach Multi Color 18 in. x 30 in. Colourful Lips Doormat

Bleach Multi Color 18 in. x 30 in. Colourful Lips Doormat

Jimmi Watermelon Embellished Slide Sandal pink

Jimmi Watermelon Embellished Slide Sandal

Caroletta Pool Slides, Created for Macy's

Caroletta Pool Slides, Created for Macy’s

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 Sam Allen Interiors

I knew I wanted to do a post featuring the colors of a ripe, delicious watermelon when I saw the image below.

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Although not in watermelon pattern, these perfectly paired accent chair cushions immediately draw the eye in with the fresh, crisp and bright apple-green material and white rope trim.

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Credit the accent pillow in Romo’s “Tulipa Coral”  fabric for taking this tiptoeing through the tulips palette to color perfection heights.

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DIY Watermelon Umbrella

As it goes in the home décor and retail world we decorate and accessorize in, there’s times when the decorista must engage in decorative interpretation and in the style of implementation.

Abstract Rectangular Beveled Wall Mirror

Abstract Rectangular Beveled Wall Mirror

Texture and color on point trends watermelon home décor.

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Ceramic Table Lamp With Shade

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Let’s be honest, watermelon home décor can be a tad too, let me see how to put this, tacky.

Well, it can.

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Darla Polka Dots Loomed Accent Rug – Safavieh
Ocean’s Edge Braided Indoor/ Outdoor Area Rug
August Shag AUG200 Power Loomed Rug – Safavieh
nuLOOM Kara Solid Shag Area Rug

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Chic in the style of watermelon home décor pieces in color rich combinations of green, red, pink, white, yellow, and orange accent and accessorize please the eye and emulate the primary characteristics of the unofficial official fruit of summer.

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Watermelon-Lime Sorbet

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summer picnic watermelon beverage

Photo by Julia Ivanina on Unsplash

Doesn’t this spring into summer scene look refreshing?

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Watermelon Popsicles – Cooking Classy

Ninety plus degrees signs of summertime has hit the Deep South.

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Photo by Marie Dehayes on Unsplash

 BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Round Pool Float

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Round Pool Float

Fill up a watermelon inflatable pool with ice for a summery chic and fun beverage cooler.

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Inflatable Pool

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Inflatable Pool

The watermelon shines in the summer food and drink spotlight as a crowd pleasing source of refreshment.

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Melamine Chip & Condiment Platter

Melamine Chip & Condiment Platter

BBQ Watermelon Chip & Dip Tray, Created for Macy's

BBQ Watermelon Chip & Dip Tray, Created for Macy’s

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Feta, Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Feta, Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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Watermelon Wander Cutting Board

Zoe Wodarz Watermelon Wander Cutting Board

Love this watermelon themed decked out in vibrant watermelon colors serving bowl.

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Watermelon Serving Bowl

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Watermelon Plastic Highball Glass

Watermelon Plastic Highball Glass

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James Farmer – Photography by Emily Followill

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Pitcher

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Pitcher

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Dinner Plate

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Dinner Plate

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The Sugartown watermelon  purchased this past weekend “produced” a sweet summer treat and a taste for sweet summer themed décor inspiration.

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BHG – Photography Blaine Moats

Watermelon Sorbet

Ingredients

1 lime

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup frozen raspberries

12 ounces chopped watermelon (2 cups)

Directions

Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from lime. Juice lime (2 tablespoons); set aside.

In a medium saucepan stir the sugar and water over medium heat until just simmering, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Remove from heat. Add raspberries and lime juice.

Stir to thaw.

Place raspberry mixture and watermelon in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth.  Press mixture through a fine-mesh sieve; discard seeds.  Stir in lime peel.

Transfer mixture to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Cover; freeze until firm (4 to 24 hours). Transfer to a chilled bowl, breaking up if necessary.

Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth and lightened in color. Return to dish.

Cover and freeze for 2 to 4 hours or until firm.

-Better Homes & Gardens

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Galbraith & Paul

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Watermelon 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set

Watermelon 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set

This watermelon printed midi skirt does not exactly qualify as home décor per se, however, it does make a summer chic style statement for spring into summer entertaining.

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Watermelon Printed Midi Skirt

Summer fresh and pretty in pink!

Beaded V-Flap Watermelon Clutch Bag

Beaded V-Flap Watermelon Clutch Bag

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Serpui Fresh Watermelon Wicker Satchel

Watermelon Satchel

Watermelon Satchel

Void of pattern, however, full of watermelon color.

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Speaking of summer, the Sylvie Flamingo Watermelon Framed Canvas By Kendra Dandy Gold illustrates two iconic symbols of the season.

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Sylvie Flamingo Watermelon Framed Canvas By Kendra Dandy Gold

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 Melanie Morris Design

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Barneby Gates Watermelon Wallpaper

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 Terracotta Studio

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Any way you slice it, watermelon home décor accessories, refreshing treats and summer entertaining wares make for a unique, fun and summer festive addition to the party.

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Royal Rethink of Elvis The King’s Jungle Room

Elvis the King’s Jungle Room has been in the spotlight of late vis-à-vis the buzz surrounding the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film, Elvis.

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Certain spaces and certain clients call for over the top flamboyant chic when designing and decorating residential and commercial properties, and not all residential and commercial spaces are created equal.

As it appropriately calls for, there’s spaces and places where understated style simply will not do.

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Hall of Mirrors, Chateau Versailles

Ostentatious interior decorating and design elements has a standing relationship with grand scale museums, historical homes, architectural marvels, Las Vegas and hooray for Hollywood interiors.

Some exquisite.

Some gaudy.

Some remarkable.

Some unsightly.

What is it they say about beauty being in the eye of the beholder?

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Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash

Celebrities love to dial up extravagance in a manner befitting a true Hollywood story and Elvis the King’s Jungle Room.

You live what you know as some would say, and if flamboyant is just another day at the office it becomes the rule versus the exception.

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March 29-30, 1977 made hometown history much to the excitement and disbelief of the masses. Elvis Presley scheduled not one but two nights to perform live in concert in Central Louisiana at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.

Papa Places In The Home scooped up tickets for our entire brood (8), and the excitement level was off the charts.

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Ours was an Elvis house.

We loved the music, the style, and the voice.

On January 14, 1973 the Curtis Mathes was tuned to Aloha from Hawaii.

For no one in my nuclear family to utter a word for over an hour proved how captivated we were.

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Daddy surprised my mother with a trip to Las Vegas complete with her chance to see Elvis live at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Vegas was a different beast in those days, back when $100 bills in the palm of the showroom captain, the original ticket master, got you the best seat in the house.

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While waiting to be seated my dad struck up preshow conversation with the couple standing behind them.  Two husbands determined to please two wives devised a you put up one hundred and I’ll put up one hundred plan.

Remember it’s 1974.

Two Ben Franklins got them seated “right on the stage” as my dad used to say.

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Graceland

Daddy was more excited for my mother to see Elvis up close and personal than actually seeing Elvis perform.

As the story goes Elvis, with scarf in hand and enough charisma to light up the Vegas Strip, stood in front of mother not once, not twice, but three times for her to respond.

Mesmerized by this larger than life being looking her directly in the eyes, the woman could not move.

Daddy kept nudging her and telling her, “honey, stand up” and although she wanted to she just couldn’t.

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Never one to be star-struck before, she insists she wasn’t that night as well.

Over the course of a 30+ year span of trips to Vegas my parents met and mingled with celebrities and cultivated life long friendships with several.

Yes, that’s Dan Tanna himself, the beloved Robert Urich who was one of the aforementioned friends from my parent’s Vegas days.

She really can’t explain it nor does she regret it.  It was one of those in the moment moments that came and went with nothing more than a memory for the souvenir books.

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Most, if not all, design and décor features at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, stand in a time capsule- as it should be when you think about it.

From the articles, books and interviews I’ve read referencing the interior spaces of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, his personal design style preferences ranged from his idea of elegance and beauty to flash and kitsch.

Iconic spaces left suspended in a style of the times state challenges the design and decorating side of my brain to a round of how exactly would I redo-remodel-rearrange-reimagine-replace-rethink the design without compromising the original scheme without insulting or diminishing the core concept.

Although my design and decorating services have not been engaged by famous architects, heads of Hollywood studios, hoteliers or the fine folks at Graceland, a decorista can ponder can’t she?

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Elvis’s Jungle Room

An article on How Stuff Works reveals Elvis purchased the furniture for the jungle room on a spur of the moment whim to stir up his father.

Elvis’ father thought the furniture was the ugliest he had ever seen.

Admittedly I agree to some degree, which brings us back around to today’s royal rethink of Elvis The King’s Jungle Room.

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If it’s the 1970s, brown, orange, and green rule the color palette.

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Boone Leather Barrel Chair

Boone Leather Barrel Chair

Haussmann® Wood Elephant Chang Stool

Haussmann® Wood Elephant Chang Stool

Elvis referred to the space as the den.

Jungle Room does seem fitting for a whole host of reasons, décor being one of many.

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Chantel Drum End Table

Tiki tacky crosses the mind, but the rule of what speaks to you is what you should surround yourself with, for whatever reason or season, applies here.

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Gold Stoneware Glam Accent Table

Placement adjustments, furnishings tweaks here and there, subtraction of the outdated coupled with the addition of updated décor pieces go a long way in accomplishing a visually pleasing refresh.

The Kanaloa (Teeth) Grand Tiki 20.5 in. H Sculptural Polyresin Outdoor Side Table

 Kanaloa Grand Tiki Sculptural Polyresin Side Table

Western International Trading Co. (Witco) carved wood décor and home furnishings in tropical and Hawaiian inspired style was super popular from its beginning in the late 1960s though the late 1970s.

Pair of Faux Leopard Fur Hand Carved High Back Witco Tiki Thrown King Chairs

Tiki style was hot at the moment, and continues to this day to appeal to a certain design and décor aesthetic.

Witco furnishings are found throughout Elvis the King’s Jungle Room in all their carved, adorned, and hip for the times glory.

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Sabine Brown Leather Victorian Balloon Chair

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Tribeca Black/Ivory 8 ft. x 11 ft. Animal Print Area Rug

Brighton Pounce Loveseat

Brighton Pounce Loveseat

New York Sideboard in Various Sizes

New York Sideboard in Various Sizes

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Uttermost Volker Burnished Honey Coffee Table

The King of Rock & Roll.

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The King of the Jungle.

King of Kings Design Fabrikken

King of Kings Design Fabrikken

Marceau Corner Chair, Cheetah

Marceau Corner Chair, Cheetah

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Modern Silver Shining Cheetah Revolution Area Rug

Replacing the paneling and the carpet to trend toward today’s offerings would be my first priority.

Reclaimed Wood Dark Teak Wood Wall Panel

Reclaimed Wood Dark Teak Wood Wall Panel

End Grain Faux Wood Wall Panel

End Grain Faux Wood Wall Panel

Safari - Color Morning Mist Pattern Green Carpet

Safari – Color Morning Mist Pattern Green Carpet

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Napa 88.5 in. Distressed Green Velvet Fabric 3 Seats Sofa

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If you can’t find it, make it or have it made.

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Uttermost Kiango Airy Neutrals Animal Pattern Arm Chair

Thalia Horn and Bone Round Wall Mirror

Thalia Horn and Bone Round Wall Mirror

Timbergirl Carved Wooden 4-Door Sideboard

Timbergirl Carved Wooden 4-Door Sideboard

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Grand Bazaar Congo Hand Knotted Modern & Contemporary Rug

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Shelby Rafia Table Lamp

Atolla Brick Tassel Pendant

Atolla Brick Tassel Pendant

Deco Copper Finish Table Lamp

Deco Copper Finish Table Lamp

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Lianne Painted Glass Modern Contemporary Table Lamp

brown-gold-black-table-lamp Tortoise Drum Lamp, Antiqued Zinc

Modena 26'' High 2-Light Table Lamp - Amber

Modena 26” High 2-Light Table Lamp – Amber

Cool cat claw doorstop.

Antiqued Claw Doorstop

Antiqued Claw Doorstop

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Gallery Auctions

Wood Pendant Light with Metal Rods - Distressed Gold

Wood Pendant Light with Metal Rods – Distressed Gold

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Zebra Green Ice Bucket

Zebra Green Ice Bucket

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All New & Unique Cheetah Woolen Rug 

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Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp - (Set of 2 )

Gold Leopard Glam Table Lamp – (Set of 2 )

King of the Herd Safari Zebra Metal Wall Sculpture black gold

King of the Herd Safari Zebra Metal Wall Sculpture

Staying true to the theme while resisting oversaturation respectfully yet tastefully updates the outdated.

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Sweet Summer Trends

Memorial Day is in the rearview mirror, and the kickoff to outdoor living, pool and patio times-sweet summer trends starts in 3-2-1…

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The Cottage Journal

Between lawn and garden this and whipping up holiday eats and treats that I found I spent a hunk, a hunk of burning love of the holiday watching movie trailers and sneak peeks from the soon to be released Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.

Note to self: Add Burning Love by Elvis Presley to your Spotify summer grooves and tunes playlist.

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Like a really good movie trailer, drops of liquid sunshine, warm breezes and summer trends build home decor and entertaining anticipation.

Bravo, summer movie and summer trends blockbusters!

You’ve succeeded in guaranteeing I will be buying a ticket to the best outdoor show in town better known as summer.

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Here’s a selection to get the beach ball rolling.

Sunburst Beach Ball

Sunburst Beach Ball

Chic Summer Retreats 

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Rue Magazine

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I will be flattering the heck out of chic and cozy in my summer space styling suggestions.

Better Homes & Gardens Willow Sage 2 Piece All-Weather Wicker Outdoor Canopy Chair and Ottoman Set, Beige

Better Homes & Gardens Willow Sage 2 Piece All-Weather Wicker Outdoor Canopy Chair and Ottoman Set, Beige

Ollie the Magnificent loves to spend time of the patio with his mama and papa, and for summer trends 2022 he’ll have his own patio pad.

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Indoor Outdoor Rattan Pet Bed

Rockin’ in the U.S.A.

Simply can’t get away from the vintage inspired grandmillineal-coastal grandmama style, and more importantly, why would you want to?

International Caravan Chelsea Resin Wicker Porch Rocker

Summer fresh.

Squeeze the Day Decorative Pillow

Squeeze the Day Decorative Pillow

Color kissed and pattern pleasing outdoor throw pillows prove both a preached and practiced way to update for the season.

International Caravan Chelsea Resin Wicker Porch Rocker white

International Caravan Chelsea Resin Wicker Porch Rocker

Natural fiber throw pillows naturally accentuate this undeniable summer fabric favorite.

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Natural Fiber Outdoor Pillows

Light up those summer nights with the elegance of copper.

Tabletop Glass Torch Outdoor Lighting

H. Potter Tabletop Glass Torch Outdoor Lighting

Walkways.

Tabletops.

Just hanging around.

Glam in gold candleholders housing classic pillars or LED flameless options light the way to lighting options that enhance summer ambiance.

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Gold Hurricane Candle Holder
Bazaar 16 Inch Gold Hurricane

In the style of days gone by, this Candle by the Hour beeswax candle comes with presence and provenance.

From the details:

In 17th century America, coiled beeswax candles became a popular way for parents to monitor the time a gentleman spent courting their daughter.

Candle by the Hour Horizontal Candle

Candle by the Hour Horizontal Candle

Once the candle was lit, it burned at a measured rate. When the flame met the clip and went out, time was up! Candle by the Hour™ brings back this novel concept as a worry-free way to illuminate and decorate your home.

To use, just feed up to 3″ of the pliable eco-friendly beeswax coil through the clip and light the wick. The natural beeswax will melt at approximately 20 minutes per inch, providing up to an hour of light at a time.

Barbara King Illuminated Sandstone Seashell Collection summer

Barbara King Illuminated Sandstone Seashell Collection

Seashell style is summer style, and I love the offerings from the Barbara King Illuminated Seashell Collection.

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Barbara King Illuminated Sandstone Seashell Collection

Tablescape Escapes

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Southern Home Magazine- Alcott Interiors -Photography by Emily Followill

As is the case of this summer perfect tablescape by Alcott Interiors  inspiration is everywhere.

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Sunny Cottage Joy

Simple elegance makes a powerful style statement, and is rather simple to execute.

Clippings, stems, and blooms fresh from nature’s arts & crafts store (your yard) placed in a vase and allowed to fall and set in an organic way.

Serveware in vintage mismatched patterns rich in charm and character.

Garden statue pairings that capture the essence of the summer season.

Hungry Cranes Set of 2

Hungry Cranes Set of 2

Seasonal & Seasoning Lagniappe

Elderflower Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Elderflower Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Food is love, food is art, food is summer trends.

Rose Ice Cream

Rose Ice Cream from Salt & Lavender

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Tulip Ice Cream Dish

Corn on the cob is a summer sides staple.

Corn Holders, Set of 4

Corn Holders, Set of 4

Dress up this summer delicacy with a set of these silver plate corn pick set.

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A great summer soiree is only as good as the refreshing summertime beverages served.

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Non-Alcoholic Sangria Recipe from The Kitchn

Acrylic and melamine tableware gives good style at a great price point.

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Bee & Willow™ Textured Highball Glass in Pink
Studio 3B™ Textured Highball Glass in Green
Destination Summer Vintage Embossed Highball Glass in Pink

4pk Acrylic Drinkware Set - Opalhouse™ designed with Jungalow™

4pk Acrylic Drinkware Set – Opalhouse™ designed with Jungalow™

Assorted Kelly Ventura Floral Insulated 16-Oz. Tumbler Cup - Set of Four

Assorted Kelly Ventura Floral Insulated 16-Oz. Tumbler Cup – Set of Four

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The Cottage Journal – Photography by Mark Lohman

Pink Kimono leaves pattern Melamine plates and green Tiki glasses invite stylish fun to the pretty in pink on the patio party.

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Kimona Leaves Outdoor Dinner Plates and Bowls Set of 8
Tiki Glasses- Set of 4

Summer trends toward ’tis the season for seasonal fare.

August Wren Oyster Platter

August Wren Oyster Platter

Casual defines the theme of the summer entertaining season just as casual means a host of ways to set a casual summer scene to many a host and hostess.

“It’s important how we feel in our homes,
because feeling good makes us more gracious.
And that makes it easier to welcome others
not only into our homes but into our lives.”

—Nate Berkus

Where one prefers to zhoosh up the look with the good stuff place settings and serveware, another prefers to lay down newspapers, set out paper goods, and let the good times lobster roll.

August Wren Dinner Plate

August Wren Dinner Plates

Summer is the season of beautiful settings, simple activities, and lovely thoughts.

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Marnie Moyle Hand Crafted Swing

What summer trends are coming in as favorites in your game of I Spy Summer?

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Coastal Home Décor

Coastal home décor comes to the mind of the decorista as warm breezes, cool tones, and hot tunes provide inspiration and ideas for updating house and home.

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House & Home – Photo by Heather Ross

Is Coastal Style Still In Style?

When the calendar turns to a new season I generally take the 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 décor pieces rooted in traditional influences accented with new-traditional interpretations run the gamut from Palm Beach to Palm Springs style and coastal to tropical points in between.

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Elle Decor – Photography by Eric Piasecki

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 décor 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 décor makeover is in your seasonal update decorating scheme plan, this post is here to give ideas.

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If you find you’re leaning more towards refreshing your décor 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.

Surya wall mirror in silver

Surya Wall Décor 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

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

 

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White Coral Tabletop Décor

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Finch Versailles Tufted Accent Chair

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.

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East At Main's Cheyenne Living Room Chair

East At Main’s Cheyenne Living Room Chair

Wooden Sculpture

Small Wooden Tree Trunk Sculpture in Distressed Brown Finish

Fossil in a Fossil Color

Fossil in a Fossil Color

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Metallic Gold Alligator Sculpture Table Décor

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Universal Furniture

Coastal Living Zephyr Pendant, White

Coastal Living Zephyr Pendant, White

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

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Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Crystal Modern Gold Drum Chandelier 3-Light Glam Brass Pendant Chandelier with Ice Drops Shade

Modern Drum Gold Chandelier with Clear Textured Glass Panels

Carson 6 Light Polished Nickel Chandelier

Carson 6 Light Polished Nickel Chandelier

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Bo Massey

Uttermost Rahila Antiqued Mirror (Set of 2)

Uttermost Rahila Antiqued Mirror (Set of 2)

Carbon Loft Antique Silver Mirror

Carbon Loft Antique Silver Mirror

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

Ruffled Marble Bowl

Ruffled Marble Bowl

Madison Park Ashe Natural Dining Chair set of 2

Madison Park Ashe Natural Dining Chair 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.

Wood Bead and Metal Semi-Flush Light - Black

Wood Bead and Metal Semi-Flush Light – Black

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Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table

Fromberg+Wood+And+Cane+Dining+Chair+Set+Of+4Epworth Wooden Dining Chair with Wicker and Fabric Seating (Set of 2) 

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Joyelle West

Annika Rattan Pendant Light

Annika Rattan 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

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

Vintage Ming Jar in Various Styles and Sizes

The Curated Nomad Maynard Antiqued Brass Round Wall Mirror with Decorative Ring

Maynard Antiqued Brass Round Wall Mirror with Decorative Ring

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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Modern Scalloped Back Accent Barrel Chair – Pink

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

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

Madison Park Hanley 2-Doors Accent Cabinet in Black

Roseanne Accent Chair - Gold/Grey

Roseanne Accent Chair – Gold/Grey

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 Transitional Vintage Faded Ornamental Athens Mosaic Border Area Rug

nuLOOM Transitional Vintage Ornamental Athens Mosaic Border Area Rug

Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror

White-Wood-Mediterranean-CabinetRidge Road Décor Rectangular Floral Cabinet in White

Decorative Palancar Coral Table Décor Figurine

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Jan Jones LLC

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LS Dimond Home Natural Teak Slice Console

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Sea Urchin Chandelier

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

Powerful style statement in soft shades of seaside green.

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.

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

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Atelier de Campagne LLC

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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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

nuLOOM Maxwelle Flatweave Diamond Trellis Jute Area Rug

nuLOOM Maxwelle Flatweave Diamond Trellis Jute Area Rug

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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

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Wood and Cain Daybed

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Blue and Cream Collection by Threshold

Alayna Botanic Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror

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

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

Alayna Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

 Bone Inlay Wall 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 décor style it graces.

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Bone Inlay Three-Drawer Dresser

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

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

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

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis Paparazzi Photo

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Keem Bay 24” High 1-Light Table Lamp – White

Scallop Side Table

Scallop Side Table

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Hayes Planter

Levins Coffee Table

Ciao Bella 54″ Wide French Italian 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 décor 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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Style Forecast: Decor Trends 2021

Excitement greets a new year, and today’s decor trends 2021 show and tell highlights exciting style predictions coming your way.

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As for my personal formula of predicting interior design and decorating trends, I take into account various predictions from knowledgeable insiders, do a quick retrospect of the previous year’s hit and misses, factor in personal taste, and suggest accordingly.

My personal advice regarding first of the year trends is to tread lightly into the what’s trending pool in order to eliminate decorating regret.

Good taste, judgment, and an impeccable sense of personal style will guide your decor trends 2021 choices.

Face Line Art

Home decor accessories and accents brimming with visual appeal prominently work the room to introduce two key elements in decorating- contrast and character.

Face line art pieces emulate drawings in the style of Picasso and Matisse, representing broadened interpretations and color choices.

Being a fan of the mix and mingle aspect of decor styles, I love introducing a piece of face line art in all its fun and funky glory into a traditional or formal aesthetic.

Entrecôte-Melbourne

Entrecôte Melbourne

Female Line Face Framed Wall Art

Female Line Face Framed Wall Art

Dark Blue Kitchens

Color in the kitchen made the what’s on trend list for 2020, and here it is coming around again.

Timeless color choices stand the test of time and trend.

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House & Garden – Photo by Nicole Franzen 

Hello, dark blue kitchens.

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The Main Company

If total color immersion, dark blue or any other color, does not appeal to your color scheme and style, consider using the color on a standout feature such as a kitchen island.

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HGTV

Old-World Charm

I’ve long regarded the distinctive details found in old-world charm accents and accessories as conversation pieces.

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MyDomaine

Pieces rich in unique design features and storied provenance create points of visual interest and conversation.

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House & Home- Designer Mikel Welch-Photographer John Bessler

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House Beautiful

Statement Lighting

Statement lighting fixtures become capable components in the overall design focal point equation.

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Homes to Love

Lighting is relevant to the feel you want the space to convey, and statement lighting flips the style switch to focal point fabulous in both the on and off position.

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Architectural Digest

Kelly Wearstler Precision Pendant

Kelly Wearstler Precision Pendant

Gold Accents

Gold accents will forever be on trend.

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Villandry Chic Luxury Day Bed

Gleaming Primrose Mirror

Gleaming Primrose Mirror

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Gold Hammered Picture Frame, 4×6 
Oro Gold Dining Chair
Kronburgh 20” Table Lamp
Kash 4 – Light 15″ Unique/Statement Geometric Flush Mount
24×32 Linear Portrait Canvas Wall Art
Carly Embroidered 14×26 Throw Pillow by Kosas Home
Kate and Laurel Celia Round Metal Foldable Tray Accent Table

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo Jay Wilde

Houseplants

Bringing the beauty of the outdoors indoors never looked so good.

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Lonny Magazine

Mudroom designed by Reena Sotropa In House Design Group

Copper Cookware

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Flickr

Culinary preparation is performance art at its delicious best.

Suffolk kitchen

Neptune

Copper cookware and decorative accents remain an elegant element and traditional choice of material to complement taste, space, and of course to compliment the chef.

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House Beautiful

Neutrals

Neutral colors are no longer thought of as dull, boring or unimaginative home decor, accents, paint and furnishings options.

Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design

Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design

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Lonny Magazine

Rather a primary color choice to the space or color palette complement, neutral colors deliver on all focal point points.

I really do love how neutrals play so well together with the other colors found on the design and decor playground.

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House & Garden

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Studio McGee

Dark Hues

Moody.

Dramatic.

Dynamite look.

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Domino

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Mushroom Lamps

For some time now I’ve been noticing the popularity of the mushroom in everything from cookies to footstools to mushroom lamps.

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Yamini Designs

Toadstool trend?

It’s hot at present, and I must admit I owned and wish I still had both the aforementioned mushroom footstool and mushroom lamp that adorned my condo circa 1982.

Everything old is new again at one time or another.

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Wallpaper

Timeless designs, on-trend textures and patterns, and colors divine make wallpaper a classic choice of product for a quality result in interior decorating.

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House & Garden

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Elle Decor – Photo by Thomas Loof

This last decor trend is one that stands the test of time.

Personal Style

The consummate design aesthetic.

Finding normal footing in this very young yet promising new year proves an excellent motivator, and when motivation comes together with inspiring decor trends 2021 it’s a decorista’s dream come true.

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Decorative Home Bar Accessories

Decorative home bar accessories lend style to the mix – a visual garnish if you will.

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When it comes to the home bar, the addition of decorative accoutrements serve to visually enhance the mix and the mingle area designed and designated for inspired gathering.

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On one of my pre Covid-19 treasure hunts I found this Canadian Mist Royal Canadian Mounted Police decanter.  Dave the Builder was in tow, and he echoed my enthusiasm about the find.

When the Canadian snowbird couple came to visit this past December, the decanter immediately caught their eye(s) and initiated conversation.

Decorative Home Bar Accessories

Winter months and cozy at home times make for cozy prime warm beverage drinking times- another great option for a home bar set up.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Kritsada Panichgul

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Carl and The Wolf

When the thermometer hits 70°F and above in the South, it’s prime tea drinking time, y’all.

I’ll set up an iced tea cart quicker than you can say one lump or two.

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Southern Living – Photo: Iain Bagwell

Live and in person retail therapy has taken on a whole new look these days.

Ground shipping (a ton of stores and sites are offering free shipping) is available, and goodness knows we’ve gotten abnormally brilliant at this order online-pickup curbside service thing.

Another option is virtual window shopping.

Virtual window shopping paired with in the style sourcing keeps me in the retail loop and the decorating ideas flowing.

Not to mention it’s an excellent way to pass the copious amounts of time on your hands.

Time on your hands it better than germs on them, n’est-ce pas?

Designer Anthony Gianacakos Designer Anthony Gianacakos

Designer Anthony Gianacakos transforms an otherwise rinse and repeat rental kitchen into a style spot with painter’s tape, chalk paint, and style inspiration compliments of the color, the tile, and the graffiti traits of Lisbon, Portugal.

In many rental properties space is a luxury.

Design and decorating creativity steps in to save the day and the floor space by utilizing a wall shelf as a home bar.

The $$$ option.

Moroccan Blue Wooden Wall Shelf - Aged Blue

Moroccan Blue Wooden Wall Shelf – Aged Blue

The $$ option.

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Woven Animal Head Wall Decor

Woven Animal Head Wall Decor

Designer Anthony Gianacakos Designer Anthony Gianacakos

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The $$ option.

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The $ option.

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Boho Gold Tiger Trinket Tray

It’s a jungle out there.

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Love Who You Want – ‘Mister Tiger’ Plate

Ardelia 20 Table LampGold Lion Table Lamp

Giraffe Lamp with Linen Shade

Giraffe Lamp with Linen Shade

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Gold Monkey & LeafGold Monkey & Leaf

The Absinthe French Match Strike catches my eye for use as a holder for cocktail stirrers.

I love using pieces for unexpected purposes.

Absinthe French Match Strike

Absinthe French Match Strike

This porcelain milk pitcher (creamer) from H&M will make a super cute vessel for measuring shots, jiggers, rocks, and double pours.

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A standard single-mixer/shot/jigger pour is 1.5 ounces.

A standard rocks pour is 2 ounces.

A standard double pour is 3 ounces.

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James T. Carter – Architect

Fresh or faux, an arrangement of flowers in a whimsical vase takes a classic decorating combination in a fun direction.

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Vintage Artificial Peony Silk Flowers Bouquet

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A and B Home Visage Cement Vase

A and B Home Visage Cement Vase

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Brockschmidt & Coleman, LLC 

Pastel panache under the big top is a great a theme to work with.

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Flea Market Style Magazine – Styling: @kinassauerstyle – Photo: Edmund Barr Photography

DIY projects turn out some of the most unique items such as this cigar box serving tray.

Cut the lid to fit inside the bottom of the box; glue in place.

Spray box with sealant.

Drill holes and screw handles to box.

Attach adhesive bumper pads to underside.⠀

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An antique cabinet updated with DIY TLC and transformed into a statement piece such as this one featured by Domino adds such character to a space.

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Domino

Decmode Wood and Brass Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe

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Domino

Be it cart, accent cabinet, table or countertop, decorative home bar accessories that catch the eye, start a conversation, and bring a hint of whimsy stock the well-appointed home bar hospitality station with distinctive style and personality.

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Little Updates For a Big Impact

Seeing that most of us are spending an inordinate amount of time at home these days, why not utilize a moment or two to refresh the places and spaces in your decorating repertoire with little updates for a big impact.

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Southern Living – Photo by Melanie Acevedo – Styling by Olga Naiman

Rearranging furniture instantly gives the room a refreshed update.

Floating a sofa and/or accent chair(s) away from the wall opens up the room, creating the impression of a larger space.

Enlist the help of your fellow able bodied stay-at-home quarantiners to get the job done and give the room an updated look.

Little Updates For a Big Impact

Styling a coffee table with a sense of individual style is an easy decorating refresh to undertake.

Treasured keepsakes, fresh flowers or plant, a short stack of great reads and coffee table books, a vintage decorative box to house remotes, and a framed picture of a favorite something, somewhere or someone become coffee table conversation pieces.

Eclectic Home Photo Credit Sara Essex Bradley

Eclectic Home – Photo Credit Sara Essex Bradley

Art travels well from one room to another.

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Switching art pieces and wall decor from one wall to another or countertop, shelf, accent table or mantel is a visual game changer.

Dodson InteriorsPhoto Credit Julie Soefer

Dodson Interiors -Photo Credit Julie Soefer

A borrowed piece or pieces from another room falls into the category of take away from and add to.

It’s amazing how often this decorating trick works to the betterment of a space.

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Julia Reed – One Kings Lane

Play a game of decorating I spy, the edit from within your home version.

That accent chest in the den or spot accent chair bedside table.

Bring a lamp from another room to the mix.

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Flower Magazine

While you do your part to be stay-at-home safe, why not consider a style-at-home little updates for a big impact project.

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Regal Style: Crown Home Decor

While working on content for an upcoming post, I found it necessary to head over to the bookmark manager.  Information overload is the driver of my “where did I see that” moments.

Enter the bookmark manager.

While scanning the manager, I style spotted the article “Inside Tara Shaw’s Breathtaking—and Very European—New Orleans Home” from One Kings Lane.

Immediately I remembered the wooden crown sculpture and bed crown home decor pieces prominently featured in several of the images in the article.

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Bookmarked under inspiration, the New Orleans home of Interior Designer and Antiques dealer Tara Shaw is an interior design and decorating love letter to the signature interiors befitting the European influence witnessed throughout the Crescent City.

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Serene colors create a nuanced backdrop, one in which contemporary furnishings, unique antique pieces, and crown home decor strike a balance between elegant and livable.

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Côté Maison

Gilded pleasures is the term that best defines my fancy for crown home decor sculptures and accessories bedecked in shades of gold.

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Gilded (also called gilt) refers to the gold appearance or illusion achieved when covering a surface such as wood, metal, porcelain or stone with a thin layer of gold.

Gold Wedding Crown On Stand

Gold Wedding Crown On Stand

Gold paint or gold leaf is traditionally applied by hand resulting in an overlay effect of gorgeous gilded goodness.

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Ebanista

As you might expect, I equate crown themed home decor pieces with the city of New Orleans.

The French and Spanish influence is displayed in the architecture, regional cuisine, and pageantry of the royal courts of the Mardi Gras krewes.

Rayne Marie Paintings

Mardi Gras season is in full party and entertaining swing.

Although these crown embellished dessert plates are not actually gold or gilded, they  do accomplish the style mission of serving grand and regal style.

Royal Crown Round Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Royal Crown Round Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

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Crown ornaments in gilded tones paired with velvet ribbon is all that’s needed to create unique napkin rings.

Several Christmases back I did this with small oval framed prints, and I was quite pleased with the results.

3 Piece Resin Round Crown Ornament Set

3 Piece Resin Round Crown Ornament Set

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Crown Christmas Ornaments

Gorgeous color options abound in the selection of velvet ribbon from EAB Designs.

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Olive Velvet Ribbon – EAB Designs

My absolute favorite Mardi Gras accessories for table and toasts come from Alexa Pulitzer.

The Kissing Gators place card features a couple of Louisiana’s favorite swamp dwellers wearing gold crowns in regal glory.

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Alexa Pulitzer

From muted tones to gaudy gold gilt overload, crown home decor accessories reign decoratively supreme over the space they grace.

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Veranda

Bathilde Polyresin Lion Figurine Decor with Crown

Bathilde Polyresin Lion Figurine Decor with Crown

An antique wooden crown sculpture from a church in France becomes a regal focal point.

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Antique Shops & Designers Magazine

Crown Wall Décor - Gold - 3R Studios

Pizarro 3 Drawer Accent Chest

Pizarro 3 Drawer Accent Chest

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This Pizarro 3 Drawer Accent Chest brings a stately presence.

The beauty is in the details, and the chamfered legs, crown detail, turned feet, and decorative solid brass hardware create a regal presence.

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Crown Vanity Stool

Crown Vanity Stool

De+Lis+Crown

Bliss Studio De Lis Crown Sculpture

Colten Crown Wall Shelf

Colten Crown Wall Shelf

Kensington Hill Antique White Wash 6 3/4" High Crown Sculpture

Kensington Hill Antique White Wash 6 3/4″ High Crown Sculpture

I am searching high and low for the perfect space and spot to put the Colten crown wall shelf.

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Pinterest

There’s bed crowns and then there’s bed crowns.

Italian 18th Century Painted Head Board

Italian 18th Century Painted Head Board

Lovedima Vintage Noble Crown Candelabra Style Chandelier Metal in Antique Gold (8-Light)

Gold Currey and Company Crown Chandelier

Vintage Spanish Gilt Metal Crown Light FixtureVintage Spanish Gilt Metal Crown Light Fixture

Unique 4 Light Hand Painted Crown Foyer Pendant in Gold and Silver

Unique 4 Light Hand Painted Crown Foyer Pendant in Gold and Silver

 

MacKenzie-Childs-Crown-Chandelier

MacKenzie-Childs Crown Chandelier

 

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Crown Chandelier in Gold

 

Crown Renaissance Wall Plates Crown Renaissance Wall Plates

 

Crestview Crown Table Lamp

Crestview Crown Table Lamp

Consider adding a black lampshade.

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Springcrest Reptile Print Shade with Silver Lining

Royal Crown Wall Mirror

Royal Crown Mirror

The King's Crown Cast Iron Bottle Opener (Set of 2)

The King’s Crown Cast Iron Bottle Opener (Set of 2)

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I purchased several of these decorative crown sculptures for Mardi Gras inventory at Hopefully Classic, and I was smart enough to pull one back for myself.

Crown Themed Home Decor

It continues to be an essential part of my Christmas, Mardi Gras, and Easter decorating schemes.

gold-crown-cake-topperThe Queen of Crowns

Would you consider a crown cake topper crown home decor?

We entertain family and friends in our homes.

We tend to pull out all the stops to wow and impress.

I believe that’s a yes.

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These crown cake toppers from The Queen of Crowns are cake topper crown jewels.

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The Queen of Crowns

A special occasion cake calls for distinctive embellishments, and a crown cake topper makes a magnificent choice.

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Atelier de Campagne

The hand carved 3 piece wood candlestick set by One Allium Way as well as the Montfort 2-light wall sconce combine elements of European design style with crowned sophistication.

crown candle holdersHandcarved 3 Piece Wood Candlestick Set by One Allium Way

The purpose of home decor pieces is to enhance the spaces they furnish and adorn.  Crown home decor pieces, accessories, and accents impressively accomplish just this.

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