Spring Into Summer Coastal Home Decor

Warm breezes, cool tones, and hot tunes provide inspiration and ideas for updating house and home with coastal home decor.

Adding to the new season decor updating party is the glorious news that those of us who are vaccinated are cleared for fellowshipping with fellow vaccinated friends and family.

No time like the present for planning a by the sea themed spring into summer Memorial Day soirée.

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House & Home – Photo by Heather Ross

Is Coastal Style Still In Style?

Quarantine granted 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 decor pieces in traditional influences accented with new-traditional interpretations run the gamut from Palm Beach to Palm Springs style.

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

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

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Surya Wall Decor 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

Cordero 20-Inch Round Mirror

Cordero 20-Inch Round Mirror

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

SAFAVIEH Lighting 30-inch Juniper White Table Lamp

SAFAVIEH Lighting 30-inch Juniper White Table Lamp

Hodder Coral Sculpture

Hodder Coral Sculpture

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.

East At Main's Cheyenne Living Room Chair

East At Main’s Cheyenne Living Room Chair

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Eagletown Aged Copper 3 -Bulb 24″ H Outdoor Hanging Lantern
Huntersfield 3 -Bulb 17.75″ H Outdoor Hanging Lantern
Orleans Aged Copper 3 -Bulb 27″ H Outdoor Hanging Lantern

Wooden Sculpture

Wooden Sculpture

Shell Shaped Metal Party Bucket

Shell Shaped Metal Party Bucket

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Universal Furniture

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

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Modern Gold Drum Chandelier Glass Pendant

Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Carson 6 Light Polished Nickel Chandelier

Carson 6 Light Polished Nickel Chandelier

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Bo Massey

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

East at Main Celyn Dining Chairs, (Set of 2)

East at Main Celyn Dining Chairs, (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.

Four Door Credenza

Four Door Credenza

Ponder Weathered White 3 Light Chandelier

Ponder Weathered White 3 Light Chandelier

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Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table

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Fromberg Wood And Cane Dining Chair (Set Of 4)

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Joyelle West

Nevis Pendant Light

Nevis 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

Safavieh Idola White Washed Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

SAFAVIEH Dining Idola White Washed Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

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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

Blue/White Indoor / Outdoor Porcelain Ginger Jar

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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Liliane 28.8″ Wide Velvet Barrel Chair

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

Durkee Circular Wall Mirror

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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

Reims 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Roseanne Accent Chair - Gold/Grey

Roseanne Accent Chair – Gold/Grey

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Round Accent Table in Antique Gold/Clear finish with Fish Pedestal Base 

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 Traditional Vintage Faded Circle Frame Area Rug

nuLOOM Traditional Vintage Faded Circle Frame Area Rug

Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror

Tybrook Hand-Crafted Accent Mirror 

White-Wood-Mediterranean-Cabinet

White Wood Mediterranean Cabinet

Decorative Palancar Coral Table Décor Figurine

Decorative Palancar Coral Table Décor Figurine

Catalina Lighting Freya Table Lamp

Catalina Lighting Freya Table Lamp

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Mekhi 2 Door Accent Cabinet

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Jan Jones LLC

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Touchet 1-Light Single Globe Pendant

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LS Dimond Home Natural Teak Slice Console

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

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Dakota Fields 2 Door Cabinet

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Abstract End Table

Powerful style statement in soft shades of seaside green.

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Beige Mercury Glass Table Lamp with Beige Drum Shade

Beige Mercury Glass Table Lamp with Beige Drum Shade

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.

Andtree Ray Accent Mirror

Andtree Ray Accent Mirror

Failand Coral Sculpture

Failand Coral Sculpture

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

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William Yeoward – Country House Chic Accent Cabinet

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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Atelier de Campagne LLC

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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

Seaford Diamond Zebra Rug Tan - Threshold

Seaford Diamond Zebra Rug Tan – Threshold

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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

Camila Home Blue (8'x10') Rug

Camila Home Blue (8’x10′) Rug

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Meaghan Twin Daybed

Natural Becker Rattan Full Headboard

Natural Becker Rattan Full Headboard

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Blue and Cream Collection by Threshold

Alayna Botanic Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror

Alayna Botanic 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

Sydney 32″ Wide Down Cushion Armchair

vidaXL Folding Director's Chair 2 pcs Bamboo and Canvas

vidaXL Folding Director’s Chair 2 pcs Bamboo and Canvas

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

Alayna Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Alayna Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Aubree Beveled Accent Mirror

Aubree Beveled Accent 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 decor style it graces.

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Deeley Traditional Accent Chest

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

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

Nice complementing piece.

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

Jungle Leaf 3 Drawer Cabinet

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

StyleCraft Atmore Ceramic White Table Lamp - White Softback Fabric Shade

StyleCraft Atmore Ceramic White Table Lamp – White Softback Fabric Shade

Scallop Side Table

Scallop Side Table

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Hayes Planter

Levins Coffee Table

Levins 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 decor 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.

Baguès Art Deco sconces

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.

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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.

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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?

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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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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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Giraffe Lamp with Linen Shade

Giraffe Lamp with Linen Shade

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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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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

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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

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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

 

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MacKenzie-Childs Crown Chandelier

 

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Crown Chandelier in Gold

 

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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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Styling Tips For Rearranging Home Decor Accessories

It dawned on me last week as I was dusting (the all things house that make a home chore I love to hate) the bookshelves in the not ready for blog sharing time den could greatly benefit from an update-an edit-a rearrange.

That started a I’m tired of-I’m bored with-I don’t like that chain reaction.

An inspection of shelf, space and tabletop ensued, and the conclusion reached is I’m ready for a rearranging home decor accessories change.

Did you hear that?

That’s Dave the Builder breathing a sigh of relief as I assure him no painting, wallpapering or furniture moving will be involved in this most current update to our decor.

Oh, it’s coming, but more on that down the redecorating road.

It’s amazing how easy it is to stave off decor staleness by simply  rearranging home decor accessories upon the shelves and tabletops of home sweet home.

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I’m decorating to the oldies with the soulful sounds of Dionne Warwick and The 5th Dimension.

The music is from 1967, but the look in this traditional ranch doesn’t have to be.

I’m doing my decorista best to de-1967 this traditional ranch one project, one space, one rearranging home decor accessories at a time.

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Stained woodwork works for some spaces, but this den is not one of those spaces.

Dave the Builder suggested I give the stained woodwork a chance.

I did and have for eight years.

Eight years.

That’s a lot of mulling it over.

This future project is on the fast track to the back burner due to prior “real job” commitments.

Dave’s schedule is full through October, and although painting the den bookshelves tops my at home project list, Dave’s projects pay the bills.

Good and stylish things come to those who wait.

Isn’t that how the saying goes?

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New cabinet hardware is a must, and let me tell you why.

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Changing out cabinet hardware is an inexpensive update, an install I am ridiculously brilliant at, and delivers instant visual gratification.

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Move it here, move it there.

Take a look at the look created.

Assign each shelf a focal point accessory and work from there.

To the left, to the right, to the center-no two shelves or vignettes are created equal.

Style each shelf with objects of varying sizes and heights to create flow, balance, and to perfect the art of visual interest.

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Feature items close to your heart, interests, and memories.

The rule of you effectively applies to decorating and should be beautifully evident throughout your home.

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This tarnished treasure sterling silver baby rattle is a four generation keepsake.

It tells the story of past, present and future family members and reads like a compelling novel.

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My taste in decorative porcelain figurines has gone to the dogs.

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When I bought this color rich portrait last year, I knew I wanted it and knew the perfect place to hang it would present itself.

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I marked the spot today.

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One of the best buys at an antiques auction is when you luck up on a box full of old books in relatively good shape.

I purchased a box of sixty (60) books for $30 all in.

Another example of a fantastic deal discovered and purchased at auction.

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I still love the wallpaper in the foyer, but this Orchid has seen better days.

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A meyer lemon tree could work, but I’m also considering the very trendy fiddle leaf fig in my rearranging home decor accessories scheme.

dwarf-bare-root-meyer-lemon-treeDwarf Bare Root Meyer Lemon Tree

Trendy isn’t normally an appealing notion, but I really like the look and am up to the challenge of keeping the thing alive and kicking.

Domino has a good article on fiddle leaf care  Everything You Need to Know About the Fiddle Leaf Fig.

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Ficus Lyrata, Fiddle-Leaf Fig Floor Plant 

Small lamps, sconces, picture lights or a collection of all three will light up the currently lighting deprived shelves.

I’m treading lightly (ha!) with this decision being ever mindful too much of a good thing can cast a particularly unattractive shadow.

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Verandah House

Rearranging home decor accessories upon the shelves and tabletops of home sweet home is what I’m doing on my summer vacation.

The look is updated and everything old is new again.

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On High Point Home Decor Pieces

In style and on high point home decor pieces currently catching my eye in and soon to be in the spring 2018 retail market is today’s topic of conversation.

I am closely following the style spotting social postings from the attendees of High Point Market- the largest semiannual home furnishings industry trade show.

Retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry flock to High Point, North Carolina to check out new to the retail market home furnishings and home decor accessories.

Social media postings keep those of us unable to flock to High Point Market in the style loop.

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Curved and Straight Neck Crane Statue Set

The cover of the April 2018 issue of Home Accents Today features home decor pieces currently catching my eye from Coco & Dash in Dallas, Texas.

Patio pieces elegantly make the transition from outdoor to indoor furnishings and home decor accessories.

Giving decorative consideration to patio pieces for indoor spaces shakes the look up in the very best of design and decorating directions.

I do like to throw the eye a curve ball of the most stylish kind.

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From Outdoor to Indoor Chic By the numbers:

Two birds of a fabulous feather ~  Curved and Straight Neck Crane Statue Set

Four shell of a great choice of statement patio to polished pieces ~  vintage Grotto Style Shell Back Patio Dining Chairs

One singular sublime sensation in terms of statement and style.

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Brown Jordan Style Venetian Grotto Patio Chairs, Set of Four

Serpentine chic may not be for everyone, but in the right space it can be a visually commanding choice of decor accessory.




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Serpentine Sconce by Koket

From High Point Market indications, indoor outdoor pillows are on target to be on trend this season.

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Adept intermingling of traditional, new traditional, modern, vintage and antique styles, accents and accessories magnifies the aesthetic.

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Frosted Crystal Bead Chandelier

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Provence Collection Chippendale End Table

Demure CabinetDemure Cabinet ~ Alden Parkes

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Lee Industries 1353-01 Chair

The timeless and classic color combination of pink and green envelopes this nook designed by Nashville interior designer Sarah Bartholomew in year round spring and summer hues.

spring-flowers-cuttingSarah Bartholomew ~ Traditional Home

Inspiration serves as the catalyst to decorating imitation.

When the use of color, texture, pattern, home furnishings and on high point home decor pieces of space and style strikes your fancy, imitating the look by adapting it to suit and characterize your personal style complements and compliments.

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American Ornithology Volume VII, Plate 63 ~ Alexander Wilson

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Roseate Spoonbill Framed Graphic Art Print

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Sarah Bartholomew ~ Traditional Home

Fresh and green is a paint project away.

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Eastham Rattan Side Chair

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Sherwin-Williams Houseplant SW 6727
Sherwin-Williams Organic Green SW 6732

Spring lends an air of fresh and new to the color, texture and pattern preferences that capture the eye when style spotting on high point home decor pieces.

From the “looks” of things, it’s shaping up to be a beautiful and stylish retail season.

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Refreshed for New Year: Shop the Sidebar

Ushering in a new year means it’s time to refresh the shop the sidebar feature on Places In The Home.

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Sourcing home decor accessories, accents, and furnishings is part of the all things house that make a home process.

Interest in and inquiries about accessories, accents and furnishings as seen on Places In The Home is always welcome, and I’m especially pleased when a piece or color I use in a client consultation or moodboard stirs interior design and decorating interest.

Always the interior design and decorating show and tell, it is my pleasure to assist and suggest.

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Shop the Sidebar features distinctive accessories and accents of regional and seasonal interest that catch my eye and hopefully appeal to and please the most discerning tastes.

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Traditional home furnishings fill my design and decorating portfolio, new traditional styles are worthy of attention, and antiques remain a classic furnishings choice near and dear to my heart.

Vick Upholstered Bench

Vick Upholstered Bench- Back in Stock February 2020

You’ll notice the pieces and accessories featured throughout the Shop the Sidebar column reflect my personal style and taste– a stick with what you love and design and decorate accordingly presentation.

Kouerga Oriental Handmade Tufted Wool Area Rug1

Kouerga Oriental Handmade Tufted Wool Area Rug

If you see a piece that makes your gotta have it list, click on the image for product information.

Urias Bar Stool

Urias Bar Stool

Oh my gorgeous!

Darcelle-lanternDarcelle Lantern

 

Spanish iron marble bistro table

Spanish Iron & Marble Bistro Table

Thibaut Pagoda Pillow in Teal with Cream Pom Pom Trim

Thibaut Pagoda Pillow in Teal with Cream Pom Pom Trim

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Artfully Walls Portrait of a Woman Wall Art

Gray Persian Style Jute Area Rug

Gray Persian Style Jute Area Rug

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