Life’s a Beach: Coral, Starfish, Shells Decor…

There’s something so natural, beautiful and calming about beachy decor. This post will show you ways to take elements from the ocean and incorporate it into your home without taking the theme too literal. I especially like it because it’s part of how I decorated my bathroom. The neutral pic above is so calming to me. Certain elements like the circular shapes are repeated throughout the space from the chairs, to the mirror to the vases. Doing that in any space makes everything cohesive…

{Elle Decor}

Bookshelves are not solely for books. As I’ve blogged about HERE, you can accessorize shelving with artifacts or random collections, in this case shells, starfish and coral. With the backs of the shelves painted teal, it allows the sea life finds to pop and not get swallowed up in a white-painted unit. I also love the Moroccan Pouffe ottoman. I need one of those in my life…

{Wedding Bee}

This is such a beautiful dinner party setting. Anytime you lay pillows down to sit on, you already know it’s a relaxed atmosphere. Hanging a curtain full of capiz shells (something that be found at World Market) & using sheer fabric hung from a canopy made of sticks has such a romantic feel…

{Kelly Interior Design}

Okay, yeah the pillows are pretty literal but how cool is it on these white chairs? I love the black piping on them and the Black Walls. Yall know I will forever be biased with black walls considering my post about the OBSESSION with the color. I think with the creamy doors and mantle in conjunction with the ivory carpeting, it prevents the room from appearing too dark and drag. Continue reading for tons more…

{Kathleen Hay Designs}

Decorative balls are almost in every home but the use of decorative seashell balls adds so much more texture…

Like the usage of TRUNKS for tables. If you look closely you can see coral in a glass box or fish tank. Pretty cool huh?

See the coral on the walls???

{The Lennoxx}

These items are from Pottery Barn but I was just in Kohl’s department store last wknd and as always they had a new collection of coastal items from candles to candle holders and random decor. Another good place is Marshalls. They almost always have anchors and other nautical, coastal finds in their housewares area…

By having maps and postcards as the background, the shells and coral really make you feel as if these were treasures found from some exotic voyage. For me, I think spaces that looks as if it was designed over time are the best ones…

{David Bromstad (HGTV}

Aqua walls and milky moldings is so pretty to me and definitely reminds of the ocean. Woven rugs and chairs remind me of ropes that ties in with the coastal vibe…

I can’t get enough of apothecary jars. They can be used for Candy Buffets, bath salts and even shells.

{Desire to Inspire}

{new york social diary}

{The Decorista}

I’m pretty sure this sofa came with only the two pillows of its same color. Goes to show you, adding more pillows just makes everything that much better…

Staged to sell contemporary dining room
Heather Garrett Design contemporary living room
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