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Starfish Garland from The Seashell Collection!

beach decor starfish garland
Bring a beach look to your home or holiday event with this unique Starfish Garland.
starfish holiday garland

Discovered on The Seashell Collection!

#seashells #coastal #decor #starfish

5 Gorgeous Rooms with a Nautical Theme

Ahoy sailor! Bring out your love for the high seas in the growing trend of nautical themed decorating. Whether is your little boy’s nursery or your bathroom, there are ways to incorporate this classic look anywhere.

1. The essential colors

nautical room

via Houzz

Red, white, and navy blue are the classic naval colors that you’ll want to use. Don’t forget about your neutrals such as woody browns and canvas creams when you put together your color palette. The great thing is that all these colors almost always go beautiful together with their high contrast bright hues.

  1. Shaping up

nautical bathroom

via Houzz

Ships are known for their round windows. Bring that style into your bathroom with circle mirrors that feel just like a ship’s portholes. Another lovable thing about this bathroom are the lights and amazing cabinets. They really bring in the feeling of being in a ship from the wood to the details in the door knobs.

  1. Raise the mast

nautical living room

via Houzz

This living room looks like the wow worthy captain’s cabins of a luxury liner. This room keeps the woodsy feel of a ship to bring together fun and classic. The ceiling looks like an upside down ship and the bar looks you could unfurl a sail and sail away in it! This room also incorporates other nautical essentials such as shop helms and those amazing lights that look like a starry sky.

  1. For the young adventurer

nautical boys bedroom

via Houzz

This room just screams fun. The map for an accent wall brings something great color to the room and has the bonus of being educational. To maximize the continuity of the look, match rugs to bedsheets to accent pieces. The model sailboat really ties it all together into one central theme.

  1. Show it off

nautical man cave with sailboats

via Houzz

Show off your love for sailing with a beautiful display as the backdrop of your ultimate billiards room. To match the theme, keep the walls and ceiling decorated with wood panel as a nod to the wood that ships were made out. Port mirrors and rope bannisters on the staircase really make this room look like you’re playing pool at sea without the seasickness.

  1. Material overhaul

nautical distressed wood  room

via Houzz

The nautical style is full of many textures and features a lot of natural fibers. Distressed wood brings a really organic feel. There are many chances to use upcycled pieces such as items made from driftwood or rope.

For more home design inspiration, please go to Modernize.com.

Thanks to Jane Blanchard for this great nautical inspired article!

New coastal goodies at Lemondaisy Designs!

blue and white personalized crab pillow
Make it Personal with this hand-painted crab pillow!
pink flamingo kitchen towel set
These would be great for your Tropical Decor! Set of 2 hand-painted Flamingo Kitchen Towels!
Head to LemonDaisy Designs on Facebook and “LIKE”
their page for more fun coastal goodies!

Shop now at Lemondaisy Designs!

#coastal #beachy #handpainted #homedecor


Coastal table décor items by Starfish Trading Company

Coastal Table Decor by Starfish Trading Company

Coastal table décor items by Starfish Trading Company

Coastal table décor items by Starfish Trading Company

Coastal table décor items by Starfish Trading Company

Add a touch of coastal elegance to your dining table with a set of sturdy seagrass woven placemats  that are beautified with a row of white seashells. The coastal napkin rings are made from quality wired burlap ribbon and are available in either starfish or sand dollar styles.This lovely table decor will evoke fond memories of your favorite beach wherever you might live! 

The Starfish Trading Company was created out of a response to the coastal décor featured on Kristy Seibert’s amazing coastal blog . This Etsy shop features a variety of coastal style home decor items such as artwork, photo frames, chalkboards, placemats, napkin rings, vases, bulk starfish, and seashells as well as candles, jewelry and other gifts. Many of the items listed are also perfect for a coastal wedding or event.

Kristy shares, “I draw inspiration and find beauty in simple seaside treasures like starfish, seashells and sand dollars, it is my hope that these items will bring the beauty and joy of the seaside to your home, wherever you may live!”

Guess what? Kristy is going to give one lucky winner a set of four Starfish Napkin Rings!!

Simply click here to visit Starfish Cottage and enter to win!!!

#Starfish #Dining #Shells #Seagrass #Placemats #NapkinRing #Etsy

sea shell sorting ideas including vintage printer tray

Sea Shell Sorting Ideas

sea shell sorting ideas including vintage printer tray

Sea Shell Sorting Ideas – There’s nothing like an antique or vintage printers tray for storing and displaying sea shells or other tiny curiosities.

This weekend, with bella’s assistance, i played around with shells, a bit neglected in wooden bowls & jars all over the place. i love how they look piled into the little wooden sections along with a few other natural finds.

sea shell sorting ideas including vintage printer tray

I found this rustic old tray at bondi markets a few years ago. you can find them on ebay and etsy but postage is pretty expensive because of their weight.

Sea Shell Sorting Ideas
Sea Shell Sorting Ideas

bella always likes to get involved & inspect any changes before she gives her approval.   does your cat or dog do that?

Shell Sorting Ideas

See some other ways i’ve used vintage printers trays….here & here & here




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Carolyn Cochrane Beach Art Photography

Carolyn Cochrane Beach Art Photography


I stumbled upon Carolyn Cochrane’s Etsy shop yesterday during my usual quest for “beach” and fell in love with her photography. Her shots capture the mood of the beach so perfectly and the colors are so magnificent, I couldn’t resist showing them to you this morning:

I think a series of three would look so pretty hanging on a wall, or a BIG one framed and hung over a mantle :)