Mos Charlotte and I have been talking a lot about bringing beach style to a non-beach house. We all love nautical and beach inspired decor, but unless your backyard happens to be sand, it's best to have a restrained approach to coastal-inspired touches. Though my parents live 10 minutes from the beach in Florida, they have a decidedly non-beach house. Still, my mom has added some great shell-oriented touches lately that capture the charm of Florida without making things look too much like a vacation rental! Here are a few of my favorites that I captured recently.
A woman in Tampa makes these FABULOUS shell boxes, sconces, frames, tables, etc. and brings them to Boca Grande to sell. Last time we were there we oohed and aahed over all of her creations. If mom's not looking this box *might* get swiped on my way out the door one day!
I always love silver shells. A great touch on a bookshelf.
Shells in a clamshell in a fireplace...perfect for Florida because they have fires what, once a year?
A shell sconce in the powder bathroom.
My mom has put together a fabulous assortment of shells on the dining room table- the silver tray holding them dresses things up significantly.
I'm rather jealous of her new bamboo lattice wallpaper (so new that she hasn't had time to hang the picture back up!).
This nautilus with silver starfish "feet" always holds a bromiliad or orchid and is much more fab than your average planter. My mom's creative BFF actually made it. Wouldn't this be a great luncheon favor or hostess gift?
Bon weekend, everyone! See you Monday!