Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Coastal Style Art (Guest post from Design Shuffle)
Hi there! I’m Joanna, a writer for Design Shuffle, where interior designers share their portfolios and design enthusiasts find decorating images and ideas. I have the perfect job. I get to spend my work hours cruising around the Internet finding the most incredible decorating ideas and sharing them with blog readers like you. Thanks to Be Inspired Live Inspired for allowing me share with you today. While seaside cottages and sunny beach homes offer the perfect place for decorating with coastal style artwork, you can bring your own slice of sea and surf to the suburbs or city for a year round tropical feel. I hope the following rooms will give you some decorating ideas to make your own. A navy outdoor living area gets a touch of the sea with an assortment of coastal wall accessories, along with cool little sailboats and lovely Chinoiserie elements. A beach decal sends a festive message saying, “It’s time to hit the sea and sand.” Mimicking the ocean, modern art prints bring the beach inside. The surf board leaning on the wall is a nice beachy touch. I love this coastal interior design. I love this pelican print topped by a bronze fish. Proof coastal décor can be as fun as it is chic, don't you think? An abstract painting fills the wall of this gorgeous beach home. The dolphin sculpture hanging from the ceiling is incredible. Art doesn’t necessarily have to be on the wall in a coastal home, shells make perfect works of art when placed on tables and shelves. For instance, the starfish pictured here. I’ve seen this triptych several times in different rooms and fall in love with all over again. It has a Captain Nemo feel to it. I could take these interior design ideas and run with them. Seahorses and a mermaid play above the fireplace. Palm leaves act as art when placed in a little niche such as this. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 Which artwork was your favorite? For more inspiring ideas, head on over to Design Shuffle and find some of the best inspirations from around the world here!