Coastal Decor: How to add the Unexpected

Add Some Animal Print to Your Coastal Decor.

Woven natural materials are the best way to harmonize nature with the decorating. (Animal Prints are also mother natures creation but not usually associated with coastal decor.) So what’s predictable in coastal decor? Blue and white and natural materials and there’s nothin’ wrong with that. No need to reinvent the wheel. ūüėČ I love neutrals, as you may recall from this post about my Mid Mod Den Update in Atlanta. At the beach, I’ve enjoyed stepping outside my box into coastal decor by using shades of blue to redecorate a sentimental¬†room with a view. This has been a fun challenge for me over the past¬†couple weeks. Mom had already chosen the soft grey-blue¬†for the walls. The blue and white gingham bedskirt¬†was¬†Gigi’s (my grandmother), so voil√†!¬†Blue and white it is.¬†Also sharing a new fav place to find designer dups for pillows, so keep scrolling.

They say blue and white always works well for coastal decor. A¬†range of blue tones that compliment the water and sky feels cohesive. Popping¬†in warm wood with white and other natural materials such as jute details and rope trim adds balance and texture. For many¬†reasons, this is my new favorite¬†room. So, what’s the unexpected color pop? Keep reading and scrolling.¬† If you haven’t guessed already ūüėČ

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If there ever was a “room with a view” it’s this one. I have tried to show you just how pretty this view is, but the picture above doesn’t begin to do it justice. For me, the attachment to this room is also sentimental. My grandmother lived her summers¬†just one floor¬†below this exact spot for most of her life.

Last year my parents leveled the old cottage and built a new beach house. My parents love architecture. The external structure is a unique blend of a Charleston single house and low country coastal cottage with wrap-around porches.

My parents are also sentimental and are of the generation that believes in passing down furniture for future generations. Although I do love the pieces from my grandparent’s¬†cottage and Gigi’s great style, I’m dying to build on what my parents currently have. In other words, I’m dying to modernize it. This past month I got my toes wet trying to ease them into the wonderful¬†world of online shopping.

The Details of the Mix

The bed, art, lighting, and vintage birds are all from the old cottage.

What’s New:

Bedding, pillows, throw blankets, this amazing floor mirror, storage baskets, and rugs.

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Balance is a goal we seek in many aspects of our lives. Decorating is no exception. Balancing out this room with designer copies of Scalamandre le Tigre pillows and Anthropologie blankets.

So, Whats the unexpected color pop? If you haven’t guessed it’s the animal print pillow. Not your typical coastal detail¬†but I’m loving¬†its contrast with the blue and white block print.

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The Best place to find Designer DUPS

If you’re like me and love Scalamandre tiger but don’t want to pay over $1000/yard for fabric then this a beautiful alternative.

Le tigre pillows can be found on Etsy. Click here. 

I’m also experimenting with layering the circle rug.

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I love to have a little boho style, so bringing in the textured throw blankets and layering the rugs just feels right.

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There are also 2 fringe blankets: one on the foot of the bed and the other draped over the old English chair. See Above.

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Happy first day of summer!¬†Thanks so much for visiting ūüėČ Whats your favorite¬†decorating style?

I love so many it’s hard to choose.

Love Jean

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White Rope Basket| Fringe Throw Blanket| Natural Blanket | White Trim Pillows | Circle Rug | Long Blue Block Print Lumbar Pillow| Floor Mirror| Ocean View Quilt | Le Tiger Dups