I began the room with the largest and most expensive piece, the sofa.
I love the color and puffiness of the cushions and the clean lines. This style sofa will look great in a variety of room styles. Little details like the silver nail heads are particularly smart looking. Sofa
This chair is an easy pair based on the color, simplicity and even though I didn’t select it based on the nail heads that is how great design begins to fall in place. Without trying, as you pull it all together you begin to see running patterns or repeating themes. It isn’t a conscious thought and people entering your room may not notice it but they will know that it looks amazing.
I want two of these chairs placed across from the sofa with the round table in between. Chairs
I love this clean design. Not too fussy while still being quite elegant. A glass top table takes up less room visually and so it can make a small room seem bigger or if you are going for a light and bright look, it does not impact the light in a bad way. Table
Knowing when to break the rules is really difficult. But today’s decorator does not hold fast to the ONE METAL only in a room rule. With the other pieces that I have introduced that have a distressed or mercury glass appearance, mixing gold and silver just brings more dimension to this space.
This rug was the next piece chosen to tie the seating group together and because we selected a coffee table with a clear glass top, the rug will be seen in a big way.
There are times when you want to select a rug with a lot of color and texture, this was not one of those times. As you can see by the overall look, I kept everything muted with the exception of the wall art, pillows and lamp which are little pops of interest to keep the room from being boring and bland and blending together.
The minute I saw this rug, I was hooked! To me this reads Capezio Shell so it is totally coastal and the muted colors remind me of the sand and little shells that I would pick up walking the beach. Winner! Rug
Can you believe these are from Target? They take my breath away!
When looking for wall art for this coastal inspired room, I was looking for scenery. But when the right thing pops up in front of your eyes, as a decorator you know it!
The colors in these reflect the muted sea, the pop of coral I had selected in a lamp and other colors that complement the room. Art
I won’t paper the entire room but at least one main wall.
Selecting wall paper is scary for most people. First of all you can be afraid of the impact of the color or pattern presence in the room. For me, I came from the era when we wallpapered every room. I used bold color and pattern and loved it to the end.
Another fear is making holes in it when you hang things and then what happens if you change it. Again, as an experienced wall paper hanger and user, nail holes are invisible once the hardware is removed.
At first I selected two different patterns, a key hole and a linear both were thin lines of gold on white. They would have been great. However, since my room was a coastal inspired room, I was delighted to find a natural looking sea grass that has silver in it! Wallcovering
This would be spectacular with the larger furniture pieces against it and the art. What do you think? Are you afraid of wall paper?
I would not typically be drawn to this type of lamp. I don’t know the last time I purchased a ceramic based lamp, but what was old is new again and this color and detailing jumped out at me and I had to have it for this room. The color is pure conch shell. You know, that sweet and delicate pink inside that gorgeous shell. I also love the gold touches and the silver or glass at the base. I prefer a white lamp shade almost exclusively these days because it allows the light to illuminate beyond itself. Lamp
Do I even need to tell you why I selected this sofa pillow? Look at the color picked up from the lamp above it and then take another look at the art. The color compliments the sofa without being too match. Pillow
I find it stunning!
I did not look at the dimensions of this end table, seeing it large here it looks a little lower than I would prefer. I like them to be 28 inches high so that your lamps aren’t below eye level.
I had a few others selected, one was round and tall with gold patterning in the base. I chose this for the angular style to contrast with the round coffee table. I love the mirrored top and the handles. End Table
This sofa table is by the same designer as the coffee table, so while it is not round, it has the clear glass top and the simple gold lines. I may use it behind the sofa or somewhere else in the room. I love sofa tables. I use them in halls, kitchens, they make great instant bars or buffets. Table
What an exquisite piece! This is distressed, etched mirror on the exterior. Open it up and it is full of shelves.
This would be the show piece of any room and will be amazing in the room I have designed. Cabinet
This etagere is smashing! Depending on the space, I may have two of them on either side of a fireplace or mirroring each other on opposite walls. Etagere
I wanted a place for books, personal treasures and photographs. This also has the added bonus of storage at the bottom and is so much more interesting than a regular wooden bookcase.
I am not a time keeper, meaning I don’t run my life by the clock. I would never be late if at all possible though.
I select a clock for any room I do. Everyone wants to glance at the time now and then and I only wear watches for fashion, so if I am at home, chances are I am without a watch. I can’t even keep a Fitbit on all day!
My main reason for selecting a clock for each room is it is dimensional art. Clocks are so beautiful! In fact as I write this I am inspired to do a wall collage of clocks. I have done one with mirrors several times but never clocks.
This clock has that driftwood, washed up on the beach look and though it is difficult to tell it may have mirror in it as well. Regardless, the delicate pattern in the center just really looks like the delicate cracks you see on the inside of shells. The hands even reference the legs of the glass top pieces. Clock
Do you use clocks in decor?
Similar to the clock, the finish on this mirror is a distressed pine trim. I selected it for the simplicity in lines and yet it is framed out. Mirror
I also pop at least one large mirror in every room because it reflects light or a view. As with clocks, they are dimensional art and come in such a variety.
What else could I have used? I could have gone all out with one of those layered shell framed mirrors, but it would steal some of the punch in the room and become the focal piece. I don’t want it fighting with the wall art and I don’t want to introduce too much texture since I have sea grass wall covering. At the same time as I write this, I could totally be persuaded to use one.
As I was saying? I actually did use a textured shell accessory in this space didn’t I? I love this lamp, though it will be difficult to dust, but decorators don’t worry about such trivial things. 🙂 Lamp
I would play with the lamps once the furnishings were in to decide where they work best, but I would definitely find a home for this one in the room.
Hoping there is a great spot for a ceiling chandelier this Capezio Shell light is trimmed in gold and speaks to the heart of this room. I love it a lot. Chandelier
However, in this instance, I decided on showing two chandeliers so you could select the one that really speaks to you. Trouble with those of us who love decor, we love them both!
Fabulous right? If you want the more sophisticated and less romantic light, this is the one I would use and of course this would have looked amazing with my key hole gold and white wall covering I mentioned earlier. Chandelier
Each piece here was selected to tie into the coastal inspiration. The tray mirrors the cabinet. The rod mirrors the rug and chandelier if you selected the shell chandelier. The gold candle holder reminds me of the sea grass in gold. And the urchin, seahorse and conch are literal elements to display that brings the coastal feel to reality, not just inferred.
Clearly this room reads feminine and I love to add a little humor so we don’t take it all too seriously. If you have been visiting my Retail Therapy page, you know I have a slight obsession with flamingos! The colors of the bird, the layered gold and the tropic reference was the perfect final touch to this room. If there was a fireplace and this print was large enough, I would totally hang it over the mantle. Flamingo
I purposely left off the wall color today to see if I could get you all involved. What color would you select for the room? Remember we have a wall of sea grass in silver and white.
What do you think the cost of this room is? I will say that the sofa and shelve and cabinet pieces are expensive, but the sofa and the tables are from Kohls! Were you aware that most stores have far more online than you would ever find in their stores?
Another big player in this set-up is Target! They carry the Threshold brand.
Bed, Bath and Beyond is another supplier to this room.
So if you are looking for some great pieces, just click the items and it will take you to them as well as a place where you can find more!
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It occurred to me today as I wrote about this room that perhaps I am decorating my new home! We have way more furniture now than we need and it is NOT really this style, though I have much coastal influence in my home.
However, this room would flow wonderfully with my Sophisticated and Feminine Office Space.
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