Photograph by Alpha

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

There are all sorts of ways you can bring this very popular look into the remodel of your home, no matter where you live!

Think: Accent pieces.  Starfish, coral and sand are the obvious choices, as are the decorative balls shown in this photograph.

But why don’t you kick it up a notch by adding a stylish lamp? There are ones made of glass and full of seashells which are truly unique.

Large, heavy nautical knots act perfectly as door stops. Framed nautical knots add a whimsical touch to any room.

How about a colorful surfboard in one corner of your room?  These “accent pieces” are a bold statement, even if you don’t surf!

Vintage wooden signs (“This way to the beach”) are plentiful but, there is one note of caution. Anything vintage may look out of place if you are remodeling your home with a contemporary feel to it.


The moral of this story is to pick your coastal accents carefully.

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