Summer Coastal Decor

Summer is the time we all think about heading to the beach.

However, some of us do not live near a  beach,

for us it is about a 2 1/2 hour drive.

So to have that classic summer feel in our home, it is why most of us love to decorate

with coastal/beach elements.

French Buffet/Coastal Vignette-Housepitality  Designs

I incorporated some faux coral, starfish and shells to the vignette

on my antique French buffet, that I bought in a “coastal” town in France.

Ironstone Foot Bath-Housepitality Designs

Antique Japanese fishing net floats are scattered about.

Vintage Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

And speaking of glass fishing net floats,

they were also placed in the ironstone dish with faux succulents for texture.

French demijohn/Ironstone bowl with vintage fishing floats-Housepitality Designs

Sea glass is another element that I love to use in my summer decor.

Coffee table vignette-Housepitality Designs

The sea glass placed at the bottom of a hurricane adding pretty soft colors

to a neutral candle.

Hurrican candle holder with sea glass-Housepitality Designs

More sea glass is added to this Pottery Barn Leah Hurricane on the kitchen bar.

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

A  crystal bowl holds sea glass in the sunroom.

Master Bathroom Side Table-Housepitality Designs

The master bathroom gets the summer coastal decor too.

Master Bath/vintage stool-Housepitality Designs

Starfish on a vintage chippy stool

Starfish/Pottery Barn-Housepitality Designs

And more starfish on a bathroom cabinet table top.

Both starfish items are from Pottery Barn.

Master Bathroom Chair-Housepitality Designs

Love my pillow of a beautiful print of coral from French Laundry Home.

Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

More shells among the ironstone

Shells in a vintage french food mold-Housepitality Designs

Shells in a vintage French glass food mold.

Faux coral-Housepitality Designs

More faux coral in the great room.

Faux Coral-Housepitality Designs

We cannot forget the outdoors to add some summer coastal decor.

Tea Cart/Upper Porch-Housepitality Designs

Are you ready to head out to a beach near you?

I am!!

Have a most wonderful day!!!

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  1. I love you have touches of costal when you do not live close to the beach. I think it is such a great touch for the summer months and it shouldn’t matter if the beach is our backyard or not. Off to catch up on my blog reading. Looking forward to seeing you at Haven in a few days!
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  2. Yes, let me grab my suit and towel and we will head to the beach and put our toes in the sand. You have really added that coastal feel.
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  3. Love love love it!! I adore anything coastal and beachy. I bought two of the large starfishes this summer when I went home. So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I love ALL your touches of coastal decor throughout your beautiful home. I love how you have incorporated them into your French pieces and ironstone. The seaglass is SO pretty. I got my first Japanese fishing float last week!!! I love it! Have a beautiful day my friend!!!!!
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  5. All of your vignettes are so pretty. I love how you sprinkle “coastal” around so effortlessly and it just looks amazing.
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  6. I have my coastal touches out too! We collect sand from each beach we go to and put the sample in a small glass vial then write which beach it came from. Makes a fun souvenir! Love your chippy stool in the bathroom and that pillow! Ooooo!
    The sea glass and floats are the perfect accent to the shells, etc. makes me want to go to the beach!
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  7. Love all your coastal touches!!!! I live much farther from the coast than a couple of hours….. I incorporate coastal touches all year around because I just love the lighter colors and casual feel. Have a great week!!!

  8. Just so pretty, Shirley! I think I will have a look in the cartons for some of my coastal things. We are only about 10 minutes from the Mississippi, that is a pretty good coastline/shoreline, wouldn’t you say?:-)
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  9. Shirley,
    I just love all your “coastal” accents and how you have incorporated them with your ironstone pieces. It gives a house such a summery feel whether you live near the beach or not. Oh, and that coral pillow you bought from the French Laundry….so pretty!

    I bought a pair of sand fiddlers from the Pottery Barn outlet last summer and used them again on my mantle this year. They just look so summery!

  10. I just love the colors of the sea throughout your coastal decor, Shirley! So beautiful, soothing, and restful!
    Mary Alice
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  11. Those are great coastal touches, Shirley. I’m missing living so close to the beach, but I’ve got my coral and starfish out, too, to remind me!
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  12. Just beautiful! I love sea glass. I live about an hour and a half from the beach, but the roads are such a pain especially during the Summer, bumper to bumper traffic ugh! I’d rather go in the Fall and it has cooled off some. I’m really a Mountain girl, whom am I kidding! Now, if I could be close to the coast with some mountains thrown in, I’m sure there’s somewhere like that right? Tell me so I can book a flight. (not happening but I can dream, right?)

  13. Airy & lovely
    I live east of Richmond…in winter 90minutes to VA Beach….in the summer 4-6 hours to beach b/c of traffic!

  14. Hi Shirley, love your coastal decor. Everything is beautiful and so beachy inspired. Yes, let’s head to the beach or here to the pool!
    Have a great week. cm
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  15. You did a great job of bringing seaside elements into your home and incorporating them with your French-feel. I have found some inspiration from this post. I love everything French – and my home has a lot of French design elements. At the same time, I live within a five minute walk to the beach in Santa Barbara, CA – so I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate more ocean/seaside elements. Thanks for helping me.
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  16. Love all your coastal touches Shirley. Beautiful vignettes.
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  17. Very beautiful Shirley:) I still can’t get over that faux succulent! Your vignettes are always so divine:)
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  18. I love all your coastal accents Shirley–especially the sea glass!! I love the sea, and wish we were closer than 5 hours to it. I would love to find some vintage seascapes, but have not found what I want. Thanks for stopping by:-)
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  19. Beth Kreider says

    Just lovely. Where did you get the pretty sea glass?

  20. Shirley,

    Hello friend! Stunning (as always)! Hope to see you at Haven!

    Happy day!
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  21. Donnamae says

    I love to add touches of the beach too! And I’m so far from the beach! ( I don’t think lake beaches count!) Everything is lovely as always! 😉

  22. so many pretty coastal touches. Love the Japanese fishing floats, for some reason they just fascinate me. I find that I just sit and stare at them, they draw me in. Enjoy your summery coastal touches and thank you for your comments and support of my little blog, you are always so faithful and kind,
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  23. Shirley, the coastal touches are just perfect…the coral pillow is fabulous! As always, it is beautiful! Have a great Tuesday!
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  24. You know how much I love coastal decor. Yours looks really great! I love the bottle with the coral.
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  25. Love your coastal elements Shirley!
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  26. I enjoyed your beachy elements

  27. Very pretty beach accents… Sure does make it feel as if you were in a spa retreat…
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  28. Shirley, your coastal accents are so pretty. I love the pillow from French Laundry Home along with that gorgeous chair. Really lovely vignettes. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a lovely evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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