Monday, June 25, 2012

ON THE HALF SHELL

Madegoods Shagreen Box
The iconic seashell motif has become a mainstay in interior design for years. Placed on a coffee table or wedged in a bookcase, shells have become the go-to nature inspired accessory. In recent years, the seashell as a design element has been reinterperted in a fresh, modern way--from clustered sconces to shell topped shagreen boxes, adding a vibrancy and edge to the classic seashell. My favorites to roll ashore...
Madegoods CoCo Tray
Nacre plate with Hermit Plate, Vivre
Remains Lighting
Augousti shell inlaid side table

 Oly Studio Well Fleet Sconce
Capiz Shell four Panel Folding Screen
Oly Studio Atlantis Mirror
Are you still inspired by the seashell?

10 comments:

pretty pink tulips said...

HI Barbara!!!
SO fun to see you on Saturday night!!!

I do still love shells...that capiz shell wall screen by Oly is really sharp!

Hope you're off to a great week!
xoxo Elizabeth

The enchanted home said...

So many pretty things.....love anything having to do with shells...such a beautiful inspirational motif on just about anything.

Splendid Sass said...

Oh my goodness. The Coco Tray would make a fabulous vessel with a small silver spoon for scented hand scrub. Love all of these choices, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

michele said...

so inspired. i have collected them for years. my favs are the unique ones brought home from hawaii.

smiles.

michele

Acquired Objects said...

Barbara these items are so pretty! I have a big bowl full of shells that might have to go into duty as something else. Great ideas.

Enjoy your day!
XX
Debra~

Punctuation Mark said...

I love it... It makes me feel on an eternal vacation... Ha!

Party Resources said...

Still a fan and living in Boston makes it easy to embrace the beach! xx

Kellie Collis said...

How wonderful! Love the mirror frame. Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Garden, Home and Party said...

Barbara,
I confess, I do love shells and don't have a single one in my house. I like the organic method for finding and displaying shells but have always thought I needed to live by the sea for it to seem appropriate. I remember seeing a home in a magazine somewhere in Florida where the owners and a wonderful jar filled with sea glass they had found on walks.
There are some pretty examples in your post.
Karen

Donna Vining said...

The shell definitely has been popular for a while, and it is fun to decorate with. These are all fabulous examples of the shell...love them!

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