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Dive into Coastal Modern Chic: 

A Guide to Decorating with Seaside Art


Ahoy, fellow design enthusiasts! It's Jill, your interior design compass, and today we're setting sail into the world of coastal modern art. If you've been dreaming of transforming your space into a seaside haven, you're in for a treat. Join me as I share tips on how to decorate with coastal art and where to find those hidden treasures that'll make your heart skip a beat.


1. Let the Waves Inspire Your Palette

Before we dive into finding the perfect coastal art pieces, let's talk color palette.  Channel the soothing hues of the sea by incorporating shades of soft blues, sandy beige, and serene greens. Whether it's wall art, sculptures, or decorative accents, sticking to a coastal color scheme sets the stage for a beachy paradise in your own home.



2. Embrace the Diversity of Coastal Art Styles

Coastal art isn't a one-size-fits-all category. From abstract seascapes to realistic depictions of marine life, there's a vast array of styles to choose from. Consider your overall design aesthetic and pick pieces that resonate with you. Mix and match styles for a curated look that mirrors the diversity of the coastline itself.



3. Create a Gallery Wall of Seascapes

A gallery wall is a fantastic way to showcase your love for the coast. I love, love, love a good gallery wall.  Mix and match framed seascapes, beach photography, and even some nautical-themed wall decor. Vary the sizes and frames for an eclectic look that tells a story of your coastal adventures – real or imagined.


4. Bring the Beach Indoors with Sculptures

Think beyond traditional wall art. Incorporate coastal-inspired sculptures to add dimension and texture to your space. Seashell sculptures, driftwood installations, or metal art depicting ocean waves can become statement pieces that capture the essence of the seaside.


5. Incorporate Vintage Nautical Maps

For a touch of nostalgia and a nod to maritime history, consider decorating with vintage nautical maps. Frame them and hang them on your walls or use them as unique table centerpieces. Not only do they add visual interest, but they also tell tales of seafaring adventures.


6. Explore Local Artisan Markets and Galleries

Now, let's talk treasure hunting! Explore local artisan markets, galleries, and coastal towns. You'll be surprised at the unique coastal art pieces you can find crafted by local artists. These one-of-a-kind creations often carry the spirit of the sea, making them the perfect additions to your coastal haven.

Here in Vero Beach we have several art shows that are perfect for finding art that is unique to you and your home.  Art in the Park is in February and Under the Oaks is another fun art show at Riverside Park in March


7. Online Art Marketplaces for Coastal Gems

Can't make it to the coast? No worries! Explore online art marketplaces where artists from around the world showcase their coastal creations. Platforms like Etsy, Minted, and Saatchi Art offer a plethora of coastal art options, from prints to original pieces, allowing you to bring the beach to your doorstep.


8. DIY Coastal Art Projects

Feeling crafty? Why not try your hand at DIY coastal art projects? Collect seashells, driftwood, and beach glass to create your own unique pieces. Not only is it a fun and personalized way to decorate, but it also adds a touch of your own beach combing adventures to your home.


So there you have it – a guide to decorating with coastal art that'll make your space feel like a perpetual seaside vacation. Whether you're drawn to serene seascapes or whimsical nautical elements, infusing your home with coastal art is a surefire way to bring the beach vibes indoors. Happy decorating, beachcombers! 🐚🎨


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I am especially fond of photography and this lovely leggy photo is in the Slim Aarons style and is a great over sized image that makes you feel like you could jump right in.

Photo Art 


  • Image from an overhead perspective depicts perfect poolside day
  • White wood frame
  • Dimensions: 21.25"L x 1.25"W x 31.25"H
  • Product weight: 6.9 lbs.
  • Includes hardware
  • Made in USA
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  • Image depicts ocean birds soaring above colorful beach umbrellas
  • Wood backing frame with metal Z bar hanger
  • Dimensions: 36"L x 1"W x 36"H
  • Product weight: 15 lbs.
  • Made in USA
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    There is something about a horse.  Really something about a simple image that makes for a great art piece.

    Drew Doggett - Solitude - Drew Doggett Photography Art

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    John-Richard Collection

     by Dyann Gunter

    "Blue Gold I" Wall Art 

    Give me a series any day!  I find it is much easier to group a series or a group of images together than find a good home for a single piece of art.  This contemporary series in bold blue and gold is a great collection for a coastal modern home at a great price.

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    Pencil & Paper Co.  

    Color Studies Set of 12 Art

    Color Blocks are great too and especially in a series.  

    Available in Several Sizes

    SIZE: 13"L X 15"H X 1.25"D   /   SIZE: 18"L X 22"H X 1.25"D  /  SIZE: 26"L X 32"H X 1.25"D

    MADE OF giclée print on archival paper

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    Lillian August, Bessler Art Study in Neutral 1 -12

    Art Study in Neutral 1-12

    DIMENSIONS each, 26"L x 22"W x 1.25"D

    Tried and true a black and white botanical art series works just about anywhere.  I've seen it as comfortable in a contemporary homes as a Tudor.  It's timeless and what could be better than black and white?


    COLOR of Course!

    Below is a Vero Beach Ocean Front Home I designed and the art is a grouped series of sea fans on a wall in the

    Family Room.

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