Thursday, October 18, 2012

12 Inspired Clam Shell Ideas

You might think I am crazy, but I have been collecting "faux" clam shell ideas for months!  I just think that this one piece of coastal home decor is simply an essential for a beach house.  These large clam shells are  really popular items that we sell on our website, so I thought that we would share some of the  decorating inspiration that I've collected from around the web!


(Antiqued Silver Clam Shell Set - Caron's Beach House)

In the poolhouse... 
from Cote De Texas, a fabulous design blog that you really must see!


At the Glamorous Home of George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth - can you see the large shell in the fireplace?  Don't you just love the violets and blues in this room? So different, but still so coastal.  Elle Decor



Add a little green with succulents; my kind of plants - I might actually be able to keep these alive!
bhg.com


Look at this pretty fall collection for us beach lovers!  Created by Linda at Lime in the Coconut (very very fun blog!)


Fill your clam shell with even more shells, and bits of coral, faux coral if possible,
so perfectly beachy!

Or fill with vintage sea glass floats..(I might know where you can find some -ask me!)
Can just imagine one of these beautiful clam shells filled with Christmas ornaments and Holiday greenery - will have to try this year and show you all. 

Glam centerpiece to complete a dining room table (Elle Decor)

Or just fill with pretty sand, grab a few pillars and voila' you have an elegant centerpiece!


And then there's always the party idea!
(Elle Decor)
Polished Aluminum Clam Shell from Caron's Beach House

Or maybe the after-party idea? An interesting way to display your favorite wine corks...

See what I mean? Countless ways to use these faux shells to dress up any space in your beach home, not to mention the endless display options to change with the seasons.   Think about mixing and matching:

*Seashells
*Seaglass
*Pillar Candles
*Potpourri
*Seasonal fruit (pumpkins!)
*bring in branches from outdoors
*driftwood
*Sand
*holly
*Christmas Ornaments

Would so love to see your ideas!  Do you have any that you would like to share?  Will be happy to share on our blog for our readers.  Have a great Thursday everyone!

















2 comments:

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I love the one with the glass floats. Go right ahead and use my seawashed artwork in your grey post...I will look forward to seeing it! thank you. ox

Ocean Soul said...

Have you ever seen "Mussels and More" clam shell pottery that is dishwasher safe, microwave safe and oven safe...so you can serve a casserole in a totally cool large clamshell bowl!!! Check it out: musselsandmore.com
Look in their seashell collection...I have the large bear claw dish (you have to see the underside of the dish! It has barnacles and everything!). Enjoy...luuuuuved the sea glass floats in the clamshell too!

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