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Curated Elegance: Oyster Shell Decor Ideas for Discerning Interior Designers

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Let's dive into the elegance of incorporating oyster shells into your home decor. Oysters run deep in my family. My great-grandfather was an Oysterman on the shores of Norway who immigrated to Connecticut to reap the harvest in the USA. When I grew up in Connecticut the shells were all over the beaches. Great to cover with clear nail polish when you're 5 years old-- and great now for some unique coastal accessories.


The shells are exceptional and the colors are modeled with greys, taupe, and coastal deep blues. These coastal treasures offer a touch of sophistication and creativity that can elevate any space.


Coastal Centerpieces: Picture this – a simple glass bowl filled with a curated selection of oyster shells and softly glowing candles. It's a refined centerpiece that brings the tranquility of the shore right to your dining table.





Artful Wall Displays: Channel your inner artist and create a stunning wall display using oyster shells. Arrange them in an organic pattern on a canvas or driftwood board for a unique piece of coastal-inspired art that adds depth and texture to your space.




Jewelry Trays: For a touch of coastal elegance in your bedroom or bathroom, repurpose oyster shells as chic jewelry trays. Set them on a marble vanity or mirrored tray to create a stylish spot to display your favorite accessories.




Art Prints: If adding the real thing isn't quite the aesthetic you are searching for. Why not try one of my Oyster series art prints? They can be printed on canvas or fine art paper from 8x10-18x24. The original watercolor series has blue, violet, gold and beige tones.




With oyster shells, the possibilities are endless. Embrace their natural beauty and let them inspire you to create a space that's both elegant and effortlessly coastal.


Can't wait to see how you infuse your home with the timeless allure of oyster shells!


Chat soon,


melissa Dayton Signature

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