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Coastal outdoor space accented with handcrafted stingray sculptures against a brick wall Here is a perfect example of bringing the outdoors in, or is it taking the indoors out?  Either way, this designer coastal screened in porch looks amazing with this school or Chase Allen’s handcrafted stingray sculptures.   Becky Dunn Baroni of Hilton Head […]

Three Coastal Decorating Tips for Chase Allen’s Handcrafted Sculptures

1. Group/school the coastal sculptures in odd numbers….never even!

fish art sculptures

2. Play with the spacing of the sculptures and adjust for the wall space that you are using. These sculptures can be spaced out to help fit the wall so use this to your advantage. Start the school in a tight pattern and space them outward to match space available.

handcrafted coastal wall art

3. Mix up the species. Note that the mermaid sculpture looks awesome with the fish art swimming in the same direction.

coastal bathroom decor

  Beach House Decorating with Lobster Sculptures   Greetings! Today we are going to show you a few decorating ideas featuring lobster sculptures.  Every lobster decoration photographed here was handcrafted out of steel on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina by coastal artist Chase Allen.  You can find out more about Chase and his work by clicking […]

  3 Simple Tips for Decorating Your Coastal Cottage with Stingray Art   Here are a few simple suggestions to keep in mind when decorating your beach house with stingray sculptures.  The stingray decorations photographed on this page were all handcrafted by metal sculptor Chase Allen.  Forged out of steel on Daufuskie Island, Chase ensures […]

  5 Easy Coastal Decorating Ideas   It is amazing what a difference just a few simple changes can make to your beach house decor.  Here are a few simple ideas guaranteed to give your house a fresh, coastal cottage feel.   1.  Vegetation!   Fresh Plants or a small herb garden not only look […]

Rustic Coastal Decorating

Continuing on our rustic theme, I found these great images and decorating ideas from our friends at Coastal Living. The slideshow, found here, highlights a few beautifully decorated coastal rooms, and offers some great advice for accenting your home.

Rustic Kitchen from Coastal Living

I love the look of the wood the cabinets are made of, apparently it has been pickled. They describe the room as a rustic oasis, and offer some good advice for decorating with this theme:

“Pickled wood covers all of the kitchen surfaces. When searching for reclaimed items, don’t feel constrained by their original purpose. Here, an old brass curtain rod is given a new life as a towel bar.”

I think it looks great, and I love the old glass bottles at the top of the window above the sink, they look great when the light comes through.

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This next picture shows how you can use uniquely designed rustic rooms to your advantage. The stairs create some odd angles for the room, but it has skillfully been transformed into a beautiful reading area and library. The image is titled ‘Nestled Nook’, which fits it perfectly, as the room invites you in to sit down and read a good book.

Rustic Decorating – Coastal Living

Here is their description of the room:

“Small nooks, such as the lounge area and library, make the most of tricky angles in the attic-like master bedroom. Found objects displayed throughout the room give a sense of history to the room. Instead of framing artwork, prop it against walls or shelving for a relaxed point of interest.”

I agree and think the painting leaning against the wall under the stairs looks great just the way it is. Throughout the slideshow they discuss how choosing the right unique, or ‘unexpected’, decorations, can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a room.

The image below is titled ‘Accessorized Style’ and highlights this concept of adding ‘unexpected’ objects to a room. As they say in their description, ‘Never underestimate the power of accessorizing’.

Rustic Accessorizing – Coastal Living

“Never underestimate the power of accessorizing. Add one or two unexpected objects, such as the French wood scrollwork on the coffee table and the large shell-encrusted pillow with heavy embroidery. Pile on your favorite trinkets, and then edit, making sure to vary height, size, and scale.”

Purchased as the perfect rustic coastal decoration, these hand made metal sculptures hang easily on any wall inside your favorite friend’s beach house or beach cottage. Iron Fish art is the perfect addition to your rustic, coastal themed room.

Iron Fish Rustic Coastal Decorating

Here is a closer look at “Ocracoke Island”, one of coastal artist Chase Allen’s new spring/summer 2012 Iron Fish collection. If you want to find out more about Ocracoke Island, read my blog introducing this piece by clicking here.

Rustic Coastal Decoration

The vintage finish and rustic patina that you see on “Ocracoke Island Iron Fish” is a hallmark that metal sculptor Chase Allen’s work is famous for.

Visit the “current collection” to purchase this sculpture found at www.ironfishart.com.

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Also, don’t forget to check out Chase’s new ‘Re-Invented Nightlight Line’ …coastal sconce lighting taken to a whole new level! By day a beautiful coastal decoration, and by night a whole new work of art that fills your house with a warm natural glow.

Rustic Coastal Decoration – Re-Invented Nightlight

Hello coastal fans and welcome for the first time to Paula Nickels’ “OCD” Coastal Sea Shell Mirror collection. If you like coastal decor and you like an extreme attention to detail, you will love these mirrors. Featured today is Paula’s largest and most elaborate mirror. At 6’6” x 3′, I suppose you could consider this a full length beach house mirror. Call 843-842-9448 today to purchase this piece of coastal art at only $2900 + shipping & handling.

Don’t work so hard to bring a nice simple coastal touch to your bathroom. This room is supposed to be calming and serene. How simple is this handcrafted crab sculpture(ONLY $165)? It stands out to perfection against the white paint on this coastal bead board. If you are stressing out finding the perfect coastal accents, stop immediately! You are doing it all wrong! Take a deep breath, walk on the beach and start again. You will be pleased with the results. Remember, coastal decorating should be fun!

5% OFF All Coastal Sculptures +Free Shipping +Free Gift Wrapping November 30th – December 14th.

Christmas Holiday Coastal Art Sale + Free Shipping

Looking for something coastal to add as a piece of decor to a special friend or family member? Well, now is the perfect time to be shopping for Chase Allen’s handcrafted Iron Fish coastal wall hung sculptures because all art is 5% OFF now through December 14th. To make the deal a little sweeter, add in FREE SHIPPING and FREE GIFT WRAPPING! Go with an original gift this year. You can’t go wrong with a one-of-a-kind piece of coastal art this holiday season.

5% OFF includes all mermaid art, mermaid sculptures, fish art, fish sculptures, stingray sculptures, blue crab sculptures, & lobster sculptures.

The Iron Fish Gallery – Specializing in handcrafting coastal wall hung sculptures out of steel!

November 30th – December 14th

Earlier last week, we posted an example of how to use the Nemo Art/Clown fish sculpture when decorating a child’s room. Now, The Iron Fish gallery offers 5 different sizes of the clown fish sculpture. Try using this “Nemo Art” coastal decorating tip in your kids room to add that coastal flare. This coastal decor will no doubt spark the imagination of your child! The colors and textures of this sculpture will “pop” off of the walls and with the mature “vintage” finish found on all Chase Allen designs, these coastal sculptures remain timeless and will last forever. “Nemo Art”—Something new and different!!!!