French Influences...Style Mixing At The Beach

french coastal bedroom

Hello and I hope that you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! My husband and I were up at the beach house (with two of our pups:-) and it was nice to have some time to unwind...

On my previous post I shared some of my "French elegant" style...
...and it's pretty evident that this look carries into our sweet spot at the beach. Mixing in what you love is easy and up here I have those French influences right beside seashells, farmhouse and rustic chippy vintage. Somehow it all blends seamlessly, and color is key.

master bedroom french style

Not straying from my love of pastels and white walls, nothing in these rooms are harsh in tone. The headboard is a French caned piece with a hint of the sea in the carved wood seashell-esque accents.

christie repasy painting in french frame

I was given this headboard years back by an interior designer that we work with quite often in our family business. I knew that I'd find a spot for it someday!

french coastal decorating

Old French carved cabinet...OLD and the original patina.

vintage french bergere chair

Antique French chair and ottoman that I purchased at a yard sale and had recovered in a cream damask. This set was beat up and mildewed from being stored in a garage, and now are lovingly adored in a reading corner.

French nightstands

Mid century nightstands...and these were very commonplace. You may have seen these around in your own town perhaps at a thrift store. I swear that they produced them in the thousands!

I painted the pair for use as master bedroom side tables at the beach with ordinary house paint and accents of my signature color aqua blue.

antique french blue dressing mirror

I found this full length French antique dressing mirror just as it is...with the French blue color wood accented by gold gilding. It came with a matching bench which I sold and so basically the mirror was then free!

crystal blue sconces macaroni beads

Did I ever tell you how much I crush on old beaded lighting? Pretty much ALL of my lighting pieces are yard sale finds from the good old days.


My favorite hang-out spot is the dining room and I often sit and work at this table that we built ourselves. The chairs are from RH.

french chandelier blue crystals macaroni beads
antique french enamelware pitcher

French enamelware on old aqua paint? To me it just goes so well and juxtaposes texture, color and style.

impressionist painting reproduction beach

And finally, a little thrift store painting that I am thinking is a copy of something from the French impressionist era.
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