Trend Spotting - Sea Fans

Hello All!  First, I want to thank all the guest bloggers who kept things running for me last week.  All those favorites along with the beautiful weather we are having in Birmingham, have given me some major Spring fever.  I have lots of things swirling around in my head both for my own home and for the design plans I am currently working on for clients!  I promise to share a few of these with you over the next few months.  

Today, I wanted to show you some artwork I'm loving at the moment.  One of the keys to creating a high end look in a space is including lots of variation in all layers of the design.  Artwork is no exception.  Nothing can kill a room faster than a room full of oil paintings (even if they are expensive).  You need to mix it up to make it work - oils, prints, etchings and a few non art pieces.  Here's one example of some fabulous non art pieces.

They're sea fans - and I'm seeing them in lots of non-beachy interiors.

This fabulous room I recently posted about . . . (I'm not sure, but I think they're applied to the mirror somehow?)

Another view.  And yes, the orchids are gorgeous too. 

And from one of my favorite blog reads . . .  a sculpture out of them!

So, I think you know where I'm going with this . . . Oh yes I did.   

Just a tiny purchase while on my recent girl's weekend at the beach.  

I have big plans for these puppies.

 Three total . . . since we all know things look better in odd numbers.  

What's that?  Of course I'll show you the finished project.  
Want some of your own??!  Well, here you go . . . Sea Fans.  Now go snatch them up so we can do an artwork DIY together.  M.

PS: For those of you who sent me sweet emails asking about my break, we had such a fun get-a-way this past week.  We actually took a road trip to Washington D.C. (yes 12 hours in the car) and toured all the historical spots (ok, maybe not all).   But we ate lots of amazing food of all kinds (we even had some goat!).  But, I'm glad to be getting back into the swing of things.  Have a great start to your week.


  1. I love sea fans! What a great post!

  2. I always wondered where to buy some...thanks!

  3. Wow!!! I'm a sea fan lover too! :-)

    I was planning to get some for a client. Thank you for this great post, sweetie!


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  4. I love sea fans in frames and without. They are like coral, they lean to many different decor styles. Just did a post on coral and the use of them in your home.

  5. I have some of those and have been trying to find the time to frame. You go first......


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