A wall of framed pressed seaweed pieces Karen collected while on vacation in coastal New England serve as a backdrop to a mix of antique and modern furniture. “Shell-back chairs with toile accents give the room a Palm Beach Regency-style feel,” she says. A sisal rug she hand-painted in a bright green stripe pattern adds a shot of color to the room. The Coleen & Company chandelier can be purchased here.
Because Karen’s Florida living room doubles as a showplace for her designs, she kept the palette primarily neutral, letting accents of sea lavender punctuate the space. A gallery wall of marine art and sculpture keeps the home strongly connected to its coastal setting. Karen uses both hand-cast and real sea fans that are sustainably harvested from all over the world.
My favorite is this beautiful shell grotto work.