Beach House Decorating & the 'Eden' Decorative Screen DesignWritten by Christine Rice
Named after the coastal town of Eden, NSW, this decorative screen design features a starfish-like floral pattern with a high privacy and sunlight block-out rating. Though this modern design could suit many interior decorating styles, we've indulged here in the blissful, light and airy coastal delights that its beautiful namesake inspires.
First, one of the best installation projects that I have here to show you is 'Eden' in gold-painted compressed hardwood installed at a Metricon display home. The pool here lined the back wall along the street, so 'Eden' was installed to give the pool area much needed high-level privacy.
Unfortunately, there are not enough high-res images of this design to show you more installation examples; an issue that will be the case again in the future as I feature more and more of the lesser-known screen designs QAQ can make--which is exactly why I am creating these posts to give these hidden gems more 'screen time'!
So, let's move on to the coastal decorating style and products that 'Eden's' namesake inspires:
Coast decorating is one of the easiest grasp as it involves just a few very consistent elements:
- Light and airy color schemes inspired by the colors of the sand, the sea, and the sky
- Decor made from things found around the sea, natural fibers, fabrics, and natural wood types
- Nautical decor from ships and marinas
- A weathered, naturally distressed wear and tear to certain things
All the photos above are from the same house featured on beachblissliving.com, and it is a perfect example of tasteful coastal decor. I stress tasteful because we have all seen this style abused to death in beach cafes and cheap beach hotels that clutter every surface with kitschy, tacky, nautical clutter! Don't over do this style with that variety store garbage. Please. It's better to make your own beautiful DIY decor with found objects from the beach than to buy or use stuff that evokes a factory in China more than it does the serenity of the sea. I have gathered a few examples here for you:
- Beach Sign - handmade by I See The Sea Shop via Etsy
- Stunning handmade pillow with a delicate coral design by Island Home Emporium via Etsy
- Rope-wrapped vases handmade by Belle Decor By Andrea via Etsy
- Simple, yet beautiful handmade mobile made of driftwood by Moss Wood Decor via Etsy
- Tastefully adorable whale bookend by the wonderful site The Beach Furniture & Accessories, which really is a one-stop shopping mecca beach house decorating, with distressed furniture, nautical themed decor, rugs, throws, etc. for every room in a typical beach house.