>Designs that Inspire: A Beachy Chic Christmas!

>A recent email from MyHomeIdeas.com piqued my interest in creating a beachy chic white & turquoise Christmas theme.  The white & turquoise seem to capture the chic and peaceful cottage style that so many love and admire.  Here’s the photo that started it all…

How to Get the Look

Decorating idea #1: Keep your color scheme consistent by adding only white or turquoise (or turquoise-like) colors.  The trees white branches contrast beautifully with the turquoise beads used.

Photo by Monica Buck ~ SouthernLiving.com

Decorating Idea #2:  Use a small disco ball and hang from your ceiling for a Custom Tree Topper! You can decorate it with bows and ribbons to coordinate with your Christmas tree. This idea is certainly out of the ordinary but produces a wow effect!

Photo by Monica Buck ~ SouthernLiving.com

Decorating Idea #3: Don’t forget about your Christmas gifts…you can embellish each package with ornaments, ribbons and colors that coordinate with your Tree. These packages will not only contain wonderful gifts for your family but they will also add to your Christmas design scheme.

Photo by Monica Buck ~ SouthernLiving.com

Decorating Idea #4: Use your extra ornaments! You can easily pull everything together by using some of your Christmas tree ornaments throughout your home. Beautiful bowls full of ornaments are an easy way to add pizzaz to your design.

Photo by Monica Buck ~ SouthernLiving.com

Decorating Tip #5: Don’t forget about your tabletop! Coco+Kelley featured this lovely white and turquoise tabletop last year by keeping it simple and light. A touch of silver and gold trimmed pieces add shimmer.

How to Get the Look

Because it’s the beach, the aesthetic is simple and light… but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a little glamour! Touches of gold on rimmed glassware paired with etched silver brings shimmer to the table. Tasteful shell trees mixed with nickel candlesticks and aqua striped tapers add a bit of playful style. Fine china and mother-of-pearl chargers layered with a burlap tablecloth or runner provide the perfect contrast. Voila! Christmas at the beach! ~ coco+kelley

Design Idea #6: Just for fun….we found this fabulous Christmas topiary which was displayed at The White House in 2008. This would add WOW to any coastal beach cottage, don’t you think? Get creative by using ornaments, picks, spray paint and urns to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

White House Holiday Open House 2008
Photograph: Luigi Crespo


About marierhoades

Beach bum, wife, mother, lover of dogs & cats. Editor of Sally Lee by the Sea, http://nauticalcottageblog.com, a beach cottage design & lifestyle website.
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15 Responses to >Designs that Inspire: A Beachy Chic Christmas!

  1. >Oh I absolutely love those colors! Those little shell trees are adorable. Nice post!

  2. >Oh my gosh, love, love, love these!!

  3. >Lovely ideas — very beachy. I really like the seashell Christmas trees!

  4. michelle says:

    >Just beautiful!!!

  5. Cindy says:

    >Gorgeous! Swooooooon!

  6. >Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just love new friends! What great ideas you have and I really like the turq…so beachy.

  7. >So lovely. Makes me wish I had a beach house to decorate! Love those cool colors!

  8. Laurie says:

    >Really icy, love that color combination! Thank you for coming by my blog and following — I look forward to getting to know you!

  9. >I'll take it, when you will be over to decorate?

  10. CAS says:

    >Thanks for visiting my blog & inviting me over to yours. I'm loving that whole turquoise & white theme — just beautiful. Your site looks to be a lot of fun.CAS

  11. Roselle says:

    >Hello and thanks for visiting my blog :)Be Still My Mermaid Heart these turquoise colors at Christmas are stunning!Roselle

  12. Lamp Tramp says:

    >Be still my heart, you have just convinced me to redecorate my flocked tree. I could take out all the things other then the aqua ornaments. Do I dare? I think I'll do it!Check out my Gulf Coast front door:http://fabulousfluffstuff.blogspot.com/2010/12/gulf-coast-christmas-front-door.htmlLove your blog!

  13. lockofire says:

    >Love it! Love it! Love it!

  14. sealaura says:

    >I am with BHL when are you coming to do my house. All I have is a sad wreath with some starfish on top! That first picture is gorgeous!

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