Want an elegant, modern style for a beach house? Try a foyer-console table like this pretty white clean-lined “X Console” from Plantation Design. (P.S. This is my new furniture fantasy site!) Accessorize it with only a few interesting items and strong statement lighting. There are lots of options out there for clear crystal lamps – here’s a few that I found that might be interesting.  Remember to keep the lines streamlined and clean.



Pottery Barn-Bancroft Crystal Lamps 


Clear Glass Baha Lamp at Caron’s Beach House

Keep the accessories uncluttered, and unfettered, unlike a beach cottage look, by using only contemporary shapes and designs. Think about using pretty natural shell boxes, or mirrored boxes. Even a collection beautiful design books would look great!

West Elm-Mother of Pearl Boxes

Mirrored Boxes from Lazy Susan – discovered at Amazon


Karen Robertson Design always has something beautiful!

There’s just something about that grand shell mirror too. Here’s a few examples of some similar ideas.

Oly Studio – Nest Mirror, comes in two sizes.  Check their site for local and online retailers.

26 inch diameter Mother of Pearl Mirror, Currey & Co. – can be found at Caron’s Beach House.


Discovered on Etsy – LOVE this round mirror covered in purple barnacles. Amazing colors and creative elegance.  

What do you think?  What would you add?

About Caron White: Caron’s  whole life has been spent the water, and living on the beach. A coastal, seaside lifestyle has always been her passion.  More than anything, she loves to share it! Creator of a new original coastal home lifestyle retail website. She can also be found at her Everything Coastal Blog.