Sunday, November 20, 2016

Design on the Half Shell

Large clam shells are popping up all over the design world. 
My husband recently surprised me with a real one! 
They have become so popular that they are now
being produced in resin. They are ideal in any room,
even if you don't have a coastal feel. They are perfect
to offer texture and make ideal holders for a variety 
of items or can be beautiful all on their own!

Beverage holder

So sit back and enjoy all the uses I can show you.
If you can think of another way to use a clam shell, please leave me 
a message in the comments below! 

Orchid Planter

Used as a sink in a casual, nautical inspired powder room.

Or in a very formal powder room, as a vessel sink, on top
of a mirrored console.

They make beautiful seasonal containers. This one is full of Spring Flowers!

In the Summer they are perfect for succulents.

You can use a shell instead of a Cornucopia for Thanksgiving!

What a beautiful Christmas arrangement! 

They are especially beautiful filled with shells. 

Hydrangeas are another type of flower, that are beautiful placed 
in a clam shell. 

A great idea to fill up a fireplace that you don't use.

They are also great used as a stand alone accessory in a fireplace. 
(This picture is in Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoules's living room.)

What did I do with my clam shell? We have a large collection of all types, sizes 
and colors of shells and coral. I have mine full of shells and in our bay window,
for now. But I have lots of other possibilities in mind for it!

If you would like to know more about the clam shells....

The giant clam, Tridacna gigas, is one of the numerous clam species that exist in the coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian oceans. As the name suggests, these are huge clams, so much so that they are regarded as the largest extant species of bivalve molluscs. Owing to the fact that they occur in marine environment, the giant clams belong to the family Cardioidea, to which all the other saltwater clams belong. These creatures were first documented by an Italian explorer, as early as 1521. Since then, the giant clams have been studied in great detail

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source: El Decor, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Pinterest

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