Naturally Elegant Coastal Christmas Decor: Get the Look!

Naturally Elegant Coastal Christmas Decor: Get the Look celebrates pretty. Pretty glimpses of sophisticated subdued holiday rooms decorated with a decidedly grand yet delicate touch. Less bling-y traditional and classic style is certainly not everyone’s cup of eggnog at Christmastime when more is often more. But for a festive mood with less rustic strokes, peek at these inspiring Christmas decorated interiors (many from Atlanta’s Home for the Holidays Showhouse) and hints for getting the look.

Atlanta Home for Holidays Christmas tree with red ornaments, ribbons, and festive gifts with wood sled - AHL.
Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse; photo: DHCPhoto; Design: Christ Holt

Naturally Elegant Coastal Christmas Decor: Get the Look!

White faux bois table and greenery flocked chandelier in an all white entry of a coastal home - Serena & Lily.
Faux Bois table from Serena and Lily – Coastal Christmas Decor as well as Elegant Holiday Inspiration.

While it doesn’t scream ‘Christmas,’ this whispery white entry with faux bois table from Serena & Lily (above) proclaims a sort of understated elegance and fantasy holiday mood.

GET THE LOOK: Try tone on tone in an entry for serene winter wonderland fantasy vibes.

Christmas fresh greenery on staircase in the elegant Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse - design by Davenport Designs; decor by Boxwoods Atlanta.
Home for the Holidays Showhouse in Atlanta – Photo: DHCPhoto; Design: Davenport Designs; Decor: Boxwoods Atlanta

GET THE LOOK: Create a simple yet pretty moment on a stair landing for an unexpected moment of cheer (and tie a bow around a favorite sculpture!).

Bleached pinecone wreath with blue bow on a traditional style home - Serena & Lily.
Serena & Lily – Coastal Christmas Decor as well as Elegant Holiday Inspiration

GET THE LOOK: Who says your ribbon and bows must be red? Try blue for a cool change.

My Cozy Slightly Coastal Mood

BTW. What I term ‘coastal’ here is surely not purely coastal, and certainly not limited to coastal locations or kitschy seashells.

White Christmas decor in my classic white kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #whitechristmasdecor
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For heaven’s sake, I live in land-locked Illinois and believe no matter where you hang your hat, you can embrace aquatic nods, beachy textures, coastal whites and soft blues.

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Bleached pinecone wreath in a classic coastal bedroom with poster bed - Serena & Lily.
Serena & Lily

GET THE LOOK: Try bleaching pinecones and a DIY wreath that can remain on the wall all winter.

How to Bleach Pinecones

Classic Christmas decor and blue wall coverings in the 2019 Atlanta Home for Holidays house - design by Anna Louise Wolf.
Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse; Design: Anna Louise Wolf

GET THE LOOK: Red shades on blue and white porcelain table lamps? Instant festive moment! Find pretty possibilities HERE.

Magnificent Christmas decor on exterior of the 2016 Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse with exterior decor by Lisa Mende and Boxwoods Atlanta.
2016 Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse; design: Lisa Mende; decor: Boxwoods Atlanta

GET THE LOOK: Red is always optional when it comes to embellishing outdoor planters, but look at how a little red can mix with pink, gold and copper in a simple white bowl!

Colorful Christmas ornament bulbs with fresh greenery in a simple white bowl for an elegant vignette at Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse.
Home for the Holidays Showhouse in Atlanta

Find info for visiting this year’s Showhouse in Atlanta RIGHT HERE!

Magnificent architecture and staircase in the Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse with architecture by Harrison Design and Design by Chris Holt. Photo by DHCPhoto
Photo: DHCPhoto; Design: Chris Holt; Architecture Harrison Design – Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse

GET THE LOOK: Fresh greens for a staircase garland smell amazing and can hold their own without glittery pinecones and berries.

Classic and sophisticated Christmas decor in a mud room with cabinetry at the 2018 Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse - cabinetry by Kingdom Woodworks; design by Gordon Dunning
Design: Gordon Dunning; Cabinetry: Kingdom Woodworks – Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse

GET THE LOOK: Magnolia works magic if you’re lucky enough to have access to it!

Elegant and sophisticated Christmas placesetting with red and gold by Zeb Grant Design for Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse.
Design: Zeb Grant Design for Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse

GET THE LOOK: Festive fantasy placesettings for Christmas set a backdrop for memories to last a lifetime.

Gorgeous and elegant gree Christmas place setting and lovely tablescape by Jena Salmon for the Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse 2019.
Design: Jena Salmon for Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse
Funny holiday quote and Christmas humor. #hellolovelystudio #quotes #holidayquote #christmashumor #funnyquotes
Spectacular white home decorated with elegant exterior Christmas decorations by Boxwoods Atlanta for the Home for the Holidays Showhouse 2016.
Lisa Mende and Boxwoods Atlanta – 2016 Atlanta Home for the Holidays Showhouse

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Inspiring Coastal Idea House

Here’s a gorgeous traditional home with traditional, classic, and coastal charm that would be incredible to see decorated for the holidays!

Airy Light Palette Decor

When our children were young, it was so gratifying to make the holidays magical, and Lauren Conrad’s collection below with its soft pinks and blues rekindles a bit of such magic.

How sweet is this bunny ballerina?

Funny Christmas humor and holiday quote. #quotes #funnyquote #christmas #humor

Sweet Muted Pastels & White Christmas Inspo

Ever decorated a white Christmas tree? They are often seen in coastal homes.

I love what designer Randi Garrett accomplishes in her beautiful home of whites and golds…it all seems to glow and sparkle with sophistication and without glam overload.

Heartwarming quote about dogs. #hellolovelystudio #dogquote #quotes #dogs

Subtle Southern Holiday Home of Sherry Hart

She is such an amazing interior designer and creative dynamo, and some of you will probably recall how Sherry Hart showed us how to lightly add Christmas greenery and simple festive touches a few seasons back.

Coastal Christmas ingredients in a rustic dough bowl include coral, candles, magnolia leaves and evegreens - Sherry Hart.
Design Indulgence

Don’t you love the idea of layering coastal elements in a rustic dough bowl?

Coastal Christmas decorated dining room with an organic modern rustic twist - Sherry Hart.
Design Indulgence…hello lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote for the holidays and Christmas. #quotes #christmas #holidayquote

Subtle Gold Accent

Fresh Greenery + Ironstone

Organic, natural, simple Christmas decor in an Atlanta home - Sherry Hart.
Design Indulgence
Modern rustic charm and coastal Christmas spirit in a living room by Sherry Hart.
Photo/Design: Design Indulgence
Inspirational quote for the holidays and Christmas. #quotes #christmas #holidayquote

Coastal Interior Design Beyond Christmas

Whtie on white decor in a bedroom with rattan pendant light - Serena & Lily.
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Serena & Lily Coastal Decor Finds

1. Napkins 2. Bar Cart 3. Serving Set 4. Board 5. Spreaders 6. Wreath 7. Toile Tray 8. Coastal Christmas Candle 9. Flannel Pajamas 10. Handmade Throw 11. Holiday 12. Baskets 13. Stool

Neutral & Coastal Bedrooms

Classic coastal bedroom with blue windowpane plaid bedding - Serena & Lily.

Gorgeous Pillows & Throws

1. Winter Beach 2. Amalie 3. Blakely Plaid 4. Mohair Throw 5. Addie Stripe 6. Sequoia Throw 7. Auckland Pillow Cover 8. Alpaca Throw 9. Montecito Pillow Cover 10. Leighton 11. Addie Stripe 12. Oakview

Coastal chic in a dining area with white on white decor, lofty ceilings, and natural woven texture on chandelier and chairs - Serena & Lily.
Serena & Lily

Coastal Decor & Furniture

1. Swing Chair 2. Blue Pillow 3. Stripe Pillow 4. Capiz Chandelier 5. Mirror 6. Tray 8. Chair 9. Table 10. Linen Napkins 11. Rug 12. Chair 13. Baskets 14. Stools

Inspirational quote for the holidays and Christmas. #quotes #christmas #holidayquote

Hope this finds you coping well with any pre-holiday anxiety, covid stress, or despair from any number of distressors.

My tranquil Scandi style Christmas kitchen is but one tranquil interiors moment in this story with quiet holiday decor inspiration - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Behind the Blog

I have mostly recovered from the virus (still can’t taste) and am focusing on nutrition and supplements as I live out yet another ‘new normal.’

Inspirational quote for the holidays and Christmas. #quotes #christmas #holidayquote

At this point, my doctor believes that the subtype of disorder I have will not improve with surgery (and actually there’s a good chance I would be in worse shape). So I’m coming to terms with living with this weak spot (not trying to trivialize it, but I want to focus on all my strengths).

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What a blessing I can still work, cook meals everyday and can (gently) do housework for exercise. My husband is wonderful and remains my greatest cheerleader…he has always believed in me and made me feel as though I can do anything.

It is sunny but chilly outside and time to simmer Christmas scents while turning up holiday tunes.

Ingredients assembled to slice and simmer on stove for a Christmasy citrus and herb potpourri - Hello Lovely studio. #potpourri #simmer #christmasfragrance
Find the recipe for a lovely Christmas simmer HERE.

(If you care to bring my signature scent into your atmosphere, follow the steps for my CITRUS SIMMER HERE.)

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. C
    December 16, 2019 / 9:18 am

    Loving the white, gold and silver look! For those of us who are white lovers anyway, Christmas is yet another time to indulge our use of white….Where I live, the overriding color is often white….lots of snow for Christmas! πŸ˜€

    • Michele
      Author
      December 16, 2019 / 10:33 pm

      Yay for how the white snow makes the backdrop so much sweeter. We got snow overnight so it was a wonderful gift this morning. Thanks for reading!

  2. Amy
    November 18, 2020 / 11:39 pm

    Bleached pine cones…cool! β€œAin’t nobody got time for a partial jingler!”…hahaha! Your personal quotes…so witty! And kudos to your hubs for the encouragement he gives…a blessing!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 19, 2020 / 4:14 pm

      Such a blessing! I am thinking about painting my pinecones this year and will let you know how they turn out. Thanks for giggling with me, friend.

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