Archive for September, 2011


This & That [Coastal Decor]

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

This fish sculpture from Iron Fish Art:

Iron Fish Sculpture

In that coastal bedroom:

coastal decor

I though it would be fun to have a This & That series featuring inspiring images of coastal decor and select which sculptures from the Iron Fish Art collection would fit best with the featured room.

Images via Iron Fish Art and Coastal Living

Sea Glass Mobile

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

coastal decor

Martha Stewart has a wonderful and simple to follow tutorial (that includes video instructions as well) on making a sea glass mobile. The end result is a coastal decor installation that would look simply charming in a baby’s nursery (or any room for that matter!)

nautical decor

The same concept could also be applied to make a mobile with sea shells similar to this one from West Elm (no longer available).

Coastal Bedroom**More Great Beach House Decorating Ideas!!!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Coastal Bedroom**More Great Beach House Decorating Ideas!!!

fish art

fish art

This coastal bedroom has made the best of limited wall space by placing in a large iron fish art sculpture above this vintage painted door.  This room obviously has a cool breeze flowing in daily and the beach house decor matches it’s environment wouldn’t you say?

The palm fronds work perfectly too bringing in an even more organic feel to this coastal bed room.  As you can see, this website is perfect for shopping and for grabbing free beach house decorating ideas.  When you don’t have that large wall space for a large sculpture or school of fish art sculptures, try what the above idea.  Simply buy the sculpture to meet the wall size!

The Iron Fish Art Gallery –  Beach house decor and decorating ideas at their finest

Coastal Decorating Ideas–”Outside of the Beach House Box”

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Coastal Decorating Ideas–”Outside of the Beach House Box”


Coastal Decorating

Coastal Decorating

How about this breakfast room as for a coastal decorating idea?!!!  Notice how every bit of decor from the nautical light fixture, teak table, to the blue wicker chairs screams beach house.  Wait, now look at the walls.  This Iron Fish Art “Alaska” current design(to be retired on October 1st of 2011) works as a perfect coastal decorating accent.  The beachy colors match the colors in the kitchen perfectly and this wall sculpture just creates a natural surrounding outside of the box……(ie outside of the frame).  This “Alaska” handcrafted iron fish art sculpture is a large and costs $245 and is shipped for FREE.

The beauty of this website is not only do you get to shop, but you also get FREE coastal decorating ideas from some of the greatest coastal decorators in the United States.  Just browse around for ideas on how to incorporate your coastal decorations in to your home.   You will be happy that you did.

The Iron Fish Gallery Online –  Handcrafted coastal sculptures at their finest!


Mermaid Sculptures: Sirens of the Sea

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

mermaid sculpture

(photographed above – 2 medium handcrafted mermaid sculptures($720/each)

(photographed above – 3 medium handcrafted mermaid sculptures($720/each)

mermaid sculpture

(photographed above – 1 small handcrafted mermaid sculptures ($370/each)

mermaid sculpture

(photographed above – 2 large handcrafted mermaid sculptures($1120/each) and 1 medium ($720/each)

mermaid sculpture

(photographed above -1 large handcrafted mermaid sculpture ($1120/each)

A mermaid sculpture from Iron Fish Art is guaranteed to be an eye catching piece in any space. Here are a few examples of how our customers have incorporated their mermaid sculptures into their coastal decor.

These handcrafted mermaid sculptures range in price from $370 to the 7 footer which is $1110.  ALL mermaid art prices include FREE SHIPPING!!!!

Click HERE for more photograph/ coastal decor ideas for your mermaid art project!!!

The Iron Fish Gallery – Specializing in handcrafted coastal wall art sculptures!

Beach House Decor- Handcrafted Iron Mermaid Art Sculptures

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Beach House Decor- Handcrafted Iron Mermaid Art Sculptures


Coastal wall art should not only be visually appealing, it should have the ability to tell a unique story through it’s colors and textures.  It takes so much effort to create that perfect space and decorating is the “finish line”.  People will no doubt remember and probably comment on your decor choices…..perhaps even inquire a bit.  Make sure that your beach house decor brings a great story!   Take a minute to truly look at your wall art.  Without you saying a word, can it tell it’s own story?  Is there any depth to the piece?

With home decor, whether for your beach house or primary home, the moral of this story is to be ready and buy for looks and a story!

mermaid art

mermaid art

Take for example these quasi abstract, 100% handcrafted mermaid art sculptures.  These girls ($720/each) tell an incredible story and the colors and textures are bound to receive attention and comments.  Bring the artist to life by hanging only handcrafted wall art.

The Iron Fish Gallery –  Specializing in handcrafted metal beach house decor sculptures!

Iron Fish Friday Giveaway–$50 Gift Certificate–Simply comment to win!!!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Iron Fish Friday!!! Todays giveaway: one $50 Gift Certificate–Simply comment on Facebook to win!!!

iron fish art gift certificate - coastal decor wall sculptures

iron fish art gift certificate - coastal decor wall sculptures

Simply make a comment on today’s Iron Fish facebook “iron fish friday giveaway” post and you will be entered to win this weeks $50 iron fish gift certificate to be used on any handcrafted Iron Fish coastal sculpture.

The Iron Fish GallerySpecializing in handcrafting coastal wall art sculptures out of steel

Handcrafted Coastal Art- Carefully Chosen Beach House Decorations

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Handcrafted Coastal Art-  Carefully Chosen Beach House Decorations

large iron fish sculpture "Virginia" design-Coastal Wall Art-$235 with FREE SHIPPING

large iron fish sculpture "Virginia" design-Coastal Wall Art-$235 with FREE SHIPPING

You have spent hundreds of hours designing your coastal home/beach house exactly the way you want it.  You chose the perfect coastal light fixtures, the crown molding, the siding, and the colors……lord help us the colors.  Don’t go wasting all of that effort by placing boring generic, run of the mill wall art up on your beautiful walls.

The coastal decor/ wall art is the finishing touch to what may possibly be your masterpiece.  Choose wisely.  Make sure the colors work.  Make sure the craftsmanship holds up to the story you will inevitably have to tell over and over.  People are always intrigued by what art hangs on your wall so be ready to discuss it.

These handcrafted iron fish sculptures should absolutely be part of your master plan for that reason.  These designs have been carefully mulled over by artist/coastal sculptor Chase Allen and you will certainly see this in their details.

Remember, your not just buying “beach house” decorations and art, you are buying a story.  Also remember that your beach house decor can almost literally make or break your home.  The wall art of your coastal home IS NOT where you want to cut corners.

This handcrafted large “Virginia” Iron Fish sculpture design costs only $225 but comes in 4 other sizes both smaller and larger.  The larger ones make for AWESOME coastal night lights if you can back light them.  Check out all of the coastal designs/handcrafted sculptures at www.ironfishart.com.   Choose from mermaid art/sculptures, stingray art, crab art sculptures, lobster sculptures, and of course, fish art sculptures.

Chase Allen Designs-The Iron Fish Gallery-Handcrafted Coastal Decor at it’s Finest!!!


Iron Fish Friday Giveaway- One California Fish Sculpture

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Iron Fish Friday Giveaway-

California Fish Sculpture


Who wants it?  Today, simply comment on the California facebook post on The Iron Fish Gallery’s facebook page and enter to win this small California iron fish sculpture valued at $110.   This piece of coastal art is versatile in size and color and will be awarded to one lucky Iron Fish fan on Monday.  Congratulations again to Stacy Bartel for winning last weeks $100 iron fish gift certificate.  It pays to be an Iron Fish fan!!!!

california iron fish sculpture

california iron fish sculpture-coastal art

The Iron Fish Gallery-Handcrafted Coastal Decor at it’s finest!

Soothing Sea Glass Tones

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

 

Soothing Sea Glass Tones

 coupled with coastal artist Chase Allen’s sculptures

It’s not uncommon to look to the sea for color pallet inspiration especially in coastal decor, but I enjoy seeing the inspiration come from sources other than just the water or sky, because although it’s lovely in most applications, traditional pale blue is a little ubiquitous. I like this article in Better Homes and Gardens where the pallet is inspired by sea glass. Look at these colors!

 

Match these colors with a CHASE ALLEN handcrafted coastal sculpture

Match these colors with a CHASE ALLEN handcrafted coastal sculpture

 

stingray sculpture-Chase Allen's handcrafted coastal art

stingray sculpture-Chase Allen’s handcrafted coastal art–total package under $950

The gorgeous blue-green is warm and soothing and just as the article states, serves well as a neutral base for any room. This example room in the article is fantastic. (Digging that driftwood lamp!)

 

coastal bathroom decor art

coastal bathroom decor-coastal colors

 

There are numerous fish sculptures in the Iron Fish art collection which have these same blue-green tones that would work well with your beach house decor. Check out the entire collection here.

 

Mermaid Art

 

This elegant mermaid sculpture matches the sea green shades of sea glass beautifully.  Special thanks to Iron Fish collectors Rich and Gale Silver for allowing us to photograph their beautiful beach house on Daufuskie Island, SC.

Click here to see the full selection of mermaid art! Every piece is handcrafted by coastal artist Chase Allen.

 

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The fish sculpture photographed below is from Chase’s Current Iron Fish Collection, notice how the rustic shades of blue and green complement the palette of sea glass.

 

Nautical Decoration

 

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Also, don’t forget to see Chase’s NEW ‘Re-Invented Night Light’ line!  Taking coastal lighting to a new level, these re-invented coastal sconces show off the hand-hammered texture and antique finish that his work has become famous for during the day, and then transform at night to fill your house with a natural warmth.

 

Here is one coastal nightlight during the day, the varied shades of blue are visible now and would go well with the sea glass inspired room we have been working on:

 

Coastal Lighting

 

Now here it is at night.  Look closely and you can see the light as it pours out of the 100-200 individual hand-held cuts made by metal sculptor Chase Allen.

 

Coastal Night Light

 

This coastal decoration is 50″ x 32″ x 3″ and is priced at $1,675.00. (SOLD)

The frame was milled at a local saw mill on Daufuskie Island from native Daufuskie pine trees that would have otherwise been burned, adding unique character to this beautiful coastal work of art. 

 

For availability please call us at 843.842.9448, or contact us by clicking here.

 

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Here is a beautiful coastal decorated bedroom, notice the familiar shades of blue set off by the bright shades of white.  This nautical wall art complements the beach house decor perfectly, and a bowl of sea glass would look great right next to the bed.

 

Coastal cottage decor

 

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Don’t forget that every Iron Fish sculpture comes wrapped in our Free Giftwrapping!!

 

Your friends will love opening this present, sealed in butcher paper as a ‘Catch of the Day!’

 

Iron Fish Special Giftwrapping

 

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 Have a great day!

 

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