Why Capiz Shell Decor Shouldn’t be Confined to a Beach Bungalow

published Jul 23, 2019
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Summer is in full swing, so what better way to spruce up your space than with some seashells? (How’s that for a tongue-twister?)

Even better: Using some on-trend capiz shells to add in a beachy vibe. While it’s pretty common to spot capiz shells, aka windowpane oysters, in light fixtures, there are plenty of new iterations that are making us do a double-take. And before you think that shell-studded styles are only appropriate for a beach bungalow, think again. From delicate wall hangings to a versatile coffee table, here are a few show-stopping finds to add to your home decor.

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This oversized sunburst gets an injection of chic with the addition of a circular capiz center. Added bonus? The metal is rust-free, so it’ll look good for years to come.

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Flank the edges of your console table with these luxe-looking teardrop-shaped capiz shell lamps. The universally flattering shades will add an element of texture to your space, regardless of your design aesthetic.

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We can never get enough of Target’s Opalhouse line, and this delicate wall sculpture would make a pretty addition to any wall in your home. Plus, the wood hanger from which it’s suspended lends a boho touch. 

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We’d be remiss not to mention one of our favorite capiz chandeliers. A little different from the classic 60’s style, this cluster-style pendant in the shape of a lotus flower will dress up any room you choose to place it in. 

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Kim Seybert Round Capiz Placemat at Bloomingdale’s, $95 each

At first glance, you may not even realize this painted placemat uses capiz shells. However, this champagne-colored hue is bound to jazz up any table setting.

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Round White Capiz Coffee Table, on sale for $91.99

Calling all mid-century modern design lovers: This is the capiz piece from you. Between the clean lines and subtle shimmer, courtesy of the capiz shells, this option is versatile enough to work in any living room.