Coquillage, or the art of decorating with shells, gives the 2008 Idea House in Windmark Beach, Florida, timeless appeal
The practice of decorating furniture with shells goes back to the Rococo period of 18th- century France when the shell motif was popular as a carved decoration.
In the modern day, the term has come to refer to furniture literally encrusted with shells in decorative patterns. Alabama-based J. Marshall Sims created the fantastical pieces that decorate the Idea House.
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