Chic shells at 41º North.

Check out this super amazing art piece I saw at 41º North in Newport this past week.

As soon as you walk in the entrance to the hotel, you are greeted by this stunner!  It's made to look like seashells in an undulating wavelike layout. Imagine its grandeur lifesize of at least 8' wide x 6' tall.  GORGEOUS!

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Shells can add texture and interest to lots of design elements.  I've always wanted to cover the frame of a boring mirror with shells, and this installation at 41º North really inspires me.  Another trip or two to the beach is certainly in order to finish my shell gathering for this project.

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Here are some more fun ideas for giving your collected seashells a home on display.
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