Magnificent Mollusks

By: Carol Tisch

1 This new store’s name translates to “sea shell,” and its mother-of-pearl lamp is oyster-delicious ($425). Coquillage, 1515 Main St., Sarasota (941) 487-7160. 2 Marianne Eriksson hand-applies every shell for exquisite custom mirrors ($500). Marianne E, 60 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota (941) 373-1260. 3 Sconces en-crusted with shells ($475 each) are a bright idea, says […]


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This new store’s name translates to “sea shell,” and its mother-of-pearl lamp is oyster-delicious ($425). Coquillage, 1515 Main St., Sarasota (941) 487-7160.

2 Marianne Eriksson hand-applies every shell for exquisite custom mirrors ($500). Marianne E, 60 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota (941) 373-1260.

3 Sconces en-crusted with shells ($475 each) are a bright idea, says designer Sally Trout of Current, 75 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota (941) 953-4418.

4 Shells served as money in ancient cultures, hence Currey’s stunning “Wampum” chandelier ($995). Seaside Chic, 217 W. Venice Ave., Venice (941) 483-1177.

5 Rare and beautiful shells adorn an artist-created custom chair ($900). Elizabeth Rice Antiques, 1467 Main St., Sarasota (941) 954-8575.

mirror and chair photographed by Matt McCourtney