About Seashore Chic

Sondra Barchard

 

Sondra Barchard is an artist who specializes in custom seashell mirrors and art. Top designers across the U.S. have commissioned her work, including Mark Sikes, Rod Mickley, Thomas Burger, Carly Ahlman, Designers West, and Cynthia Collins. Sondra also has many clients who choose to take decorating into their own hands, including a couple of butchers, bakers, and many homemakers.
Sondra started Seashore Chic in 1999 to get her husband to stop nagging her about returning to work once the kids were in school. She planned to spend mornings combing the beach for shells on Amelia Island and the rest of the day figuring out what to do with them. She became a partner in a shop in downtown Fernandina Beach and realized this could be a thing. A shell artist. Who knew?
Sondra now lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida, with her husband Curt in an empty nest called the Coconut Cottage. She still combs the beach and hopes you’ll choose her to make you a spectacular shell mirror.