Summer tends to bring daydreams of tropical get aways to mind. Than reality kicks in and maybe you can’t just make it to that remote tropical island, but you can incorporate some of it into your home. We were inspired by a post from Refinery 29, titled 13 Trips to Cross of Your Bucket List and Dedon Island was on that list that we plan to cross off our bucket list sooner than later, check out the site and you’ll see what we’re talking about, but don’t try to get there before we can!
We are constantly redecorating in our homes because we are both very visual people and love the creative process, but the key to not spending a fortune is to choose classic timeless pieces for the big ticket items and choosing moderately priced items for the accessories, so it won’t be such a big deal if you want to add a fresh new touch. The nailhead bed by Serena & Lily is one of those timeless pieces. The dark wood night stand by Williams & Sonoma adds a clean modern look and gives a good contrast against the linen colored bed. The coral lamp is a fun piece that can serve as a reminder of the beach. The bedding by Anthropologie is reminiscent of the waves in the sand and we love the fresh and clean look of white bedding. Adding pops of color with the striped rug and pillows will add to the vacation vibe. The ethnic print bench is a fun bold piece. Benjamin Moore paint is our go to paint because of their No VOC paint selections.
Kriselle & Stephanie
1. Knot Mirror from Horchow
2. Cabana Blue Ikat Cocktail Napkins by Harvey & Straight
3. Sedona Chair in Zebra Fabric by Ankasa
4. Ikat Diamond Pillow Cover from West Elm
5. Essex Printed Ottoman in a Retro Ikat print from West Elm
6. Gold Dipped Bowl by Nate Berkus for Target
7. Jaipuri Rug from Jonathan Adler
8. Gold Dipped Flatware from Anthropologie
9. Morrocan Wedding Pouf from Calypso St.Barth
10. Zig Zag Throw Blanket from Jonathan Adler
11. Glazed Terracotta Dinnerware Set in Blue Tile from West Elm
12. Etched Morrocan Berber Silver Tea Glasses by Morrocan Prestige
13. Moorish Lattice Sequined Pillow in Copper by Jamie Young
14. Gold Lacquer Serving Tray from West Elm
15. Ikat Link Towel in Charcoal by Nate Berkus for Target
Orange is one of my favorite colors, it’s sunshine and bright. It’s vibrant and fun. I love it as an accent color in home decor, at my house I pair orange with tiffany blue.
1. Orange and gray make a great combo in this geometric pillow from Horchow.
2. These lacquer boxes by Gramercy & Co remind me of Hermès boxes and would be chic storage in the home office.
3. I use a blender everyday for smoothies and like the fact that KitchenAid blenders come in a variety of colors. The kitchen is a great place in the house to have fun with color.
4. Every time I pass a Jasmine tree, the fragrant scent it gives off, reminds me of summer and what better way to capture the fresh clean scent with a luxurious Jasmin candle by Diptyque.
5. These latte bowls from Anthropologie are perfect for not only lattes, but cereal, soup and ice cream.
6. Canvas bins in a stripe pattern by Pehr that are too cute to be tucked away in a closet, would also work great as a toy bin.
7. This bold zebra print rug by Jonathan Adler is hand loomed by Peruvian artisans and sustainably produced. Adds a bold statement to a room, I would use it in a kids’ nursery/bedroom.
8. The Panton Chair will remain a 20th century design icon, back in 1967 it was the very first chair ever to be made from a single, continuous piece of material. It’s not just a piece of furniture, but a modern art sculpture.
9. I’m not a huge fan of taxidermy, but I like the look when it’s made in papier-mâche form, like this Giraffe , from Anthropologie. Cute as wall decor, but also works for hanging necklaces and scarves.
10. Orange & fuchsia make for a bright color combo to add to the table. Another cool geometric pattern designed by Jonathan Adler.
11. Playing cards are a good pastime (I grew up with my cousins’ playing Speed tournaments), this deck by Hermès comes in it’s own Hermès signature case.
12. Kids’ need their own space and work area too, this desk by P’Kolino is ideal for it’s modular compact style.
13. Staying organized is a priority and these magazine file bins from Container Store help contain my magazines.
Gray is neutral. It goes with everything. It’s less harsh than black. It’s less stark than white. It has a myriad of shades that suits most moods. I am in love with gray.
2. I can never get enough of Dyptique candles. They are a main stay at fluentlife33.
3. Giant doily in a rug form. From Anthropologie. The gray color makes it look less granny.
4. From my ultimate lamp designer, Barbara Cosgrove. This sconce is a statement piece you’d love to have in your home.
5. Gray mongolian lamb pillow cover from West Elm. A great texture to add to your sofa or bed.
7. Different shades of gray paint from Benjamin Moore. I’ve tried almost all brands and to me, Benjamin Moore has the best formulation out there. It makes painting easier for the novice, and the fumes are not that strong.
8. Wallpapers are not old-fashioned anymore, specially the ones from Farrow and Ball.
9. Slate frame from Nate Berkus for Target. It is less than $15!
10. If you are in doubt about what to get for a wedding present, this set is surely going to make the bride smile. Based in San Francisco, Heath Ceramics is one of the few mid-century American potteries around today. Every thing they make is a work of art.
11. I have this pouf at home. It’s been tossed around and moved several times -from my office to the kids’ room to my bedroom…. a truly versatile piece that works wherever you feel like putting it.
12. This is an elegant bench from Jonathan Adler. Again, this is a piece that can go anywhere, and it’s something that can grow with you as your home decorating style evolves.