Returning home from Hawaii I found myself want to incorporate a bit of island décor into my living room. But with the 4th of July looming large my patriotic side wanted to show itself off too. I wanted to combine the two styles together to create a happy eclectic mix versus a jumbled mess.
Fate intervened when my dear friend Marty and I made plans to go have some lunch. We couldn’t resist popping into HomeGoods and that’s when everything came together.
Keep reading to see how I combined the two styles.
I first spotted a darling pillow that instantly took me back to Waikiki beach with its warm sand, turquoise blue waters and lovely little sailboats.
After a bit of searching I found another pillow on an end cap that featured happy little beach cabanas. How lucky was I that both pillows included a big dose of red, white and blue?
I was eager to shop my home to add to the mix and begin creating little vignettes.
The Chinese chest received two palette approved books, some seashells and a mason jar of flowers. A bit of raffia on the jar reminded me of swaying grass skirts.
Favorite design books were topped with more shells and sweet carnations just like those I received on a floral lei.
A few pillows were stolen from the man cave.
More shells on the side table.
Every room can use a bit of whimsy to keep it from looking too serious. It says “A happy family lives here!”
Although I didn’t change the gallery wall the entry table received a seaside shake up.
Seashell candles, a few starfish and pearls~ the diamonds of the sea.
Of course this guy thought it all looked good and repeatedly photo bombed the images. He really just wanted to lie on the couch in front of the sunny window. (#roasted wiener :)
It feels like a happy space that will carry us through the long, hot summer.
Between Naps On The Porch, Classy Clutter, A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A Housewife, A Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family,Someday Crafts,The 36th Avenue, Ivy and Elephants, Savvy Southern Style, Katherine’s Corner, Posed Perfection,Craftberry Bush, Stonegable, Jennifer Rizzo, French Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Imparting Grace,My Romantic Home,The Charm of Home,Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,The Dedicated House