Photo By: Brittney Gazaway; Styling by H. Camille Smith
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Luxe Emerald Green and White Master Bedroom
The walls of this luxurious master bedroom from HGTV Dream Home 2009 are a bold green. To soften the strong color choice, the bed is framed with a floor-to-ceiling white canopy and covered in silk bedding.
This home, located in the Caribbean, fittingly features a bamboo tiki bar with accenting rattan furnishings. A picture from the 1970s of the home thatched is featured behind the bar, which was taken by Slim Aarons. The interior designer was sure to include the home's historic past in her design.
This sitting room features a neutral wall covering with teal, navy and light blue furnishings that bring a colorful tropical vibe to the space. On the wall, is a photo taken by Slim Aarons in the 1970s giving the space a vintage feel.
The entry of this vacation home, located in the Bahamas, is sure to impress with its walls of Coralina stone. Adding to the tropical-style of the home, the bohemian peacock chairs and palm branches bring the tropics inside.
Tropical Sitting Room Wows With Blue Bohemian Peacock Chairs
The star of this tropical-style sitting room is the pair of blue peacock chairs. The beige walls provide the perfect backdrop to the blues and whites seen in the furnishings. The palm leaves provide an extra dose of tropical vibes and are a great color compliment to the blue and beige colors.
“I wanted to break out of the typical nautical theme,” says designer Jenny Keenan of this beach home on Sullivan Island, South Carolina. An XL vintage chandelier made of capiz shells has jellyfish-esque luminescence. (For a similar one, try the 30-inch capiz shell pendant from RH.) Jenny paired it with patterned blue pillows — not a seahorse in sight! — and had a coffee table made by Grey Area to resemble a surfboard, with bright stripes and a shellac finish.
“A room that’s all neutral needs impact,” says designer Shea McGee, and this grand custom headboard does the trick. To suit the minimalist look the Park City, UT, couple craved, it’s upholstered in solid-color linen. Stacked framed nature scenes on either side enhance the serene feel while also filling all that space above the nightstands.
Sorry, smartphones: “Hanging a massive clock with a pretty face infuses a space with sophistication,” says designer Kimberley Kay, who spruced up this San Francisco, California home office. The 30-inch-by-30-inch HomeGoods score matches the niche’s boxiness, while oak warms the walls and the chrome table legs.
“An enormous mirror can help a small area feel larger and a dark space appear lighter,” says Seattle, WA, blogger Sabrina Tan of Gypsy Tan, who hung this brass-framed one from CB2 in her entry. That, plus head-to-toe outfit checks on the way out the door.
This guest room surveys the golf course and swimming pool through a large round window. The bamboo furnishings bring a tropical vibe to the space and the blue chair, rug and bed are reminiscent of the nearby ocean.
What's the #1 trick designers use when making the bed? Layers and lots of them — from cheery colors to pretty patterns to textures you can't wait to touch, layering the bed allows you to flex your creativity for a look that's anything but a snooze.
If you have to work while on vacation, this stylish spot is where to do it. The wicker desk and shell accessories keep in line with the tropical-style seen throughout the home. A large mirror overhead, allows the natural light to bounce around and keep a bright and airy feel throughout the space.
After digging up the tree to be transplanted, lay it on a tarp. Lift the tarp from both ends, making sure to never pull on the trunk. Place the tree in a wheelbarrow (back saver!) and move to the new location.