Fashion Translation: Something Tropical

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of summer vacation, whispering to you that it’s almost time, you’re almost there. Not sure about you, but I am in the mood for something tropical, even if it’s just a good ole stay-cation. The tropics are super easy to bring into your home, starting with the floors of course.

Tropics can get verrry Hawaiian shirt very quickly, so I recommend keeping your color palette not only bright and happy, but also somewhat restricted. Either opt for a totally neutral pattern or be a bit restrained in your color palette with the number of colors you select. When it comes to pop colors for a tropical rug, I suggest picking a rug with a neutral + 3-5 pop colors — this should help you steer clear of feeling like you live in a Hawaiian shirt shop.

Scale is another important aspect to consider when selecting a tropical patterned rug — I love when the artwork feels super-enlarged and oversized. This look is really impactful for rooms of any size and kind of makes you feel like you’re under the tropical foliage, huh?

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Tropical Shopping Guide:

Surya Florence Broadhurst bondi beach rug

The Rug Market America tropicana rug

Loloi Rugs tropez rug


Tropics-inspired rugs are super versatile for most homes, but work especially well in bedrooms, kitchens, and sunrooms. I absolutely love the idea of adding a punch of both pattern AND color into the home for spring and summer, especially in these juicy, saturated hues of tangerine, raspberry, lime, and turquoise.

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Colorful Tropical Shopping Guide:

Loloi Rugs tropez rug

Nourison Fantasy rug

United Weaves sea garden rug

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Pineapple Power | Decor & Fashion

Pineapple power

Unless you’ve been living under a well-concealed rock all summer, you probably know by now that pineapples are all the rage, especially in the fashion world. There’s just something so perky and playful about this yellow and green iconic fruit. Maybe it’s the tropical vibes that feel perfect for hot summer days. Or, maybe it’s how fun a pineapple print can be on all kinds of silhouettes. Either way, this iconic summertime motif has taken the apparel and accessories world by (tropical) storm this season. When it comes to getting dressed, we love this trend with a brightly-colored background, like this pink number from ASOS. Talk about sweet! When selecting pineapple prints for your wardrobe, mix up the scale of the print for a more playful look.

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Admittedly, trends like this can be difficult to pull off in the realm of home decor. After all, the investment is much larger. That’s why we love pineapple motifs that have a more neutral colored ground like these options from Rugs America and Trans Ocean Imports. Placement and scale also make these options more playful and a great way to translate this trend into your home. Opt for an over-sized cropped motif on a rug for a more modern feel — especially on an indoor/outdoor construction. Or place it safe with a border of pineapples, perfect for dabbling in the trend. Whether your home is beach-front property or a sky-high condo, these rugs will certainly give your home some true island flair.

Photo Credit: SF Girl by Bay, ASOS pineapple oversized night tee, and My Fash Avenue.

Home Shopping Guide: Rugs America Lenai rug, Milliken Innovations Bristol Bay rug, and pineapple rugs.

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Sweet Summer Decor Inspiration

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If you’re looking for summer decor inspiration, look no further than your nearest farmers market. The vivid colors and bright flavors of fresh-picked fruit of capture everything that’s irresistible about the season. From the blush of a peach to cheer of a cherry, summer’s bounty begs to be translated into your interior.

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To bring a taste of summer indoors, look for accent pieces with a sun kissed sensibility. Colors like apricot, watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberry add personality to pillows, rugs, and other decor staples. Even smaller elements like napkins and place settings lend themselves to this palette well–and guarantee you’ll have just the right table accessories to serve up a fruit cobbler in style!

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Shopping Guide: 1. Orange Chevron Rug 2. Orange Woven Basket 3. Orange Patterned Pillow

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Tips for Getting Summer House Style

This summer, refresh your home with an easy, breezy, beachy look inspired by seaside cottages and organic-luxe resorts. For a quick start, bring in shells and stones collected on a beach walk, and display them atop piles of books on a console table. And speaking of books, swing by the bookstore — a gorgeous new seaside decorating or photography book could be just the thing to perk up your coffee table! Swapping out artwork for a beach scene is another easy change to make. Look for a single large-scale piece, or snap your own seaside photos, have them printed, and hang them in a neat grid on the wall.

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In the space shown here, whitewashed walls provide a clean backdrop to weathered wood, Mexican blankets, and pretty patterned pillows. The vibe is relaxed and easy, just like summer decorating should be! To embrace this style in your own space, clear away excess clutter, bring in a few potted succulents, new pillows, and fresh, seasonal flowers, and put on a beach-inspired music mix.

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Natural fiber rugs are a great choice for summer, because they feel deliciously cool on bare feet. Patterned pillows like this one or this one will perk up a plain, neutral-hued sofa. And if you are on the hunt for new seating, something low-slung and white or natural and woven would look just right for summer.

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Personalize your space by making a few easy beach-inspired crafts, like painting simple white geometric designs on found driftwood, gluing shells to a mirror, or (if you’re feeling especially crafty) macrame a wall hanging. And what could possibly say summer more clearly than a hammock? Hang one on your porch, patio, or even indoors!

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Shopping Guide: 1. Safavieh Natural Fiber Rug | 2. Surya Accent Pillows in mustard, charcoal, and blue corn (set of 2) | 3. Joanna Extra Wide White Side Chair | 4. Surya Accent Pillows in desert sand, putty, and venetian red (set of 2) | 5. Cassandra Chic Wicker Gray Side Chairs (set of 2)

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