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Home on the Road: Decor Inspired by Our Favorite Travel Destinations

School’s out for the summer! And while that usually means trips to the beach and some extra time of work, most of us had summer plans that came to a screeching halt because of COVID-19. Whether it was a vacation, a wedding, a family reunion, or just plans to be a tourist in your own city, we’ve all had to recalibrate and rethink how we’ll spend our summer days and nights.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun! In fact, we think it simply means you should bring the vacation vibes to your home! How might you do that, you ask? Well, simply think of your favorite travel destinations, and let those be a starting point for some travel-inspired home decor updates this summer! (Perhaps you even want to reallocate some of your travel funds into home decor updates??)

To spark some ideas, we’ve rounded up some of our team’s favorite travel destinations—along with summer travel decorations inspired by each location. Ready? Let’s hit the road. It’s time to kick off your stay-at-home summer with some travel-inspired room decor!

Travel inspired room decor

Countryside Retreat

How idyllic does it sound to escape to the English countryside right now, with its rolling green hills, wildflower gardens, and ancient stone cottages? The countryside retreat may have to wait, but you can definitely bring those relaxing vibes into your travel inspired home decor.

Start by mixing antiques—or pieces with an antique vibe—with classic elements and natural textures. Wood finishes should feel weathered and rustic, and a light color palette of pastels and neutrals will help drive home that countryside vibe. Though, we love pops of blue to help ground the look! Layer in some traditional patterns, like gingham or soft floral prints, and finish things off with pops of fresh florals, just like you’d find in a countryside garden. (Bonus points if you cut them from your own garden!)

Easy updates to get the look:

Swap an accent chair or coffee table with a weathered wood one that you find at a vintage or antique shop for an eclectic cottage feel.

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Tropical Beach Resort

Craving some time at a beach resort? Work in some subtle tropical beach themes into your home decor instead. Start by thinking of the colors and materials that you might see on an island getaway. Then, embrace that laid back, coastal feeling with beach-inspired artwork, woven materials and textures (like raw wood, jute, and rattan), and bold pops of color. And definitely make sure you include foliage in your space for those tropical beach resort vibes! Palms are always a win, but big, bold leaves like elephant ear banana leaves add a fun sculptural element to your space.

Above, we went for a more subtle beach resort vibe, and stuck with more of a blue color palette—but you could also go bold tropical with pinks and greens and fun global prints! Either way, we love the idea of incorporating travel-inspired home decor like the Palma Pendant, pictured here—it’s a sure way to imbue any space with island vibes! And don’t forget to set out some travel books so your mind can wander.

Easy updates to get the look:

Introduce a few key pieces of foliage such as palm trees and leaves. If you’re not in a climate to support those plants, go faux!

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Desert Spa Oasis

There’s nothing like a spa retreat to the desert southwest to rejuvenate your soul and your skin! While we don’t recommend recreating an at-home mud bath, you can bring the desert spa vibes home. Start with a rich color palette of high-contrast neutrals. Think: warm browns and clay reds inspired by the arid southwestern landscape. Sleek furniture adds to that spa-like vibe.

Layer in organic, boho prints in the pillows, rug, and art—with patterns and textures that recall the geography of the desert. Finally, subtle sourthwetern accents and a few potted succulents or cacti will really set the mood!

Easy updates to get the look:

Pare down your color palette so it’s rooted in textured neutrals. Add a diffuser so you can pump lavender and eucalyptus oil through the air. Then, may we suggest, an at-home facial?

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Modern Mountain Getaway

If a getaway to a mountain lodge in Lake Tahoe or the Rockies is more your speed, then this one’s for you. You know there’s nothing like the lush greens found on the mountainside in the summer. So, channel that vibrant but serene palette in your space.

Neutral textures and floral prints further evoke the feeling of lush forest growth. Rustic furniture pieces that have a modern feel are a perfect add—specifically, a gray tone wood finish, which helps recall the rockiness of the mountain. All set? Don’t forget to pamper yourself with 5-star hotel treatment. A tray with cocktails creates the perfect DIY mini bar!

Easy ways to get the look:

Introduce green into your space, either through a total room makeover with fresh wall paint, indoor plants, or with pops of green in art and accessories for an earthy vibe.

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Coastal Beach House Vacation

There’s something about the idea of a beach house in Nantucket that feels like the most classic and dreamy place to spend your summer, don’t you think? Alas, maybe next summer! In the meantime, infuse your home with coastal decor and those beach vacation vibes.

Start with a palette of blues and seafoam greens, paired with neutral hues. This will create a calming backdrop and draw your mind to the sea and the sand. Can’t you almost taste the salty air?? Then, incorporate sea-themed home decor, like coral prints or sculptures. Now grab a book, put your feet up, and pretend you’re on vacation!

Easy updates to get the look:

Add a few pops of blues and greens through your throw pillows for a subtle beachy feel. Drive home the beachy vibes with travel-inspired home decor—like using a large shell as a decorative object on your coffee table or replacing a table lamp with the white coral number pictured above.

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Stylist Picks: 11 Pieces That Do The Rattan Trend Right

rattan trendThere’s so much to love when it comes to the rattan trend that’s been making its way into homes all over. We’ve been seeing rattan furnishings go from covered patios and porches into living rooms, dining spaces, and bedrooms, and we just can’t get enough of it.

Whether it’s a small side table or a full-on headboard made in the material, rattan pieces have a way of adding bold natural texture, organic appeal, and a breezy, laid-back vibe in spaces. You probably associate rattan furnishings with beach houses, your grandmother’s timeshare, or even the iconic Golden Girls’ home. But the material is getting a versatile and contemporary facelift for 2019. But what makes rattan one of our favorite materials of the moment is that it’s absolutely timeless – it doesn’t really go out of style ever and it won’t feel dated in a few months.

Still, incorporating the rattan trend into your existing decor can be tricky. So to help you get started (and inspired), our stylists rounded up a few rattan pieces that you can easily work into your home. Read on for their top picks for bringing the rattan trend home in small, medium, and major ways.

rattan trend1. Round Woven Tray with Handles

Pretty and practical, rattan trays are the simplest way to work this 2019 trend into your decor. It goes with practically everything and this design with handles has polished appeal.

2. Kids Rattan Nightstand

This rattan nightstand makes for a small accent piece that’s perfect if you’re looking to ease the material into your space. Not just for trendy tots, try using it as a side table in your living room to add a touch of texture.

3. Mobbi Round End Table

For a slightly more substantial rattan piece, this round table makes for an easy accent that’s stylish and functional. Bookend a white sofa with a pair of these to play up a breezy, casual look.

4. Sarah Bartholomew Octagonal Rattan Mirror

If you’re looking for a statement piece that will be a focal point in your space, this sculptural mirror with a rattan frame will certainly do the trick. Try hanging it in the entry for major impact.

5. Balboa Armchair

Comfy and laid-back, rattan armchairs lend rooms an airy elegance. They’re also super versatile. Place two on a covered porch or pull them into your living room for an instant conversation spot.

rattan trend6. Farmhouse Woven Rattan Baskets

You really can’t go wrong with rattan baskets, which we love as pretty storage bins for throws, blankets, and pillows. Another idea? Try using larger baskets as planters for tall leafy plants.

7. Tejido Dining Stools

To play up a casual, tropical vibe, group comfy rattan stools with your dining table. Not ready to commit to a full suite? Pull up a pair to your kitchen counter – they’ll provide the same relaxed feel.

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8. Headlands Pendant

Among the most captivating uses of rattan we’ve seen, light fixtures are an amazing way to rock this trend. Try hanging multiple rattan pendants in a room for gorgeous accents that will instantly draw the focus upward.

9. Reflect Rattan Credenza

Ready to do rattan in a big way? This show-stopping credenza will add serious visual texture. It also offers plenty of storage and is a perfect display for art and objects. It’s our idea of the ultimate conversation piece.

10. Noelie Rattan Lounge Chair with Cushion

If big comfort is what you’re after, consider a deep cushioned rattan lounge chair in your living or bedroom to give yourself a place to kick back and unwind. We love a rattan lounge chair for the cozy and organic feel it brings to a space.

11. Santa Ana Headboard

There’s something about a neutral-hued rattan headboard that sets a warm, cozy, and inviting tone in a bedroom. It’s the perfect statement piece as it has a way of presenting natural texture without overwhelming a space.

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summer 2019 decor trends California Casual

5 of the Hottest 2019 Summer Decor Trends

Summer is upon us! Every changing season means a new chance to update and refresh your living space. And when it comes to bringing new design inspiration into your life, who doesn’t love a good trend? Summer 2019 decor trends take a cue from the laid-back vibes and vivid colors of the season and incorporating some trending elements helps to keep your home stylish and au courant.

In this post, we break down the 5 hottest decor trends of the summer to show you how to bring the looks into your space. Ready to dive in? Keep scrolling to find 5 of the hottest 2019 summer trends!

summer 2019 decor trends California CasualCalifornia Casual

California Casual design is all about creating blissful rooms with comfy furnishings and airy tones that capture the calm, collected, (and of course) casual, California look.

The Key Elements

This design trend features a mix of classic and rustic elements, layers of textures and lots of eclectic accents. The comfy foundations and neutral hues emphasize relaxed living.

It’s Perfect If You…

Love a laid-back, beachy vibe that’s trendy and chic at the same time. It’s also a great style for bringing in light and opening up a smaller space.

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Modern farmhouse decor trendModern Farmhouse

The Modern Farmhouse decor trend combines the best parts of some of the trendiest looks from the past few years. It blends a bit of rustic charm, sophisticated industrial style, and a touch of Mid-Century Modern to create a cool, contemporary and comfy style that’s perfect for summer.

The Key Elements

This look is full of character and centers around warm, cozy furniture pieces, neutral colors with dark, industrial accents and a mix of old and new elements for the perfect balance of comfortable and on-trend.

It’s Perfect If You…

Want a warm, inviting space that is both stylish and livable. The look combines trendy elements with timeless style so you don’t have to worry about the design feeling dated anytime soon.

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Coastal decorCoastal

Another top trend this summer is the cool, breezy Coastal style. This look has mega beach house vibes and is down-to-earth, natural and lived-in, while still looking perfectly put-together.

The Key Elements

Coastal style is rooted in large, cozy furniture pieces, light, weathered wood tones and organic materials and textures. Raw, unfinished woods, rattans and linens bring in the beachy vibes and pops of blues and greens emphasize the coastal look.

It’s Perfect If You…

Dream of bringing a summer beach day into your home. The cozy furnishings combine with natural textures and light colors for ultimate comfort and livability.

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tropical boho trendTropical Boho

Take summer design trends to the max with the eclectic, over-the-top tropical boho style. This look is all about bold, tropical colors, daring design elements and quirky touches that exude life and energy – just like a tropical jungle.

The Key Elements

Eclectic style doesn’t play by the rules! The tropical boho look features all kinds of wild textures and patterns, bold colors and plenty of cool organic elements. Finish the look with plants galore and oddball accents and accessories that add life and personality.

It’s Perfect If You…

Love living with a style that’s completely your own and shows off your unique personality. It’s an edgy curation of elements that makes your wild side feel right at home.

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eclectic decor trendDesert Minimal

Desert Minimal is all about light, airy spaces that evoke the magic and warmth of the desert. Equal parts boho, modern, and rustic, this desert-inspired trend is anything but dry.

The Key Elements

This artfully clean look is inspired by desert landscapes of the American Southwest. It uses lots of organic shapes, a warm, neutral color palette with pops of patterns, and lots of natural materials.

It’s Perfect If You…

Gravitate toward warmth and simplicity in your design. Anyone who appreciates the warmth, clean lines and calming appeal of a lean, sparse desert landscape will feel right at home in this summer 2019 decor trend!

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Trend Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Love Natural Materials

natural materialsWe all know that some design trends easier to take home than others. Remember shag carpets? People in the 70s loved ’em, but today you might think of it just as an easy place to hide a year’s worth of crumbs. So when it comes to the decor trends of 2019, we were thrilled to see natural materials are all the rage.

An easy way to lend beauty and utility to any home, natural materials are a trend we hope stays around for a while. They are a particularly great move for the in-between seasons (think that pesky transitional period between winter and spring) and they won’t give you major designer’s remorse in a few month’s time.

These tactile substances – rattan, bamboo, seagrass, jute, and cork – bring new life to stale decor. They can easily make your space feel fresh and breezy, and just in time for warmer weather (fingers crossed summer comes soon!). Needless to say, we love this 2019 decor trend and, to help convince you, we asked our designers to list their top 5 reasons why.

Keep reading to learn all about the reasons we love natural materials!

natural materials1. They Add Texture

Is your current decor scheme falling flat? Whether you love neutrals or prefer pops of color, your decor can still feel blah if you’re lacking this one essential ingredient – texture!

And can you guess the easiest way to infuse some visual character into any space? You already know we’re going to say natural materials! And it’s true. Natural materials are a great way to spice up your current space without changing the style or buying a whole new set of furniture. Basically clash-proof, natural materials compliment even the most vibrant or the most neutral spaces.

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2. They are Ultra-Versatile

Sometimes even when you love a trend, it can be hard to figure out how to integrate it into your current decor (we knew that rustic barn door felt out of place in our mid-century living room). Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the truth with the natural materials trend.

One of our favorite things about using natural materials is their versatility. From rustic, to modern, to anything in between, this is a trend that easily feels at home in rooms of all styles. It’s subtle enough to blend in, but eye-catching enough to make your space feel new. Talk about a win-win!

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natural materials3. They’ve Got Major Staying Power

You know the feeling when you’ve had the same decor for a while and you suddenly realize you’re sick of it? Maybe it’s a wall color that’s overstayed it’s welcome, or even a trend you once loved but now can’t stand.

And unfortunately, most people don’t have the time or money to change their interiors as often as they change their minds. So what’s a style-savvy, mind-changing person supposed to do?

Unlike avocado green appliances or velvet wallpaper, natural materials won’t be going out of style any time soon. These pieces can be dressed up or down to work with your current design choices and repurposed in different spaces. You’ve gotta love a trend with staying power!

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natural materials4. They Bring Nature Indoors

Spring and summer are all about bringing the outdoors indoors. We all know this is the rule of (green)thumb with plants and flowers – having photosynthesizing friends helps make your home feel more inviting, cleans your air, and makes you a happier human!

Pieces like jute rugs and bamboo side tables can help bring extra nature vibes to your home. This is especially great if you have a brown thumb because a seagrass side table needs no TLC. We’ll take all the positive plant power we can get!

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natural materials decor trend5. They Bring the 80s Nostalgia

If your grandmother had matching rattan lounge chairs and a bamboo fan, you may remember that the natural materials trend started long before the summer of 2019.

Using natural materials in your space is a great way to nod to the 80s without going overboard (unless you want to, of course). Cotton window treatments, jute rugs, and woven light fixtures are all great ways to get a taste of the 80s.

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