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Desert Modern

Cat Studio glasses/Jonathan Adler pillows/Open House Modern Design rattan chair/Palmwood and turquoise fabric by DwellStudio/Jonathan Adler pink blanket/Trina Turk candle/RentPatina Palm Springs vintage sofa

Visit/stay:  Birba/Hotel Lautner/Trina Turk

Modern Surf Bathroom by Open House Modern Beach Design
Modern Surf Bathroom by Open House Modern Beach Design by julievasquez featuring wool rugs

Wool rug

Kai candle
$38 –

La Compagnie de Provence body cleanser
$19 –

Indian Pink

The Family Love Tree rattan pendant, Ikea basket, Celerie Kemble wallpaper, Open House Beach Design pillows, Open House Beach Design upholstered ottoman, Serena and Lily sheets, rattan swing, striped fouta throw, JCP Chandler bed

Wallpaper got a bad rap after years of overuse in the 70s.  Today it’s back and used in a much more restrained way.  As a focal point in a room, consider getting your feet wet by simply decorating one wall for a dramatic effect.

Tropical palm leaves from Cole and Son on this bedroom wall act like a headboard.

Palm leaf wallpaper

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It’s cold outside but why go out when you can grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa with the kids and enjoy a little down time in your own slice of paradise?  These days it’s out with the formal (and stuffy) living room and in with the casual eat-in kitchen/family room.  Make the area where the family congregates for breakfast, snacks and even homework a cozy and stylish nook by incorporating a banquette (built-in bench).  Have fun mixing and matching chairs with interesting upholstery to reflect your own personal chic style.

Aerin Lauder kitchen nook Elle decor

Aerin Lauder uses a breezy blue geometric patterned fabric on her chairs and banquette and personalizes the space with art and personal photos.  Photos courtesy of Elle Decor.

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