Like many people, I am deeply saddened by the recent shooting attacks at The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL. It's hard to know how to respond to such awful news, but I hope we can come together to share our grief and figure out ways that we can end this senseless violence. You can support the victims' families and survivors of this terrible attack by making a donation to this GoFundMe page.
In honor of the tropical beauty of Florida, I've pulled together a chic and modern living room with lots of natural materials and luscious plant life. I love spending time on the beach in beautiful weather, and dream of having a Florida beach house one of these days. If you're in the market for a dream home in paradise, check out these listings for Florida real estate, and don't forget to pack your swimsuit! A good rule of thumb if you love working with color is to stick with neutral, natural materials for the major items like the sofa, accent chair, and coffee table. Then you can bring in more color with other elements. You could paint the walls or introduce a bold wallpaper for a dramatic statement. And finally you can play with adding pops of color in the art and accent pieces. When you start with a neutral palette, you can always mix and match your accessories to change up the colors if you get tired of them down the line. Keep reading for more details and source info:
1. Court Sconce in Satin Brass - $700
These brass cylinder sconces have a chic modern aesthetic. The brass finish adds a touch of warm sunny glow to your space.
2. Nana Wallpaper (Pink) - $190/roll
Designed by Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow, this lush, jungle-like wallpaper is inspired by the banana leaf. The vibrant pink and green color scheme is a celebration of the abundant floral life in Florida.
3. Salt Water Taffy 18x24 Framed Art Print - $165
This candy-colored artwork is named after salt water taffy, the beloved beach front treat. The bright, whimsical colors are reminiscent of a day at the beach while a simple wooden frame feels fresh and modern.
4. M.F.E.O Jungalow Hanging Planter - $60
In the fertile and tropical climate of Florida, indoor plants are a no brainer. These planters are cut from a sheet of sustainably harvested europly wood and affixed to a brass ceiling chain. The design is a collaboration between blogger Justina Blakeney and design team Aaron and Claire Van Holland.
5. Darrin Varden Rope Table - $2450
Housing Works Thrift is a great organization that provides assistance and services to people facing homelessness and AIDS. You can find many interesting items for sale at their various locations throughout New York City. This custom-made end table by designer Darrin Varden is made with rope trim and a marble top. While prices vary a great bit, your money will go to a good cause!
6. Extra Long Kilim Pillow - $90.45
I love shopping from Turkish-based Kaya Kilims for vintage kilim rugs and pillows. This colorful, extra long pillow adds a pop of bright pink to your space.
7. 96" Lamour Sofa in Petra Grey - $2199
This contemporary grey sofa is the perfect neutral for a colorful modern space. This stylish sofa was made in North Carolina, and Room & Board makes over 90% of their products in America.
8. The Tind Lounge Chair - $1269.99
This elegant wooden lounge chair is inspired by vintage Danish modern style. The natural wood finish works beautifully when layered with other natural materials like rattan and wool.
9. Rattan Diamond Coffee Table - $198
This lightweight rattan ottoman works great as a coffee table or ottoman, and is made by artisan weavers in Indonesia.
10. Kasbah Wool Rug Ivory - $349
Inspired by traditional Moroccan rugs, the Kasbah rug will feel soft and inviting underfoot. This luxurious rug is handcrafted from New Zealand wool in a Fair Trade Certified facility.