Passport to Style: Key West

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Full

Happy Sunday!  According to the calendar, summer doesn’t end until September 23rd, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy!  Grab your overnight bag, sunscreen and passport, we’re headed to Key West, Florida (USA).  Key West is the southernmost city in the Continental United States, located 129 miles southwest of Miami, Florida, and 106 miles north-northeast of Havana, Cuba.  Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 miles south.  Key West is a small seaport city, total area 7.4 square miles and on the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  It was also a hideaway for authors Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.  Key West is divided into four distinct areas: Old Town, Casa Marina, Mid-Town and New Town.  With a tropical climate, similar to the Caribbean islands, the bright-colored historic homes (1886-1912) dotting Old Town called conch are wood-framed one or two-story structures built on foundation piers above the ground, with metal roofs, horizontal wood siding, and covered porches, attributed to immigrants from the Bahamas.

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Mid Bright

Some Key West design elements are bright colors, clean lines and minimal clutter with the focus on bringing the outdoors in as much as possible through the inclusion of large windows with minimal coverage and vibrant color selections that mimic the sand, sun and sea.  It’s typical to see white furnishings with pops of bright-colored pillows or throws, louver shutters, natural fabrics, coastal art and accessories such as seashells, sailboats or sailfish in this laid-back tropical seaside oasis.

Perfect Ten, Tylar's Treasure Key West Living Room Close

Tylar’s Treasures newest release Key West Collection at Perfect Ten is a tropical inspired living room collection, available for 50% off from September 1-15 (it’s out early).  The collection includes aqua blue, lime green and crisp white animated rowboat chair and love seat, table lamps with sailboat decal, painted white coffee table and end table, paisley vase with lime twigs, turquoise bowl with floral, sailboat wall art and ceiling fan.  To complete the styling, I incorporated nautical oars, jars filled with sand and shells, seashell art, potted palms, turquoise candle tray, shell rug, bench with aqua toss pillows, captain lanterns and Sway’s mason jar beach vignette with palm tree and animated bird & fish (@Fantasy Gacha Carnival 8/12-9/12).   Tylar’s motto for laid back lifestyle printed on the pillows is “Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses,” so when transforming your home with the Florida Keys look use a vibrant color palette and remember “All you need is LOVE and the BEACH!”

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Sway's Jar World Beach

Structure: Scarlet CreativePetite Cabine

  • Tylar’s Treasure, Key West Collection (Rowboat chair, couch, 2 tables, 2 lamps, wall art, 2 vases & fan) 50% off @ Perfect Ten (9/1-9/15)
  • Circa LivingCyprus Escape Set (Mediterranean Mix: Bench, Table with flower display & trio shell art)
  • Second Spaces, Riviera Pillows & Riviera Candles Teal
  • Floorplan, Captain’s Desk Lantern (Ocean) & Coastal Sideboard
  • StoraxTree, Summer Sun Potted Plant A (***FREE*** Group Gift)
  • Sway’s, Jar World (Beach) @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (8/12-9/12)
  • Shabby Tabby, Beachy Plaques
  • La Galleria, Seashell Aqua Rug & Seashells on Stands
  • Studio Skye, Palm Trees & Sand Dunes

The Sea is Life

OMG Summer Beach Gacha & On9 Event July 2015In my last post, I gave you a taste of Serenity Style Summer Beach Gacha Collection available at OMG! Oh My Gacha event until July 31.  Today, I wanted to featured the whole beach collection which consists of a bag, towel, hammock, boat decor, pouf, and rare beach shack, $80L a pull.  Also included in the seaside scene is the Vintage Sea Decor Set available at On9 event until July 28.  The Vintage Sea Decor Set includes animated vintage swimmer rings and chalkboard “Sea is Life” decor with paddle and floater rings.  To complete the shoreline styling, I used the “Sea Side” wooden decor fence with animated pillows on sale at The Chapter Four event until July 25.  Lastly, I’m giving you a sneak peek of Sway’s Summer Drinking Jars on sale for Fifty Linden Friday, out early.  Hope you enjoyed my mini coastal staging perfect for summer loving!

Seaside Living

Seaside Living

Transitioning seasons can be one of the hardest and most challenging aspects in home design.  A solution is to add the upcoming seasons decorative accessories or color palette. The above seaside cabin living room space is awash in soft blues and greens, a typical spring color palette and the addition of nautical oars, sail boat, seashells and beachy wall art makes this an inviting spring/summer getaway.  Get a jump start on summer by checking out the Perfect Ten event (June 1-15) where you can find Tylar’s Treasures “Sea” oar sign, repurposed barrels side tables, oar table lamps, and compass rug all for 50% off.  I also used Shutter Field Beach Living Set released for the May round of The Challenge theme: Holiday/Beach and accessorize with The Mustard Seed Beachy Signs, Floorplan Oar Frames and Apple Fall Storm Lamp.  Hope you are inspired to change it up and Let’s Get Decorating!

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Seaside Living Room

Seaside LR-Close up of Sea Sign

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Petite Cabine

Born inspiration!

Sarasota LR Fish

Kyra Ishtari creator of Serendipity Designs used a Real Life photo as her inspiration for her latest release, the Sarasota Living Room.  The living room is a modern luxury retreat with charcoal grey couches and arm chairs, sleek glass and stainless steel coffee and end tables, and appointed with deep ocean teal accessories.  The set includes two sofas, two arm chairs, two glass end tables, one coffee table with books, tulip and glass fish decor, fireplace with TV unit {fireplace not shown}, two pecan asian side boards with teal vases, two glass lamps with accessories, ocean triptych, jute rug, and teal potted plants.  When I step into the living space, I’m immediately transported to a breezy elegant Floridian estate with crisp white shutter windows, sand coated wide wood plank floors and whispers of the sea crashing on shore.  I love the dark toned furniture, rich textures of the jute rug, and excellent attention to detail in the glass fish display, pecan inlay cabinets, and luminescent jelly fish painting.  The Sarasota Living Room set will add a modern twist to your home.  Taxi please…

Sarasota LR Overview

Sarasota LR close up fish display

Sarasota LR

Sarasota LR Arm chairs

Inspiration Photo:

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