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.
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.
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!”
Structure: Scarlet Creative, Petite 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 Living, Cyprus 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