Create a Tropical Living Room

Their home state inspires the living/dining room makeover for two Hawaiian brothers. See what colors, textures and styles come together in their new tropical contemporary space.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe revamped room feels much larger and open without the futon and office in it, and it now has a proper dining area.
The Solution
Interior designer Lee Snijders and design coordinators Charles Burbridge and Summer Baltzer bring tropical textures and natural Hawaiian colors into the brothers' living/dining room. The awkward wet bar finds new life as a bar with stools and a cool new countertop. New and revamped furnishings feature tropical textured materials and dark stained woods. Contemporary tropical art now adorns the dining room, which also features a modern chandelier. Pale sage-green walls create the ideal backdrop for this tropical paradise.

The Cost

Armoire – $100

  • entertainment center, $100 – Salvation Army

Chair – $216
  • armchair, Martha Stewart, 02211382271, $199.99 – Kmart

Dining set – $108
  • table and chairs, Jokkmokk, 800.865.75 – Ikea

Table redo – $50

Rebuilt bar area – $145

  • cement supplies – Anawalt Lumber

Barware – $54
  • glassware – Cost Plus World Market

Accessories – $95
  • bowl, $7.99 – Target
  • leaves for bowl project, $1.99 each – Michaels
  • matte medium for bowl project, Liquitex, $8.99 – Michaels

Chandelier – $35
  • beads – Kit Kraft

Art piece – $112
  • woven mat fabric – F&S Fabrics

Roman shades – $30
  • wallpaper for Roman shades, $25.99 per single roll – Wallpapers to Go

Paint – $50
  • paint, Behr's Outback 390F-4, 2 gal., $25/gallon – The Home Depot

Total – $995