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Hawaiian-Inspired Living Room

Bold floral prints and woven furniture complete this Hawaiian look.

Surfer girl Kathryn Ward and her cousin Brittany live near the beach and Kathryn wanted a fun Hawaiian-style living room, but what she got was a tidal wave of cheap luau decorations, including grass skirt window treatments and a blow-up palm tree.


With a $2,000 budget, designer Valerie Bickford, carpenter Jason Ferris and design coordinator Vanessa Price turn this wipe-out into a Hawaiian paradise. They transform the room with the three key elements of Hawaiian design—bold floral prints, bamboo, woven furniture and handmade accessories made from natural materials.

bamboo poles; Lahaula (woven thatch) - Cane & Basket
wall and ceiling paint
(Tinted Mint, Traveling Vine) - Dunn-Edwards Paint Stores
white frames for wall art; chair
(Klasppsta); table leg (Vika Byske) - Ikea
Sea grass chairs
(GAC40WH, Marguerite); lounger (GCL40WH, Marguerite) - RD Imports
Hawaiian fabric
(Ivory Ginger, Red Ginger); bark cloth - Kilohana

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