10 Steamy Selections to Inspire a Tropical Getaway
CAUTION: Wanderlust Ahead
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Introducing your new summertime styling staple. Display the canvas above your entry console for an instant, energized pick-me-up as soon as you walk through the door. With barely-there baby blues, rich aqua and crisp white, this eye-catching abstract painting feels like a one-way ticket to the Caribbean Sea.
BUY IT: Lindsay Letters, $94+
Delightful Dish Towel
We could all use a little more encouragement in our day-to-day lives. Take it where you can get it, friends! Hang this cheerful dish towel in your kitchen for motivation to tackle the day and expand your horizons. Bonus? The mix of blue and green hues and soft, illustrated design is really, really cute.
BUY IT: Anthropologie, $18
Bamboo Bar Stools
Guests are guaranteed to stick around for another round of your famous Paloma cocktails from the comfort of these resort-worthy bamboo bar stools. Add a pair to your kitchen island, or pull up a few to the outdoor bar for an understated, island touch that keeps the party going through those hot summer nights.
BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $379-$399
Summer Reading List
Warning: This book will put your wanderlust in overload. Add a copy of Gray Malin’s "BEACHES" to your coffee table or bookshelf for a bright pop of color and day-dreaming made easy. Be sure to bookmark your favorite images to use as inspiration and motivation for planning your next tropical getaway.
BUY IT: Gray Malin, $125 or Amazon, $27.19
We love a shady moment around here. We’ll be escaping the rays under this light-bright, patterned blue umbrella with fun fringe details. What’s not to be obsessed with, right? So. Good.
BUY IT: Anthropologie, $228
Fresh Catch Cutting Board
Here is all the proof you’ll ever need that you don’t need an ocean to host a happening beach party. All you need is a monogrammed crab cutting board, fresh-sliced lemons and a full bucket of beer, and you’re more than halfway there!
BUY IT: Mark & Graham, $59
Sunny Melamine Dinner Plates
If you’re looking for an excuse to host a summer soirée, this is it. Serve up summer on this set of sunny, watercolor melamine dinner plates. We’re drooling over the various vibrant summer scenes, and at $10 a pop, the price can’t be beat.
BUY IT: Anthropologie, $10
Water Stripe Picnic Tablecloth
Life’s no picnic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress your table for the occasion anyway. Casual meets elegant with this picnic tablecloth, featuring a timeless striped design that you’ll look forward to pulling out for many summers to come.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $19.95
Flamingo Candlestick Set
Stumped on styling your bookcase, console or mantel now that tinsel and garland are out of the question? Enter: this flirty, flexible flamingo candlestick set. This delightful duo packs instant pizzazz to any vignette and sports a chic white hue that works well in most design settings.
BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $69
Beach Club Bedding
Nothing says "seaside getaway" like pristine, pressed white linens and chic, navy-bordered shams to match. Swoon! We’re especially partial to this nautical style because not only is it stunning, but it’s totally timeless.
BUY IT: Serena & Lily, $88+