If you love Key West’s signature breezy style and laid-back attitude, you may be longing to bring some of that feeling into your everyday space. Key West style is full of rich textures and influences, from Old Town’s British Colonial touches to bright Caribbean colors. The style has a personality that is fun, funky, and a little bit rebellious.

Here are some tips for bringing a piece of this delicious island attitude into your home.

1) Add Key West Signature Colors

Key Westers are fearless in their color choices, with palettes inspired by a parrot’s plumage. But they are okay with light, bright pastels as well…


Even when you don’t notice them, colors shape our perceptions, support visual coolness or warmth, darkness or brightness, contrast or similarity. It is a visual language that permeates our homes and our lives.

Industry experts predict that this year, color will be used to reconnect to home and hearth, reigniting passions for nature and the continuous desire for more peace and serenity in our lives.

There’s good news for color enthusiasts: forest greens, ocean-inspired blues, and earth tones are expected to be among the top colors this year, with bright and cheery hues sprinkled in.

Quick Tips on Choosing Colors

It is easy to get…


Popularized in the mid-20th century, Florida Rooms are making a comeback, and we are here for it.

These sun-filled sanctuaries feature plenty of windows that let in tons of natural light, making them warm and inviting spaces to read, relax, and simply hang out.

It’s not surprising that a state made for escaping to would inspire some incredible things, such as key lime pie, classic films (Key Largo), and more. However, one of the best and most overlooked things created by the Sunshine State has to be its namesake room.

Paradoxically, a Florida Room lets you enjoy the outdoors throughout…


If you’re weighing the pros and cons of buying a less expensive faux leather sofa rather than real, genuine leather, let our guide help you decide which is wiser.

Real leather is more expensive for good reason. Animal hide — whether buttery soft or exquisitely distressed — will reward you with a feeling of luxury and prestige for up to 20 years. Not so with “faux.” Synthetic laminates may look good and feel soft (maybe a little too soft!) in the store, but you can expect many to peel, crack, fade and sag within a few years. Here’s why.

Faux Leather Deconstructed

Faux…


Whether you’re shopping for a signature piece of new furniture to add to a room you love, or are starting from scratch, it can be exciting to imagine how the room will come together. But, unless you’re a professional interior designer, it can be tricky to accurately visualize how the finished room will look. Will it live up to your expectations?

Luckily, there are five great room layout apps that can show you how your furniture will fit, using fun 2D and 3D graphics and drag-and-drop functionality.

These are our top five picks for 2D and 3D interior design software…


Coffee tables play an important role in your family room, adding both function and design elements. It is often the focal point of your gathering space. Keeping it neat is a no-brainer, but you can take it a few steps further by creating a coffee tablescape that is sure to get even more attention.

If you are wondering how to style a coffee table, these simple touches can help you level up your interior décor.

1. Simplify the Design

Keeping it simple creates an attractive display that doesn’t confuse or disrupt the eye. This Island Fusion Nobu Asian-Inspired Square Cocktail Table from Tommy Bahama…


If you have kids, furniture forts can be an unavoidable part of your life.

If it’s in their nature, as soon as the kiddos are mobile, they begin making forts out of blankets, sheets, and furniture. They may be simple at first, using a few sofa cushions and whatever blankets they can find; but as your little architects grow, so does the size and complexity of their forts. …


A change of scenery, warm weather, good food, and a few days to relax — that’s the reason you booked a cruise. But this year, cruises have been canceled until… who knows when.

If you can’t take a cruise this season, I’ve got you. Enjoy a relaxing vacation at home that will seem like you are on a cruise — almost, by transforming your home into a vacation spot.

I can’t promise you’ll be magically transported to a floating abode with gourmet meals and a luxury spa, but you will get a detailed guide to recreating cruise vibes in your…


Your bedroom should be a place where you can retreat at the end of the day to relax and unwind. It’s also the place where you start the day. Creating a bedroom that is both relaxing and energizing can be a challenge. Keep in mind that you likely spend approximately one-third of your life in your bedroom.

Sure, you are asleep for a lot of that time, but for some of that time, you may be simply relaxing or getting ready for the day. That means your master bedroom needs to be beautiful, practical, and functional. However, that is not…


The interior paint colors in your home will color your world, literally, so it’s important to choose wisely. At the end of a tiring day, will a soft blue help you unwind? Or do you prefer the energy of a fiery orange-red?

Just for fun, let’s take a look at the best interior paint colors based on your horoscope. You might just get the perfect paint color for your personal environment.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Great Gray

You’re a no-nonsense, get-down-to-business type, Capricorn. You like things to be clean, crisp, and straightforward. This is the type of environment is one that you thrive in. Consider a…

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