Island Chic Inspiration

West Indies decor is more than a nautical palette. To evoke island chic, integrate some natural fibers such as wicker, rattan and bamboo. Use baskets as storage or lighting, and add shells and coral as accessories. A touch of hand-printed batik pattern, and hanging lanterns bring a throw-caution-to-the-wind feel.

Laid-back Lighting 

Natural capiz shells are tinted 3 beautiful shades of blue and crafted into this ombre hanging chandelier. Gorgeous sounding chime indoors at Pottery Barn Teen.

Currey and Company creates a surf lodge look by using a basket as a casual hanging light. This pendant adds texture to a room with its natural, beachy look. Make a statement over a dining room table. Wood beads on this Regina Andrews relaxed chandelier, artfully mixes modern with rustic and elegant with casual. Strand upon strand of wooden beads shape this coastal-inspired chandelier for a chic look in a dining room or foyer. Its frame is distressed for aged appeal.

The Udaipur Pendant is the perfect blend of design and material; bringing the outdoor environment indoors, giving this beach-inspired piece a very natural feel. The Flamingo Chandelier from Currey and Company add a colorful touch with vintage inspired glam

Natural and Outdoor Accents

Coral specimens marry vintage style with modern flair that’s truly timeless. A simple way to incorporate the natural feeling of the beach in any room, this white ribbon coral on a crystal base puts a contemporary spin on coastal decor. At $85 on laylagrace.com, this also makes a great hostess gift.

 

Natural textures are the new bling. And now you can add beautiful natural texture and color to your casual table setting with C. Wonder woven table mats. Also check out their brighter option of a printed sunburst medallions on one side reverse to a geo floral pattern on the other. Set of 4 is $42. C. Wonder

A drum coffee table of hammered steel with a lustrous antiqued nickel finish gives our exclusive Cala Hammered Coffee Table its exotic beauty. Crafted by skilled artisans of India, this rounded table infuses rich texture, functional storage and unforgettable looks into your global-eclectic or urban-minded space.Used indoors or outside, the table provides ample surface space, rustproof durability and lightweight portability. $299 at World Market.

Bold Batiks and Ikats

These Ikat pillows from Fabracadabra are handwoven and dyed so they often have what would be considered imperfections if they were mass-produced using high powered looms. They can have flecks of other dye colors, looped yarns and what appear to be runs. This is the inherent beauty of a completely handwoven and dyed fabric. Also, the exact dimensions of the pillow covers may vary slightly from the stated ones. $24 – $120.

 

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