TIKI CHIC

Sub­tle tones of Poly­ne­sian bring the is­lands to the desert with a crisp twist.

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“When I shop mid­cen­tury I see so many tiki items and think, ‘How great, but how can peo­ple prac­ti­cally use them in a home?’ es­pe­cially the large art or fur­ni­ture pieces,” Mandy says. Want­ing to cre­ate a new take on the look, Mandy sketched out her vi­sion of pair­ing some of these pieces with cleaner lines and got to work.

De­spite hav­ing added new win­dows to the back of the house, the sun still casts a sub­dued glow in­side—a per­fect set­ting for the earthy tones of tiki dé­cor. With this slightly darker in­te­rior in mind, Mandy knew she needed to be care­ful with her de­sign choices to avoid fur­ther dark­en­ing the space.

To bring her vi­sion to life, Mandy turned to Bru­tal­ist fur­ni­ture. By in­tro­duc­ing a few pieces to each room, the bold fur­nish­ings with their dra­matic wood crafted de­signs act as large-scale art­work. Ac­cents do their fair share in con­vey­ing the theme, too. An or­ange Witco piece on the liv­ing room wall fea­tures a Poly­ne­sian ship, a tiki mask hangs on the kitchen wall, a Drexel Her­itage surf­board cof­fee ta­ble an­chors the liv­ing room, and faux grass­cloth wall­pa­per covers nearly half the walls. Tiki­in­spired du­vet covers, rat­tan fur­ni­ture, vin­tage light­ing and warm wood tones help tie it all to­gether.

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