Embracing the heat, the Remodelista editors were inspired by retro-modern tropical design ideas this week. Here are five to steal.
Split-Bamboo BlindsA centuries’-old summertime staple, “‘chik’ window blinds, woven in India of bamboo, have lattice patterns made of ecru cotton,” writes Annie. See her favorite designs in Under the Indian Sun: Split-Bamboo Chik Blinds from Joss Graham.
Brazilian architect and designer Felipe Hess plays old against new in a 4,800-square-foot apartment for a young art collector. See more in this week’s Designer Visit post.
Recycled Plastic Pendants“North London isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a tropical-inflected kitchen, but rather than stand out in garish contrast to gloomy London, architects Simon Astridge went for a softer effect by blending inspirations from Mexican architecture to pastel Victorian brick,” writes Alexa. See more in this week’s Steal This Look post.
Wood Ceiling Fans“There’s no hiding a ceiling fan that hangs smack in the middle of a room,” writes Alexa. “While we like the more industrial ones in metal, there’s something especially versatile about wood models that span styles from 19th-century colonial to midcentury California and tropical.” See more of her favorites in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.
Annie discovers “tropical leaf-print wallpaper, a far cry from tiki and more subtle than the monstera-leaf trend of a couple summers ago.” See more in 9 Favorites: Rooms with a Touch of the Tropical, Wallpaper Edition.