Month: July 2016

Dreaming of Summer – Florida Room

It’s been ‘officially’ Summer for two weeks now, but unfortunately, it hasn’t really been Summery here in Seattle.

Temperatures are -slowly- rising now, but it has me day dreaming of warmer climates, like maybe even moving to Florida where it is almost summer all year long. A girl can dream, right?

Because I’ve been daydreaming about living in a warmer climate, I started thinking of what I could do, in terms of interiors, Florida home, and the ocean is not in sight. So I came up with this mood board for a coastal, Florida room, that will transport me to another state – geographically – and of mind!

Florida Room


In my head, Florida has always been an synonym of warmth and beach. It is, after all, a multicultural state, sometimes referred to as “the capital of Latin America” due to its diversity, so I wanted to reflect this on my design.

I wanted to showcase a lot of natural fibers (the jute rug, the coffee table and the chair) but keep it clean and modern without looking too rustic. Of course, a coastal room is always associated with blues and teals, but I wanted to kick it up a notch and mix in some fire in there that would better describe the vibrant nature of the state.

So here you have it. This is the Florida living room of my dreams. Maybe I can implement some of these items in my own decoration, and have summer year-round?

*Thanks to Douglas Elliman for encouraging me to think about my ideal “Florida Room” that I can enjoy even when the weather is not perfect.