So let’s talk about my adopted hometown. How do I love you Miami? Let me count the ways. I am immediately inspired by 2 things. The first, the palm trees, swaying in the breeze everywhere. Ahhhh. Are you feeling more relaxed already?
The second, this is so cliche. But my biggest Miami style icon comes from a ridiculous work of fiction, that has nothing to do with real Miami in 2017, but I mean come on Michelle Phieffer in Scarface, in that green Halston?
So this is what I came up with to style my Miami “boudoir”. Because we are still renting our Miami place, we are working with a white box. But the white box lends itself well to Miami. We have in this space the great dark/light contrast. Throw in a a monstera leaf plant and “presto”, you have a miami beachy look.
I wanted to do a velvet beanbag so bad, so here is my emerald green version. This color is so lush you have to touch it…or lick it, whatever. If you want your own velvet beanbag, click here to order one. Thai silk in this deep green makes for an amazing bedspread. I love this palm print pillow I actually picked up from a Hawaiian designer, but hits the tone perfectly- Her line is called ME Hawaii. The Kiki-designed green ombre feather pillow is an extravagant accent, that really represents Miami itself. And can be also purchased here. I threw in a faux fox blanket because it continues the theme of luxury, along with function. A lot of times the husband has to turn up the AC more than I would, to combat that Miami heat.
My robe for this “boudior” is a palm print of my cut-out sleeve caftan design. You can wear it to the beach, to the pool, or just laying around the house with a martini. Here is a link to order it from my Etsy shop (I can do it in other patterns!) The malachite and silver chain choker necklace by me was added to give the look a bit of a hard edge. Miami is a luxury town, but still has a lot of edgy elements to make it interesting and forward thinking. For example, the Wynwood district has added an element of art and street like never seen before, in most cities.
I added an emerald velvet throw pillow with long fringe of my design to this scene. The fringe is for dancing, because you know, it’s Miami. Above the bed the art pulls the colors together. Geode photo art is all the rage, particularly Malachite, because we can’t obviously afford the real thing. I got these particular pieces from a great, affordable resource, Great Big Canvas. You can semi-design your own art, for a reasonable price and it looks fantastic.
That’s it for my first post. Buenos Noches from Miami!