One of my favorite coffee table books is India Hicks’ Island Style. I can almost feel the Bahamian sun and smell the salty sea breeze while turning the pages — and I swoon over her eclectic, part-boho-part-colonial-era-British, more-is-more aesthetic. But mainly I take it as an excuse to daydream about a leisurely, sun-kissed vacation spent in her elegant but lived-in mansion, talking into the wee hours of a warm night, the candles burning low and the wine pouring freely, falling asleep to the whir of a rattan ceiling fan, waking up to the chirping of birds and the smell of coffee coming from the well-worn kitchen. It’s almost deja vu, the feeling I get when I imagine this — did I take that vacation in another life? Or am I just salivating so hard over the idea of a vacation that I’ve spent too much time conjuring its phantom details during those blurry minutes before sleep kicks in at night?
Channel India Hicks’ Boho Home Decor Style…
Because a jaunt to the Bahamas is not in the cards any time soon, I have been eyeing a couple of India Hicks-inspired pieces to add to my home:
+These horn servers are SO good.
+These dried palm leaves would add so much volume and interest to any mantel/shelf situation (as you can see, India uses them throughout her home). I like these because they are real leaves (not faux!)
+An oversized conch would be a pretty way to liven up your shelf.
+These seagrass baskets are a beachy-chic way to keep toys/magazines/throws/dog stuff out of sight.
+A palm leaf ceiling fan. Yes pls.
+I’m legit obsessed with this sea grass coffee table, for many reasons. I like that it’s a unique, unexpected shape, and its texture adds interest and warmth.
+This paper mache peacock is loud and proud.
+These outdoor woven bistro chairs are TOO MUCH. I love them in the pink trim, but there are other colors, too!
Channel India Hicks’s Personal Style…
+At the very top of my pool style lust list? This breezy, voluminous caftan.
+This circle straw tote is adorable, and on sale right now for 30% off with code FF2018.
+As you know, when it comes to straw accessories, I’m partial to Pam Munson’s styles — this one is darling!
+For mommy-and-me goodness, check these sets out.
P.P.S. 8 things I never travel without.
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