Interiors, Beach & Coastal Decor, & Tropical Bedding
Fun Beach-y Stuff for your Home or Condo's Tropical Interior Design
Laurel's Originals of Costa Rica offers original hand-painted designs in a variety of textiles, colors, styles and applications for home and hotel interior decorating. After twenty-five years in business, Laurel has recently expanded her popular souvenir product line to working with interior and commercial designers. I have one of her swim suit cover-up tops and it has been thru the wash about 100 times in the 20 something years I have owned it. I still wear it and it looks great !
Artist Mike Peterson does oil
paintings of beach scenes and locations in Hawaii. These are great to
decorate a beach condo or beach house. You can order prints, Giclee Prints,
or the originals from him. Mike is also available to do custom work. I bet
he'd even do a big mural if you asked ! www.artofmp.com
The Art Farmer has a whole category of bold graphic beach themed screen prints perfect for nautical locations like the great swimsuit and bikini screen prints. A series of these graphics would look great together. The seaside category includes, shorebirds, knots, boats, fish, shells, swimsuits, lighthouses, seahorses, ships, seagulls, frogs, and starfish. You can order online.
Rouge de Garance Home Decor--A French brand
Rouge de Garance is getting bigger and has just released a Home Decor
range beside all of its papercrafts products. Discover original products,
with brand new design. Ceramic rub-ons, Wall rub-ons will allow you to
customize all of your favorite items, including walls, in the blink of an
eye. They seem to be growing, like crazy and offer cool wall sticker
sets like tropical trees and art nouveau looking floral and vines. www.rougedegarance.com
Tiki Master---direct from Hawaii, "Tikify " your home or garden with their large selection of Tikis , signs and Hawaiian surf-style products. A Tiki Bar is an exotic–themed drinking spot that serves fancy cocktails, especially rum-based mixed drinks such as the Mai Tai or the Zombie cocktail. Tiki bars are often defined by their Tiki culture décor which can include Tiki masks and carvings; bamboo poles, thatch, tropical matting, tapa cloth and tropical fabrics, wooden signs, torches, Hula girls and palm tree motifs. Drinks are usually served in fancy glasses or mugs www.tikimaster.com
Do you live on a UK beach ? Check UK window blinds and shutters from Hillarys www.hillarys.co.uk
Blinds - Choose from an extensive collection of window blinds, shades,
fabric trimmings, drapery hardware & accessories online www.westrockblinds.com. Many people use vertical blinds in large windows and sliding glass doors in tropical locations.
If you have a beach house with some outdoor areas, tropical themed stepping stones can set the tone for the walk to the front door or from carport to door. What afun way to welcome your friends to the beach. These same oversized sand dollars and shells can make good tropical wall decor, just be sure to use a strong hanger system and put the nail in a stud.
A welcome wreath on the front door is a nice touch. Just be sure to bring it indoors whenyou are away as a tropical breeze can blow it long-gone.
If you are the kind who likes the fun of a welcoming flag, conmsider some of the good choices for tropical decor. I have used a flag as wall decor between a set of twin beds to good effect.
Don't forget the sofa pillows. This is a great opportunity to add some color and tropical images to your decor.
Coastal Breeze pillows by American artist Warren Kimble from www.bluebarnacles.com
Tropical Linens and Tropical Bedding
National Geographic wild animal prints and tropical
theme bedding, The Safari collection includes a fabric toile called Return of the Animals. Sales from the Home
Collection benefit the World Cultures Fund. www.nghome.com , www.sferrabros.com
Linen Locker--Located on the Gulf Coast !! Linen Locker is family owned and operated. They have been in bed and bath retail business since 1992. Their store is located in Saraland, near Mobile, Alabama. Linen Locker specializes in helping customers find items not readily available in department stores and they pride themselves in their high level of customer service. Linen Locker is a bed and bath specialty retail store offering bed, bath, and window accessories from Croscill, Laura Ashley, Waverly, Thomasville and other home fashions companies. Be sure to check the Linen Locker Beach and Tropical styles --look at the navigation on left--under STYLES.
Tropical Linens...Right here on the Gulf Coast is a store that specializes in tropical bed and daybed linens. With so many vacation condos in this area and many rented out to beach vacationers, tropical bed linens give a condo a nice vacation atmosphere. Our local store, Tropical Linens, has a website,
which offers fantastic tropical bedding collections online or by phone orders. www.tropicallinens.com
A J Moss has a
number of tropical l0ok bedding ensembles. They offer the one I use in my
master bedroom. It has held up really well to lots of 'wear and tear'. No tears
actually, but you know what I mean ! www.ajmoss.com
Surfer Bedding has all sorts of tropical Hawaiian themed home decor items. Vintage Motion Hula Lamp, perfect gift that always says "aloha"! This lovely wahine really does do the hula. A special control setting sends her spinning. Surfboard Headboards, Hawaiian Bedding ,Comforters, Duvets, Hawaiian Sheets, Pillow Shams, Raffia Bed Skirts, Hawaiian Bed Skirts, Hawaiian Throw Pillows, Hawaiian Curtains, Bamboo Curtains, Throw Blankets, Surfboard Rugs, Surf Lamps, Surf Clocks, Surfboards, Woody Art, Surf Art, Accessories, Bathroom Items, Hawaiian Baby Bedding, Surfer Crib Accessories, Surf Baby Baskets, Baby Blankets, Pet Beds, Surf Robes, Gift Certificates, and SALE ITEMS. Surfer bedding is they are always adding products to their Hawaiian bedding and tropical decor selections. The most complete collection of Hawaiian bedding, surfer bedding, tropical decor and accessories on the web! www.surferbedding.com
The Brylane Home Collection always included tropical linens and things. They have inexpensive tropical print comforter sets, sheets, pillow shams and matching bedroom accessories in colorful designs like butterflies, shells, ferns, bamboo, Nantucket nautical stripes, for a happy and long wearing summer bedroom look perfect for beach condos and lake houses.
The Company Store , offer quite jazzy Tahiti and aloha print bedding as well as all sorts of hot color designs. TheCompanyStore also has nautical themed bedroom prints with shells, ships, lighthouses, ropes, fish and that sort of thing. They have palm tree designed sheets, curtains and shams.
Belongings--Island inspired furnishings,
textiles , and accessories. This showroom carries items inspired by the
owners stay in the Turks and Caicos. Things like mother of pearl edged
mirrors, fancy soap, woven baskets, candles, the Rabbit wine opener, Italian
table linens, palm tree prints, napkin rings, and various tropical themed
home accessories. www.belongingstc.com
Domestications always has great tropical bedding. The Tropicana Set is fantastic. Cancun Bed-n-a-bag is inviting as that favorite vacation getaway! A vibrant tropical watercolor of pink, orange and purple stripes brightens both sides of the comforter as well as the flanged shams and the ruffled bedskirt. Giant flowers blossom on the cool white sheet set. Add an aquarium look to your room with the Coral Fantasy Bed-in-a-Bag. Bright tropical undersea scenes are depicted on the pillowcases and the top of the comforter, while seashells adorn the reverse side, the 180-thread count cotton/polyester sheets, the shams and the dust ruffle. The Bed-in-a-Bag Set includes: comforter, bed skirt and two standard shams, plus a Sheet Set with sheets and pillowcases. Honolulu Bed-in-a-Bag® Sets are very popular for a tropical look. An enchanted Hawaiian isle, Kauai is the inspiration for an exquisite, floral bedding. A celebration of joyous color and floral pattern, this island getaway for your bed includes supremely soft 240 count sateen sheets. Great deals on Bedding at Domestications!
Blue Barnicles has tropical and coastal decor of all times. www.bluebarnacles.com
Tropical Area Rugs
Home Decorators Collection has a huge assortment of area rugs. Home Decorators Collection is a great place to shop for animal print rugs, palm tree rugs, tropical animal rugs like monkeys or parrots, lighthouses or specialty theme rugs for kids rooms. They even have tropical fish area rugs for a beach house or beach condo look. They also carry a wide range of fruit and vegetable designed rugs, great for kitchens or
Contemporary Area Rugs--Beautiful seagrass, sisal, bamboo, jute, mountain grass area rugs available online at discount prices. Buy Online.
Total Tropical Interior Design Resources
Aloha Shirt Shop has more than just Hawaiian shirts. Get the Hawaiian look! Floorboardz aloha surfboard rugs are US made, computer tufted rugs of solution dyed
nylon. These surfboard shaped rugs have colorful graphics with excellent definition. The bottom of each rug has a grip stop back so the rugs will hold their shape and not slip. Perfect for any room with tropical decor. Also makes a great wall hanging accent piece. Or think what a cute bed headboard they would make by just mounting one on the wall behind the bed.
Then carry the Hawaiian shirt theme on into the bathroom with Aloha Shirt's collection of shower curtains. Add matching bamboo rings and you will feel like you are under an island waterfall! The prints match their aloha bedding selection. These shower curtains are unlined and will require a vinyl liner. Aloha Bedding Comforters, Duvets and Baby Crib Sets
The Aloha Shirt collection of Uhula Hawaiian aloha prints for the bedroom,
include beautiful tropical Hawaiian print comforters & duvets. They also have complimenting accessories and complete your tropical bedroom ensemble. Lei down in style and have sweet Hawaiian aloha dreams. When you buy this tropical bedding online, they offer free shipping. www.alohashirtshop.com
Tropic Décor offers a large collection of hand crafted metal art designs, hand cut from recycled steel drums, as well as beautifully hand made stained glass suncatchers to create your own personal paradise. The Tropic Decor collection of hand painted Caribbean cottages to co-ordinate into your tropical decorating scheme. Bring a room together by combining wall hooks, switchplate covers, planters, toilet paper holders, all in the same theme making decorating easy. Tropic Decor carries tropical fish art in a variety styles. Their hand painted metal wall art, decorative hooks, toilet paper holders, welcome signs, switchplates, plus outstanding stained glass suncatchers can be combined to create a tropical paradise in your home.
Aloha Apparel has much more than just Hawaiian shirts and clothing. They offer tropical dinnerware that is really cool, tropical sofa pillows in the Hawaiian applique style, fabric, even Hawaiian print checkbook covers! Aloha Apparel's Hula Girl Lamps are really neat and they have many types. www.rainbowhawaii.com
Build your own Hawaiian luau with their thatch panels and bamboo
poles, make a tiki hut for your luau. Create a tropical scene with tiki statues, totems and tribal masks. Put up a tiki bar sign,
and start mixing the Mai Tais... www.webetiki.com
Kulia Tile Design ....Really cool hand painted ceramic tiles with a tropical Hawaiian theme. All tiles are 6" x 6". They are felt backed and ready to hang. They can be used as a Trivet & of course, can be installed in a permanent installation. www.kuliatile.com
Sand People Hawaii's Nautical Gifts and Beach House Decor --, home accents and nautical decor and gifts including mermaids, palm trees and wedding and housewarming gift ideas. Sand People has been delighting shoppers and visitors to the Hawaiian islands for over 20 years. Sand People is a family run business first opened in 1980 in sleepy Hanalei, Kauai. Scott and Laura Phillipson now have stores all over the Hawaiian Islands. They offer a wonderful collection of home accents especially suited for beach houses and tropical island decor.
Artistic Sensations --For great colorful wallpaper borders, coastal bedding and fun tropical room decor have a look at Artistic Sensations. They say they are a website for children's bedding and decor but the lighthouse and tropical fish designs would look great in any coastal cottage or condo. The seaside lighthouse wall paper border is reminiscent of seaside watercolor paintings. This nautical wallpaper border lets you return to the coast anytime of year. Welcoming lighthouses, sun washed rooftops and sailboats in the distance. Let the sea come to you with their panoramic seascape,
brilliantly colored and detailed with all the fish, coral and undersea life you can imagine! Coordinates with their sea life print fabric. They also carry clown fish wall stickie cut outs. Tropical Undersea has the look of real life tropical fish. Take a dive into the deep blue sea. Exotic fish , sea turtles and other sea creatures swim around in their vibrant and colorful border. See Artistic Sensations blue and white sailboat lamp. Under The Sea, Deep Blue Sea can be ordered as fabric or bedding such as comforters, pillow shams,etc. You can even request Under the Sea fabric swatches. This pattern would hold up well to rentals in a beach condo. The Coral Reef print fabric would also be a great choice for a beach condo or cottage.
Bamboo--For all things bamboo, go here. The hanging bamboo door curtains are great. They have bamboo tiki bars, bamboo housewares, bamboo mirrors, frames, bamboo lamps, etc...,
Out of the Blue--really cute shop in Solana Beach, Calif has a card shop within a beach-y portal called She Sells Sea Shells, or maybe it is her site--can't figure it out. That makes it a bit confusing, but it looks like the site mostly sells the cards from the Solana Beach shop of Deborah Beard, owner of Out of the Blue, a beach lifestyle store in southern California. Deb began by selling her designs to her own retail clients, now her fabulous fashion girls make their debut in a fresh new line of cards she likes to call shabby chick. Click the links on the left to see the cute beach-y stuff like colorful dinnerware and glass dinnerware embossed with seashells and starfish, etc.. The flip-flop salt and pepper shaker are great. Also sea shell salt and pepper shakers. http://shesellsseashells.com
Coastal Decor Shop--A collection of practical and whimsical decorative accents and fixtures for any room of your home or beach house, condominium or office. They offer fishy bathroom accessories, beach and patio furniture, decorative accessories, and lots of colorful flip-flop items like filp flop coasters, flip-flop lamps, flip-flop picture frames, etc...for the kitchen they have items like blackboards, bowls & trays, cups & glasses, kitchen accessories, napkin rings, oil and soap dispensers, placemats, plates & dishes, salt & pepper shakers, and, sand pail dessert dishes. www.coastaldecorshop.com
Dean Miller Prints has surf bedding Hawaiian Island Designs, Hawaiian Print Bedding, Throw Pillows, Throw Blankets, Curtains, Crib Bedding, sheets, shams, Hawaii fabric by the yard, throw pillows, duvet covers, rugs, comforters, curtains, all ready to transform your interior into an island paradise. Dean Miller sells their Hawaiian print bedding in big stores like Linens N Things, Bed Bath N Beyond ,Macys, retail stores in these locations, Southern California, Northern California, Florida, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon, Georgia, Alaska and also online
Tropical Bathroom Accessories
Home Decorators Collection. They also have canoe and fishing boat display cases and bookshelves. Tropical palm screens, handpainted tropical designs on chests and desks. Many beach condos and beach houses have breakfast bars and Home Decorators Collection has unique tropical themed barstools as well as rattan and wicker furniture. One of the really great things they carry is the faux stick-on window scenes of beaches and breezy blowing curtains that can 'open up' a small windowless condo bedroom or bath. They carry a few slipcovers and lots of wicker and rattan vertical storage units so great for small spaces like beach condo
bathrooms and bedrooms. For the deck or porch, they offer large 'market umbrellas' and weighted stands, folding canvas deck chairs and outdoor teak furniture.
emenee--emenee designs and manufactures a vast collection of decorative hardware. In the
Sea Life collection, there are various shells, starfish, and beach themed
designs. They have a lighthouse in the Kid Stuff Collection, and Anchors,
jumping fish, etc...in various collections. These drawer pulls are available in aged brass, old world copper, gun metal, polished silver and warm pewter. The
Sealife collection has a bunch of really nice seashells, starfish, and various sea themed hardware. www.emenee.com
Island Madness--Let Island Madness bring the islands to you! Parrothead Parrotphernalia and great fun home decor accessories. Island Flamingo Dish/ Ashtray
Their handpainted ceramic ashtray, nut bowl, change receptacle or whatever is colorful and way cool. They call it the "The Flamingos Meet Bob Marley Collection". Barware, drink accessories, home decor
Caribbean home decor--tropical decor. When you're looking for truly unique Caribbean hand made crafts and tropical home decor ideas, Art-ickles.com offers you the widest selection. Individually made by talented Caribbean artisans, these arts and crafts pieces bring wonder, whimsy, and brilliant color into your home decor. Tropical home decor themes are continuing to rise in popularity. You’ll want to browse through every item in our crafts site to find just the right tropical decorations for every room of your house. Tropical decor, Caribbean handicrafts, tropical home decor, tropical home decorating like crazy ! It’s the little things that count in home decorating! When you need interior design ideas, start small. Add tropical themes to your light switches. They have festive home decor accessories to add just the right touch to your vacation room. Available in animal, floral, sea, and traditional home themes to suit your design style. Be sure to ck the Paper Mache Hanging Sculptures--this
site is one of the most colorful on the web :o) www.art-ickles.com
Tierra y Fuego Mexican Tiles, Importers of Selected Handmade Quality Mexican Tile. "Tierra y Fuego" in Spanish translates to "Earth and Fire" in English. They have a collection of the highest quality genuine hand molded, hand painted and high relief colorful ceramic Mexican tiles. They sell online and have matching ceramic sinks, pull knobs, switchplates, and Artistic Murals. They offer nice animal design tiles, especially the fish tiles --many styles. The website has a nice photo gallery of Mexican tile installations. See the collection of authentic handmade and handpainted talavera tiles. Copper sinks too ! Usually ships within 48 hours. www.tierrayfuego.com
Tropical Silk Plants---The perfect artificial plant for a vacation home or rental condo, choose from the 38 Silk and
Artificial Palm Tree categories . Find some artificial plant for your vacation home that looks totally real buy requires no
maintenance. At Amazing Greenhouse you can find a bendable trunk for a custom natural look! One of the most unique artificial palm trees available. Largest Selection of Quality Silk and Artificial Palm Trees from Top Importers and manufacturers in the world at wholesale prices!
Guaranteed lowest prices on the Internet (they say) www.amazinggreenhouse.com
The Paragon almost always has cute and useful seaside treasures like lighthouse accessories and lighthouse end tables. They carry braided rugs with schooner and nautical designs. The Paragon is a great place to look for tropical bath accessories like shower curtains, bath rugs, fish clocks, fish toilet paper rolls, shower caddys, wall hooks, and fun stuff to jazzy a beach condo or beach house in hot caribbean colors.
Sun Land Imports , For seashore decor wall art, see Dolphin Fish Coral Reef , sailboats, seahorses, lighthouses, and nautical themed wall art. No bedding, but they say they have over 8000 themed decor items. www.sunlandimports.com Sun Land Imports , For seashore decor wall art, see Dolphin Fish Coral Reef , sailboats, seahorses, lighthouses, and nautical themed wall art. No bedding, but they say they have over 8000 themed decor items.
Swell Surf Shop sells all things related to surfing including surfing home decor. They help yopu bring the beach ome with items like a woody classic print comforter from Uhula that is reverible and corded in 100% cotton. Swell Surf Shop sells all things related to surfing including surfing home decor. They help yopu bring the beach ome with items like a woody classic print comforter from Uhula that is reverible and corded in 100% cotton. sells all things related to surfing including surfing home decor. They help you bring the beach home with items like a woody classic print comforter from Uhula that is reversible and corded in 100% cotton. Swell sells bedding sets make from Uhula Hawaiian fabric like 'Sunset'.
4thebeach-- was created for beach enthusiasts of all ages. They offer the most comprehensive collection of beach accessories on the web. They can provide you with all sorts of products you need to have a fun day at the beach like the Wonder Cart. 4 the Beach has included things that will appeal to beach lovers of all ages. They also have have unique and fun home accessories and nautical gifts like sofa pillows with beach and tropical themes. www.4theBeach.com was created for beach enthusiasts of all ages. They offer the most comprehensive collection of beach accessories on the web. They can provide you with all sorts of products you need to have a fun day at the beach like the Wonder Cart. 4 the Beach has included things that will appeal to beach lovers of all ages. They also have have unique and fun home accessories and nautical gifts like sofa pillows with beach and tropical themes.
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Tropical Window Treatments---Curtains, Blinds, Shades
Smith and Noble (Smith+ Noble), America's leading resource for custom window treatments, for tropical look roll-up window blinds and shades. They offer many, many options in matchstick blinds, bamboo blinds, Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, and natural look Roman shades. From Egypt to Malaysia, Japan to the Philippines, they search the world for unique materials to use in their custom made window treatments. Smith and Noble offers wood blinds in so many finishes and colors it is amazing. You can have free swatches sent to you at home.
Swell sells curtains made from tropical and Hawaiian print fabric. www.swell.com
Modern Venetian Blind Corporation was established in 1946. Custom manufacturers of quality window treatments, including bamboo and matchstick shades, traditional wood venetian blinds, and laminated fabric shades.
Sunburst Shutters offers a full range of quality shutter products. They've been in the custom shutter business for over 25 years and are the largest shutter company in the United States. Sunburst Shutters is your complete source for a variety of window coverings. They offer everything from budget shutters to premium wood and Polywood shutters. Specialty shapes are no problem-they can build shutters for octagons, circles, arches, half rounds and more. And Sunburst Shutters can fit any size opening.
Tropical Lighting and Tropical Ceiling Fans
Fanimation began in 1984 producing refreshingly innovative ceiling fans for a wide variety of interiors. Fanimation’s founder, Tom Frampton, is well known for his creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Tom began Fanimation in his garage, with three fan designs. The Islander®, featuring the Original Palm Leaf Fan Blade; The Palisade® with its vertical rotation design; and The Punkah™, sporting a side-to-side, synchronized motion are their 'big three'. From the cool tropical look of The Islander® and The Palisade® to the traditional flavor of The Americana®, from the nostalgic feel of The Bourbon Street® and The Old Havana® and their amazingly contemporary, single-blade fan, The Enigma®, their product lineis diverse and innovative. Tom travels extensively, garnering ideas for Fanimation fans from every corner of the globe. Whether he is traveling to such exotic locations as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Europe or Singapore or checking out the local antique store, Tom comes back to Fanimation with ideas that spark his truly innovative designs.
Dan's Fan City--See the new Palm Bay ceiling fan with all natural palm blades. All ceiling fans are manufactured by Gulf Coast Fans, Inc. to their specifications. Ceiling fan motors are engineered to be quiet. Although Dan's Fan City is known for quality, they are competitive with the mass merchants and home centers. Most popular ceiling fan models are in the $69 to $99 range. Dan's Fan City in-store warranties range from 7 Years to Lifetime handled right in the store. Dan's has locations in Alabama, Minnesota, Florida (32), Missouri, Georgia, N. Carolina, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan, S. Carolina, and Texas.
Maine Cottage ---Casual Colorful Beach House or Lake House Furniture. The online store features Inside Outside Furniture: outdoor wicker patio furniture, wicker occasional tables, wicker baskets, quilts, cotton rugs, and throws in a beach cottage style. Waterproof, sun-loving Inside Outside Furniture features Viro all-weather weaving fiber and sturdy, rustproof aluminum frames. The seat cushions are covered in soil-resistant, water-repellent acrylic fabrics. Best of all, it's in stock and ready to ship. You can buy Maine Cottage furniture and home furnishings through the two Maine Cottage Company Showrooms in Yarmouth, Maine and Charleston, South Carolina, selected home furnishings retailers nationwide, and qualified interior designers and architects and an increasing number of products are available for purchase online too. If there is not a company showroom or retailer near you, they are happy to make arrangements for delivery from Maine. If you need something fast, then please check their 'Color Fast - furniture that's ready to ship' list and see if there's something there, ready in a box, that a local store, your designer, or one of the friendly sales people at Maine Cottage can arrange to have shipped to you on the next truck.
Rattan Shack in Florida offers FREE SHIPPING ! They have over 20 different tropical wicker, bamboo and rattan living room sets available. Rattan Shack has been in business for 20 years since 1984, and is South Florida's Largest Tropical Rattan & Wicker Furniture Store. Rattan Shack is an established online seller of the highest quality and best priced Rattan, Wicker, Bamboo, Cane,
Furniture. Rattan Shack carries an incredible line of tropical rattan and wicker furniture, offering the best rattan, wicker, bamboo, iron, and wood. In addition, many of Rattan Shack's items are available in different finishes (White Wash, Antique, Natural, Antique Natural) along with a complete selection of fabrics . www.rattanshack.com
A Colorful Place, is a website store with many exclusive products and many are individually hand crafted and painted. What distinguishes them from other retailers is that they give you more color options when choosing furniture for your home, beach condo, beach house or lake cottage. They feature many painted furniture options including hand painted multi-colored pieces, distressed furniture, painted patterns, solid colors and you can also get their furniture in white. A Colorful Place furniture styles vary from Country Cottage, Beach House Cottage, Contemporary and Shaker inspired pieces. Shiney, painted furniture is an easy care choice for summer homes and rental beach condos.
The Cottage Outfitters site has mostly outdoor products as well. Cottage Outfitters, the store that is dedicated to making the life of coastal homeowners more comfortable and enjoyable. They have a wide range of products designed to withstand the effects of waterfront living. All of their portable furniture is constructed using durable Ash hardwood, stainless steel hardware, heavyweight nylon components, and finished with penetrating Danish Oil. The cute and happy looking Adirondack Fish Chair is handcrafted in the USA from rot resistant cypress, these chairs are fun and comfortable. Available in nine bright colors to match any setting. Paint can be done in one solid color or a combination of two colors.
Bauer International is a designer, manufacturer & importer of rattan, mahogany, leather & seagrass residential, contract & resort furnishings & travel accessories. Their diverse line has grown to over 1000 unique pieces, spanning 10 different collections. From accessories to complete living, dining and bedroom interior designs, each is unique, all handmade by the world's master craftsmen. Hand-woven by skilled artisans of only the finest select rattan, seagrass, abaca & reed with solid mahogany & leather accents, their exquisitely crafted coastal tropical furniture transports you to a verandah overlooking the tea fields of Ceylon as turbaned men in pressed white uniforms serve gin & tonics on silver trays. www.BauerInternational.com
The Budji Collections, Inc manufactures elegant, contemporary furniture, all crafted by hand using the timeless weaving techniques of the Philippines. Budji manufactures the furniture of Filipino Budji Layug. Current and classic collections feature a minimalist pan-Asian aesthethic utilizing grasses, wood, giant bamboo, woven leather, limestone and wrought iron. Award custom capabilities make Budji a designer favorite. Budji products have been featured in fine residential properties and exclusive resorts for many years. Their quality and design esthetic is unsurpassed in the industry. www.budji.com The Budji Collections, Inc manufactures elegant, contemporary furniture, all crafted by hand using the timeless weaving techniques of the Philippines. Budji manufactures the furniture of Filipino Budji Layug. Current and classic collections feature a minimalist pan-Asian aesthethic utilizing grasses, wood, giant bamboo, woven leather, limestone and wrought iron. Award custom capabilities make Budji a designer favorite. Budji products have been featured in fine residential properties and exclusive resorts for many years. Their quality and design esthetic is unsurpassed in the industry.
Woodard Furniture,-- casual outdoor furniture and casual furniture designs made from a variety of materials, the most prominent being cast and tubular aluminum. Most recently, Woodard added an all seasons wicker line focused on design innovation and comfort. The Bombay Collection was inspired by the comfort and ease of the Caribbean. Woodard has been a top choice of interior designers and country clubs for years. This oversized group of wicker furniture is great for lounging and relaxing with its overstuffed cushions and wide, rolled arms. The Carlton Collection features substantial curled arms and a wider weave for a modern interpretation of an Island look. The Davenport Collection of wicker furniture combines the durability of Hularo All Seasons wicker with the elegance of extruded aluminum. The inspiration to create the Fernwood Collection of wicker furniture evolved from the traditional furniture of summer homes across the country. The Monticello Collection of wicker furniture is a luxurious group with magnificent curled arms and a curved back. This collection will accent any patio, deck or sunroom.The Trinidad Collection of wicker furniture is an All Seasons Wicker collection inspired by the architecture found on the Caribbean Islands. This group combines the comfort and durability of all season wicker with a contemporary look that will accent any area of the home. www.woodard-furniture.com
Alfresco Living --For over 10 years, Redmon Design Company had been creating exquisite residential landscape designs and providing their clients with beautiful garden accent pieces to complete their garden composition. With the growing demand for these fine garden furnishings, they found it necessary to dedicate a portion of their business to outdoor living and patio furnishings. Alfresco Living offers planters, vases, urns & jardinières, outdoor furniture, casual seating, dining & cafe sets, benches, swings, rockers & gliders for relaxed interior and exterior design. www.alfrescoliving.com
The Big Bamboo Trading Co. was created in 2001 in a effort to create a market for construction grade bamboo and subsequently educate the general public on the uses of bamboo as a building material.
In order to show examples of the uses of Bamboo they became the exclusive dealers of Arangoa Bamboo furniture in 2002. This treated hand crafted bamboo furniture has exceptional quality and is built without nails or screws. All Bamboo furniture is not alike. Koolbamboo offers the finest Guadua Bamboo Furniture available. The bamboo has been dried for 3 to 4 months to avoid shrinkage and cracking then it is soaked in Boric acid for 12 hours to prevent insect attacks. Interior designers love this look .
Safari Thatch and Bamboo , Founded in 1984,has, over the years, grown from humble beginnings to be the undisputed leader in the creation of jungle themed environments. Over the past few years Safari has evolved into 4 separate and distinct operations - a material supply company, a custom manufacturing operation, a construction division, and a furniture division. Safari’s “Cape Karri” line of furniture is manufactured from Eucalyptus Diversicolor, a beautiful reddish-brown durable hardwood, more than 30% denser than Teak. All the timber is grown in strictly controlled plantations, and is a sustainable resource. Safari’s “Duracane” synthetic bamboo line of furniture, originally designed and targeted to the resort and commercial markets has also enjoyed a very successful crossover into the residential homeowner market. Constructed from recycled PVC, Safari re-affirms it’s commitment to the planet Earth. This patented process ensures strong, durable and stable furniture that withstands years of outdoor abuse.
The material lends itself to flowing classical yet modern designs, which are both elegant and functional and a perfect compliment to any resort setting. Attention to detail and outstanding build quality are a hallmark of Duracane furniture. For tropical interior design ideas see their site. www.safarithatch.com
Pacifica Rattan has a larget selection of rattan furniture. Some rattan has leather accents. www.onlinerattan.com Pacifica Rattan has a largest selection of rattan furniture. Some rattan has leather accents. www.onlinerattan.com
Mr.Boardwalk has online sales of instand roll out boardwalks, and decks !! Perfect for instant beach accessibility. There are so many uses for their products: shower mats, bath & tub mats, hot tub mats, sauna mats, roof decks, balcony decks,patio decks, terrace deck, modular decks, barbeque grill mats, trash can mats, tree mats, deck protectors, plant trivits. They'll talk to you about custom products. www.misterboardwalk.com
Walters Wicker offers collections of wicker, seagrass, abaca rope and leather, as well as rattan and bamboo. Since 1934, Walters has provided fine designs and quality craftsmanship to the world's top residential and hospitality design firms and interior designers. Walters Wicker offers a wide assortment of both traditional and contemporary furniture in a variety of materials at competitive prices. They have tropical looking woven leather furniture and showrooms in many U.S. cities.
Oggetti Tavola Furniture- Exclusive accessories and furniture. The word "oggetti" means "objects" in Italian and is used to describe accessories for the home. Oggetti is devoted to searching out and distributing a collection of decorative accessories and furniture from all parts of the world. The Tavola division was began over twenty years ago when Oggetti was approached by a large furniture maker from the island of Cebu in the Philippines. They were experimenting with several natural materials and were looking for input for designs, marketing and ultimately U.S. distribution. From this initial contact, Tavola, meaning "table" in Italian, was born. Tavola is known today for the use of natural materials, such as shells, coconut and even rope. The line has since expanded tremendously and includes furniture in a variety of styles and finishes from other countries as well. While they do not sell directly online, you can check the website for local dealers or call the closest one to you. www.oggetti.com
Patio and Landscape Structures
Jungle-B's..For some tropical garden and landscape ideas, see Jungle-B's. Do you wish that your yard was really different from your neighbors? Using only the finest trees and
foliage, Jungle B’s skilled nurserymen and gardners transform properties into a tropical jungle paradise. Walk through paths of natural stone surrounded by palms, lush brush, and colorful exterior design floral accents. Sit on benches and chairs carved from coral rock. Jungle B’s Landscapes is one of the largest providers and installers of Tiki Huts, Tiki Bars, Tiki
Pavilions, and Tiki Sheds. www.jungle-b.com
Cottage Outfitters is a division of Backyard America an Internet supplier of outdoor structures.
Look to them for sheds, gazebos, awnings and canopies, and a wide range of deck and porch
products. Visit Backyard America, www.backyardamerica.com
The Big Bamboo Trading Co. was created in 2001 in a effort to create a market for construction grade bamboo and subsequently educate the general public on the uses of bamboo as a building material. This large structural bamboo is ideal for creating temporary and permanent pavilions, awnings, interior design, carports, stages in commercial and residential applications. Tiki huts can add a special feeling to any garden. In Asia and South America bamboo is used in large complex structures and has proven it self time and again as being able to with stand extreme loads.
Safari Thatch and Bamboo --- the undisputed leader in the creation of jungle themed environments and interior design. SafariThatch and Bamboo, the original One-Stop-Jungle-Shop continues to specialize in the supply of a comprehensive range of natural replenishable resources to construction companies, contractors, owners, developers and even the DIY homeowner. s the shade under your canvas umbrella unbearably hot? Looking for really cool shade under an umbrella? Tired of forever having to clean the mildew off your canvas umbrella? Well Safari has the answer to all your problems. Take a look at their natural thatch reed umbrellas. Perfect for all outdoor and indoor applications. Hundreds of thousands sold world wide. Outstanding value. Exceptional customer satisfaction. They also sell all jungle themed accessories for a tropical look anywhere.
Some Thoughts on Vacation Condo and Beach House Decor
If you have a vacation property in a rental program, realize that beach condos vary a great deal in interior design and quality of furnishings, Beach vacationers hope that the unit they are spending their hard earned vacation funds for is at least 'better than average' and hopefully something really special. Creating this special 'On Vacation' feel does not have to cost a lot of money. It is more a matter of developing a colorful, playful, tropical vacation style in your unit than how much you spend.
Most summer vacationers with children want a beach, tropical or seaside condo interior that is designed to be kid friendly and does not put undue pressure on Mom or Dad to constantly monitor younger children to avoid breakage, fingerprints, etc... This is suppose to be a VACATION-a relaxing time, not a time to add stress to the parents--the fear of loosing the damage deposit by inadvertent childhood actions. Vacationers want a COLORFUL interior--remember, often they are only here for a week , give them colors they would never choose for their own inland homes. Give them a colorful Caribbean look. Make them feel like they are much further away from home than they really are~~on a happy tropical island of fun. Forget beige & earthtones. The Palm Tree theme is very much a FAD and will be really 'old hat' soon.
Vacationers want a decor with style. Most people do not use interior decorators to create a 'style' in their own family home. Your condo should reflect your chosen, colorful style in every detail, all the way down to the gadgets in the kitchen drawers. Attention to detail pays off in creating a special atmosphere. If you are clueless about style, buy a copy of Coastal Living Magazine at the grocery. They have stylish beach house and condo interiors in every issue. Vacationers appreciate a FUN atmosphere. Serious is out. Wacky is in. What if the vacationers happen to come during a rainy week---your condo decor should make them
feel happy in spite of this. You can read much more about owning a
beach vacation condo .