July 17, 2013
Get the Look: Sophisticated Tiki
We know what you're thinking: You already know how to get the tiki look. Just pair a Shag poster with a smattering of Easter Island wood-carved masks, line the walkway to your door with bamboo torches, and call it a day. (And thanks-but-no-thanks--you'll pass, because you're not hosting a Joe Versus the Volcano movie night.) But hear us out: we've put together a Polynesian-inspired collection that demonstrates a more subtle approach to the Trader Vic's school of decorating, from an unexpected bamboo motif such as Thibaut's lattice wallpaper, to a reworked peacock chair in the manner of Anthropologie's unbelievable handwoven throne. And, of course, it doesn't hurt to throw in a little something literal for a party-time accent--because a Mai Tai just doesn't taste like a Mai Tai unless it's served in a totem-inspired glass.
|Spring Lake Bamboo Wallpaper Price Available Upon Request, Thibaut||Handwoven Boline Chair $998, Anthropologie||Elsa Side Table, $195 Serena & Lily|
|Bamboo Tower Chandelier, $395 Shades of Light||Bamboo Stick Basket For Set of Two $75, Garde||Dot & Dash Desert Plate $40, Oscar de la Renta|
|Money Hawaiian Tiki Mug, $8 Retro Planet||Lulu DK Bamboo Napkins For Set of Four, $44 Neiman Marcus||Carved Wood Coffee Table $349, West Elm|
|Vagabond House Shakers $79, Digs||Palm Beach Pillow, $65, Furbish||Polynesian Batik Fabric, $83 Fashion Fabrics Club|