The Tropical Parade


Even though we’re heading into a full-on red, white & blue long weekend, it wouldn’t be summer without the annual return to oversized, leafy greens and nods to beach life. We’ve been on the lookout for orange/pink pieces that leans more towards The Endless Summer feel, but seasonal trends tend to play it safe these days and the palm frond remains a superstar.

With Boho/Global motifs still going strong, window shopping these days is filled with jungle botanicals and a good dose of rattan. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from indie shops online and the usual suspects in the bigger box world. The trick here, if you’re going to actually dip into your wallet, is to find a piece that can brighten your space or closet when the grey days of winter set in.

We’ve also included some DIYs that make a great alternative to bringing in some of that tropical spirit with out having to click buy. If you are in the market for some festive pieces that celebrate the season, this edition of our Window Shopping column will hopefully help you along!

Image above by Freepik & Design*Sponge

Our Indie Favorites (clockwise): Wooden Hoop Earrings at Beklina $45 | Trinket Dish at Leif $8 | Boob Towel at Beklina $80 | Tropical World Coloring Book at Two Hands Paperie $15 | Banana Bag at Beklina $125 | Vintage Seaweed Botanical Print at Leif $70 | Vintage Bracelet at Etsy $28 | Leaf Earrings at Etsy $15 | Slip On Keds featuring Rifle Paper Co. design $60

Our Picks From Around the Web (Brand & price shown when you hover in each image.) !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s); = id;e.src = p + ‘://’ + ‘’ + ‘/js/boutique.js’;d.body.appendChild(e);}if(typeof window.__boutique === ‘object’) if(d.readyState === ‘complete’) {window.__boutique.init();}}(document, ‘script’, ’boutique-script’);

The giant DIY tropical pendant light over at Once Wed would make for some pretty sweet dreams (& motivation) when saving up for that tropical vacation.
This tropical leaf DIY leather-spined notebook over at FallforDIY is adorable and could be recreated on paper only on a grander scale for wallhanging or papered closet interior.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!

from Design*Sponge


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