Retro Revisited

The world retro tends to evoke the following word associations: astroturf, polyester, blue eye shadow. Fair. But as the weather heats up we are embracing the what is old is new trend. Here are some tears from our summer inspiration board.  After this scroll, you’ll understand why when we think “retro” we think fabulous.

The late, great and utterly remarkable Lily Pulitzer.
Jackie Kennedy in one of Pulitzer’s designs.
First lady chic.
Grace Kelly
The Royal family of Monaco
Bright colors, bold prints and a classic sophistication are the earmarks of this trend and can easily be incorporated into your homes decor.
This ceramic stool is the perfect retro accent.  The lacquer glaze makes it ideal for any outdoor or indoor space and adds a pop of color and most importantly, fun! Also available in an array of colors.
Also great pieces for your outdoor space, this chippendale set has the perfect amount of kitsch. The comfy chippendale armchair and and the bar stools work in perfect unison to allude to the retro look, without looking like fake grass belongs beneath.
This statement making outdoor love seat packs in some high drama and style.  An avant garde piece like the above is the perfect pairing of retro and modern.
Trina Turk takes the cake when it comes to creating retro pieces with a modern, chic elegance about them.  Her pillows are just amazing. I have many purchased from The Well Appointed House and find they can really bring the room together, especially in a small space.  Shop her collection here!
Turk also has an incredible bedding line, which we now offer. The bright patterns are ideal for your boho-beach house and are retro done right.
Of course Lily will always be the queen of the print and her designs will always be an American treasure. Her collection of home decor and gifts are cheerful reminders of her style and are great for adding some retro style into your entertaining.
Shop her collection here!
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  1. Teresa at Splendid Sass

    Hey Melissa-
    I love all of the color here.
    We are celebrating Angela’s graduation, but wanted to let you know that I am running a post on Friday with three of your outdoor lighting.
    I found them while looking at something else. Truly lovely.

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