Kellogg Road ResidenceBeach Style Kitchen, Minneapolis
Interior Design by Martha O'Hara Interiors; Build by REFINED, LLC; Photography by Troy Thies Photography; Styling by Shannon Gale
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A vase of palm fronds helps give this light and airy kitchen its summery feel. Try layering a simple botanical with one other tropical accessory to make more of an impact. In this case, the beaded light fixture works with the fronds to create a beachy look. The aqua of the bench pillows and the vase also add a by-the-water feel.
White quartz countertops and neutrals continue in the kitchen, where burlap-covered chairs convey casual beach style. The island is a functional workspace that allows easy interaction with family and guests. A beaded basket chandelier is a playful focal point reminiscent of a fishing basket raised from ocean waters.Paint: Stonington Gray HC-170, Benjamin Moore
3. Use bold leaves as dramatic arrangements. Just a single leaf can be all it takes to make a room say "tropical." Clip a leaf or two off a houseplant such as the parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans) or kentia palm (Howea fosteriana) to make your room feel like it's shaded by swaying coconut trees. They can be placed in a vase like the one shown here, made into a natural table runner or displayed on a wall, mantel or windowsill. In the absence of palm fronds, the leaves of other leafy tropical plants will do nicely.
3. Place palm fronds in a big glass jug. Unexpected and fun, big palm fronds will outlast any flower bouquet and are so much more dramatic.