KukioTropical Living Room, Hawaii
This Kukio home rests on the sunny side of the Big Island and serves as a perfect example of our style, blending the outdoors with the inside of a home.”Linny Morris
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Choose furnishings that double as seating. Pieces that are easy to move around the room, such as ottomans or stools, are helpful, too. This way, guests can pull up a seat to wherever the action is. “Ottomans are a great way to add seating to the group without having to pull out folding chairs,” says Holloway.
The lauhala ceiling with mahogany trim and framed kuba cloth seen here creates a contemporary-meets-traditional Hawaiian plantation home composition. Tervola says, "Island-style design incorporates old pieces with the new, mixing materials for a more contemporary look in more of the high-end homes."
This lounge area feels cozy and welcoming with the help of warm, earthy colors. We have been drilled with the rule to avoid dark colors when there is a lack of natural light, but I say just go with the flow and rather than fight it. With sufficient lighting, a basement is the perfect area to use colors from the darker end of the spectrum.