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How to add holiday home decor Tchotchkes expertly!

I’ve been reflecting on my recent trip to Punta Cana. I returned with glorious memories of an island filled with unspoiled views, an invigoratingly underdeveloped landscape and a people refreshingly charming.  I also returned with a rolled up canvas oil painting in vivid hues from tangerine to blood orange with strokes of red, blue, yellow and green!  

I travel frequently so I’m long past the usual tourist vacation novelty purchases; so when I spied this ‘’original’’ sea scape in ultra unique hues I knew it was the coming home with me.  The bold colors would forever be a reminder of my exotic travels, the warmth of the sun and the caribbean people.  


So now weeks after my return my painting is framed and hangs in full prominence above the fireplace; it’s a ready conversation starter for guest and family alike and gives me the opportunity to reminisce about my travel experience. 

Here’s how I used its rich colors to punctuate my decor:


  1. Walls and bedding are in a bright tangerine.

  2. Sheets are in aquamarine blue 

  3. All other wall art are in rich hues that repeat the primary color palette found in the painting.




I ensured the room design was not overwhelming and that the colors were harmonious by:

  1. Keeping the other elements in the room in neutral hues of brown, black and white

  2. I balanced the pattern play with graphic prints & zebra pattern drapery& area rug 

  3. All other patterns are textural in nature










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May 10, 2017

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