Spruce Up Your Place With Inspiration From These Hawai‘i Homes
Here are 9 ideas to help you redesign your space.
1. Sun- and-water-resistant furniture materials
Furniture materials that are sun- and water-resistant work both inside and outside and can make your home feel more spacious, especially with wide-open doorways.
2. Pendant Lighting
These blue pendant lights bring some color to an otherwise monochrome kitchen, with a blue vertical shelf to match. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery. Experiment with the vibe you’ll get from different pops of color with paint chips.
3. Modern Kitchen
The kitchen of this 1970s house by Jamie Jackson Design features ceramic tile flooring made to look like wood. SubZero Wolf appliances and floating teak shelves make the room elegant.
4. Local Art
Dale Hope, author of The Aloha Shirt, displays local art in creative ways, from this Avi Kiriaty painting to Manuheali‘i canvas pillows.
5. Lots of natural light
Floor-to-ceiling doors and windows bring in natural light.
6. Island-inspired accessories
Little touches of aloha can make your Island home feel modern, such as this pineapple tumbler in a Makiki house by Ko‘olau Builders.
7. Asian-inspired décor
Custom John Robshaw pillows and the painting “Tea Time II,” by Tim Nguyen (Cedar Street Galleries), complement Asian-inspired furniture by Indochine (Jamie Jackson Design).
8. Vintage vibes
This Red Egg console from Pacific Home and a Kartell lamp bring a vintage vibe to a condo (Jamie Jackson Design).
9. Go minimal
Artist John Koga decorated his mid-century home with a minimalist aesthetic, including repurposed tree stumps as seating.