Exotic Rooms

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Vibrant colors, beautiful details, and mixed patterns are instrumental in creating a room with an exotic feeling. Get inspired by this collection of rooms with a flair for the exotic.

Tropical Retreat

White walls temper the tropical shade of teal on the ceiling in this traditional bedroom. An intricately carved four-poster is covered in textural bed linens and patterned throws, while the sunburst mirror above pays homage to this room's inspiration. Underfoot, a natural sisal rug provides another layer of texture, plus a tactile experience. 

Luxurious Lodge

The warmth of the original 1841 pine walls mixes expertly with animal-print fabric on the chair, plaid accent pillows, and free-form floral curtain panels to create a rich and welcoming room. By layering one rug on another, this room feels luxurious and cozy.

Expert Mix

Texture on the walls and floor plays a supporting role to the mix of patterns throughout this sitting area. Styles and genres combine, such as the club chairs upholstered in a green-spotted ocelot pattern paired with Asian-inspired furniture, to create a unique look.

Worldy Accents

Deep earth tones and mahogany and ebony finishes pair flawlessly with exotic accents to create a one-of-a-kind bathroom. A dash of greenery on the countertop adds life to the richly decorated room.

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Handpicked Collections

A neutral room can fall flat without texture and pattern, but this room overflows with a collection of handpicked materials. The open shelving showcases finds from all over the world, and every textile in this room repeats shades of brown, orange, and ruby red for a continuous theme.

Pretty in Pink

Espresso floors and a whitewashed four-poster bed fade into the background to let the vibrant pink and yellow textiles shine. The room feels energetic thanks to the contemporary art above the bed and the mix of patterns in the accent pillows and silk throw on the bed.

Silk and Suede

Slipper chairs covered in soft-blue suede pick up the tones in the formal dining room's hand-painted silk wallcovering. A farmhouse-style table features a traditional finish, while the Asian-inspired wallpaper creates a room with beautiful juxtaposition.

Beyond Basic White

White bedding is the ideal base for bold colors and patterns. A suzani tablecloth hung over an all-white bed quickly creates a custom headboard, and a second tablecloth covers a bolster pillow. A grouping of dark picture frames next to the bed coordinates with the black and adds dimension to the otherwise white space.

Warm Front

Inspired by the beaches just outside the windows, a bright dragon print on the draperies injects a pop of color and coordinates with the accent pillows on the sofa and chairs. Modern artwork above the club chairs modernizes the room, and wood-and-cane chairs enhance the tropical look.

Worldly Reading Nook

Vintage rugs wrap an oversize ottoman to create a beautiful conversation piece in this sunny nook. A pair of well-worn leather chairs pulls up to the ottoman, and an eclectic mix of artwork forms a free-form gallery wall.

Bold and Beautiful

Rich shades of green combine with animal-print accessories to create a bold sitting area. White walls allow the exotic prints and color palette to shine and reflect light, brightening the room.

Great Getaway

Solid-wood furniture and tons of pillows make this Moroccan-inspired terrace a favorite gathering spot. An ikat rug is warm underfoot, and arched windows help the space feel like a mini getaway.

Relaxed Whimsy

Whimsical colors and a combination of prints cover this screen porch in playful style. Floral wallpaper wraps individual boards to create a bold accent wall, and the elephant artwork layered on top echoes the color palette. A chair hung from the ceiling is at home surrounded by the woods beyond.

Vacation Chic

This all-white living room is anything but boring with splashes of jungle green in the form of curtains, pillows, and oversize glass jars. Draperies with a palm-frond pattern combine with the crisp white for a fresh, on-vacation vibe.

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