Six Ways to Get a Tropical Contemporary Look for Your Home

Six Ways to Get a Tropical Contemporary Look for Your Home

Tropical contemporary chic is in for the long haul. With the right furniture and accessories, you can embrace nature and give your home that fun, fresh, and relaxing look. Here are some design tips to help you get started. Be bold with colors Pops of vivid colors Go for rich and vibrant colors to perk up your home. Try bright greens, citrus yellows, and ocean blues to add life to your palette. Mix and match colors to make sure they pop against that neutral background.   Work with natural materials Natural materials evoke that tropical feel Complement your home’s vibrant colors with furniture and accessories that are made from natural materials. Wicker, bamboo, rattan, and pandan bring in a tropical feel and add texture and interest. Look for woven materials in rugs, placemats, baskets, wall coverings, and chandeliers. Experiment by choosing furniture with woven inserts on headboards, footboards, and cabinets. Add flair with hardwood Rich hardwood for that exquisite touch Bring rich wood textures to give an exquisite touch to your tropical contemporary interior. Think hardwood like kamagong, narra, yakal, and molave. These materials are excellent for a warm and welcoming touch.   Decorate with shells and stones Capiz accents for that whimsical touch Add a whimsical touch to your space with classy accessories made of shells or stones. The subtle, shiny white surface of the shells is a wonderful highlight that will stand out against the rich shades of wooden flooring and furniture. Try capiz shells fashioned into sliding doors, windows, decorative lighting, and kitchenware. Patterns, patterns, patterns Go for palm prints and exotic florals for a fresh...
Into the Woods: Spooktacular Moments at the Woodridge Halloween Party

Into the Woods: Spooktacular Moments at the Woodridge Halloween Party

In their best costumes, kids and kids-at-heart took part in the annual Woodridge Halloween Party last October 31, 2018. This spooktacular event, a decade-long tradition hosted by the Woodridge Park Homeowners Association, featured an unlimited house-to-house trick-or-treat activity and a thrilling Horror House at the covered gym. With the theme “Into the Woods,” homeowners went all out to transform the usually serene neighborhood by decking festive jack-o-lanterns and jaunty-looking witches and ghosts. Also scattered around the village were impressive art installations inspired by Asian folklore. Let’s take a look at some of the event’s highlights: We look forward to next year’s celebration! Follow Alsons Properties on Facebook for more details on our other premier residential...