The Day Bed
It’s all about indoor/outdoor living, so look for a statement piece like a handcrafted, oversized daybed. Choose dark timbers, and definitely select teak if you’re planning to use it outside. CB2 does a beautiful rendition of the boho daybed. cb2.com
I see lighting as the jewelry of the space, just like an elegant pair of earrings. To bring a hint of understated glamour—and to play on the contemporary twist—I would pick a simple but elegant design like Restoration Hardware’s Davenport Sconce in brass. rh.com
Shutters and Blinds
When looking to adapt the colonial look, one move that makes an immediate impact is introducing outdoor blinds and plantation shutters. To contemporize these elements, I usually introduce a color like blue-gray. Shutterstore caters to almost everything. shutterstore.com
While I keep most upholstery fabrics in a linen texture and natural shade, I make sure to add some fun with one cushion in a print and one in a solid accent color. A combo like Atoll by Manuel Canovas and Wild Daisy by Jim Thompson make the space feel rich and lush.
Styling and Accessories
The key is to keep accessories minimal but warm. Something like a handcrafted wooden fruit bowl staged on the daybed is ideal. A scattering of contemporary hurricane lamps like Palecek’s Dorian Metal Hurricane creates a daydreaming ambiance you’ll find hard to leave. palecek.com