1960s Bermuda Is the Ultimate Inspo for Summer 2019
Cue the nostalgia.
Updated Oct 14, 2019 4:18 PM
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For the better part of the ’60s and ’70s, Bermuda was the quintessential getaway. Doubling as the unofficial/official stomping grounds for the original jet-setters, the sunny locale was revered for its pink sand beaches and the glitz and glam brought on by vacationers who sailed to the North Atlantic island each year.
The combination of muted pastel facades, awning stripes, and tropical-esque motifs (think pineapples, palms, and wild orchids) quickly became the telltale markers of Bermuda’s now iconic style. Nearly five decades later, the celebrated aesthetic has made its way back into fashion and the latest home collections that haved launched this spring.
With summer already on our minds—and the ever-growing need to splash brighter colors and cheeky patterns around our homes—we handpicked the pieces that channel the island in all its glory.
For the string of outdoor dinner parties you will be throwing this summer, invest in a set of whimsically patterned linens that are versatile enough for both formal and casual get-togethers.
Swap these water glasses into your current rotation to give the everyday an elevated twist.
Use this hand-painted linen cushion to refresh your all-white bedding. It’s an easy fix that doesn’t require an overhaul of your entire bedroom.
Antique patina flatware paired with off-white ceramic dishes creates a retro-meets-modern table setting.
Does your outdoor table need much else than vintage Polinesia-print placemats? For the true maximalist at heart, add graphic plates in a summer-approved palette.
Install a cluster of seashell-inspired wall hooks in the entry as a nod to the retro beach culture.
Your outdoor space is complete with this wide-striped sofa in an eye-catching hue. Style it with a jute rug and rattan coffee table.
Serve drinks on this woven willow tray at your next cocktail party or use as a catchall on your outdoor coffee table.
What better way to emulate the old-school island aesthetic than with a print depicting its idyllic landscape? File under a low-lift way to revamp a tired gallery wall.