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We cannot get enough of the California Casual style with relaxed designs, a mix of classic and rustic elements, layers of textures, touches of vintage and lots of eclectic accents. A thoughtfully curated room can reflect the idea of the perfect California casual home that can transport you to the warmth and relaxation of coastal living. This look is all about playing with contrast. And nothing makes modern pieces stand out more than being surrounded by Old World-inspired designs, creating a well traveled twist to this casual aesthetic. Create interest and layers to your décor with vintage mirrors and layered traditional rugs that highlight neutral modern furnishings. One of my favourite pastimes in California is attending antique shows and flea markets; my current picks are the Rose Bowl Flea Market and the Santa Monica Airport Antique Market . These are fun markets to attend, and you will surely find unique objects to complete your look, like vintage brass accents which are perfect for adding a glint of polish and warmth to neutral spaces. For those not afraid to add in colour to their décor we love the textiles and vintage Berber poufs we offer at Frivolous, ethically sourced from Morocco. To complete the look, introduce natural woven elements and organic details to help play up the California casual feel, so do not be afraid to go big with our Frivolous Luxe Natural Pampas Grass and a woven accent chair. These pieces not only help frame the space but also offer balance, height, and an organic element. With all these ideas and inspo you must feel like California is not so far away. I know I cannot wait to get back there soon to source more unique finds for Frivolous.
Noelle Halcrow xox