Tucked away in a glamorous corner of the internet lives a lady who’s creating the most glamorous, playful, bright, and unapologetically fabulous place of inspiration, amusement and magnificent. Of course, we’re referring to none other than the bon vivant of the world wide web, Mrs. Lilien. This lifestyle blogger has built a charming empire filled with ladylike pleasures and playful inspiration that help turn the mundane into the magnificent.
Needless to say, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Mrs. to design her Hawaii living room, fittingly referred to as the “Mrs. Hula Hut.” You see, the Mrs. left the sandy, sunny shores of Cornado for something far more tropical: Hawaii.
With her sandy haired toddlers and surfer dude husband in tow, Mrs. moved to that chain of enchanted islands and snagged a perfectly tropical pad. Shortly after arriving, she turned to Havenly for help decorating.
The Tropical Vision
Mrs. Lilien’s style is glamorous and retro, with bright colors and mod furniture a la 1960s Mad Men. For living room furniture, she stayed true to mid-century modern roots, with a grey couch and yellow chair with clean lines from Apt 2B and a white, round fiberglass table with a tulip base. If we had to pick, our favorite piece of furniture would have to the Jonathan Adler Gossip Bench, a two-drawer dresser with attaching seating that’s perfect for sitting by the phone and gossiping with your gal pals.
Expectedly, the Mrs. Hula Hut is filled with perfectly playful accents: Jonathan Adler cookie jars, gold sea anemones, cheerful yellow Fu dogs, and seashell platters perfect for hostessing, to name a few.
Last but not least, the walls of the Mrs. Hula Hut bear mentioning: the Gray Malin prints and Slim Aarons poolside print harken back to 1960s cocktail parties that inspire the have us wishing we were making martinis and chatting with the Mrs. in her picture-perfect Hawaiian retreat.
Go on, get your hula on.
Only in dreams, right? Not with Havenly. While we can’t transplant you to Hawaii (although we encourage you to visit), we can certainly help you design a space that will feel like your own personal retreat.