Home Decor

YAY! It's Patio Season. by Shanna Shryne


Here in California we enjoy patio season all year round & it's finally patio season for those of you in cooler climates now too! I recently went to Mama Shelter Los Angeles and instantly became obsessed with their colorful patio & vibrant plant life (as well as their rose sangria.)

Not only were the cocktails on point but also the rooftop design. An important element when designing patios is to create areas to gather around with family and friends. Other important design elements to incorporate on your patios are umbrellas and large plants, palms are some of my favorites. These items are both aesthetically pleasing & functional as they provide shade from the summer heat. If you have the space, adding an outdoor game or a swinging chair can be fun accents. 

So, without further ado I present my favorite patio ideas with a hope that they inspire you to make your outdoor space the best spot in your home this summer.

P.S. Please enjoy the recipe to my favorite Mama's Shelter cocktail below. Cheers!

ALOHA: How to Decorate with Pineapples by Shanna Shryne


- fierce on the outside and sweet on the inside - 

These tropical, spiky trendsetters are having their moment. A sign of welcoming, this symbol of hospitality in home décor dates back to colonial times…

and pause…time for a brief history lesson ladies and gentlemen…

The pineapple then became a symbol of luxury and was considered the height of extravagant hospitality...like Great Gatsby Style. Because of the rarity of this fruit, the pineapple was used in entertaining for table décor and then cut up and eaten for dessert.


So take a look at my tropical inspiration and some of my favorite ways to use pineapple in your home.


Get your forks ready....Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pinkies up....Pineapple Margaritas

Time to chill....like this pineapple below...with these Watermelon Pineapple Ice Pops

AND remember to be a pineapple. 

Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. 


Pantone Color(s) of the Year by Shanna Shryne


Move over Marsala....for the first time in the history of color, Pantone has selected two colors.


A softer take on color, these two inspire peace, balance, and tranquility.  According to the brand, they also transcend cultural and gender blurs.

I love the combination of these two colors. The warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue demonstrate an inherent balance. These shades evoke a type of sunset that makes you stop in your tracks.

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. It is a great color to mix with neutrals and a black and white color palette.

Serenity is weightless and airy, like a blue sky, bringing feelings of relaxation even in turbulent times. It is still a color that is growing on me and I have found the conceptual images below as ways to bring these two color palettes into your home and decor. 

I spy our Marble Oval Table in the shot above! 

atomic number 29 by Shanna Shryne

If silver isn’t your thing and you’re ready to go beyond gold, test your mettle with this metal.

Copper has been historically used for the conduction of heat and electricity, which limited its in-house presence to pipes, pots, and pans. But lately, designers are using this metal to add some shine to furniture, lighting fixtures, and accessories.


The atomic number 29 creates an atmosphere of warmth and chic. Copper colors include many various bright shades and pastel tones. From rich orange, yellowish pinks to soft honey and dark reddish brown colors, these tones create sleek and modern updates to all styles of interiors. 

Copper creates gorgeous contrasts with cold silver and bright golden colors, rustic wood and textured surfaces, painted walls and leather. All shades of copper bring warmth and comfort. Here’s our collection of beautiful interiors and accessories which demonstrate how to add copper accents to a room and give your home a modern edge. 


Decanter & Cocktail Glasses Available Shanna Shryne Design 

Copper Serving Tray Available at Shanna Shryne Design


Tea Light Candle Holder Available at Shanna Shryne Design

SHAPE UP Your Home by RAC


....pentagons, hexagons, octagons, triangles and more....

We love the idea of incorporating geometric elements into your home. Whether your choose basic shapes like triangles or complex polyhedrons, using these classic shapes in design add a sleek and symmetrical simplicity to any room. 

                Incorporating geometric shapes into interiors can be difficult and can easily overwhelm a space. However, here are a few of my ideas on how to easily include geometric decor and patterns into your home. 


If you want a certain wall or space to pop, a geometric wall is the way to go. Geometric wallpaper and patterns add rhythm and interest to a living space. Whether it's a wall paper, painted wall pattern, or tile, adding a simple geo shape is intriguing and captivating. 


Geometric furniture make an ideal statement for a variety of design styles. While some people prefer to choose pieces of furniture based on comfort and practicality, others may opt for something more visually compelling. Either way, a bright, color geometric furniture piece will be the statement piece of any room. When adding this, keep your walls, flooring, and other decorative elements simple and sleek so the furniture can take center stage. 


Installing new lights are a great way to bring geometry into a room without going shape-crazy. Establishing a geometric motif with a pendant from a high ceiling sets the tone for the entire space. Similar to an angular table lamp which adds a delicate setting to any space. 


Repeating patterns of circles and squares have been used in flooring design for hundreds of years. Whether its an area rug or tile, geometric flooring adds an ornamental statement and a great impression to your space. Here are some ideas of using timeless shapes in our modern world.


Sometimes a little goes a long way with bold geometric patterns. If you are looking for a easy, low-key approach to adding geometric decor, start small. Throw pillows, planters, or hardware updates will step your space up a notch.

The beauty of geometric decor is its versatility and ease of incorporating shapely pieces into your space. Not sure on where to start? Start with a small tray and work your way up! When it comes to shapes, it only takes one to steal the show and become your favorite piece.