Watermelon Home Décor

Today’s watermelon home décor post is fresh with color, texture and sweet summer themed inspiration.



Watermelon is the fruit of green, red, pink, white, orange, yellow colors, distinctive pattern lines, and delicious possibilities.


Funny how the unofficial official fruit of summer inspires the theme of watermelon home décor accessories, stylish accents of the season, delectable recipes and color palette choices.

garage landscape lanterns

 Eric Condron Interiors

Summer months welcome watermelon home décor in all varieties.

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Country Living – Photography by Brian Woodcock


Watermelon Doormat

watermelon-themed-home-decor-rugWatermelon Doormat

Aqua Embossed Tin Post Box with Distressed Finish

Aqua Embossed Tin Post Box with Distressed Finish

Michael Healy Brass Dragonfly Door Knocker

Tin Post Box - 3R Studios

Tin Post Box – 3R Studios

Minka-Lavery-Copperton-2-Light-Wall-Mount Minka Lavery Copperton 2 Light Wall Mount

Hoffman 1 Light Outdoor Lantern - Red

Hoffman 1 Light Outdoor Lantern – Red


Heart to Heart Radiance (Caladium) Live Plant in Pink and Green Foliage



Take decorating liberty with the core colors and improvise with what’s available to produce the desired result.


Not the shape, but wow, love the colors!

Bleach Multi Color 18 in. x 30 in. Colourful Lips Doormat

Bleach Multi Color 18 in. x 30 in. Colourful Lips Doormat

Jimmi Watermelon Embellished Slide Sandal pink

Jimmi Watermelon Embellished Slide Sandal

Caroletta Pool Slides, Created for Macy's

Caroletta Pool Slides, Created for Macy’s


 Sam Allen Interiors

I knew I wanted to do a post featuring the colors of a ripe, delicious watermelon when I saw the image below.


Although not in watermelon pattern, these perfectly paired accent chair cushions immediately draw the eye in with the fresh, crisp and bright apple-green material and white rope trim.

Romo’s Tulipa Coral1

Credit the accent pillow in Romo’s “Tulipa Coral”  fabric for taking this tiptoeing through the tulips palette to color perfection heights.


DIY Watermelon Umbrella

As it goes in the home décor and retail world we decorate and accessorize in, there’s times when the decorista must engage in decorative interpretation and in the style of implementation.

Abstract Rectangular Beveled Wall Mirror

Abstract Rectangular Beveled Wall Mirror

Texture and color on point trends watermelon home décor.


Ceramic Table Lamp With Shade


Let’s be honest, watermelon home décor can be a tad too, let me see how to put this, tacky.

Well, it can.


Darla Polka Dots Loomed Accent Rug – Safavieh
Ocean’s Edge Braided Indoor/ Outdoor Area Rug
August Shag AUG200 Power Loomed Rug – Safavieh
nuLOOM Kara Solid Shag Area Rug


Chic in the style of watermelon home décor pieces in color rich combinations of green, red, pink, white, yellow, and orange accent and accessorize please the eye and emulate the primary characteristics of the unofficial official fruit of summer.


Watermelon-Lime Sorbet


summer picnic watermelon beverage

Photo by Julia Ivanina on Unsplash

Doesn’t this spring into summer scene look refreshing?

watermelon popsicles summer

Watermelon Popsicles – Cooking Classy

Ninety plus degrees signs of summertime has hit the Deep South.

watermelon pool float summer

Photo by Marie Dehayes on Unsplash

 BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Round Pool Float

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Round Pool Float

Fill up a watermelon inflatable pool with ice for a summery chic and fun beverage cooler.

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Inflatable Pool

BigMouth Inc. Watermelon Inflatable Pool

The watermelon shines in the summer food and drink spotlight as a crowd pleasing source of refreshment.


Melamine Chip & Condiment Platter

Melamine Chip & Condiment Platter

BBQ Watermelon Chip & Dip Tray, Created for Macy's

BBQ Watermelon Chip & Dip Tray, Created for Macy’s



Feta, Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Feta, Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette


Watermelon Wander Cutting Board

Zoe Wodarz Watermelon Wander Cutting Board

Love this watermelon themed decked out in vibrant watermelon colors serving bowl.


Watermelon Serving Bowl



Watermelon Plastic Highball Glass

Watermelon Plastic Highball Glass


James Farmer – Photography by Emily Followill

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Pitcher

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Pitcher

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Dinner Plate

Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Dinner Plate


The Sugartown watermelon  purchased this past weekend “produced” a sweet summer treat and a taste for sweet summer themed décor inspiration.


BHG – Photography Blaine Moats

Watermelon Sorbet


1 lime

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup frozen raspberries

12 ounces chopped watermelon (2 cups)


Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from lime. Juice lime (2 tablespoons); set aside.

In a medium saucepan stir the sugar and water over medium heat until just simmering, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Remove from heat. Add raspberries and lime juice.

Stir to thaw.

Place raspberry mixture and watermelon in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth.  Press mixture through a fine-mesh sieve; discard seeds.  Stir in lime peel.

Transfer mixture to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Cover; freeze until firm (4 to 24 hours). Transfer to a chilled bowl, breaking up if necessary.

Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth and lightened in color. Return to dish.

Cover and freeze for 2 to 4 hours or until firm.

-Better Homes & Gardens


Galbraith & Paul


Watermelon 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set

Watermelon 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set

This watermelon printed midi skirt does not exactly qualify as home décor per se, however, it does make a summer chic style statement for spring into summer entertaining.

watermelon printed midi skirt

Watermelon Printed Midi Skirt

Summer fresh and pretty in pink!

Beaded V-Flap Watermelon Clutch Bag

Beaded V-Flap Watermelon Clutch Bag


Serpui Fresh Watermelon Wicker Satchel

Watermelon Satchel

Watermelon Satchel

Void of pattern, however, full of watermelon color.


Speaking of summer, the Sylvie Flamingo Watermelon Framed Canvas By Kendra Dandy Gold illustrates two iconic symbols of the season.

Sylvie Flamingo Watermelon Framed Canvas By Kendra Dandy Gold - DesignOvation

Sylvie Flamingo Watermelon Framed Canvas By Kendra Dandy Gold


 Melanie Morris Design


Barneby Gates Watermelon Wallpaper

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 Terracotta Studio


Any way you slice it, watermelon home décor accessories, refreshing treats and summer entertaining wares make for a unique, fun and summer festive addition to the party.

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Valentine’s Day Loveliness

Valentine’s Day loveliness treats heart, eye, and spirit to beauty on scroll.


“Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.”

—D.H. Lawrence

Alex Papachristidis dining room


Valentine’s Day loveliness reaches far beyond one day of the year as demonstrated by the sublime antique gold gilt heart-shaped back dining chairs chosen as intended statement pieces in this timeless winter-white dining room designed by Alex Papachristidis.


Unique Homestays

Perfect pairings.

Joanne-Woodward-Paul-Newman-coupleWoodward/Newman in The Long Hot Summer

“True love stories never have endings.”

— Richard Bach


Disney Enchanted

Love is in the air, and the word of the day affectionately defined by the look and the dance of enamored admiration.


Buttery Planet


House & Garden – Photography by Simon Upton

Valentine’s Day tradition dictates the implementation of a red and pink color palette into delectable sweets and décor treats.


Abstract Dream Pink Gold II by Pamela J. Wingard Canvas Wall Art

Abstract Dream Pink Gold II by Pamela J. Wingard Canvas Wall Art


“Whatever makes an impression on the heart
seems lovely in the eye.”


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“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach
for more, that plants a fire in our hearts
and brings peace to our minds.”

— Nicholas Sparks


Valentine’s Day Garland


Darling, I Love You Hand Stamped Spoon

“Sometimes the smallest things
take up the most room in your heart.”

— Winnie the Pooh


Neutral Farmhouse Heart Rag Wreath


Country Living

“I want the moment to start when I can fill your heart
With more love and more joy than age or time could ever destroy.”

—William “Smokey” Robinson

valentine's-day-lovelinessMore is my word of the year.

More not driven in the vein of greedy motivation, but in the earnest desire to fill daily life with more love, more joy, more beauty, more Valen-TIME.


Happy Valentine’s Day!


Fetching Friday: Boo-tiful Scenery

This week’s Fetching Friday features boo-tiful scenery festively depicting hauntingly beautiful images in the spirit of Halloween.


Boo-tiful scenery, gorgeous spaces, presentations, accents, displays, delights, and accessories do not rely on tricks to conjure up decorative and stylish treats for the eye.


Fairy House Pumpkin

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Elle Decor


Martha Stewart – Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo


Bayou Cocktail \ Bourbon Street⠀


1 ½ ounces bourbon⠀

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

¼ cup apple cider⠀

2 teaspoons real maple syrup⠀

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger)⠀

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon⠀

5 ounces sparkling hard Honeycrisp apple cider⠀⠀

cinnamon sticks, rosemary and apple slices for garnish

cinnamon sugar for rim⠀

Rim an Old Fashioned glass with cinnamon sugar and fill with ice.  In a shaker, combine bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice, maple syrup, ginger and cinnamon.  Shake to combine.

Strain into glass and top with hard Honeycrisp apple cider.  Garnish with cinnamon sticks, rosemary and apple slices.⠀

Bayou Life Magazine
Styling by @taylor.a.bennett
Photo by @kellymooreclark

boo-tiful scenery

Alexander McQueen

House of Hackney Troop Wallpaper

House of Hackney Troop Wallpaper




Country Living – Photo by Matthew Benson

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Elle Decor

I hope you have a spooktacular Friday, and enjoy boo-tiful scenery on this Halloween weekend.

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Fetching Friday: Around the House

Today’s Fetching Friday invites you into my around the house world.


It’s amazing how fall shows out around the house.

On a late afternoon stroll with Ollie the Wonder Dog the colors in our yard and around the neighborhood caught my eye, so I grabbed the camera and snapped several pics to share with you all.


Purple in shades of deep and bright.


Autumn gold best describes this deep yellow with variegated tones of green beneath.


We just cut this front flower bed crop down for our annual end-of-summer lawn and garden purge, and as if on cold front cue it’s back in blooming wonder.

around the house

New to my ironstone-porcelain-so pretty collection of platters, plates, and pitchers is this October for November surprise.


Exciting times and anticipated cold fronts hit the Boot (Louisiana) late this evening and stays for a nice crisp weekend long visit.

A new Dutch oven is ready to sauté and simmer a pound of Cajun trinity for the first gumbo of the fall season and seasons.

Just now (7:24 p.m. cst) Dave the Builder rushed in the back door telling me, “come quick, the geese are flying over.”

My daddy firmly believed low flying geese meant cold weather was on the way, and he loved to hear them this time of year.

As I stood on the sidewalk this evening listening to their fall flyover, I winked up at Jack.

Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven.

To commemorate fall, the cold front, and the annual parish fair being in town baked caramel apples will be the featured dessert this evening.

apple-filled-with caramel

I so hope you have a most fetching Friday enjoying the beauty of the season.

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A Most Fetching Friday: A Tranquil Bedroom

Today’s A Most Fetching Friday shines a nightlight on the importance of a tranquil bedroom where mind, body and eye benefit from quality downtime and restful style.  I’ve discovered the antidote to the energy draining, oppressive and tedious days of summer- retreating to a tranquil bedroom  where I check stress, devices, and the general noise of the day that grinds the gears at the door.













Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

What design elements constitute a tranquil bedroom for one may not for another.

In design and in the pursuit of tranquility, personal preference makes the world go round.

Count me among those that unwind by watching television before bed.  Dave the Builder yammers wonders aloud how I can include watching television in my downtime is the right time viewing routine.

To quote a line from Sex and the City (a late night viewing favorite), “I love it, it’s my thing.  Let it go.”


When designing and decorating the master bedroom with tranquility in mind, a serene and calming color palette is conducive to a relaxing atmosphere.

tranquil bedroom

Windham Cream  ||   Blue Bonnet  ||  Palladian Blue  ||   Healing Aloe


Gauthier~Stacy Inc.

Dave and I often play the what would you buy if you won the lottery game.

When I do win the lottery (the power of positive thinking) fresh flowers will grace the accent, dining, vanity, and bedside tabletops throughout Casa de Places In The Home.

In the meantime, the markdown sections of grocery store floral departments beautifully and affordably allow me to indulge my penchant for keeping an arrangement of fresh flowers on the bedside table.


Small touches such as fresh flowers instill a curated quality to your bedroom oasis and give a weary eye a colorful place to land.

Suzanne Rheinstein & Associates

Suzanne Rheinstein & Associates

Be still my Southern traditional heart!

guest bedroom new orleans

Decorator Brannan Geary

The tranquil bedroom decorated by Brannan Geary is a Southern charmer.

The classic Colefax and Fowler fabric Bowood, stunning window treatments, and fresh flowers beautifully demonstrate how the use of classic patterns, soft color palettes, and antique furnishings frame a tranquil bedroom.


Gal Meets Glam


 Bowood by Colefax and Fowler

New+Salem+3+Drawer+Accent+ChestNew Salem 3 Drawer Accent Chest

Porphyrion Console 2 Door Accent CabinetPorphyrion Console 2 Door Accent Cabinet


Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Colefax Fowler Bowood

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I do love a tranquil bedroom that is calm, cool and collected.


This lamp is one of a pair that belonged to my grandmother.

The pair of vintage porcelain lamps in the Brannan Geary decorated bedroom inspired me to head to the Hopefully Classic storage closet to retrieve these vintage porcelain lamps with the express purpose of reintroducing into a calm, cool, and collected bedroom.



Architectural Digest


Southern Living


Southern Living

I hope you have a most fetching Friday and a lovely weekend- one that  presents an opportunity at the end of the day for you to retreat to and rest and relax in a tranquil bedroom.

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Valentine’s Day Color Spotlight: Seeing Red

In the best and most gorgeous of ways, many of us will be seeing red on Valentine’s Day.

Red is a commanding color; a color as alluring as it is dramatic.

seeing redKatie Scott Design


Up, Up and Away

Kaynor residence, entry way looking toward the front door

Southern Living

Often regarded as the traditional color of Valentine’s Day, red plays color matchmaker to the visual aesthetic integral to interior design, interior decorating, home decor and home furnishings.




Architectural DigestSaint James Paris 


Eiffel Tower Restaurant ~ House Beautiful

I ♥ this image of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas. 

Seeing red is befitting this beautiful and romantic setting.   


Bal masqué by Charles Hermans ~{{PD-US}}





Today’s Valentine’s Day color spotlight is brought to you by the color red.

Here’s to seeing red through the eyes of love and style.

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Saintsational Black and Gold Home Decor

The New Orleans  Saints are back on the field in black and gold glory, and I diligently work on updating Saintsational Black and Gold Home Decor to coincide with a New Orleans Saints winning season.

zebra-chairLouis XVI Giltwood Settee with Zebra Upholstery

Rockstar Gold Coffee Table

Rockstar Gold Coffee Table

The Arts Capsule Framed Print - Herring 4

The Arts Capsule Framed Print – Herring 4

The Arts Capsule Framed Print - 19 Ink K + GoldThe Arts Capsule Framed Print – 19 Ink K + Gold

Any way you cut it, black and gold home decor accessories make a stylish statement on all points.

BarberPub Vintage Barber Chair Frame Hydraulic Recline Salon 2947

BarberPub Vintage Barber Chair Frame Hydraulic Recline Salon 2947

Elegant meets modern meets focal point meets wow factor.

Happy Habitat Recycled Cotton ThrowHappy Habitat Recycled Cotton Throw

Tiara Cross Legs End Table

Cross Legs End Table

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Designart ‘Gold Black and White Triangle’ Mid-Century Accent Chair


Uttermost Samiria Triangular Accent Tables (Set of 2)

Black and gold home decor accents and accessories are always stylishly in season.

StyleCraft Art Deco Metallic Gold Ceramic and Dark Base Table Lamp

StyleCraft Art Deco Metallic Gold Ceramic and Dark Base Table Lamp


Alvaro High Gloss Writing Desk with Acrylic Legs and Metal Base

transitional-living-roomKelly Hopter Interiors

Black and Gold Urn Style Small Table Lamp Drum Shade by Lucas McKearn

Black and Gold Urn Style Small Table Lamp Drum Shade by Lucas McKearn


Alexandria Accent Chest


The Curated Nomad Lucky Black and Gold Seagrass Basket

The look of classic sophistication is instantly achieved when black and gold accents become a distinct decor choice as part of  the color palette.



black-and-gold-fabricsHouse Fabric


Inside Fabric

King of the Herd Safari Zebra Metal Wall Sculpture

King of the Herd Safari Zebra Metal Wall Sculpture

Round Wood Serving Bar Cart Tea Trolley 2 Tier Shelves, Rolling Wheels

Round Wood Serving Bar Cart Tea Trolley 2 Tier Shelves, Rolling Wheels

The Beatles-On Gold Print The Beatles-On Gold Print


Oliver Gal ‘Solid Gold Stone’ Typography and Quotes Wall Art Canvas Print 


RBT Decanter

Styling and decorating with black home decor pieces sets the tone for statement making appeal.


The extra added bonus of accentuating the space with gold accessories puts the accent mark on the power of gold glam.


Black & Poole

Laguiole ® Gold Steak Knives, Set of 4

Laguiole ® Gold Steak Knives, Set of 4

black-gold-kitchen-accessoriesLuxe. Interior Design

black gold bar stools


Fletcher 2 Light Globe Pendant by Hinkley Lighting 

Out with the old and in with a new lampshade to instantly offers a style upgrade.

decorative lampshades

Saintsational black and gold home decor inspiration is everywhere in the Who Dat Nation.

Decorating With Fall Colors

Today’s Decorating with Fall Colors post is an updated oldie but goodie.  I was shocked when I noticed the original post date of September 30, 2011.

Where has the time gone?

Time flies and styles change, and like the spaces and places in the home, blog posts greatly benefit from an occasional update.

“Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen.”

This fall colors on parade gallery features inspired examples of interiors and exteriors adorned in traditional, historic, curated and new-traditional colors characteristic of autumn – fall.




Colors of the autumn-fall season gift the eye a visual glory that naturally inspires our decorating with fall colors choices.

decorating with fall colors

Matthew Patrick Smyth Interior Design as featured in Traditional Home

Is it possible for an accent color to become the focal point of a space?

Matthew Patrick Smyth proves it is with his color choices.

A neutral color foundation is amplified by the chocolate brown silk table skirt with Greek Key trim.

Stone gray metals, ebony painted bricks, and engravings of Paris, circa 1730 warm the look and serve to anchor the statement.

His color choices are timeless, and will nicely transition from season to season.


Bruce Bierman Design

Rich in color and texture, the deep brown color of the hardwood flooring plays well to the color block, dramatic accent wall, and decorative accessories in shades of cinnabar, crimson and pumpkin.

decorating-for-fall-with-blueBetter Homes & Gardens

Accents and accessories in seasonal colors beautifully render a color rich montage.


Color, texture and pattern add a sense of season to interiors and home decor accessories.

Velvet home decor furnishings rich in seasonal color brings a welcoming warmth and inviting scheme perfect for crisp days and cool nights.

Salem-in-fallSalem in Fall

Fall seasons the historic exteriors and centuries-old homes of Salem, Massachusetts with the perfect blend of rich in tone and tradition colors customary to the classic fall palette.


Hawkins New York

Paul Denoly and Nick Blaine otherwise known as the founders of Hawkins New York  exhibit the talent of the keen eye in mastering the curated look  in their 18th-century farm house.

These stylish gents brilliantly rock the pink, beige, brown and metallic palette.  

I discovered this example of a new-traditional color scheme in the feature Setting the Tone: At Home With the Founders of Hawkins New York on Domino, and the design and decor showcased in their farm house revival results in a chic aesthetic, comfortable welcome to our home feel, and new-traditional fall color scheme.

fall-color-bedroomBetter Homes & Gardens

Orange accents make a vibrant color splash.

velvet-fabric-accents-living-roomTraditional Home

Juxtaposition of styles, periods, grains, textures, patterns and crisp color details stand out as accents of distinction.

Darryl-Carter-kitchenDarryl Carter, Inc

The owner of this country home is also designer Darryl Carter of Darryl Carter, Inc.

Crisp white walls and barn wall floors reflect soft light from the fire and evening sunsets, and best define the feel of fall for the owner/designer.

I love the patina of the antique work table and the stare of the stately gentleman in the portrait above the fireplace.

Man’s best friend looks cozy and comfortable.

Tailor the spaces and places of your home to reflect your sense and style of season while gorgeously decorating with fall colors.