Here in Southern California we just had one of the biggest rain storms we’ve had in years! It lasted a few weeks, and now that the sun is back, the air is fresh, and everything is green and alive, I really want to spend more time outside. If you’re also looking forward to ditching the rain boots, getting outside and feeling the grass between your toes, I’ve got just the thing (well…things, plural) for you: the latest Opal house designed with Jungalow outdoor collection at Target! We have outdoor seating, cushions, planters and pom poms in this collection. So dust off those sunglasses, grab a wide-brimmed hat, and let’s get into all this jungliness!
I love this bright and bold sunny moment with ours rattan pod sun poof and matching outdoors sun pad. The yellow stripes on the cushions on the cushions remind me of striped awnings I used to see when I lived in Italy – there is something so timeless and fun about a classic stripe. And the chunky pom pom hat on top of the pod has to be one of my favorite design details in this collection. It gives limoncello vibes!
For this collection, I wanted to bring earthy colors and organic shapes to the fore – especially in the form of planters. Planters and plants are SUCH a great way to add visual interest to any outdoor area. They can also be used to define a space, bring an otherwise sterile space (like a concrete balcony) to life, and they can be used to help plants that might need a little more TLC become mobile instead of stationary in the soil if their light and watering needs are different from their plant neighbors that are in the soil. And for those of us who may not have any outdoor space around our homes, planters are the best way to bring the outdoors in! Indoor plants add so much life, color and dimension to any room. These terracotta planters comes in a few shapes and sizes and is the perfect vessel for large indoor or outdoor plants. I also love the wavy pattern on it light blue planter – reminds me of ripples in a body of water. Pepper botanicals and lanterns in different sizes and at different heights (like above this wavy side table) not only guides your eye across the room, but also creates a layered look that you can curate either indoors or outdoors.
This is quite a vibe!!! I have a not-so-secret love for pattern, but did you know that I also love a matching matching pattern moment? Having the same pattern repeat on multiple surfaces as we did here on parasol, pillows and ceramic side table, is a great way to create cohesion and adds an unexpected throwback to the 60s and 70s when people often had the same print or pattern on their curtains, sofas and tablecloths. A sort of modern twist on a vintage trend.
If you want to be a little more subtle about a matching matching patterned moment, or you don’t have a large outdoor space and want to try this trend indoors, you can pair aqua printed pillows with blue plant stand and aqua plants (love the price btw… only $20!).
It’s always hard for me to pick a favorite object from one Opal house designed with Jungalow drop, but I believe this umbrella may be ONE of my favorites from this collection! The pattern (which I made by taking elements from one of my paintings and digitally piecing them together), the fringe and the fact that it tilts so you can angle it to block the sun as it moves through the sky make me just happy!
Thank you so much for joining us on this sunny adventure! Can’t wait to get a mojito (or two!) out here. If you’re ready for some junglicious outdoor vibes, check it out Opalhouse Designed With Jungalow collection here.
Photos by Jenna Peffley