I've been tuning into a lot of U.S. Open matches this week, and watching tennis always makes me want put on a cute old-school tennis dress and play a few sets. It also got me thinking that the preppy '80s vibe that tennis often conjures would make a great decorating theme!
Well-suited to a girl's room or a guest room, this look I'm calling Grand Slam Glam mixes pretty pastels and preppy details, with just a few tennis-inspired accents tossed in. Here's how to get the look.
The Palette: Think girly country-club chic, with lime green, light blue, and delicate pink. Present your palette in perfectly preppy patterns, including argyle and gingham. Then, just for fun, throw in a few snatches of tennis-ball yellow.
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The Furniture: I went with white and off-white furniture evocative of courtside style. This Cannes Cottage Headboard ($1,130) reminds me of a tennis net, while the Room Service Home Palm Floral Bench ($1,249) lends a spectator vibe.
The lighting: Keep it simple and let in lots of sunshine. You shouldn't need much more than a table lamp — perhaps one that echoes the shape of a trophy.
The accents: Get your game on with a vintage tennis poster and some preppy monogrammed pillows. For fun, I also threw in a few Victoria Hagan for Target Trellis Linen Coasters ($12.99) that remind me of tennis balls.