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Get the Look: Grand Slam Glam

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.

Join The Conversation
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 years
I like to play tennis but I would never EVER use it as a launching point for decorating
ash_aholic ash_aholic 10 years
very cute furniture
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I couldn't pull this look off because it's too uptight for my tastes. It's very cute though especially if you live in a preppy community.
TrinityOne TrinityOne 10 years
Pastels... not my thing. BUT, it all looks very lovely together and I could definately see it working.
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
Go to to see my Grand Slam Glam necklace. I could wear it while lounging amid these furnishing.
dotsca dotsca 10 years
Oh my god it's ADORABLE! I want to do this for my new room in my apartment this year!!
karisaamy karisaamy 10 years
Love it - I want to go to that room and hang out in my cute pink tennis skirt and white top.
lindaloo lindaloo 10 years
I love the furniture and the fabric.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 10 years
I can't say it does much for me
tee0206 tee0206 10 years
Very Lilly Pulitzer. At least the colors are. The pink and argyle is a little too much for me. I limit my argyle to my clothing. I absolutely LOVE that bench, though. I'm also a big fan of whites, blues, and greens, so this is great stuff. This appeals to my former preppy, sorority girl image, ha.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
great colours! i especially like the mint green
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