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Striped eclectic preppy bedroom designed by Sam Allen

Preppy Home Decor: What’s Your Style?

With Wimbledon in full swing, tennis fans and celebrities across the globe are donning their preppiest attire and heading to London to watch the tournament. To join in on the festivities, we’re taking a look at the different types of preppy home decor. Read on!

Palm Beach Preppy

Pink and green preppy tropical bedroom via Anne Hepfer

In various beach locales across the country – Palm Beach, Southampton, Newport – sun worshipers fill their homes with saturated, bold shades of hot pink and emerald green. Brands like Lilly Pulitzer reign supreme alongside palm prints, pom poms and contrasting trim. In this space, designer Anne Hepfer fully embraced the tropical theme, featuring fanned-out leaves in the drapery, upholstered headboard and bed skirt.

Get a similar look:

Kravet 25845 Heat Wave Palm Fabric 2100 Lee Jofa 2011109 Stripe it Up Punch Green Fabric 72040 Peking Handicraft Riviera Turquoise Rectangles Embroidery Pillow Down Fill 176805
Jaipur Summer Breeze Pink Red Pillow Schumacher Zebra Palm Jungle Wallpaper Dash and Albert Fair Isle Pink Fuchsia Cotton Woven Rug

Traditional Preppy

Traditional preppy breakfast nook by Windsor Smith for Rue

On the more restrained end of the spectrum, fans of traditional preppy decor often employ neutral stripes, dark plaids and limited color palettes. When it comes to preppy brands, Ralph Lauren is king. In this dining area, designer Windsor Smith brightened up the space with white Chinese Chippendale chairs and an unexpected pop of yellow.

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Ralph Lauren lcf65546f Summer Cottage Plaid Indigo fabric 121796 Phillip Jeffries Manila Hemp Linen Wallpaper Duralee 21009 Buttercup Fabric
Ralph Lauren lfy65303f Footpath Stripe Flax fabric 122360 Jaipur Luxe Black Pillow Fabricut 3835901 Farscape Cornflower Fabric

Eclectic Preppy

Striped eclectic preppy bedroom designed by Sam Allen

For the preppy decorator who wants to punch things up, take a cue from designer Sam Allen, who shared the room above in honor of Wimbledon.

Sam’s tip: “I love the combination of navy and white because it is so versatile. It goes with just about everything! In addition, stripes add depth and interest to a room. A great and simple way to achieve this is to use the pattern on a headboard and match it to the wall, adding a ton of character to the space.”

To ensure a perfect match, select a striped fabric and ask DecoratorsBest to have it backed for you.

Get a similar look:

Scalamandre Barbados Navy and White Fabric Peking Handicraft Double Happiness Tangerine Embroidery Pillow Down Fill Scalamandre Le Tigre Ivory Gold Black Fabric
Karastan Carmel Palmero Chestnut Rug Schumacher Stripe Dot Fire Fabric Ralph Lauren Island Stripe Wallpaper

Garden Preppy

Garden preppy dining room via HGTV Magazine

The garden preppy look shares elements with the Palm Beach preppy style, but it’s a softer version, incorporating floral and chintz patterns, less saturated shades, and generally, a more subdued aesthetic. It’s often seen as a feminine decor style, but as we all know, real men wear pink – and they decorate with it, too!

Get a similar look:

Schumacher Manor Rose Breeze Fabric Lulu DK Lucia Raspberry Fabric Duralee 15370 Pool Fabric
Pindler and Pindler Ferrell Petal Fabric Clarke & Clarke Clarisse WP Duck Egg Wallpaper Peking Handicraft Antonia Embroidery Pillow Pom Pom Pink

So, which type of preppy decor do you like best?

Photo Sources: Anne Hepfer, Windsor Smith, David A. Land, HGTV Magazine

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How to decorate with geometrics living room interior ideas

How to Incorporate Geometrics into Every Room of Your Home

Geometric prints are forecasted to be one of the top trends of 2014. Check out our break down of how to use the angular patterns in each room of your home:

Foyer & Stairway

You can do things in a small space that you can’t do in a big one so an entryway, foyer or stairway is a great place to try a bold geometric wallpaper in either a strong print or color. Black & white geometrics are more versatile as you can create two different styles depending on whether you pair the look with dark or light furniture. If you’re using a pattern with a huge scale, keep wall hangings and furniture to a minimum, allowing the wall to be the focal point.


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Cole & Son Wallpaper - Honeycomb - Black & White 93_15050_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Honeycomb – Black & White
Cole & Son Wallpaper - Pempeian - Black 66_3019_CS
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Pempeian – Black

Geometric Wallpaper in Stairway Interior Decor Ideas

Cole & Son Wallpaper - 93/6020
Cole & Son Wallpaper – 93/6020
Stroheim Wallpaper - Twig - Turquoise 4763005
Stroheim Wallpaper – Twig – Turquoise


Living Room

If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up in your living room, go for a geometric rug. It will bring your home up to the latest trend without breaking the bank. A dark rug will ground the look, so choose something in a deep hue that complements the colors you’re already using in the room (Hint: navy, black & brown are great neutral go-to’s that work with almost anything). We like a big pattern with a bit of white in it.

How to decorate with geometrics living room interior ideas

Jaipur Rug - Rafi - Blue/Ivory MR44
Jaipur Rug – Rafi – Blue/Ivory MR44
Jaipur Rug - Abdel - Black/Ivory MR71
Jaipur Rug – Abdel – Black/Ivory
Jaipur Rug - Miami - Brown/Ivory CT20
Jaipur Rug – Miami – Brown/Ivory


There are a couple of ways that you could incorporate geometrics into your bedroom. Throw pillows quickly liven up the bed while a headboard upholstered in an intricate geometric trellis makes a strong statement. We recommend using shades of blue—anywhere from navy to pastel—for its calming properties.

Geometric Blue Bedroom Interior Decor Ideas

Groundworks Fabric - Cliffoney - Blue/White GWF-2727_515_0
Groundworks Fabric – Cliffoney – Blue/White
Ryan Studio Pillow - Keswick Ribbon -Porcelain
Ryan Studio Pillow – Keswick Ribbon -Porcelain
Jaipur Pillow - Thunder - Navy & Milk COA15
Jaipur Pillow – Thunder – Navy & Milk


Because bathrooms tend to lean toward the simple side in terms of decor, a little can go a long way in this space. Use a subtle grey & white geometric print for a window shade or valance to bring in a little style. Stick with simple white in the rest of the area for a fresh, clean look.

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Kravet Fabric - Archipelago - Haze
Kravet Fabric – Archipelago – Haze
Fabricut Fabric - Gentry Geometric - Grey 0232401
Fabricut Fabric – Gentry Geometric – Grey
Stout Fabric - Ageless - Smoke
Stout Fabric – Ageless – Smoke



Add a little pep to your kitchen by covering the seats of bar stools (or cushions of eat-in chairs) with an angular pattern in bright red, a color that stimulates the appetite. Consider slip covering or using an outdoor fabric so that spills, which happen more often in the kitchen, are easier to clean.


Geometric Kitchen Decor
Geometric Kitchen Decor


Duralee Fabric - 71032 - Hot Pepper 71032-567
Duralee Fabric – 71032 – Hot Pepper
Stout Fabric - Pitcairn - Grenadine PITC-2
Stout Fabric – Pitcairn – Grenadine
Pindler & Pindler Fabric - Lanai - Scarlet Pdl 2404-Scarlet
Pindler & Pindler Fabric – Lanai – Scarlet


Dining Room

Softer, more organic ethnic shapes are also a hot trend for 2014. Combine this with the geometric look by covering your dining chairs in an abstract pattern that references geo shapes for a different, eclectic take on the traditionally symmetrical pattern.

Dining Room Interior Decor Geometric

Schumacher Fabric - Knit - Black
Schumacher Fabric – Knit – Black
Fabricut Fabric - Marfark - Coffee 3811302
Fabricut Fabric – Marfark – Coffee
Fabricut Fabric - Brite - Coral 3280702
Fabricut Fabric – Brite – Coral

Related Articles:

The Design Trends You Should Know About in 2014

Outdoor Living with Geometric Fabrics

The Complete Geometric Look Book


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#FabricFriday: Masculine Checks & Plaids

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Happy #FabricFriday! A little plaid takes a room from girly to just right for him and her. How do you incorporate masculine touches into your home?

Get the look > Stroheim – 6019914 – 1040B Brannon – S0920 Dark Neutrals

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#FabricFriday: Stroheim for Fashion Week

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Happy #FabricFriday! To celebrate fashion week, we’re featuring some of our favorite Stroheim and GP&J Baker patterns as beautiful dresses!

Get the look:

Wonderland – Floral – $155.25 per yard

Cambridge – Soapatone – $116.99 per yard

Wilton – Indigo – $199.99 per yard

Langford Stripe – Sweet Tea – $129.75 per yard

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#WallpaperWednesday: Stroheim’s Faux Bois

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Happy #WallpaperWednesday! Fall is on its way, and we love nothing more than a good faux bois for the season! We like Stroheim’s version in Olive.

Stroheim – Faux Bois – Olive – 6334405 – $57.75 per Roll

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