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The pineapple has long been a symbol of welcome, making it a mainstay in interiors styles and design trends ranging from coastal to cottage to colonial. Now, the spiny tropical treat is also enjoying a decor revival in more contemporary settings.
The fruit's intriguing texture offers modern graphic applications, from a series of white pineapples on Jamie Meares' Flickr to the oversized pineapple artwork seen on Kate the Great. Even a traditional gold pineapple lamp looks fresh when paired with a crisp white setting via Viciously Cyd.
Take advantage of the pineapple's age-old associations with hospitality! For entertaining, a real pineapple hollowed out as a centerpiece (from Sugar and Cloth) takes a DIY route, but wood pineapples on the table (spotted at Refresh Designs) have a similarly inviting effect.
Pineapples in the entryway catch guests immediately when they cross your threshold, so try a few on a stylish console (via Lamps Plus) or go all out with a pineapple wallpaper as seen on House to Home. No matter how you send it, a warm greeting will always feel fresh!
1. A traditional gold pineapple lamp offers a classic feel.
2. Take the pineapple's appeal outdoors with a bronze planter.
3. This eye-catching doormat brings to life the pineapple's status as a symbol of welcome.
4. Serve up pineapple style with a wood cheeseboard.
5. A pineapple wall sconce sets a sophisticated yet laid-back mood.
6. Enjoy sweet dreams in a bamboo bed frame with pineapple posts.
Image credits: Jamie Meares Flickr, Kate the Great, Viciously Cyd, Sugar and Cloth, Refresh Designs, Lamps Plus, House to Home
Anne Sage is a design and lifestyle editor based in San Francisco. Her daily interiors and fashion blog The City Sage was named a must-read by Martha Stewart Living, and she was featured in the New York Times for her co-founding of the online shelter publication Rue Magazine. She also works as a stylist and art director for brands such as Target and Anthropologie.
In her spare time, Anne is most likely to be found color coding the books on her vintage Paul McCobb shelving unit.
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