Tropical decorating inspiration from 12 vintage Florida postcards



All things tropical are hot in decorating right now just like they were in midcentury America. For some vintage inspiration, how about these old Florida postcards. The colors are what we call high-chroma, meaning, wow, the colors! Color is good! Above: Pink + Red + Aqua + Mossy Green colors combined in Flamingos and nests. All postcards from from theState Archives of Florida.

Orange + Green + White in Florida orange blossom time;State Archives of Florida.

Tropical rainbow in Parrot Jungle; State Archives of Florida.

Grass green + sky blue + white in Tower View Tourist Court; State Archives of Florida.

Primary colors. Air view of Sarasota Lido; State Archives of Florida.

Deco + old signs. Ocklawaha Ave. in Ocala; State Archives of Florida.

Periwinkle, almost, here. Florida Cypress Gardens Americas Tropical Wonderland;State Archives of Florida

Beautiful azaleas Florida Cypress Gardens; State Archives of Florida

The Chinese Red is important in this one. Oriental Gardens Jacksonville; State Archives of Florida.

Blue and more blue. Guests using the swimming pool at the Saxony Motel, Miami Beach; State Archives of Florida.

Hazy. Dolphins being fed at the Theater of the Sea; State Archives of Florida.

Oh my, so calming. Swimming pool at the Thomas A. Edison winter home in Fort Myers; State Archives of Florida.

This summer, Im feeling a hazy 1940s coral paired with chartreuse how about you?


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