Preppy decorating often focuses on primary colors. We adore a deep-sea navy, a harbor-buoy red, and a sunshine yellow, but we also like to shake things up with bright green. If you find this happy-go-lucky hue a bit too stimulating on walls and furniture, try it as a base layer instead.
This indoor/outdoor rug, in stripes of varied widths and shades of grass tempered with aqua, navy, gray, and white, is a cheerful complement to a range of wood tones, from deep walnut to medium oak and pale maple. In a modern setting like this one, we love the way it looks with the blond wood floor, dark and streamlined console table, and eye-catching art.