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With a balmy average temperature of 79 degrees year-round, Tahiti has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists spanning the globe. The largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, Tahiti was originally settled by Polynesians between A.D. 300 and 800. Today, its population is still largely Polynesian, with smaller percentages made up of Europeans and Chinese.

Tahiti is a paradise of pristine waters and natural wonders formed by volcanoes long ago, drawing tourists in with her siren song all year – but especially around the Heiva i Tahiti festival in July. That festival celebrates traditional culture, music and sports, along with the world-famous Tahitian dance.

Among Tahiti’s other wonders are the island’s unique and rare black pearls, which come from the Tahitian black lip oyster. Bring a little Tahitian magic into your abode with the tropical home décor pieces below.

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This art piece doesn’t just scream retro tropics – it’s also printed on archival paper from an old textile drawing. Framed in wooden molding, the print captures all the different shades of green in the jungle and also begs to be lounged under with a mai tai. $4,495, available from Jonathan Adler (

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This lamp, offered in a wide array of brilliant colors, will brighten your home in more ways than one. The contemporary stem is constructed of fine glazed ceramic, and its round crystal base plays off the sophistication of the polished nickel hardware. The best part? It works in any room! $271, available from Ethan Allen (

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This striking spiral twig mirror is a dramatic, wreathlike work of art. It’s deeply dimensional, and despite being constructed from metal with an aged gold finish, it feels natural and organic. In an entryway or over a console, this piece pops. $1,094, available from Ethan Allen.

Robyn is LN's digital editor and a staff writer. Proud alumna of Notre Dame High School in St. Louis and Eastern Illinois University. Avid coffee drinker, dog lover, concertgoer and word nerd.