Tips on creating an affordable tropical retreat
Tips on creating an affordable tropical retreat

In the last 10 years, Bob Ramirez estimates that he has poured about $500,000 into the construction of his home and grounds. Decorating it, however, was far less costly. Here are some of the clever ideas and affordable resources used to create a tropical but family-friendly retreat: -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Tropical retreat: An Aug. 21 Home section article on a Bali-style house in Santa Monica was accompanied by a short article offering shopping tips that misidentified homeowner and designer Lorri Kline as Lisa Kline. -------------------- FURNITURE Lisa Kline scoured flea markets, garage sales and EBay to find streamlined Midcentury tables and courtroom chairs whose...