Go Back to School SMART!

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It’s time to go Back to School! Several of us here at AC Pacific are heading back to school this year, and have some tips about how to manage what can be an equally exciting and crazy time! We’ve also compiled some amazing lists and how-to’s from around the web, including dorm room hacks! Click the links in the image below to learn more!

 

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Summer Style Series 2015

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2015 has been a great year so far for trends. Starting off with the wonderful Pantone Color of 2015, Marsala, it’s been exciting for developers and decorators all over. With our Summer Style Series of 2015, we at AC Pacific have paired fashion trends with decor trends, all the while featuring exciting product and hopefully inspiring all of you to find your decor style and begin decorating!

If you would like to revisit some of the posts, click the style of choice from the infographic below!

Click the blue dots to explore each style!

Cheers

AC Pacific

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Style Series Part 8: Savvy Studio

 

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Last up on our Style Series for Summer 2015 is the Savvy Studio, a quirky mash-up of mid-century modern and minimalism. This trend features a brighter mid-century inspired palette and quirky shapes and patterns. The style thrives on mixing and matching geometrics, florals, and solids to bring life into smaller spaces – without taking too much space at all!

Popular amongst college age folk and those looking for a way to express their individuality in a more classic way, this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Is it right for you? See below to find out!

1. You were an avid watcher of shows like Mad Men and movies like Catch Me if You Can, but have a soft spot for quirky kid’s shows like Minions and Inside Out.

2. Your home is a rented studio apartment, or even one bedroom apartment, where the space is limited, the walls are white, and the flooring can’t be changed.

3. Prints, prints, and more prints! Chevrons, stripes, florals, even cute vintage inspired tees are part of your wardrobe – and decor. However, you may not be a big fan of abstracts.

4. Statement shoes and necklaces are a staple of your wardrobe.

 

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If this looks like something you would wear, the Savvy Studio may be your cup of tea!

5. Yellow may be your favorite color. Or mustard.

6. Your planters may be in the shape of dinosaurs, or birds, and succulents are your plants of choice.

These succulent planters from TheGnakedGnome might be right up your ally!

7. Even if your walls are white, you are ready to invest in some temporary wallpaper or decals for some added pizzazz.

8. While you like to experiment with color, print, and silhouette, you want your decor to reflect cleanliness and order. With this decor style, you know what to expect!

 

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Create a mid-century-mod, minimalist setting with our new pieces, like Briella, Makenna, Lillianna, Jasmine, and Spencer! Our Briella, shown here, comes either in black with gray cushion, or white with blue cushion, is supported by sleek dowel legs, and includes molded armrests for comfort. Buy one for the desk, or four for the dining table, or even a few for the reading nook or den!

 

9. Your space needs to be great for guests. Even if your pieces are quirky and small, they still need to be comfortable and perform a function.

10. Lastly, you need to be surrounded by art and books. Large scale canvas prints and mid-century style bookshelves full of books are, to you, the best decoration!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Summer Style Series for 2015! Stay tuned for even more fun features and decor ideas from AC Pacific!

Cheers

AC Pacific

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#LVMKT Fall 2015 Preview Pt. 2

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Motion furniture continues to be a strong staple with us at AC Pacific. We’ll be revealing several new styles at this year’s Fall Las Vegas Market; newly designed styles that take relaxation to the max while employing modern trends and technological features.

Enjoy this preview of our new motion pieces, and we hope to see you at #LVMKT!

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Donovan brings subtle masculinity to traditional sectionals with wideset seating and simple, yet bold styling. Featuring two manual recliners at either end, a storage console, and cup holders, this sectional is all about understated style and maximum comfort. Also available in a sofa, love seat, and chair in our Dwayne set – which you can see up close in our showroom at space A816!

 

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Alongside our new for #LVMKT product are products previously shown at High Point, including our new, popular Kingston style. This set features clean gusset upholstery along the arms, smart tufting along the backrests, as well as manual recliners, storage consoles, and cup holders.

 

Along with our new motion pieces, we will have several new stationary and recliner selections to come see:

 

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Elena can be the talk of the town, with deep seating and metropolitan flair, making it perfect for family lounging in the home or friendly get-togethers in a loft. Featuring comfortably padded backrests as well as sleek, wide square armrests, and sturdy chrome finished legs, this sofa is sure to make a statement!

 

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We’re also introducing new swivel and lift chairs this season. Flynn employs a slimmer profile, but keeps comfort at the core of its design. It features sleek upholstery details, self piping, and narrow armrests.

 

See these as well as more exciting styles at #LVMKT, space A816, August 2 – 6, 2015!

 

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#LVMKT Fall 2015 Preview Pt. 1

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Even though it is still Summer, it’s time to get ready for Fall’s Las Vegas Market! We here at AC Pacific are busy selecting merchandise for the show, all from the latest and greatest in stationary and motion furniture! This Fall has us expanding our product line to cater to different decor styles, thus continuing our mission to become the one stop resource for all furniture needs.

Please enjoy this sneak peak into our #LVMKT offerings!

 

 

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Named after the beautiful, aromatic white flower of East Asia, the Jasmine chair steps away from the modern mid-century plastic chair trend with sensuous curves and comfort. The sturdy molded plastic base is poly-propylene supported by four straight beechwood legs, and employs a 360 degree swivel.

 

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Briella blends the popular mid-century plastic chair trend with comfort in design. This chair features a sturdy molded plastic seat with built in arms and back, as well as a tailored fabric and foam seat cushion. The result is a luxurious, minimalist chair that is at home as a standalone accent or desk chair, or as part of a set for the dining table.

 

See these as well as more exciting styles at #LVMKT, space A816, August 2 – 6, 2015!

 

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Style Series Part 7: Farmhouse Chic

 

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Urban Homesteading, Homesteading, and getting back to the farm life is a huge thing right now. Did you know? Everyone these days seems to have a story about friends packing up and moving out to places where their only neighbors are a mile away…to raise chickens and pick berries. This “trend”, however, has been gaining momentum since about the middle of the last decade, it seems. People want to get back in touch with growing their own food as their right, thanks to concerns of just where our produce and meat comes from.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Farmhouse Chic trend is peeking out from the cracks between Country (read our Cozy Cabin post here) and Industrial (read our Industrial Chic post here) trends, which are both derived from the need to get back to the basics in living. To us, however, that brings back memories of watching Little House on the Prairie, where the skirts just cleared the height of the prairie grasses and home decor, of course, reflected the local environment and folk artisan treasures.

You don’t need to go so far as to owning a homestead or a farm to embrace this trend. We have a few guidelines to help you tell if it’s right for you, and how to decorate your home in this home warming trend:

 

1. Growing up, you’ve had pets like chickens, goats, sheep, maybe a cow or horse. Or, you really wish you did.

2. You see nothing wrong with putting your hair into two long braids, and love that Heidi braids are in style.

3. Sunflowers are your favorite flower. That, or wildflowers.

Pop beautiful flowers in a paper bag and tie with a small piece of string for a #vintage touch

4. Speaking of flowers, you were in on that flower crown trend before F21 was selling them, making them from available wildflowers.

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4. You love chickens, and may collect chicken themed decor.

5. Living in the “Big City” sounds awfully boring to you.

6. Food just doesn’t have flavor if it isn’t cooked in a giant cast iron pan.

7. You favor mason jars over Tupperware, and use them for everything…even Q-tip storage.

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Exposed brick or even gently worn wallpaper patterns make a great backdrop for a Farmhouse Chic kitchen. Pair with some wainscoting or trim for an added effect. Well worn edges on painted pieces – doors, windowsills, furniture – give things an authentic touch. Our Paxton set pairs wood grain with metal for a farmhouse look. And don’t be afraid of decor – or chickens – because in Farmhouse Chic, the more the merrier!

8. There’s something magical, to you, about an oldschool landline and rotary phone. Extra kudos if you have one of those oldschool wall phones (see the image above).

9. You prefer handwoven items, hammered metal, tin, and wood over plastic.

10. Having a barn door in your house sounds like an awesome concept.

Cheers

AC Pacific

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Summer Style Series Part 6: Tropical Getaway

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Once upon a time, Havana was the place to be. It was in close proximity to the USA and a great place to get a drink where in the States prohibition was in effect, and it was easier to just go there to get your party on, not to mention the popularity of cigars. Americans have since been addicted to tropical locales, shifting their focus to places like Hawa’ii, Cozumel, Jamaica, and more. We all dream of a Tropical Getaway filled with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, colorful foilage, and fruity drinks that require umbrellas.

Thankfully, the wishful thinking and the tropical glam of days gone by have come back. Tropical prints have been revamped past tacky, and no one can wait to grab their sunnies to get their summer on. If you think the Tropical trend is hot, check below to see if it might be for you:

 

1. You’ve probably been to Hawa’ii, but if not, have had several luau themed parties.

2. To you, the five food groups are: Mai Tais, seafood, kabobs, Corona-ritas, and pineapple.

3. You may be involved with the retro (1930s – 50s) fashion movement, but if not, have filled your closet with F21 urban tropical goods.

4. You’ve gone pineapple bowling.

 

5. You’re attracted to retro motel glam.

6. Moving to a place like California or Florida sounds great – long summers, hot weather, abundant sunshine!

7. In the summer, you wear your bathingsuit under your clothes, even if you go to work. Who has time to change when summer is here?

8. You’ve always liked the look of bamboo, and have wondered how patio furniture would look like indoors.

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A tropical setting is the perfect place for the Mia armchair. Soft, supple cushions match sleek, brown bonded leather, making it perfect for tropical accents. Toss in a few palm and hibiscus printed pillows, a naturally woven rug, and lots of wood texture. We especially loved that tropical tiger print!

9. The plants in your home aren’t ivy or ferns. They’re banana palms, orchids, and potted ginger plants.

10. You’ve gone thrifting for mid-century tiki and tropical inspired goods that others would call tacky, but know they make perfect sense in your home.

And bonus:

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Don’t be ashamed. We know you have a flock.

 

Cheers

AC Pacific

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Style Series Summer 2015 Part 5: Cozy Cabin

 

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If you’re in your early 20s, you may have missed one of the strangest DIY home decor movements of recent memory. When the pastel geometrics and paint strokes of the 80s started to fade, they gave way to young moms and dads purchasing 90s style homes full of shelving cut outs built into high walls supporting popcorn ceilings; homes complete with pleasant blue-grey carpet and white tile, a backdrop perfect for paint stenciling and the precursor of shabby-chic: Country Clutter.

 

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I’m sure my mom still has something like this tucked away in the laundry room.

 

Country Clutter was that strange ugly duckling that everyone seemed to embrace because everyone could do it themselves – despite stores popping up schlepping little figurines made of jig-sawed, hand painted wood, twisted wire, and thread spools – and before the era of Pinterest, this was the epitome of at-home decor creativity.

Shabby Chic took over from there, and thankfully the stenciled murals and crazy mix-matching of patterns has ebbed. However, the country vibe is returning, thanks in part to country music becoming much more mainstream. Today’s country is all about softness: free flowing fabrics, blushing florals, hints of leather and metallics, some fringe, and a fresh, youthful vibe.

 

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This new country style can be adapted for home in a sophisticated yet relaxed manner. How can you tell if this style is for you? Read our guide below:

 

1. You own a pair of western boots, with or without bling.

2. You knew who Blake Shelton was before he was on The Voice, or listened to Tailor Swift before 1989.

3. The rustic cabin look is too harsh (or backwoods) for you, but you can’t live without your pastels.

4. While you like country, there isn’t a stitch of camo print in your closet.

5. Buckle, Francesca’s, and Charming Charlie’s are your mall destinations of choice.

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6. Someone once said, just because one ruffle is good doesn’t mean 10 ruffles is better. You, however, love ruffles, and think the more, the merrier.

7. You are perfectly okay with mixing and matching furniture styles in the same room.

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Create a country chic, cozy cabin look with exposed wood beams or paneling and a focus on softness. Wispy, sheer curtains and fresh flowers set the feminine tone of this look. Mix and match different furniture pieces (tie together with colors within your palette) for a rustic, “found item” look. Keep the palette within muted pastels, and offset with subtle patterns and textures. We particularly like the feel of our upholstered bed with wood, antiqued pieces in various paint shades.

8. If you lived through the era, you still have your early 2000’s low slung, boot cut jeans hanging around in the back of your closet.

9. Burlap is your BFF.

10. Your wedding – real or imagined – was in a barn.

This style is for everyone, even if you don’t meet any of the criteria above. Remember, have fun with your decor, and make your home a place you are happy to come home to.

Cheers

AC Pacific

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Summer Series Part 4: Coastal Style

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Coastal style is almost a given if you live along the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, or along the shores of a lake. It’s hard to deny the inspiration of living near the beach, even if you live on the other side of a coastal state. The beach is a symbol for easy living, beautiful weather, sea and beach wildlife, and the nautical mysteries of the sea. But don’t feel pressured to deny yourself the pleasure of having a beach styled home if you live in a landlocked state!

Coastal and nautical styles are a big hit, and range in theme and color palette. Anyone can create a beautiful coastal theme within a room or even their entire home. Can’t decide if it is right for you? See below!

 

Coastal theme home decor may be for you if:

1. Frosted “sea” glass is more beautiful to you than any gemstone.

2. You love blue colors: seafoams, turquoises, navys, and aquamarines are your colors of choice!

3. A good time to you is kicking off your shoes and relaxing with a good book outside, under an umbrella.

4. Piña coladas are your cocktail of choice.

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5. Wearing anything more than a sandal is tedious and uncomfortable to you.

6. Starfish, dolphin, or mermaid motifs are often found in your jewelry.

7. You vacation to “the shore” during the summer.

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Coastal style can range from a literal interpretation to coastal cottage, and even just color inspiration. To recreate this look, join sand colored accent chairs with natural driftwood and rope textures, various shades of blue, abalone and mother of pearl accents, sailcloth, starfish, and seashells on a bare wood floor.

8. The Little Mermaid may have been your favorite movie as a kid (but if you still watch it, we won’t blame you!).

9. You love the organic structures of coral slices, starfish, and conch shells.

10. You’d go to the store in nothing but a swim suit and sandals, and not have a second thought about it!

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Style Series Summer 2015 Part 3: Traditional Style

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Traditional style will, of course, never go out of style. An updated version of a timeless classic can be an easy – an elegant – way to decorate your home. And if you want your house to feel like “a home”, this just may be the decor style for you.

 

How to tell if Traditional Style is the right style for your home:

 

1. While you enjoy your furniture having “character”, you view character as having carved or turned legs, antiqued finishes, and traditional style tufting.

2. Antiquing is a favorite pastime of yours.

3. When someone suggests a Pinterest tutorial on how to paint your inherited credenza to turn it into a shabby chic dresser, you ask them very politely to leave (perish the thought!).


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4. Ann Taylor and Eileen Fisher are your homegirls.

5. When there’s a party in the family, it is usually hosted at your house, even if it’s for your 2nd cousin’s 3rd baby shower.

6. Martha Stewart and O Magazine can be found on your coffee table.

7. You know that there will always be a floral print (and/or lace) that will fit right in with your decor.

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Updated traditional style requires a fresh palette with a mix and match of metal and wood finishes. While other design style elements are welcome here and there, the look is better served with traditional materials and silhouettes, like our traditional bed frame.

8. Ornate decor is great, but you know that there’s a place and balance for everything.

9. Crown moulding, wainscoting, and carved trim can make any room in your home come together.

10. You have a revered tradition for every holiday, including the Super Bowl!

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