We at AC Pacific have been scouring the net for Valentine’s Day decor ideas that everyone would love – single, dating, married, or otherwise! It’s a day that many wish to decorate for, but may not wish to go all out for like Christmas or Halloween. Therefore, we like to opt for decor ideas that will work with the home, or even enhance it.
While many focus on the reds, pinks, and whites the holiday is traditionally known for, what caught our eye was the interior trends of blacks, golds, and whites as a creative take on romance! Our Carter sofa and loveseat set in white -with polished chrome accents – provides an excellent base for a nest of gold metallic and heart print pillows. Drape a garland of hearts in this luxe color scheme across the mantel or even behind the sofa to frame an eye catching framed love quote.
Eco-Feu fireplaces use vegetable ethanol and are clean burning, with no smoke, making them perfect to gather around with friends or a date.
Serve up an intimate dinner for two – or a feast for a friendly gathering of companions – on heart shaped dishes with customary champagne, all arranged around a warm and inviting Eco-Feu tabletop fireplace. Each guest should have a setting of gold and white accented with black to draw attention. Ensure your use of black is balanced with gold and white so as to not overwhelm with this bold color. Disposable metallic utensils add a hint of luxury to a budget friendly spread.
Give your sweetie – or each guest – a gift wrapped up in heart printed paper, or in a gold heart shaped box. Create a custom message for each person, and even go so far as to create a custom gift just for them!
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This is a trend that is sure to last longer than a flash in the pan. Curated Botanicals reminds us of carefully decoupaged artwork clipped from vintage entomology books as well as carefully drawn and watercolored artwork from the 1970s. The look is elegant, light, and appealing for all homes, with softer colors and a cultured feel.
Select light wood finishes and slight silhouettes to furniture frames so as to not bog down the ambiance of an eternal spring. Our 5 Piece Dining Set gives a great backdrop for vegetable printed plates, bowls, and table linens. Place sparse groupings of leaves and flowers in clear jars and vases for centerpieces or to decorate a countertop. Darker colors should be limited to singular pieces, like our Evelyn Chair. Offset these darker pieces with lighter backdrops, such as a gold hued floral wallpaper. Hang an antiqued wood or metal finish, but simple, chandelier over your table, or compliment the walls with vintage inspired sconces. Finish the look with a floral rug, or if things are looking too busy, a solid color rug with plenty of texture.
As for colors, keep to dusky pastels reminiscent of soft, natural colors, paired with woody greens and browns with a hint of reds or blues. Elements should have a careful hand drawn precision to them. Avoid symmetrical patterns, as the elements must appear abstract in their arrangement; carefully but not ignoring Mother Nature’s handicraft.
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It’s easy to host the Best Super Bowl Party Ever with AC Pacific’s comfortable and affordable home furnishings! From having enough seats for all of your guests to serving creative and fun snacks, our handy guide will help you kick off the Big Game!
1. Madden Home Theater Seating
3. Leisure Chair
4. Paxton Dining Set
5. Majestic Eco-Feu Fireplace
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We’re back from the Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center! There was plenty to do and see while there, including all of the upcoming trends and styles soon to be in stores! Here are some of our favorites from the show:
We’re digging these metallic chandeliers at Viz Glass.
These decorative gold hands at Noir could be interesting grouped together or hidden here and there in a bookcase.
Coppers are still strong, as shown by this chandelier by Global Views.
More beautiful color combinations using blue at Jaipur.
Uber Chic Home’s industrial decor was paired with blue and white pattern dyed pillows.
3. Natural Textures & Elements
Noir had on display some incredible natural elements on display.
Jaipur’s natural textures display shows rugs, stools, and accent pillows.
4. Lucite & Resin
This lucite and upholstery chair is a great example of the evolution of this amazing trend from simple silhouettes to expressive shapes.
Made Goods’ resin encased wood nesting tables reflect a trend seen widespread at the show, where voids in reclaimed wood are filled with resin.
5. Crystal & Mirrored Accents
The lighting section featured new designs for the traditional crystal beaded lamp.
Michael Aram’s booth glittered with mirror finishes.
Stunning mirrored accent at Global Views.
7. Curated Botanicals
These onion plates and bowls by Abbiamo Tutto remind us of retro table settings, and will look great with classic updated decor.
Old-time prints and etchings were also big at the show, like this art from the Karen Robertson Collections.
We loved Accent Decor’s window display of botanicals and woodsy elements.
Pantone’s color of the year for 2015 is Marsala: a beautiful shade of red that is neither too bold nor too shy. It works as the perfect complimentary color for many AC Pacific furniture selections, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t incorporate this versatile hue into your existing decor with a few well placed accent pieces.
Create a pop of color using Marsala with rich repeat patterns, like a zig-zag or peacock rug, or filigree work pillow. Marsala provides majesty to various textures as well, including frosted or polished glass, dupioni, or soft, chunky knits. Finish off the look with aged golds, subtle oranges, and soft grays. Our favorite pieces to style with this scheme are our Carolyn accent armchair, the soft Lucas sofa with chaise, and our Presley collection in rich wood tones.
If you wish to go bold with Marsala, consider using it on an accent wall. The color can stand on its own, or can provide a contrasting backdrop to a gallery frames.
Take it a step further, if you dare, by painting the whole room in Marsala and accenting with white wainscoting, window trim, and moulding.
Our 480 Bedroom Set is perfect for a Marsala dominated bedroom. A light floor and intricate rug – with Marsala tints, of course – provide an elegant base for a bold solid wall. Use a light or neutral bedding set to offset the walls. Toss on a few Marsala tinted accent pillows to help tie in the color, or even opt for a bedding set incorporating hints of the color. Employ light colored, simple window coverings to help open up the room.
Marsala is sure to bring bold elegance to your home, no matter what your decor style may be. Happy decorating!