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 1: Bohemian

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Summer is quickly closing in on us, and with that, we’d like to look at some of the bigger design styles of 2015. Through the next few blog posts, we’ll show you different styles, and help you decide if any one of them is the right style for you!

First, let’s talk about the ever popular bohemian style.

How to Tell if Bohemian Style is For You:

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1. Stevie Nicks or Phoebe Buffay is your spirit animal, and you totally know what a spirit animal is.

2. True tribal silver is the only silver you wear.

3. You found yourself confused when “festival looks” became popular, and everyone started dressing like you.

4. You know the difference between a hippy and hipster, and you are not a hipster.

5. Any (or all) of these apply to you:

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6. You might have Pisces, Aquarius, or Gemini in your chart, and know exactly what sign in your chart they occupy.

7. You know that pattern matching is a guideline, not a rule, and you ignore it rather well.

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Try a rich hued wood against the mix of patterns and textures that the Boho Chic style calls for.

8. The more layers on your person/bed/floor, the better.

9. Tassels, beads, feathers, and flowers are not tacky to you, they’re required.

10. Your decor accessories are acquired from your travels around the continent/globe, and each piece has a rich story worth telling.

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AC Pacific at High Point: Trends in Motion Furniture 2015

AC Pacific Trends in Motion Furniture 2015

Motion furniture (recliners, sofabeds, and storage furniture) has come a long way from that overstuffed recliner your relative refuses to get rid of. Gone are the wood handled reclining mechanisms and yucky floral fabrics (often topped with a doily): today’s motion furniture offerings are high tech, tailored, and constructed of comfort and convenience.

 

Take a look at what you may have been missing:

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Our new Wes looks like any other motion sofa…but this piece is full of neat surprises!

 

1. Cup Holders & Extra Storage

Standard features for some, extra cool newness for others. Most motion furniture offerings come with both cup holders and storage these days. This convenience extends past center consoles, however. Center seats now pull down to expose polished table tops, complete with cup holders. Storage can now be found in side pockets, in chair arms, and other hidden compartments. No more loose remote control collections wandering about!

2. Power Outlets, Cell Phone Chargers, and USB Ports

Your house may have outlets everywhere, but motion sofas believe you should have maybe a few more. Tricked out pieces can sport outlets in storage compartments and pull down center panels. These same storage compartments can even house phone charging docks and USB ports so all your electronic devices can remain within reach.

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Pull down the center console on Wes, and lift the headrest, to reveal reading lights, power outlets, USB ports, a table top, and cup holders! The headrests adjust with power controls on the arms.

 

3. Adjustable Headrests & Massage

Along with power reclining, today’s motion furniture can include adjustable headrests to accommodate all heights of guests. Some pieces may even include massaging features, so that you can reach a new level of relaxation!

4. Reading Lights & Speakers

Trying to read in the dark can put a strain on your eyes. Just flip up the center console headrest and viola! Two overhead reading lights are available for trying to find that remote in the dark, and, oh, reading. And if you need just a little more boost out of your surround sound, some motion styles now include speakers!

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Owen mixes traditional comfort of motion sofas with a masculine, simplistic style. Gussets and style panels add to the classy but rugged feel of this piece.

5. New Fabrications & Modern Styling

Did we mention ugly florals and doilies? Modern furniture of today comes in all sorts of sleek coverings: reconstituted leather, leatherette, soft weave fabrics, and varying grades of real leather. Overstuffed, shapeless forms are now molded into expertly tailored style lines, gussets, and insets. Modern style details like nailheads and contemporary fabrics add a special touch for the trendy decorator. What was once considered tacky has now been reinvented to sleek, classy, and modern!

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Tisha features a storage compartment in the chaise section, along with modern styled lines for a contemporary look.

 

With all this going for this category, you’re bound to find something for your home to fit your tastes!

 

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Home Decor Tips: Scrimp on This, Splurge on That

Home Decor Tips- Scrimp on This, Splurge on That

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to budgeting and decorating. Either someone is faced with a new home with lots of space to fill and not enough money, or they receive money in the form of a gift or tax return and want to update their home…but don’t know how to spend their money wisely.

If you find yourself in a similar predicament, first stop and take a breather. No need to get ahead of yourself! After that, follow this guide for tips on how to decorate wisely, and keep more money at the end of your project.

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Image credits: BHG.com and Pinterest.

 

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Flora Chair

Alex Sofa

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