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 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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