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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New Pastel Decor Ideas

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If you’re a fan of the Golden Girls like some of us here at AC Pacific, then the pastels of yesterday are well remembered. Some would prefer they stay in the past, along with the padded shoulders, feathered hair, and wicker living room sets.

Some things are best left in the past, like these pajama inspired styles. But the colors have modern potential!

Some things are best left in the past, like these pajama inspired styles. But the colors have modern potential!

 

Today, pastels are being blended with geometrical shapes and lines. Colorblocking is extremely popular, and can be blended with colored acrylics and matte finishes. The pastels themselves can vary from bright, candy colored hues to dusky, muted shades, all depending on one’s tastes, of course.

 

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Our Amber chair fits right in with the colorblocking action!

 

 Here we’ve complemented the colorblocking trend with the Amber chair, whose soft tones and dark legs work well with this trend. Floating cube shelves provide a minimalistic backdrop that doesn’t detract from the color scheme. A colorblocked rug against a light wood or polished concrete floor won’t overpower the room. Add pastel finished lighting fixtures, like two toned or “dipped” pendants or an industrial inspired floor lamp – coated in a pastel color, of course. Keep the shapes of the furniture soft and geometrical, and don’t be afraid to play with angled patterns and metallics.

If you’d like a colorful pastel wall to post behind white or gray furniture, try sectioning off parts with painter’s tape and painting with a variety of colors:

 

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Tape off and paint a custom pastel geo wall! Via remodelaholic.com

Either create an intricate pattern or a few color blocks for a simple yet bold statement:

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If you’re looking for a more whimsical approach to pastels, try some of the brighter hues of this versatile palette:

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Bright colors work with fuzzy textures and metallic finishes. Pair with bright renditions of classic painted florals and antique finished accent pieces!

 

Our soft, upholstered bed is perfect for this pastel bedroom. Moulded wall details add a special touch, as do embossed textures and mix and match textile patterns.

Whether you go all out or add pops of color here or there, this renewed color trend is sure to surprise and delight for many years. If you decorate with pastels, please be sure to show us your wonderful rooms!

 

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