In the spirit of summer holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day, we decided to pay homage to a few of our favorite American designers, and thank them for sharing their inspiration with all of us.
When talking American designers, no name is more recognizable than Ralph Lauren. He truly redefined American style. Lauren’s classic designs integrate into every lifestyle from country, traditional, and our personal favorite…a clean, coastal style. His traditional blue & white designs in fabrics and home accessories remain timeless, yet fresh. In design, simply saying it’s very “Ralph” gives a vision that everyone understands. We are proud to be a Ralph Lauren dealer and have the opportunity to feature his great American Style in many of our designs.
Barclay Butera has based his career on a passion for beautiful yet livable design. Butera is based in Los Angeles, and has a distinctive signature style. It is classic with a french twist that is flawlessly integrated into traditional, transitional and contemporary interiors alike. It’s a brand that resonates with us and our customers.
AERIN a global luxury lifestyle brand inspired by the signature style of it’s founder, Aerin Lauder. Based on the premise that living beautifully should be effortless, the brand develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion accessories and home decor. Classic, but always with a modern point of view. The Pineapple Girls love her luxury home decor pieces, and incorporating them into our design projects, as well as our retail store.
A Pineapple Girls favorite, Robshaw is a textile designer with a passion for art, gathering ideas, techniques and unique perspectives from a myriad of world travels. He studied traditional block printing in China, printmaking in Rome and fell in love with the fabric making traditions of local artisans during a trip to India. John Robshaw designs fit seamlessly into our coastal style and we look forward to his new introductions at every market.
We love his sense of fun and distinct style of “Modern American Glamour”. He recently brought his talents to our neck of the woods with design of the Eau Hotel & Spa in Manalapan, Florida.
Is it possible to have a stylish home with young children and pets living there? We say yes! Here are a few of our best tips when designing a space with little (or furry) ones in mind.
There are so many great outdoor fabric options now, and these also work well indoors. These fabrics resist moisture and most stains. Other stain resistant fabrics like denim and canvas work well, too.
A great place to use the outdoor fabric is in the kitchen…on barstools, benches or banquettes. Indoor/Outdoor fabrics have improved dramatically, with a softer feel and great looking textures.
The Pineapple Girls love slipcovers, they are so easy to throw in the washing machine! Don’t be afraid to use a light color, even white! You can bleach them.
Durable flooring is important for homes with kids and dogs. Some ceramic tile has the look of hardwood, but is maintenance free, and a great choice. Add an indoor/outdoor area rug to get the style your looking for, and they are super easy to clean!
Try to avoid hard edges on the tables. We love round dining tables! Better for fun conversation at family dinners.
Finally, choose a washable good quality paint to easily remove scuffs and little hand prints.
Your gift should be as special as their love! Give a gift they will forever cherish. Our unique Coordinate Stemless Wines, On the Rocks, or Beer Pilsners can be customized with the exact coordinates of where he proposed, where they got married, or the special destination they choose for their honeymoon. They also make the perfect gift for the bridal party, or wedding favor for all the guests to remember their special day.
The Heart Collection, by Michael Aram, takes its inspiration from the imagery that floats around classic storytelling. “These heart vessels are all unique as they are hand forged and cut. There is an individuality to each piece, just as our hearts and expressions of love are different from person to person, from moment to moment. I love the idea of honoring our history with someone as much as our present and our futures. There is beauty in paying homage not only to what came before at the same time as dreaming of what lies ahead, while capturing the celebratory moment you are in. They represent Then, Now, and Forever!”
Something blue and perfect! A true classic, with a twist, from Brahms Mount. Their iconic cotton throw features a large-scale herringbone pattern finished with a flourish of hand-twisted and knotted rope fringe and their iconic selvedge (a beautiful byproduct of the antique loom it’s woven on). Dense, luxurious, plush and practical.
We thought it would be fun to take our online followers on a tour of our storefront in Jupiter, Florida. Its a pretty special place. Our beautifully curated collection of modern coastal furniture and home accessories features a fresh style using natural, organic materials and fabrics. Our ever changing showroom reflects our current, yet timeless collections available in home furnishings today.
Many of the items in the video and photos are also available in our online store.