We are always talking pillows, and as in our previous blog posts, adding new throw pillows to a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen up your decor. The Pineapple Girls love throw pillows and there are so many options for your coastal inspired home.
We love belgian linen, ikat and personalized pillows in fresh, crisp fabrics. We also think throw pillows should be luxuriously overstuffed…life is too short! Slipcovered pillows make them very easy to clean and swap out with the season.
We’re huge fans of HGTV’s popular show, Fixer Upper, and are so excited to be carrying Joanna Gaines new line of area rugs. Joanna’s new collection reflects her simple and fresh, yet timeless style.
Joanna’s line was announced in the Fall, and when we saw it at the High Point Furniture Market, we fell in love and knew we had to have it!
We’re attracted to Joanna’s design creativity, and her feelings about the story behind how these rugs are crafted, as she describes on her blog:
“Something I love about these textiles is that they are made in different places using a variety of old and new world techniques. Some are hand knotted or hooked in India from 100% wool or jute, others are power-loomed in Egypt from polyester, and that’s not even the half of it. The whole process intrigues me. I love knowing that each one of these rugs was made with love and care, no matter what country the artisan who made it is from.”
The blue rug in the photo below is part of Emmie Kay Collection, with a delicatehand-woven pattern work inspired by traditional Nordic sweater motifs.
Joanna is known for her rustic style with modern touches. Many of her designs feature shiplap, which is a Pineapple Girl’s favorite for walls!
The collection features rugs of all sizes and includes both wool and jute rugs. Jute rugs work well in a coastal inspired home. The natural fibers and texture are perfect for a beach house.
Jamie Dietrich grew up in Southern California, where diversity, history and casual beach living are her continual inspiration.
We love her collection of coral bottles. All are handmade with natural sea life, geode stones and crystals. Each bottle is unique in appearance and will vary slightly in character, size, color, etc. No two are alike, these pieces are truly one-of-a-kind!
Created in her Los Angeles studio, Jamie’s work has been featured in magazines like InStyle, House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest. Her love for the recycled and vintage is showcased in every unique piece.
The Pineapple Girls love her vintage bottles with hand selected geodes, crystals and use of natural sea life.
It’s a down and fiber filled cushion that is roughly the same size as a twin bed. The cushion is covered in a removable and washable linen. It comes to you rolled up in a matching bag with a shoulder strap. It’s completely portable and very versatile.
How to use a Throwbed?
The bed is meant to be used as its name implies to just “throw down” anywhere. Indoor or outdoor, country or urban. You will find a useful place for this chic little bed. Take it to the beach…Roll it up, toss it in the car. It only weighs four pounds so it’s not a big deal to travel with it.
The Pineapple Girls have been known to use them for sleepovers with the kids and even at the foot of a bed, perfect for a quick nap on a cozy day at home.
The THROWBED is a fun, chic cross between a mattress and pouf while being light enough to roll up and take on the go. How fun are these?
January makes us think of renewal and a fresh start. While full-scale home renovations are fun, sometimes even small changes can make your home feel new. Here are a few of our favorite ways to update your beach house without breaking the bank:
Throw Pillows. Adding new pillows to your sofas and chairs is a tried and true way to freshen up your decor! The Pineapple Girls love luxurious, overstuffed pillows like the ones below that were designed by John Robshaw.
Add a piece of artwork. The right piece of art can transform a space. We love a crisp, white room…but art can add a nice pop of color. Art can also show personality and spark fun conversation!
Add a statement chandelier. With so many beautiful options for lighting, a beaded or rope chandelier can add a subtle, modern coastal touch to classic decor.
Update your rugs. Switching out your area rugs is a simple and powerful way to add texture and layers to a space. Rugs are also a great way to cover up wear and tear on your flooring until you are able to replace the floors.
Rearrange furniture. Changing your furniture around or even moving pieces from room to room will make your beach house feel like a new space! There are lots of ideas on Pinterest, check out our Design Tips & Tricks board for layout ideas and tricks.
Welcome to our 2016 Pineapple Girls Gift Guides! We have carefully selected gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. The first guide in the series is for “The Monogram Obsessed”. We hope you enjoy it.
Lighting is a very important element in any room, and choosing the right table lamps help set the tone for your space. Your table lamps can be works of art, creating not only lighting, but a design element in your home.
Lamps can add elegance, drama or create a casual feel, depending on their shape, size and composition of materials used in the base, as well as the shade. For example, a clear crystal lamp base, with a white linen shade add a touch of elegance and formality to the space, while a ceramic base lamp with a textured or woven shade make the room feel more relaxed. Our driftwood and metal lamp below becomes a focal point suggesting a modern, organic and coastal lifestyle. These are just some of the roles your lighting plays in your home, and that is why we suggest carefully selecting your lamps that will reflect the personality and style you desire.
Many of our lamps have organic, natural bases, utilizing materials like agate, driftwood and coral, which work well in transitional, modern or coastal homes.
Art is a great way to express yourself and give a space personality. The right piece of artwork can transform a space. When choosing a piece of art for your home, think about the following:
Mood: Think about what mood you want to create. Perhaps you want a relaxing and comfortable space, something more sophisticated, or a buttoned-up, formal look.
Space: What look do you want? Transitional? Something modern? Or coastal and clean?
Location: Look at your walls and furniture and decide where the art will be placed. Popular locations for artwork are over a sofa, bed or console. Think about whether you want one large piece of art or a grouping of smaller pieces.
When choosing artwork for your home, think about what style you want to achieve. Do you like landscapes, abstract or soft watercolors? Photography, shadowbox art or paintings? For a coastal look, consider using art that features organic, natural elements like the art in the photo below.
The Pineapple Girls love using whites, blues and seaglass hues in the coastal homes we design. Crisp, white slipcovered furniture and white accessories can act as great canvas, and art is placed to add some color.
Finally, when hanging your art, make sure to hang it in a comfortable spot, where the art is eye-level. One of the biggest mistakes people make when hanging art is to hang it too high. A general rule is to hang the art so that the middle of the piece is at 57″ high.
The Pineapple Girls love trays. They are functional, and great for organizing personal objects but can also add a nice pop of color and style to a space.
There are so many options for tray decor. We love them on a coffee table, a bedside table or even in your foyer by the entrance to your home. A great way to reduce clutter, trays are perfect for storing magazines, keys and small decorative objects.
Utilizing an ottoman instead of a coffee table is very popular, but where do you put your drink? A beautiful tray does the trick!
Trays can also be used for serving at a casual or formal gathering. A stylish tray can can serve as a quick and portable bar, just by adding some cute beverage napkins, a bottle of wine and cocktail glasses.
We adore these printed trays by one of our favorite brands, AERIN. Aerin Lauder is a granddaughter of Estée Lauder. Aerin spent 25 years working for the family beauty business before introducing Aerin, her own beauty, home and luxury lifestyle label, in 2012. Her products are true luxury, and we love having them as part of our collection.
We are also in love with these easily customizable lucite trays. We’ve added a custom fabric to create a design element in the photo below. You can also proudly display your favorite photo. It’s so easy to change your photo, fabric or wallpaper anytime! To change the photo, fabric or wallpaper just separate second backing from magnets.
In Florida, we love embracing the Fall season in a coastal and sophisticated way. Fall decor does not have to go in an obvious direction, utilizing only an orange palette. The Pineapple Girls adore the simplicity and elegance of white pumpkins. To create a beautiful centerpiece, pair a few white pumpkins with an organic bowl and some fresh flowers. A white antler adds a modern touch.
We love using natural elements in home decor, and bringing the outdoors inside is a great trend for Fall. The Palecek River Stick Lanterns below are composed of assorted natural driftwood, and were hand-formed into a hurricane with a glass insert. We love the organic look, and how the air bubbles, swirls and discoloration in the glass is part of the natural beauty of the hand-blown recycled glass.
Here’s a handy how-to-guide for creating a beautiful centerpiece for your Fall gathering. Happy Fall from the Pineapple Girls!