The console is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture in your home. When styling a console you should consider what room it will be in, and how you need it to function. The most popular spaces are foyers, dining rooms & under TV’s in a family room, or bedroom.
Easter is right around the corner! The Pineapple Girls love using modern coastal elements to add a fun and interesting twist to the traditional ways of decorating and displaying Easter eggs.
We were looking for ways to style a coffee table for an upcoming Easter gathering and decided to use these new white rope lanterns that just came in to the store. We love the coastal look of these lanterns, which can be used to hold candles…or even Easter Eggs!
Here is a quick and easy tutorial for how to use the lanterns to create a stylish coffee table for Easter:
Happy Easter from The Pineapple Girls!
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.
Here are a few of our favorites:
One of our favorite pieces of furniture is the console. It’s functional, versatile, and fun to style! Consoles are traditionally used in entryways, but work well in many other spaces. We love them in family rooms (under a mounted tv), behind sofas, in dining rooms, playrooms and even bedrooms.
The first thing to consider when choosing a console is the style you are going for in the space. Think about whether you want something modern, coastal or transitional. The Pineapple Girls have many favorites, from Coastal Fresh to Modern Organic …a console made of natural materials is truly something special.
There are a wide variety of styles and finishes for consoles. Some have shelves or drawers for storage, and others are open underneath, leaving the perfect spot for poufs or ottomans that can be pulled out for extra seating. Consoles are made with many different materials, such as wood, lacquer, reclaimed wood, textured lacquer, or metal and glass.
To style a console, first think about what will go on the wall above it. Some great art or a mirror works well here. Don’t hang the piece too high. It should be hung 4″-6″ above the console.
Next, add a great pair of matching table lamps on either side. There are so many great options for lighting today, so try going out of your comfort zone and choose some fun lamps that will make a statement in the room.
Between the lamps, you can add a low bowl, picture frames, a decorative box or a sculpture. Choose smaller items that scale with the lamps. When choosing your decorative objects, keep it simple and classic. You don’t want the console to be overly cluttered.
A few final tips: think about balance and symmetry when styling your console. Experiment with a few different looks and don’t be afraid to switch it up when you are ready for a change.
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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.
Vintage Float with White Coral // Vintage Float with Geode Stones // Vintage Float With Sea Fan Shell+Geode Stones // Vintage Float With Sea Fan+White // CoralBlue Coral+Sea Fan Bottle // White Geode Stone+Shell Bottle //Vintage Float with Coral+Sea Fan // Coral+Geode Stone Bottle
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.