Thanks to our loyal customers at Pineapples, Palms, Etc., 2017 was truly a great year for us! We were honored to be featured in many publications, including a Nationwide 10-page feature in Traditional Home magazine, highlighting our design work and products. Blue and White was strong in 2017, and we still love the classic combination! Our coordinates glasses were one of our best selling gifts of the year. E-Design serviceswere very popular, and we made many new friends from around the country, and were honored they trusted us to help them create their dream homes from a distance.
Traditional Home Magazine Feature
Coordinates Glasses were definitely one of our hottest gifts of 2017! Our popular stemless wines are now available in Riedel crystal. In addition, we offer On the Rocks and Beer Pilsner glasses which can be customized with the exact coordinates of a home, boat or favorite vacation spot! Perfect for a wedding gift, housewarming or any special occasion.
Blue + White
The Pineapple Girls love every shade of blue, but this crisp navy and white bedroom, created by our design team, was one of our most popular photos on social media last year.
2017 was a busy year for our e-design services! We have been working with clients all over the country by choosing art for their homes, accessorizing their shelves and tables, selecting perfect furniture, space planning and more. While it may sound difficult to design virtually, it is actually a fun and effective way to work with us. We just need a little information about you to begin the process of creating your dream home.
Blue and white will always be classic yet current, and it’s one of the Pineapple Girl’s favorite color combos. It’s perfect for an ocean inspired room. In the photo below, the touches of gold add a modern vibe and keep the look current. A little bling is never a bad thing, right?
Using the white slipcovered sofas and white shiplap walls as our canvas, we added complimentary blues in a variety of patterns and textures. The pops of gold really make the room! The key is to add just enough gold to make a statement…don’t go overboard.
A bedroom should be your sanctuary. A place to relax and unwind! We love this modern coastal master suite that was created by the Pineapples, Palms, Etc. Design Team.
The soft palette and modern design with classic touches creates a soothing vibe. We love the color palette: seaglass and crisp white. The fabric for the drapery, pillows and upholstered bench reflect different shades of seaglass, in both solids and patterns.
For nightstands, the pineapple girls like to use a chest. It adds practicality with additional storage and works well to scale with the larger upholstered beds that have become so popular.
A modern writing desk is a perfect desk size for a bedroom and adding a luxurious seating area is a great spot for reading or enjoying the view.
A chandelier in the bedroom can create a peaceful ambiance with a touch of luxury.
One of the reasons people love hotel suites is that there is no clutter…try to keep your master bedroom free of clutter to achieve this effect.
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.
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.
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.
A house really isn’t a home unless it’s a welcoming space for children and grandchildren.
But can you create (and maintain) crisp, clean interiors while keeping the needs of kids in mind?
By its very nature, coastal-inspired design evokes feelings of relaxation and connection, comfort and convenience — weekends at the beach, reunions at the shore, an easy, breezy lifestyle regardless of the street address.
For those areas of your home that are either high-traffic or near a highchair, indoor/outdoor area rugs offer a fashionable, functional solution. They add warmth and texture to a room, as well as a softer spot for kids to play (and land).
Sturdy enough for patios and verandas but pretty enough for dens and casual dining rooms, Dash & Albert indoor/outdoor rugs are a Pineapple Girl favorite. Available in African-inspired geometric, vintage tile and classic stripe patterns, these lightweight, reversible, indoor/outdoor rugs can be vacuumed, lightly brushed with water or even sprayed clean with a hose.
Kid-friendly coastal furniture? Invest in quality
It may seem counterintuitive, but until your kids grow out of their “the floor is hot lava” phase, investing in high-quality furniture will save money in the long run. Unlike cheap pieces, heavy, solid furnishings will stand up to years of abuse. As a safety measure, opt for furniture with soft, rounded corners when possible.
Another family-friendly furniture solution is woven strongly into the coastal chic aesthetic — slipcovers, a look that derived from the tradition of draping sheets over beach-cottage furniture at summer’s end.
Thanks to slipcovers, your family can enjoy a stunning white sectional – just machine-wash fabric as necessary, and replace when you’re ready for a change.
Make space for kids’ activities in your coastal home
Kids need dedicated spaces to do kid things – from homework to art work, from board games to video games:
Set up a study station in the kitchen so kids can tackle schoolwork where Mom and Dad are close at hand. Keep the area neat with clear glass jars to hold pens and pencils, scissors and rulers.
Create a kid-friendly mudroom near the back door by positioning a bench, baskets and hooks there. Kids will have a place to prepare for whatever activity they’re engaged in – ice hockey, beach volleyball, snowboarding or soccer.
Instead of major renovations to give a room a new, revitalized look, try freshening the room with something simpler. This is a great way to give a space of the home a makeover, without the toil and grief of major refurbishments. Often times, simple strategies are the most effective at making the room completely different, yet still comfortable.
Some ways that you can freshen up any room include:
Giving your interiors a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in augmenting and transforming any space in the home. Look for natural, organic colors that reflect the beauty of the surrounding sea. Benjamin Moore’s Simply White is a great option that will make your room look fresh and new. Paint your ceilings in the same light color to make the space appear taller and larger.
In addition to paint, another inexpensive way to freshen up a room is with pillows. These can be used as accent pieces and will add a little pop to your room, especially if larger pieces of furniture are not in the budget.
Natural Floor Coverings
Feel the Rug under your feet; is it comfortable and cohesive with your room? Try using natural colors to bring a clean, contemporary style to the space. For instance, the Natural Jute Woven Rug is a simple yet sophisticated way to revitalize any room. The nubby texture provides depth and interest, while the natural materials provide just the right comfort underfoot.
Treat yourself to a new piece of furniture to give your space a fresh face. A new sofa, chair, or cocktail table can inspire a theme or color palette for the room; update a quality piece of furniture that reflects your natural surroundings and that coordinates with your style vision. Add a light-colored sofa or the above-pictured Nantucket Sectional to a family space, or bring a unique and vibrant occasional chair to your bedroom for a pop of color.
Freshen Up Your Home
Whether your space is a simple studio or a stunning house by the sea, you can freshen up any room with these three suggestions. Find cohesive and coordinating furnishings, fixtures, and accents to bring your style inspirations to fruition. Try these simple strategies and give your home a fresh face for the coming season.
A beach house should offer a magnificent feeling of freedom and openness in your home, while providing a comfortable, convenient space for you and your family. Even if your property isn’t right on the water, there are some intriguing must-have items that are suited to coastal living and that bring the sand and surf to mind whenever you enter your home.
Outdoor Slipcovered Sofa
The durability of an outdoor sofa makes it a natural choice in a beach home, and these furnishings can be warmed up for the indoors with a slipcover. Consider covering your sofa with something that is neutral, to maintain the open, airy feeling of the space. An outdoor slipcovered sofa also makes it easy to clean and launder. A great choice that brings a coastal vibe to the home is the Cabana Outdoor Sofa, which is as stylish and comfortable inside as it is out.
Shatterproof Wine Glasses
Everyone enjoys beautiful barware but this may be impractical on the beach. Consider using our Govino Shatterproof Wine Glasses to provide plenty of glasses without worrying over broken glass goblets. These stemless wine glasses demonstrate that you don’t have to compromise beauty for function, and our exclusive pineapple design is a welcoming symbol for your guests and melds with a coastal-inspired table.
Coastal Accent Items
A few personal and pretty accents bring your own flair to the home; consider some sea – inspired accents to stick with the oceanic aura. Keep these pieces to a minimum and select those that really speak to you and reflect your sense of style.
Textiles and pillows are a great way to bring the colors of your space together. If you are using white on the walls, these items will provide you the opportunity to add some of your favorite pops of color in the home. The Custom Coordinates Newport Stripe pillows are perfect for creating your color theme, bringing just a bit of oceanic blue to your interiors. The personalized coordinates printed on the pillow add an intriguing detail reflecting your chosen location. Textured floor covering and neutral-toned rugs can also make a room seem larger, while providing the cozy comforts of home.
Use ambient accents to provide lighting in your home, while also bringing a coastal atmosphere to your interiors. Nickel lanterns are the perfect accent that provides ample ambient light for daily living, while bringing a vintage-style rusticity that complements clean, modern décor. Consider using dimmers, desk, and floor lamps to augment your ambient fixtures, and to add an additional layer and mood to your home.
Beach Home Must-Haves
A beach house embraces clean, light features which helps to create the open, airy atmosphere that reflects a home on the water. Avoid weighing down the space with clutter, and choose your accents and fixtures carefully. Keep a color palette in mind that reflects the sea- pale blues, greens, and whites. Be choosy and add a few favorite accents that will elevate your casual, coastal vibe into an elegant and sophisticated space that you are proud to show-off.