Gift Guide: Monogrammed Obsessed

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.



Coordinates Glasses // Suede Lariat

Tote Bag // Name Pillow // Appetizer Boards

Cocktail Napkins // Lucite Tray

Lamps For Your Coastal Home

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.

Interior Design by Pineapples, Palms, Etc.

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.



Driftwood & Metal //  Abaco   // Selenite

Nassau // Bel Air // Rivoli Nickel

Arteriors Edge //  Marilyn






Modern Home Office Furniture Ideas 

More and more people are working from home and reaping the rewards of home-based business endeavors. Even if you only use your office space for a side-job, the kids’ study space, or a guest room, spruce it up with a few modern amenities that will create a functional, stylish area of your home.

Some must-have fixtures for your modern at-home office include these suggestions:

The Modern Office Desk

Modern Piper Desk

The focus of every home office is a modern desk, and there are many stylish options to suit your distinctive work needs. If you prefer a simple desk, without a lot of added storage, the Piper Desk is an elegant option. The sleek navy façade, chrome legs, and crystal drawer-pulls make this desk appealing enough to be a focal point in your office.

Bungalow 5 - Valentina Textured Lacquered Grasscloth Desk

If you prefer more storage space, the Bungalow 5 Valentina offers several roomy,  lacquered drawers that compliment the glass topped lacquered texture grasscloth finish to address your additional storage needs.

The lighting

Robert Abbey, Inc. - Bristol Adjustable Floor Easel

It is important to have enough light in your office since you may spend extended periods of time in this space. Metallic or industrial-inspired lighting gives your home office a modern, contemporary look. Consider using something like the Robert Abbey Bristol Adjustable Floor Easel, which allow you to amply-light a work space or display area for artwork, projects, or documents.

More storage

Bungalow 5 - Franki Textured Lacquered AV Cabinet

For more storage needs, cubby-style shelving in the office works well and provides quick access to necessary work supplies. For instance, the Bungalow 5- Franki Textured AV Cabinet offers cubbies and drawers, but it does not sacrifice style. The unique chrome- finish hardware gives the cabinet a fresh, modern appeal that will meld nicely with other contemporary office fixtures.

The flooring

Lakehouse Stripe Khaki/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Use a modern rug on your home-office floor for cohesion with your other furnishings and comfort under-foot. The Lakehouse Stripe Khaki/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug is a viable option, offering a neutral toned, floor-covering that is easy-to-care for, too. Made of superheroic polypropylene, this indoor/outdoor rug is perfect for bringing in the other accents of your creative space.

Modernize Your Home Office

Some other tips when making over or modernizing a home office are:

  • Segregate and seclude your workspace with some sort of divider, door, or partition for optimal privacy.
  • Keep your office space clutter-free to avoid visual distractions when you are trying to work.
  • Putting time and effort in your workspace is worthwhile, and it may make you more productive and more apt to spend time in your home office.

A home office is much more than a mere convenience; for many, it is an integral part of their family’s income. Money spent on making your office more convenient, functional, and comfortable is a prudent investment in today’s working climate.