How To Create Extra Seating In Your Home

When planning the look of your space, remember that stylish decor elements in your home can also be functional. We love stools and ottomans tucked away for extra seating when guests come over.  In the photo below, a pair of ottomans opposite the coffee table adds a bit of fun, while maintaining casual elegance in the space.

Living Room Design by Pineapples, Palms, Etc. Design Team

These cute stools can be placed next to a sofa or occasional chair as a perfect spot to place a drink or magazine.  Under a console, they add a decorative element and you can easily slide them out to add a few extra seats to your living room.

stoolsPoufs are trending right now, and the Pineapple Girls love them.  They are soft and plush, and can be customized with a variety of fabrics.

Stools, poufs and ottomans can also be used in the bathroom…they are the perfect seating for a vanity.  We love these Lee Industries ottomans with nailhead trim.

Here are a few of our favorite pieces to add extra seating to your home…

 

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Leather Sling  // Abigail Outdoor Stool //  Manhattan Swivel Stool

 Wicker Swivel Stool // Patterned Pouf // Woven Hyacinth Ottoman

Toby Ottoman // Blake Ottoman-Upholstered

 

 

How To Mix and Match Fabrics In Your Coastal Home

When choosing decor for a space, fabric is a key element. It’s important to find the right combination for your drapery, furniture and pillows. Many people are intimidated by the different options and unsure how to coordinate different patterns together. We think choosing fabric should be a fun experience! Once you know a few tricks, you can mix and match like a pro.

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First, choose your color palette. If it’s blues, multiple tones are a great choice, this gives you more options when selecting accessories.

Typically you fall in love with a pattern within your palette, which is usually bold and becomes your “lead” fabric, from there you can choose less prominent coordinating patterns to pull it all together.

Stripes are always a good choice for your 2nd fabric, as they blend well with ikats, large patterns, small patterns, or just about everything.

The third fabric could be a solid.  If you use a pattern on your throw pillows, you might want a solid on your drapes.  If your sofa is solid, the throw pillows are a great place to add some patterns.

fullsizerender-28Think about mixing different textures and materials.  The Pineapple Girls love linen, linen/cotton blends, velvet and woven fabrics.  You can mix these materials in one room to add variety.

A good rule to remember is the rule of three.  More than three colors or patterns in a room can look busy.

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A white, slipcovered sofa is a great canvas for adding patterned throw pillows in colorful fabrics.

coastal white living room furnitureAll the furniture lines we carry in our store offer the option to choose custom fabric, so you can be as creative and unique as you like.    Have fun mixing and matching!  If you need help, check out our new e-design service.

How To Style A Console

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

GET THE LOOK:

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Fete Table Lamps // Quote Books

// Wilhelm Console //

Gyotaku Fish Print on Cobalt Linen // Blue Coral + Seafan Bottle

Coastal Riverfront Home Tour

Our team at Pineapples, Palms recently designed this beautiful coastal riverfront home in Jupiter, Florida.  The client was looking for a sophisticated, clean modern space.

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Living Room by Pineapples, Palms, Etc.

The fresh color palette is white with sea glass and gray accents, which is carried throughout the entire home. The living room decor includes Lee Industries upholstered furniture and AERIN table lamps. The clear, lucite coffee table makes the space feel open and doesn’t distract from the elegant fireplace.

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Dining Nook by Pineapples, Palms, Etc.

This cozy dining nook features Ralph Lauren Home lighting. Custom stained built-ins with white pottery adds a modern contrast.

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Master Suite by Pineapples, Palms, Etc.

We chose oversized loungers by Lee Industries, perfect for reading and relaxing in this sophisticated master suite.

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Powder Room by Pineapples, Palms, Etc.

The powder room features China Seas wallpaper, which can be custom colored to match the decor of your space.  The sleek nickel vanity with Calacutta marble top and open shelving creates an airy feel in a small room.

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We partnered with Sebastian Smallegange of Turtle Beach Construction to create this captivating space with intricate ceiling detail and ship lap  walls . A custom designed barn-style door features thick glass and chunky nickel hardware on a sliding track. Using glass allowed for unobscured view of the river. The sea glass accents add soft and soothing color. We placed our popular Brahms Mount cotton throws throughout the home.

Custom Driftwood Coffee Table
Custom Driftwood Coffee Table

This driftwood and glass coffee table is one-of-a-kind. It is hand crafted and can be made in any size and multiple finishes. The Pineapple Girls love the current trend of organic mix of driftwood with modern decor, and this is one of our most popular pieces.

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Family Room by Pineapples, Palms, Etc.

The brown and white color combination in the living room adds variety and compliments the overall palette of the home.

Get the look:collageChanteuse Chandelier   // Laundered Linen Pillow  // Selenite Lamp

Laundered Linen Throw // Swivel Rocker

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