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.

What We Want For Valentine’s Day

The Pineapple Girls love Perle by Lola  jewelry.  The collection features beautiful necklaces and bracelets that were created by a Parisian born designer who was inspired by the seas of Miami, St. Tropez and St. Barth. Her pieces use natural and organic elements, like freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones. The jewelry is coastal and contemporary.

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Let’s face it, guys need a little help in the gifting area sometimes. We are here to help!

We are pleased to be featuring Perle by Lola with a trunk show at our store, Pineapples, Palms, Etc. on February 14.  Stop by with your special guy to pick out something beautiful, or send him by the store and we will help him out. The collection is also available online.

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img_3045Happy Valentine’s Day from The Pineapple Girls!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 14 is right around the corner.  Looking for something special? Here are some perfect gift ideas for your valentine this year!

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shower-with-loveQuote Books // Aerin Nesting Trays // Flamingo Glass

Lariat Necklace // Linen Throw

Porcelain Rose // Peace Love Pillows // Metal Bracelet

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

Artisan Profile: Jamie Dietrich

jamieanddoeJamie 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!whtcrystalfloat

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.

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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

Introducing…The Throwbed

What is a Throwbed?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

5 Ways To Update Your Coastal Inspired Home For The Season

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:

1Throw 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.

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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!

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3Add 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.


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4Update 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.

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5Rearrange 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.

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