Trend Wagon: Florals and Watercolor

 

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Here at A.Clore Interiors, we know everyone is constantly looking for ways to update our homes and outdoor areas, which is why we are showing off the new styles and trends for summer 2015 and including how you can incorporate it in your own homes. There are four trends specifically that will help step up your design game that you can switch around and make your own. Watercolor fabrics and oversized florals will spice up any room in your house, and to give sheer curtains a new twist, you can add them inside OR to your outside patio! We will also give a few ideas of how to renovate your backyard.

The watercolor fabrics are a huge hit this summer! You can add this soft, charming feel to any room with pillows, curtains, or even on a tablecloth. To keep it fresh and summery, choose a print with a white background or add an extremely colorful print in a white room. A way to save some cash and get exactly what you would like is to do it yourself. Pull out your craft apron and get creative! You’ll need a plain fabric, acrylic paint, fabric medium, water, brushes, embroidery hoop, and a paint mixing surface. Stretch the fabric in the embroidery hoop and secure the fabric edges of the area you’re working in. Mix the paint and water. (The thinner the paint, the lighter the color.) Apply the paint to either dry fabric or wet fabric. (Dry fabric will give you sharper edges. Wet fabric will blend the color out more.) Apply a coat and let it dry. Keep repeating these easy steps until you’re happy with your artwork. Four easy steps and you’re done! Make a party out of this craft, and you and your friends will leave with a chic new addition to your house.

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A trend that has started in spring but will explode in summer is oversized florals. This trend is in all different mediums: artwork, rugs, floral arrangements, even in fashion on the runway. Oversized floral artwork is what’s seen most often, such as large paintings or photos stretched out. To add an elegant feel to any room though, I suggest a very large floral arrangement. They add a fresh scent along with the stunning appeal if they’re put together correctly. This is another do-it-yourself project that’s easy and livens up a room. Just collect your flowers at the local market or pick them yourself from your garden and choose your container. Add something with weight, such as pebbles or broken tile pieces, to the bottom of the container to secure the stems. Now adding the flowers is the part where you have to choose what you think looks best and want in your home. The three different types of flowers are line flowers that give height and width, mass flowers that give mass, and filler flowers that have lots of little flowers on many stems. Add them all to the container in the order of line flowers, mass flowers, then filler flowers. Any oversize floral arrangement or artwork will surely bring a new elegant appeal to the room.

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Sheer curtains are essential to a delightful summer room. Put them in the kitchen around the sink window or by the breakfast table to ensure a relaxed morning and afternoon. The best way overall to keep the clean, crisp feel is to pick a white fabric to let all the sunlight in. In the living room, it normally works best with lighter neutrals, because a lighter neutral is typically easier to work with. In the bedroom, I would suggest light pastels, because they will give the room an alluring romantic ambiance. The most unique thing I’ve seen done with these sheer curtains though, is hanging them outside from woodwork on your backyard patio. It makes the patio look chic and whimsical. Sheer curtains will add a fresh look to any room this summer.

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To update your outdoor area for summer 2015, there are many new design projects you can do yourself. To add more light under the trees, put tea lights in mason jars and hang them from the trees. If you would like to add something kid-friendly to the yard, build your own chalkboard table for your kids to draw on. If you have a strong crafty man in your house, build your own pizza oven to entertain friends and family at all your backyard gatherings. A simple and easy project is painting large pots, put a metal or glass surface on top, and use it as a side table out by the pool. You can also paint those old white plastic chairs and give them a clean, modern look. Then again, if you aren’t big into DIY projects, buy a comfy large outside chair and place it under a tree creating yourself an outdoor reading nook. You can also just add an outside rug under your patio furniture, and that rug will add a more comfortable impression.

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I hope everyone has an amazing time doing all these do-it-yourself projects and updating your homes and backyards. This summer’s trends are bright and fresh meant to make you feel light and peaceful, so take a day to yourself and relax. Do these projects and just have fun. That’s what summer’s for!

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A new home for A.Clore Interiors, and the struggle was real!

11133680_10153143901604002_7548063687263094850_nIt’s official – we’ve moved! After two years in a smaller place on Park Ave., we have made the move to bigger and better things – a new boutique studio in the heart of downtown Sanford, FL! At 116 Palmetto Avenue, we finally feel we are in the center of a burgeoning downtown arts district that will only help our brand grow and expand. With over a thousand feet to let our creativity run wild, including designer furniture, lighting, home décor, and retail offerings, like a custom line of 100% natural bath and body products, we have a fearless belief that the new A.Clore boutique will only further the evolution of the Sanford downtown. Now for a little more about how we got here….

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Last year, we realized we were completely outgrowing the space we were in, and we needed a place to expand. We wanted to add more staff, and a larger library for our resources, and we were also committed to the move to the heart of downtown as a way to gain more visibility and the brand recognition we sought for A.Clore.

Sanford is really growing and it has so much opportunity and potential – I wanted to become a foundational part of that initial infrastructure, and I knew it was within reach thanks to my amazing team and a courageous vision!

So, what started out as your everyday storefront on Palmetto Ave. soon transformed to a magical haven for everything interior, but not without plenty of hard work. We have so many people to thank – friends, family, workers, we couldn’t have made our dream a reality without you!!

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The foundation of our aesthetic vision for the store was to create a blank canvas upon which clients could imagine any interior design creation. We wanted to let the pillows and products pop against the white, and we didn’t want to influence clients in anyway by creating a distinctive aesthetic in the store that might prove overwhelming to their own imagination. So, we made sure all the walls were white to try to minimize some of the powerful effects color has on the psyche, and give them a black slate to create something all their own.

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Inside, this wasn’t very difficult. We simply painted the walls white. It was the outside that took a fierce commitment to our vision! We had to cover tiles with a wrap in order to get them white, and this was so much more work than we imagined. Still, we remained steadfast to our vision and saw it out to the end.

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In addition to a blank canvas, clients have so much to look forward to when they visit the new A.Clore boutique. Visitors can expect more products, more things to look at, and the space to be more creative. We are already planning to hold events here, showcasing all the fabrics and products we offer.
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In addition to our existing home décor products, we also have plenty of new surprises in store! We’ve always asked ourselves, is the home healthy? Does it make you feel safe, full of wellness, creative, inspired? Well, we are extending that ideal beyond your four walls, and asking you to consider if you yourself are healthy in your home. Our commitment to health-consciousness and the environment has fused a new endeavor for A.Clore: a bath and body line! We are now working with a local herbalist to showcase her SUBMERGE Bath and Body line because we believe in the product, and are committed to taking a holistic and green approach to life. It all starts in the home, in what we put into the air and into our space.

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Our overarching vision for the new boutique? We want to become “THAT SHOP.” We want our clients to expect to have a one-of-a-kind experience every time they walk through our doors. We believe what sets us apart is our genuine care for the client, whether a retail client or a design client.

My end goal is that every client feels happy and confident, every client loves their space, and every client feels like we successfully translated the vision in their head into the space in their home.

Whenever you’re in need of some eclectic furnishings, accessories, or delightful bath salts , A. Clore Interiors boutique has got you covered. Whether designing a tabletop or a three-bedroom home, stop in for personalized service, creative vision and that one-of-a-kind style you can always expect from A.Clore!

 

ABOUT: A.Clore Interiors’ CEO, Amber Clore, is a licensed Interior Designer who has been practicing for over 15 years. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and growing her Interior Design passion into a prominent business, Amber quickly discovered a gap in the interior design marketplace. Her youthful energy and mature sense of style have created a niche in Sanford and in the design world. Amber has had the pleasure to work with several NBA and NFL athletes, Elected Officials and Disney/Celebration Resorts to make their design dreams a reality. Because her transformations are visually striking, functional, and timeless, Amber’s success has been showcased on several design shows and renowned media outlets like HGTV, Houzz.com, Fox35 Good Day Orlando, and more. Amber and her staff are very active in the design community and she is currently the Director at Large for the ASID Florida North Chapter. Visit the firm’s website for more information on Amber and her exciting design portfolio, www.acloreinteriors.com.

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