Revamp for the Summer in 5

This summer seems like the perfect summer to take chances with your deigns. Have you been feeling a little blah in your house? Or wish that just for once it looked like those we see in Simply Southern? If you’re wondering how to get there, the answer is here! Here’s a few tips from us interior design experts that’ll take your house to the next level in 5 days.

Clean, Purge, etc.

We’re sorry about this one, but in order to get the cleanliness of a model home, you’re going to have to walk in and around every room in the house with a trash bag (or maybe a few) and throw out any unmatched decor or useless items that are laying around. Try to be unsentimental about this, it makes the whole process go quicker; at the end of the day, you’ll feel amazing, like a great weight was just taken off your shoulders.

We wish all playrooms look like this.

Time for the Bins

Now that the unnecessary stuff is gone, we bet you found a lot of items out of place. Today is designated to designate everything to a spot. To do this, you’ll need lots of bins and maybe even a label maker. Our pro tip: be creative when it comes to your storage and labels. Today leaves no time for the usual clear plastic bins. Make a trip to your local Homegoods, TJMaxx, or Micheals and pick up various sets that’ll uniquely match each room in your house; just be sure to keep them within similar tones to unify the house. There are even labels made to match every personality and size needed, so feel free to vary up the look with those then keep the bins simple.

We loved doing this MUA’s room revamp!

This is the Fun Part

Time to decide what style best suits your house! Take to day to scroll through Pinterest, Houzz, or scour hashtags that interest you on Instagram. If you’re new to the whole social media scene, better get used to it today. Look up “boho, country chic, or beach house design” on Pinterest and Houzz to immerse yourself into these style ideas, then narrow your favorite from there by screenshotting or adding the picture to your account. Don’t be afraid to not like something! Something we always tell our clients is that “no’s” are a lot more helpful than “yes’s.” This will define your space, making it more catered to your true style rather than just copying a staged picture.

Take a detour over to our Houzz to see some project photos!

Source Your Style

When it comes to choosing  what you want, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Some of the best ways to do this are turn to a certified designer (like A.Clore Interiors 😉 to head the buying and installation, which frees you from the stress of the two last, sometimes least fun, steps. The benefits of doing this is getting the items for wholesale price, access to designer-only available collections, and assurance that your project will come out looking picture perfect. Check our services page for more information! Other than this, ask neighbors and friends whose houses you admire where they went. Pinterest also now has a shop feature that leads you right to the checkout cart for the item pictured that you need. And last but not least, tour your local furniture stores and look online for deals for easy shopping.

Find vases that speak to you for easy decor!

Execute and Relax

Whether it was a small project or large renovation you planned, coordinating and placing everything can be tricky. Taking it one room at a time helps, like one room a day. This timeline will assure everything gets done efficiently; by planning this around shipment dates and availability, it’ll get done smoother. Be creative when placing the furniture, maybe follow the footprint of a room picture that you admire. But by choosing your own things, this will keep the candor of your house.

Make sure you have a plush chair to sink into after its all done!

We hope this simplistic timeline will help motivate you to take a second look at your living quarters this summer. If any assistance is needed, be sure to ring into our studio! Happy designing!

 

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9 Miles of Tile

A.Clore Interior’s Role

Our very own Amber Clore was asked to be an influencer for the Coverings Show 2019 in Orlando, meaning she had an excuse to take all the photos she wanted! Amber’s interior designer heart was filled wandering the floor for 3 days with other like-minded professionals who also had a respectable social media presence. Keep reading for an insider’s look at the event.

Amber and her influencer friends!

Prevalent Trends

LED lighting, while it technically isn’t tile, stole the show. The lighting was strategically placed behind tile frames to enhance their effect, or positioned to shine onto the surface to bring focus to them. Clean white spaces are in, but what’s a well decorated space without amazing lighting? To achieve a stunning finish, LEDs bring out the glossy surface on many tiles.

LEDs scream for attention

 

Transitioning hexagons, and by this, we mean the way hexagons are being laid uniformly then scattered to creating a falling look; this often leads into a traditional hardwood flooring, or rectangular tile, or more hexagons just with other characteristics. We’ve noticed this trend taking over this design season, so the plethora of variations on it confirms our suspicion: hexagons are the new subway tile.

Hexagons are the new subway!

 

Large format tiles made a huge appearance too. These tiles are giant slabs of stone, meaning less grout lines and very realistic feels. Be careful not to mistake them as wallpaper, for the detail on them is amazing, but being made of stone, they’re much more durable and luxurious. Putting these large “photos” in a room would demand attention and transform the space from being mundane to memorable.

Goodbye wallpaper, hello tile

 

Our favorite colors, the pinks and purples of our A.Clore Interiors logo, were spotted throughout the floor. Adding these colors to a room give a youthful look and attract good vibes. The saturated fuchsia sparks excitement, while the toned-down lilac in the bathroom is a modern take on that old faded pink you can find in your grandmother’s powder room. If you’re ever looking for pops of color that aren’t traditionally found in a room, try one of these for a refreshing look.

We always spot these colors in a crowd

Last but not Least…

This year, Coverings also sent out invites to puppies! The Orange County Animal Shelter brought in these adorable, fluffy playmates to promote adoptions. And to relate it back to the main theme of the event, doghouses decorated with tile were surrounding the playpen to show that even owning a pet is fashionable… making it very tempting to adopt a studio mascot.

Look at those faces! Look at that tile!

Next year, the Coverings Show ’20 will take place in New Orleans, LA. While it’s a long trek, the A.Clore’s crew had such an amazing time at the year’s show, we’ll try to make next years too. Get excited!

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