Trend Wagon | Ready for a Comeback!

This past week A.Clore Interiors was front and center at the South East Builders Conference in Orlando, FL. We were able to speak with builders and designers from all over Florida. Luckily enough we go to see first hand some tricks of the trade and now were are hear to share them with you. With the housing market on the rebound after a few tough years here are a few “new” features making waves in design. Now we say “New” in quotations simply because a few of these ideas are simply coming back in play after years of retirement!!

For instance gold and brass hardware are back! Which is great because we love mixing metals in a space for a more eclectic look!

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Also making it’s way back is light hardwood flooring. This can really open up a room making it appear larger than it really is!

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New to the design scene however are these beautiful photo gallery/family photo walls! Now hallways and stairwells are bare-no-more! Great way to add a personal touch and finishing it off with proper lighting creates a focal point in any room.

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Which are you most excited for the hardware that is making it’s come back or are you already gatering old family photos to showcase?! Let us know.

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Day 12: Five Senses of Holiday Design

[Restoration Hardware]

We are gearing up for the holiday season here at A.Clore Interiors.

What does that mean?

Well, it means a lot of things. First and foremost, a new showroom to decorate!!

Then, a table-scape setting for the Historic Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes [located at the Secret Garden stop]

And to finish it all off, a White Winter themed holiday party at A.Clore Interiors [still in the planning stages]

When it comes to planning a successful holiday party. It is important that you create the perfect festive mood for your guests. To do so, you must appeal to each of their five senses:

1. Sight: Delight their eyes with color, contrast (textural or visual), and your individual sense of style. We like to think of holiday decorating as a large personal art project; one you create to inspire, to entice and to bring joy to family and friends.

2. Scent: Fragrance is a powerful mood changer, use it to your advantage by using scents associated with happy memories and the holiday season. Some fragrances to try: cinnamon apple and fresh baked apple pie.

3. Hearing: Fill the room with happy, festive music that captures the essence of the season. Admittedly, we dust this one off every christmas and is one of our favorites. NSYNC!

4. Taste: Yummy treats are expected. This is no time for ‘diet food’. The holiday season is the much anticipated break from “being good” – indulge your guests with rich and decadent cuisine.

5. Touch: Help them relax and enjoy the event by creating a comfortable environment with soft pillows and throws.

We are super excited about applying this concept to our White Winter party and thankful that good design and preparation will forever include the 5 senses we use everyday.

What are your plans for the holidays??