Livable Living | 6 Decorating Tips for Newlyweds

These days when it comes to planning a wedding, interior design typically takes a supporting role. Pinterest boards are no longer sporting fun around the house DIY projects, but instead those of hairstyles and decor for the big day. And rightly so!!

So, what happens after the honeymoon? Back to reality, you have to live together?! Combine two styles into one?! Just because you love each other, doesn’t mean you have the same taste in interior design. The designers at A.Clore Interiors have gathered some helpful hints on how to help ease the tension and stress that comes along with the marriage move in:

1| Plan Ahead – There is nothing wrong with a little prior planning! As designers, we know it takes time to gather furnishings, colors, accessories, etc. You don’t have to run out and buy your whole new living room tomorrow, but it helps to have an understanding (if you don’t already) of what each other will tolerate on the decor front.

2| Create a Virtual Mood Board – This will help organize your design thoughts. There are several websites and applications that will allow you to pin your ideas to an “imagebook” or “board”. Some of our favorites are Pinterest, Houzz, and Olioboard. Warning: It is addictive. There are thousands of inspiration photos at your fingertips (literally). You will start to see what the other likes, this should be the fun stage!

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3|  Make an FF&E List – This is Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment; some couples may have more than others so this varies. It will help to make a list of all the items you both have to create an inventory of furniture and appliances. This is a great way to have an organized list to sort out what will be kept and what will be sold or donated. You may make some friends and family happy on this step. You’re welcome!

4| Give and Take – You will most likely have to do some level of compromising. But is’t this true of  marriage in general? Why should interior design be any different? There are multiple ways to combine design styles into one space. We believe that not everyone fits into one particular box. Our job as designers is to find which box both clients share!! If you take that approach, you will be able to understand each other better and come out with a design you are both proud of!

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5| Start All Over – Theres nothing like a blank canvas!! By getting rid of all your pre-existing furnishings, you can build the space with a fresh eye and really get the chance to combine both your styles. Over time, your home will represent your couples signature and personality.

6 | Give and Take – Huh, this one again? Yes. This step will be repeated through out the entire process!

We have only scraped the surface with advise on combining his and her styles. It has become a rare art form that the designers here at A.Clore Interiors seem to have perfected.  Far beyond the “mixture of masculine and feminine”….Here are some inspiration rooms we feel show how a mixture of styles can make a space cohesive:

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Wishing you a happy home and a happily after ever marriage!

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If you need us to help you with combining you and your partners style like we have done with clients in: Sanford, Lake Mary, Heathrow, Longwood, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Lake Nona, Windermere, and other surrounding Central Florida communities.

Visit our studio at 1301 S. Park Avenue Sanford, FL 32771

Please contact us at 407-328-0730 or amber@acloreinteriors.com.

 

Design&Fashion | Glam-Rock Mashup

We’re back again and this time we’re coming at you with the latest in our Design&Fashion [sister, sister] blog series with the Glam-Rock Mashup!! If you missed our last post, Contempo-Mod Mashup, while you’re excused this one time…don’t let it happen again 😉 Just Kidding!!!

To catch everyone up A.Clore Interiors will be doing a new blog series over the next few weeks rightly named, Design&Fashion.  We are going to show you a fashion sketch along with some interiors that could have been a inspiration to the designer.  It is a fun way to reverse the process and show how inspiration can come from anyone, anywhere at any time!!! So with that we give you our second feature….

Glam-Rock Mashup

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This sketch inspired us in many ways!! Well of course we see outfits like this on and off the stage quite often by music artists and actors alike.  While not naming anyone in particular,we think all you “little monsters” know who is most famous for these lavish designs!!! From a design stand point we love how while leaving little to the imagination in some areas, the asymmetry of the outfit is perfect in any interior space.  Also using a shiny yet rough texture is another great way to bring Glam-Rock into your interior.

Here are a few designs that we think capture the essence of the sketch:

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Chandelier dripping with pearls….YES PLEASE!!

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Vintage glam at it’s best!

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Wow….Using that antiqued mirror in the background and adding in that pop of purple throughout the rest of the space makes this room, Glam-Rock approved!

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Stainless fixtures can ultimately class up any space!

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Under the Sea indeed….the shell sink sitting on an antiqued mirrored vanity, genius!

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Gold couch with acrylic lamps need we say more…oh yeah, HELLO wallpaper! Love the pattern!

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 Great mixture of clean lines, polished fixtures, and reclaimed wood.

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Only the glamorous folks have a bathroom with these clean lines and pearly white walls. However, the rocker in all of us can appreciate that light-up wall! Brings us back to those lights up shoes we rocked in elementary school!!!

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Well, if the mirror and headboard didn’t scream rocker chic then adding in that gorgeous waterfall chandelier sure did! We love the asymmetry the floor lamp and chandelier give to this space.

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Those LAMPS…Those CHAIRS…and FEATHER DECOR!!! How could you not love this one, we were GAGA over this last photo it’s obviously our fave!

This Glam-Rock mashup was a chart topper for us!! We aren’t done yet, many more inspired looks to come, be sure to keep checking back!!

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What do you think, did this sketch inspire you? Leave your comments below!!

Check Back for our next Design&Fashion [sister,sister] fashion inspired post!

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