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Trend Focus – Get the West Coast and Peony look


Gentle, Calm and Cool Interiors - What’s your preference?

We’ve mentioned before how much impact the design of your home can have on your outlook on life – and how everyone’s tastes are different.

While some people thrive in a home that is full of bright and bold colours and furniture with strong lines others might prefer a calmer and gentler home environment. Others will choose something entirely different again.

Providing choice and guidance for our customers is one of the main reasons the Pacific Lifestyle team spends months researching and creating our trend collections every year. Another reason of course is that we just love doing it!

So for those whose idea of bliss is a tranquil, airy and light home we’ve developed a couple of new trends that take their inspiration from coastal, floral and pastel influences.

The West Coast Trend

Halston Furniture Collection
The Prestbury Furniture Collection inspired by the West Coast Trend

Our West Coast trend is one of our favourites. With a colour palette of soft whites and sandy beiges offset by shimmering blue shades, it reminds us of California sunshine. Think driving down the strand in an open-topped sports car – bright, airy and invigorating.

By adding pinewood and canework furniture such as the Elizabeth white eight-drawer unit from the Prestbury collection or an Elizabeth white pine wood round folding table, and accessorising with table lamps, mirrors and photo frames, it’s easy to create a fresh coastal look. Add a splash of aquamarine with a useful Halston side-table, perfect for displaying a collection of pebbles, or simply a place for your morning coffee.

Halston Furniture Collection
The Halston Furniture Collection

If you fancy extending the theme to include a few nautical accessories, we suggest either of these two lamps. Perfect for a lighting up a corner is the grey marine lamp supported on an antique wood tripod, but if you want something more intriguing, make a statement with this clever knotted-rope floor-standing lamp, mysteriously holding its shape without any visible support!

Also adding a quirky nautical look is this set of three hurricanes, made from deep blue textured glass, with rope handles. Just pop in tea light to give your room a cosy, calm glow. And if you’d like to create a focal point in your coastal interior, we suggest this lovely aluminium-crafted nickel coloured boat.

The Peony Trend

Puglia Furniture Collection
The Puglia Furniture Collection inspired by our Peony Trend

Our aptly-named Peony trend is feminine, gentle and elegant. Inspired by the soft pastel colours of pale mauves, soft greys and blush pinks, the scheme is complemented with pale-coloured furniture and accessories. Add a glamorous touch with a boutique-style tall boy from the Florence range. Its six drawers provide a chic way to increase storage space and are ideal for holding your bedroom knick-knacks. To create a gorgeous area for applying make-up or doing your hair, why not include a soft grey wood dresser from our Puglia range? Hang a classic round nickel mirror on the wall and add a comfortable grey velvet dining chair to complete the look.

Peony Trend - Florence Furniture Collection
The glamorous Florence Furniture Collection

Cool nickel accessories work perfectly to enhance a pastel colour scheme; perhaps a graceful but practical lamp, such as this nickel leaf table lamp or a shiny nickel lantern to add a cosy glow. We also love this elegant soft brushed grey metal oval wall clock to help us keep an eye on the time and these stunning shiny nickel photo frames for displaying pictures of our nearest and dearest.

If you’ve been inspired by our ideas and would like to find your nearest stockist, simply click on the drop down menus here, or for more interior design inspiration and products check our Pacific Lifestyle Trends page here.