Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015
Coastal style is...
A light, airy aesthetic that evokes the ease and beauty of seaside sun, sand, and surf.
Feeling the light sea breeze in your hair, and the warm sand between your toes…that is what coastal style is all about. Coastal interiors are less about style, and more about a feeling. Whether your decorating a beach house, or just have a deep appreciation for the sea, coastal style is a beautiful and simple aesthetic that plays on abundant light, soft colors, and casual comfort.
Did you know…?
There are many types of coastal style. From New England to California, you’ll find a different textures and colors that are tied to specific coastlines. However, Classic American Coastal, most common on the New Jersey coast, is what we’ll focus on here.
What to expect in Coastal Design...
Pale neutrals are the key to relaxing, crisp coastal interiors. Sand inspired matte tones such as white, cream, ivory, and beige create the neutral palette and even backdrop for a relaxing beach home. Colors within the same tone make for a cohesive coastal interior. Need more than just pale neutrals? Add pops of color like turquoise, orange, coral, or navy blue.
Texture & Patterns
Light breezy window treatments help defuse and soften bright sunlight. Stained or painted wood floors are not only beautiful, but allow for easy clean up of sand. Natural or organic fiber area rugs help to add softness and durability to any coastal room.
Furniture that is durable, sturdy, and comfortable take center stage in coastal interiors. Sturdy, weathered wood tables that can stand up to the salty sea air are ideal. Pair tables with wicker and rattan to infuse the coastal space with more texture. Upholstered furniture typically features comfortable casual fabrics, with simple patterns, stripes, or neutral slipcovers. Outdoor fabrics, like Sunbrella upholstery fabrics, are ideal for easy clean up.
PRO TIP: When choosing coastal furniture, image yourself relaxing at the end of a day at the beach. Pick items that are comfortable, easy to clean, and reflect your love of the coast!
To evoke the feeling of the sea, bring the beach home. Use found objects like shells, driftwood, and sea glass to accent your coastal interior. Flowers, books, maps, and lanterns can also make for creative coastal room accents.
PRO TIP: Love that lighthouse lamp, but don’t want overpower the space with “beach-themed” accents? Indulge your love for the lamp! Just pair the piece with neutral accents and pretty flowers.
Step into our Ship Bottom Showroom to see more styles like these!
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Many of us have made the switch to eating organic foods (or at least trying!). We understand the health benefits of a farm fresh, chemical free diet. But what’s all the fuss about organic mattresses? Well, look no further, we’ve put together some compelling reasons for you to make the switch to an organic bedroom.
1. No Chemical Exposure
Most, if not all, normal mattresses are constructed and treated with harsh chemicals. These chemicals include polyurethane foam, formaldehyde, boric acid, and antimony. The most potent chemical used on non-organic mattresses is polybrominated diphenyl ether, or flame retardant. You may be asking, “What’s the harm? I’m not eating it…” Although you’re not ingesting the chemicals directly, the listed chemicals can emit strong gasses that some government research suggests can lead to asthma, allergies, neurological disorders, reproductive problems, thyroid disruption and more. There is such concern over these chemicals that Canada and several European countries have outlawed their use on mattresses.
Organic mattresses are chemical-free and naturally flame retardant. You can rest assured that your organic mattress will have you feeling healthy and safe.2. Hypo-Allergenic
Organic mattresses are made from 100% Certified Organic cotton, wool, and latex. This means they are completely free of chemical irritants, such as pesticides and manufacturing chemicals, that may lead to allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin or respiratory systems.
Components of the mattress are renewable, having a low impact on the planet. And, since organic mattresses are made with ingredients derived from the Earth, they are completely biodegradable.
4. Temperature Regulation
The natural components of organic mattresses, like wool, cotton, and latex, have an innate ability to regulate body temperature. When it’s hot in the summer, the fibers work to keep you cool by wicking away body moisture. And in the winter, they work to keep in body heat.
Natural fibers, like wool and latex, are much stronger than their synthetic counterparts. Organic latex is incredibly elastic, which maintains an organic mattress’s comfort level for a long period of time. Cotton and wool fibers are also extremely durable, making your organic mattress withstand the test of time.
Don't forget, Organicpedic Mattresses by OMI are on sale now! Click here to see our specials page.
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
In the world of interior design and furniture, trends are constantly changing. To stay on up-to-date, and ensure you have the best shopping experience with the freshest interior styles, we've set out on a journey to make some serious renovations to our Southampton showroom.
Although this is an ongoing process, some of our changes are underway now.
For many years, beige carpeting ran throughout our entire store. However, since more and more customers are asking us to help them completely furnish their rooms, we wanted a backdrop that would accent the beautiful quality of our American-made furniture and area rugs. Right now, we are tearing out the old carpet and installing stunning dark hardwood floors.
We are so excited about the results thus far! Take a look:
If you've visited us recently, you've probably seen furniture shifted from one area to another while we make these changes. We appreciate your patience!
Expect to see more home accessories, wall art, and area rugs throughout our store as we make improvements, as well!
We also have plans to offer you with a more comprehensive Design Center. Customization is our specialty and we want to ensure you're getting a varied selection of high-quality home furnishings. We will be adding a wider selection of window treatments and area rugs for your home.
Stay tuned for even more photos, renovations, and updates as we continue to improve your experience with us!