Living the beach life in the middle of the city doesn't have to be hard. The main thing you need to remember is to have fun, take some chances, and add some color. Since Tinker' was voted one of the top local gift shops and one of the Best Retailers in Richmond Still in Business Since 1988 this past week, we know a thing or two about not only style, but blending classic traditions with a twist.
1. KNOW YOUR COLOR PALETTE
Tropical colors like pastel pinks, corals, turquoise are instantly popped when you add gold accessories to the mix. Elle Decor magazine just published an article about 15 gold wallpapers that are the dazzling details that risk takers love. If you are a risk taker, get inspired with some ideas here.
2. ADD SOME GOLD
Gold, Pink and White are sure fire ways to catch people's attention.
3. ADD SOME PROPS
We live in the age of the the quick pic. Everyone is looking for a clever photo. Help your friend's photographs stand out by giving them access to clever items in your house, like birds, elephants, fun liquor bottles, pineapples, and more.
4. ADD SOME PATTERNS
Patterns can come from a variety of places. Green palms are the perfect mix because they add a sense of earthiness and balance to any room. As they say, Plants are your Friends. Find unique ways to bring the outside into your home. We love our water pitchers, but we are huge fans of the recycled paper palm placemats.
Remember how we said Add some props? Well, add some pineapples!
Pillows are a great way to add some charm and wit your home. We can reupholster your cushions with happy prints, like this cushion with waves and a whale beach pillow. Our sister company, Tinker and Company, has been around for almost 40 years and has been voted Best Restoration Services in Richmond Virginia many times.
5. MIX CORAL WITH WATER
Well, don't really mix those two together. Instead, opt for some coral flamingos or printed hand towels. We are in love with the recycled paper Pool Placemats! It reminds us of cool, refreshing summertime memories. Just make sure to recycle them when you are done!
Add some humor with tabletop books and anchor magnifying glasses.
6. FIND STATEMENT PIECES
Statement items are meant to catch your attention either in obvious or subtle ways. For example, this color palette is white, blue, tan, and a few bright tones. The caster wheels add personality to the cabinet while the painting on the wall adds the glamour. Adding bamboo frames, fish bowls, seashells, and clear glass can be a nice touch as well.
How do these rooms and items make you feel? Were we successful in creating a shop that appeals to your senses? Feel free to let us know and stop by to see our new daily arrivals!
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2409 Westwood Avenue,
Richmond, VA 23230