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Julie Nolta

Hi, I'm Julie, Chief Executive Empress

of my little apple green design studio.

Welcome to my blog!

When I'm not out visiting a client or searching for just the right  product for a project, I can probably be found in my happy little studio (painted the perfect shade of green), busy drawing up new ideas for a cool kitchen or a "spa-licious" bathroom. I like to share the fun stuff I find along the way!


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Trend alert: Pineapples!

You never know what’s going to happen when your back is turned.

I hadn’t been out doing any serious decor shopping for awhile, so when I started power shopping for accessories for the Street of Dreams house, I discovered that PINEAPPLES have taken over the design world!

Pineapples were EVERYWHERE. No kidding, every single store we went into (and there were A LOT of them) had pineapple this, that, and the other. Pineapple beverage dispensers. Pineapple picture frames. Pineapple cookie jars. Pineapple tableware. Pineapple clothing. It got to be a joke after a while. “A pineapple for every room in the house!”

Pineapples are definitely a thing.

I don’t know if I’d exactly call pineapple decor a trend. It might be more of a fad. But for the moment, some of it’s quite elegant, and some of it's fun, seasonal, and maybe a tad kitschy.

If you haven’t spotted any pineapples yourself, I’ve got some show and tell for ya. These items from Pier 1 Imports would make great patio and party gear. Plates, garden stools, potpourri, and pineapple basil candles. (Side note: if you ever have an opportunity to drink a pineapple basil smoothie, they are to die for!)

pineapple decor

These gold and black versions say "glam" and "take me home!

pineapple decor

Clockwise: gold pineapple lamp from Lamps Plus; Pineapple wall art from iCanvas;

pineapple cocktail shaker from Williams-Sonoma; black and gold glitter pineapple fabric from Spoonflower; art print from Etsy with advice on how to be like a pineapple: "stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside." Hmm.

I don’t know quite what to say about this tinsel pineapple hanging up next to my neighbor’s front door.

pineapple decor

For the Street of Dreams house, I’m only including a couple pineapples so it doesn’t turn into a whole theme or a “Where’s Waldo” situation in every room. I picked up this modern little wood and gold number in Target. Really nice!

pineapple decor

pineapple decor

And the white cookie jar came from HomeGoods, I think. (All the shopping is running together a little in my mind now.)

So what do you think about the pineapple trend: fun decor or best left in a fruit salad? :-D


Need a little decor advice in your own home? Call or email me. We can chat about pineapple decor or discovering your own personal style!


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