Unveiling of the Whimsical Collection at the AmericasMart

The Whimsical Collection is a new line the Jacaranda Living team will be unveiling this week in Atlanta, Georgia at the AmericasMart! The team is most excited about their new Whimsical collection, which consists of the Wildlife at Leisure tote bags, beach bags, pillows and more. The Whimsical line has been a big hit for the team as it has in the past consisted of various pieces that are conversation starters – from Julia Baille’s funny guest towels of men and women playing golf or sunbathing to sleepy elephants on pillows next to airplanes. It is a different collection, unique to the brand’s more elevated aesthetic that consists of elegant white linens and it is very exciting to see the company being brought back to its African roots.

AmericasMart information:

Come find us at the show!

 

Below are some of the newer Whimsical styles that will be on display at the show:

Stand out from the beach crowd with these fun, eclectic bags from Jacaranda Living’s newest Whimsical Collection
Grab the orange zebra printed tote bag before your next getaway to the beach!
Electrify your beachwear with the vibrant Elephant tote bag

 

Keep your guests entertained with the Wildlife Airshow pillows. The 2 giraffes behind an airplane will be great additions to any room of the house
Organize your lipsticks and pens into a whimsical cosmetic bag like this one of our sleepy rhino. More styles available

 

So take some time to browse the collection online or visit us at the booth (Atlanta, Bdg 1, 7th Floor, N13) this week! We will be there all week and will also be showcasing embroidered designs for your home and our classic ladies nighties in crisp cotton.

Have a great week!

Xoxo,

The Jacaranda Living Team

 

5 ideas for an upscale Halloween party

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Halloween parties can be a lot of fun, but you don’t have to settle for mass-printed paper decorations and a punchbowl full of candy to complete your theme. With a little imagination and a DIY spirit you can transform your gathering from vague to vogue.

Pumpkin ice buckets

Store your cold beverages in hollowed-out pumpkins and fill in the remaining gaps with ice. For a more eerie look use white pumpkins. Don’t carve a face into the gourd or you will have a watery mess on your hands.

Masquerade

It’s hard to keep a consistent theme when your guests come dressed as a ghost, The Joker and a space ninja. Instead of costumes, encourage your guests to come in a limited formal wear and supply them them with masks. Consider black tuxedos for the men and white dresses for the women, such as ones from our line of cotton sleepwear. You can purchase a collection of masquerade domino masks or even create your own felt animal masks to liven things up.

Black cocktails

It’s one thing to create mixed drinks along a theme, but it pays to go one step further and give them a striking visual tie-in. Consider getting black sugar to rim the glasses and add whole blackberries into the mix, or try classic drinks like a brain hemorrhage or blood-red sangria.

Party by candlelight

Create some good mood lighting by unscrewing or disabling all the lights and use expressive candles instead. The dim lighting will give the party an inky atmosphere. You can opt for clusters of thick white candles and mix it up with a few skull-shaped candles here and there. Just make sure you have some type of barrier to restrict the melted wax so it doesn’t spill onto the carpet.

Monochromatic candy

It’s routine to see a mix of orange and black candy in a dish during Halloween. Make your display stand out by limiting your candy to a single color, such as all red or all white candies in a clear glass dish. You can order bulk M&Ms and jelly beans in any color and mix in marshmallows or licorice.

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Jacaranda Living Launches Responsive Website

Massachusetts-based fine linen company Jacaranda Living has launched its new website that is geared more towards today’s users with improved visuals and a more natural responsive design.

The new version of www.JacarandaLiving.com is now live and has larger product displays that allows customers to see full screen images of items such as embroidered bath and bed linens, cotton night gowns and baby layette items.

Some categories of products have been merged to make it faster for customers to navigate the website and find the items they are looking for. The website is fully mobile to accommodate modern customers who are shopping more and more with their mobile devices.

Founded by Cathy and Martin Deale in 2004, Jacaranda Living is a privately held fine linen online retail company with headquarters in the Boston suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Cathy and Martin were born on the Kwa Zulu Natal coastline of South Africa and grew up there until 1997 when they moved with their two young children to live in Boston.

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Most of the fine linen items are crafted by talented Zulu women along the South African coastline and the business has grown to provide jobs to women in other parts of Africa and around the world. All Jacaranda Living products are made of natural fabrics – pure cotton, linen, bamboo and silk.

The look is classic European with beautiful embroidery by hand and machine, whispers of cotton lace, applique or simply unembroidered. In every case they strive to remain true to their mission – to produce beautiful, high quality linens and gifts in a socially responsible environment.

Cathy, Martin and the Jacaranda Living team are committed to supporting their customers with outstanding service. Martin handles business development, marketing, strategic organization and direction. Cathy’s tireless energy focuses on the fun part of client interaction and product development. “It’s a happy, exciting and fun place to work because our clients have become our best ambassadors” says Cathy.

 

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Get Organized in the New Year

It’s February now and maybe you need to rethink some of your New Years Resolutions.  Perhaps you want to get more organized.  Here’s a few tips to help you out:

Get your bathroom back in shape by using some beautiful cosmetic bags and baskets to store your hair clips, make up, soaps, and even towels or toilet paper.

 

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File all that paperwork and keep a “work in progress” pile.  Here’s a guide to help you with filing and some inspiration for some pretty file cabinets.

Get your closet in order.  Sort through clothes you haven’t worn in a year or more.  Consider donating these to a local charity.  Once you have your clothes sorted through, organize them on proper hangers for them.  Having a properly organized closet makes it easy to take an inventory of what you have.

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Go through your kitchen.  Perhaps there are some tools you never use.  There may be some you use more often.  Use this helpful guide to help you get your kitchen into an optimal working space.

Take a look at your dining room.  Are you in need of new table linens? Do you have serving platters you never use?  Take out you old linens and replace them for a fresh new look!  Use your own linens to help you polish up some silver since it’s nice and soft or as a rag.

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Make Your Home Look Like Game of Thrones

One of the interior design goals of the epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones” is to present rich settings that do not look like generic European castles, so creators incorporated elements from Nordic, Moorish, Spanish, Persian, Mediterranean, and indigenous cultures to create a series of unique looks.

The North has thick fur coverings and sparse, dark rooms of the North and the cities across the Narrow Sea feature dusty desert beauty, but we’re going to concentrate on the decadent, boastful settings in King’s Landing where some of the most dramatic events in the series takes place.

First, you’ll need to decide on a heraldry theme to tie into various elements. If your family name is associated with a symbol or animal you may decide to embrace it, but you can always use online design sites like MyBlazon or MakeYourCoatofArms to create your own.

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You can then take that heraldry and have it printed on banner flags or even a shield for your wall. If you don’t have kids in the house you can also consider mounting a sword on your wall.

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Alternatively, you can take the heraldry from the show, like Stark direwolves and Lannister lions, with items from Etsy, like these banner flags and these throw pillows.

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Either way, there’s a wide range of products in the world that could be festooned with the heraldry you select, including slippers, tissue box covers, cosmetic bag covers and linen napkings.

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Scout out more subtle applications for the heraldry as well. If you chose a lion, try investing in a lionhead door knocker or drawer pulls cabinets.

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Wooden latticework screens on windows will immediately set your home apart and give guests something unique to ponder over while you plot your next move. These Moroccan designs give you a lot of options.

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This red fainting couch provides an asymmetrical elegance to any room, being both an eye-catching centerpiece and a functional piece of furniture.

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Lastly if you have some blank walls try covering them with a velvet curtain.

 

5 DIY Fourth of July party ideas

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a red, white and blue themed outdoor party! This year instead of relying on the same flimsy discount store decorations why not try using unique items to make your party stand out.

 

Patriotic jars

Painted mason jar utensil holders present the perfect opportunity to bring bright colors to your table. Click here for the instructions. The trick is to use painters tape to guide your brush strokes so the dividing lines are sharp and straight.

 

Flag-themed wreath

If you have a wooden door facing your party area try adorning it with a homemade flag wreath. The basic idea is to tie colorful plastic pieces around a wire frame to make a unique decoration that stands out and can be reliably stored for next year. The instructions are here.

 

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Red, White and Blue linen napkins

Bring a touch of class to your outdoor party by ditching the cheap paper napkins and instead bring a stack of our blue starfish or red lobster napkins linen napkins. You won’t have to worry about slight breezes blowing them around your yard.

 

Watermelon stars

This is quick and easy viagra naturel pas cher. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to punch out pieces from watermelon slices. The watermelon pieces will be a rich patriotic red and the watermelon slices with negative star spaces will also look fetching.

 

Tie-Dye flag tablecloth

This is an ambitious project, but well worth the effort to make your table the toast of the town. Use white glue to prevent the dye from reaching star-shaped areas in the blue field in the center and surround it with red and white stripes using rubber bands. The full instructions are here.

Lou Harvey – Effortless Chic for the Conscientious Buyer

What started as hobby for Lou Harvey, has turned into an international brand that is being sold in the US, AUK, Singapore, UAE and many other countries. Founded in 2002 in Durban South Africa, Lou Harvey, a South African native, oversees her creative designs locally. This hands-on approach ensures a unique personal touch that Lou Harvey enthusiast has come to expect.

Lou Harvey’s flamboyant fabrics and designs are synonymous with effortless chic and recognized for their classic style with a modern twist. Her eye catching fabrics and prints are bold and perfect for bright summer days. The laid back relaxed South African designs appeal to conscientious buyers with a need for durable family friendly quality. These cutting edge and fully functional bags can be wiped down or thrown into the washing machine.

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7 Tips to put the “Spring” into your home!

Spring is just around the corner (we hope) and that urge to do some Spring redecorating is starting to tug at you.

Here are 8 simple ways to put the “Spring” back into your home, even before the green grass starts to pop through!

  1. Declutter!
    Yes, that traditional Spring cleanup is underway and it’s time to put away that Winter clutter!Take the weekend to clean-out drawers, papers, donate clothes and household items you are no longer using. You will feel like the roof has been lifted and that decluttered  living space will help you start the Spring off with an extra hop in your step.
  2. Spring Cleaning.
    We know you don’t want to hear it, but Winter can leave you feeling, ugh well, a tad dirty!Windows, floors, under couches, dust and dirt buildup after Winter with snowy boots and lunch crumbs being dragged across the house daily (well that is if you have kids or a really messy spouse!)It’s time to lift the cushions, pull out those couches and clean those windows. If you don’ t have time, hire a cleaning company or your kids.
  3. Dismantle the mantle.
    Take down any decorations or themed items that even remind you that Winter once existed. Yes, that picture of a snowy barn, Take it down! Christmas cactuses, dark pillows or any winter themed gadgets you have laying around to accessorize, put them into a storage container and forget about them until October.
  4. Re-accessorize.
    Yes you have a bit of a reason to go shopping, Homegoods, One Kings Lane, a Local recycled shop, whatever you like to shop for, find  a few spring items to accessorize with and redecorate those spaces that used to remind you of Winter.
  5. Pop of Color.
    Add a pop of color to your home with just a few pillows, a bright colored peice of furniture or a new throw. Great colors to pop with are lavenders, greens and yellows along with robin’s egg type blues.
  6. Paint.
    If your really energetic and want to step outside of the box, grab a paint can and paint a room that will leave you feeling of Spring clean. It could just be a front door, a small room or even just an accent wall.
  7. Bring in the Living Spring.
    Buy a few great Spring plants for in the home. Some tulips, herbs or anything green. If things can’t grow outside yet, no reason they can’t grow indoors.

5 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

We brought you 5 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her recently, but we can forget about the men!  Here’s a few ideas on some unique gifts for him.

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Shaving Set with Custom towels
Men like pampering too.  Treat him to a classic shave set, soap and a few nice towels to bring his grooming experience to a whole new level!  He’ll be thankful to get such a close shave and pat dry with luxurious custom towels for him.
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-Valet
Help him keep his things organized with this custom valet.  It even has space to put his cellphone charger in it.  These boxes are great for storing his cufflinks, watches, collar stays and wallet.

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Frank and Oak
Do you have a fashionable man in your life?  He will appreciate a subscription on Frank and Oak.  This company creates new, customized clothing selections for him each month and then he can select what he would want to wear.

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-Bourbon of the month
Maybe your man enjoys a good bourbon now and again.  Check out Mouth’s Bourbon Every Month.  They send a full size bottle of a different type of independently produced bourbon every month.
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Car Care Kit
For your car lover, get him a car care kit!

NY NOW!

Come see us at NY Now from January 31-February 4th!

We will be showcasing our most popular products and some of our newest products, including terry cloth towels, new embroidery designs, and more!

Stop by booth 2753 in the Home Section of the show to come see us!
Use this map to help you navigate all the vendors.  

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