Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Trending: Gray Wallpaper

Wallpapers can come in an array of colors and designs, but there are some that people just gravitate to more. Lately, we've been getting a lot of orders for gray wallpapers; it is such a neutral color that works well in lots of different rooms. Also, rather than being a color that only works well certain times of the year, it's a staple that looks great year round.

We've found some rooms that are great for inspiration to give you some ideas on this trendy wallpaper color. 

Photo via Yacineaziz

Photo via How Sweet It Is

Photo via Decor Pad

Photo via A Thoughtful Place 

Photo via House to Home

Here are just some of the options we carry. If you're interested in any of them please feel free to stop by, call us, or visit our website

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Calling All Animal Lovers!

Here at CL&Co, we like to keep things fun and carefree so we prefer to get new items that fit in with our image. For all of our readers that adore animals, it's your lucky day! We've got some new items in-store and they're all animal shaped. Each of these serves a different purpose and can go in different parts of your home. Functionality is important, but when something is both adorable and functional that's when you have a winner!

Some of these new items can be found on our Etsy shop, but all of them are available in our West Palm Beach boutique so don't hesitate to stop by.

Wine Stoppers: Flamingo, Giraffe, Parrot 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Feature Friday: Alexandra Gioia Jewelry

Welcome back for a new Feature Friday! We hope you're enjoying learning about some of the growing brands we have in store because we're back for another one. Switching gears a bit, today is all about jewelry, and our featured brand of the day is Alexandra Gioia Jewelry. This company offers handcrafted jewelry and is based right here in south Florida. Owner Alexandra Gioia started this company in 2012 designing jewelry for her family and friends and it has taken off ever since.

With the holidays coming up, these unique pieces are the perfect gifts for yourself or even a special lady in your life. Don't forget this brand can be found in our West Palm Beach boutique, so stop by and check it out!

Photo from Instagram

Chelsea Lane & Company: What is your favorite part about making jewelry?
Alexandra Gioia: It’s really special to be part of a gift giving experience. I was recently tagged in an Instagram photo of a woman in bed opening up her birthday gifts surrounded by her kiddos. She was so excited about her new AG bracelets and I thought wow something I designed is bringing someone else happiness. It was so sweet!

CL&Co: Why did you decide to get into the jewelry business?
AG: Designing jewelry started as a simple hobby and I had no plans to ever turn it into a business. Once I saw just how many pieces I was selling in my small office of OK, shopaholic co-workers, I wanted to open it up to others and created an Etsy shop. From there, the line has really evolved and turned into more than I ever imagined. I love being able to express myself creatively. The process isn’t always pretty and I’ve designed some pretty questionable things, but it always leads me to a design that I end up loving.

CL&Co: Do you have a signature/favorite piece?
AG: Our Arrowhead Necklace is part of my daily accessory wardrobe. Their versatility is great – I can wear the Rosewood with a simple tee and jeans and the Dragon Vein with a dressier outfit. Both are office and night out appropriate!

CL&Co: What is one of your biggest accomplishments as a business owner?
AG: By day I do the marketing for an amazing organization and a big part of that includes website management. This made it especially rewarding when I launched a website of my very own, It was so much fun being able to make all the decisions on the design and photography. I called upon my very talented photographer friends to bring my vision to life!

CL&Co: Where do you see your company in 5 years?
AG: I would love to expand into other parts of the US and welcome new retailers to carry my line. Right now I'm a one-woman show doing everything from the jewelry design, to handling the customer service aspect, to social media marketing and packaging every single order that comes through (which I am so thankful for, btw!). I hope to one day have a couple employees which would allow me more time to design and market AG. My small business has opened so many doors for me and I just want to see it grow and continue to evolve!

Photo from Instagram

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Welcome back for our last of the gift guide round up. If you haven't already, check out our previous gift guides to find inspiration for your holiday shopping. 

Our final gift guide is general stocking stuffers, things you can't go wrong with. We've put together a list of our favorites, perfect for the girls or guys in your life. Prices range from $5 to $80, so they work with everyone's budget.

1. Buck Naked Bath Bomb, $4.60: If you know someone that needs to unwind, this bath bomb makes a great relaxation gift. Pair it with soaps and other accessories to create their very own spa kit.  

2. Wiener Dog Jewelry Dish, $9.99: Jewelry lovers will adore this dog dish that's great for storing items on display.

3. Wrap Bracelet, $50: These unique pieces can be worn as necklaces or wrap bracelets.

4. Hair Bows, 1 for $8 or 2 for $10: These festive hair bows are great for the holiday season.

5. Local Sunglasses, $80: Looking to splurge a little? These wooden sunglasses are great quality and worth every penny.

6. Bunny Ring Holder, $9.99: This ring holder is both functional and adorable, and any jewelry wearer will love it.

7. Buck Naked Soap, $6.65: This soap is great for anyone into or looking to get into natural skincare. They also come in a variety of different scents.

8. Bow Ties, $8: Gift a bow tie to that "Classic Man" in your life.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: The Alchemist

It isn't the holiday season without at least a little alcohol involved, so these next gifts are for those alcohol chemists in your life. Regardless if they're occasional drinkers or aspiring bartenders, these are great gifts for anybody. 

Of course, preferences vary from person to person, but we've broken it down into two categories. These include the Perfect Ladies Day which is more of a tropical pool day theme and the Ultimate Guys Night which has a poker theme. 

Whether it be as casual as beer or as fancy as a martini, we've got the perfect gifts for those drinkers in your life.

The Perfect Ladies Day

1. Mermaids & Beach Signs, $12 & $13: These humorous signs will surely put a smile on someone's face.

2. Cork Coasters, $12: Coasters are essential, and these have cute shell designs on them.

3. Bottle Toppers, $15: Wine drinkers will love these adorable starfish toppers, plues they're way better than corks.

4. Shaker, $15: This is the perfect gift for someone who'd like to experiment with mixing drinks. 

5. Turtle Bottle Opener, $15: Replace their old bottle opener with this adorable turtle one. 

6. Prisma Mirror/Tray, $98: This mirror can also be used as a tray for those who love to host gatherings.

The Ultimate Guys Night

1. Poker Hands, $5: This poker book has great tips & how-to's, perfect for gamers. 

2. Beer Lovers Towels, $45: Any avid beer drinker would love this towel set. 

3. Whiskey Book, $19.95: Who wouldn't want to learn more about their favorite drink? 

4. Beer Bites Book, $24.95: It doesn't get any better than beer and food.

5. Bowl, $12: The perfect snack bowl for those game nights. 

Be on the lookout for our stocking stuffers gift guide coming soon! 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

We’re getting in the holiday spirit here at CL&Co and we’ve put together our very own gift guide for those special ones in your lives. We’ll be posting three separate gift guides: for her, for the alchemist, and stocking stuffers. Then, we'll break those down into specific categories as well.  You don’t want to be labeled the lame gift giver this year, so be sure to keep up to find the presents everyone will love! 

Starting things off with the ladies in your life, or yourselves, we've put together gifts for the Fashionista, the Decor Enthusiast, and the Foodie. As usual, all products listed can be found in our West Palm Beach boutique so stop by to check them out. 

Good luck and happy gifting! 

The Fashionista:

1. Striped Dress, $31.50: If you're looking to buy her a clothing item, a loose dress is a great option; they're comfortable and look great on everyone. 

2. Bow Necklaces, $9 each: Jewelry is always a winner in a Fashionista's book. Whether she likes gold or silver this necklace will complement any look.

3. Sunglasses, $12: These chic shades are perfect for blocking those sun rays and they come in a variety of different colors. 

4. Hat, $11: During the fall season hats are an absolute staple and can go with tons of outfits. 

5. The Mood Guide to Fabric & Fashion, $27.50: Fashionista's are always looking for ways to get inspired and this book does just that.

The Decor Enthusiast:

1. Wooden Storage Box, $35: Storage boxes are a staple and this one is cool because it adds a rustic feel to any table. You could even fill it with little items for a sweet surprise. 

2. Decorative Candle, $24: Whether it be for just decoration or for actual use, everyone loves unique candles.  

3. Succulent/Candle Holders, $4.99: Gift a succulent in one of these adorable holders to someone who loves eco-inspired pieces. 

4. Inspiring Sign, $15: Signs with inspiring or encouraging words are great gifts, and whenever they see it they'll be reminded of you. 

5. Earring Holder, $15: Jewelry displays are a huge trend and look great in any space. 

6. Coffee Table Book, $40: Books with interesting covers draw attention and look great on display.

The Foodie:

1. Cookbooks, $19.95 & $29.95:  What's a chef without cookbooks? Give the food lovers in your life inspiration on cool new dishes. 

2. Ceramic Bowls, $8: You can never go wrong with a set of new bowls. These unique bowls will surely be appreciated. 

3. Lacquered Bamboo Salad Servers, $16.50: You don't come across salad servers like these very often, so why not get them for someone who'll love them?

4. Serving Tray $20: This serving tray is perfect for hosting or even for just keeping on display.

5. Mugs & Plates, $25 for 4 & $20 for 9: Someone into minimalistic decorating will love these simple white mugs and plates.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Let the Christmas Decorating Begin!

We hope you're just as excited about Christmas as we are! To bring in the holiday spirit, we've got some new items that will surely make your holiday decorating full of laughter. Each piece has a funny quote and they range from wooden postcards to box signs and many more. These are great for decorating your own space and even for gift giving. 

We have some available online, but don't forget to check these out in our boutique as well.

As a bonus, we also have a few tips for decorating this holiday season, so stay tuned until the end!

Decorating tips:

1Pick a Theme and Stick To It

This way everything looks more polished and cohesive. Holiday decorations tend to be very flashy and festive on their own; rather than overwhelming your space with a little bit of everything, choose a theme to center all your decorating around.

Photo from Honey We're Home

2Save Money with DIYs

Not only are DIYs a great way to bond over the holidays, they're also fun to make and help save money as well!

DIY Gold Leaf Christmas Tree
Photo from Consumer Crafts

DIY Ornament Wreath 
Photo from Matt & Becky

3Have Fun!

This season is all about having a good time and being with friends and family. Don't get too stressed out about decorating and forget what the holidays are all about. Have fun with your decorating and everything will turn out great!

Happy decorating!