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WHERE HAVE WE BEEN??!

I must apologize that we have not been so “active” with our blogging!   I was having my coffee this morning and going thru the site to see where things needed to be updated, removed, etc. and realized we haven’t had a more recent blog post.  I can’t believe we are already into August….Summer is flying by us!

So here’s our update that’s sooo long over due!  We have introduced several new patterns throughout the 1st half of 2018 with plans for many more in the coming weeks.  Blue & Whites continue to be our top sellers, but I do love all the colors, and have added several new additions to our Laguna Beach, South Beach, & Palm Beach Collections.  Top designer fabrics are in the mix  (Ralph Lauren, Thibaut, Schumacher to name just a few), in a variety of patterns that evoke a “Casual Coastal Vibe”  for any style setting!  Looking for a Classic Navy Blue & White then you’ll want to visit our Newport Collection or perhaps a more youthful Boho/Surfer look… check out the laid back casualness of the Malibu Collection.  Each Collection has a “theme” of sorts as well as a color cohesiveness that we designed for that particular location.

Speaking of location….we have had to make a change in one of our Collections because of a copyright.  We no longer have the Dorado Beach Collection and have relocated it to Manhattan Beach.  This Collection has several new introductions to “tweak” the move, and all will be available this Fall.  Pillow names of course have been changed as well, now identifying the Manhattan Beach community.  Please let us know if your having any difficulties locating a specific pillow, and we’ll be sure to locate it for you.

The Royalty Collection was retired this year and has been replaced with The Yachting Collection.  This outdoor Collection is a combination of nautically themed outdoor pillows from a variety of our existing Collections.  Inserts will be faux down, consisting of a shredded poly that is extremely comfy!   Indoor versions with our premium feather/down inserts are still available on their perspective Collection pages which are identified within the pillow description.  You can also use our NEW search box to locate that Collection.

I hope you enjoy visiting our Collections of Coastal themed designer pillows, and as always please let us know if you have any questions or need some consultation….we’re here to help!

Happy Summer!

Randy

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THE NEW CHP

Welcome everyone to our NEW web-store!! It’s been 4 1/2 years since we first opened here on the web, and it was time to make a few upgrades to our (now-approaching) 500 Pillows in our 18 Collections of Coastal Themed Designer Pillows!

I wanted to take a few minutes to point out and explain some of the changes we now have moving forward.  I hope these changes will make your browsing/shopping experience for your throw pillows easier and enjoyable!

We now have a SEARCH BOX! Our initial beach themed pillow store with its 9 Collections of 100 pillows was fairly easy to navigate, but as we grew we realized it was becoming more time consuming trying to locate a particular pillow.  A change was needed to make things easier that would help our customers who already know what they’re looking for.  Now you can use search terms like “Blue Coral” or “Linen Stripe” and a variety of pillows from multiple Collections will come up.  Try it out by entering your search criteria, and please let us know if you encounter any problems!

SHIPPING POLICY…. It’s unfortunate, but shipping is a necessary foe! Shipping rates continue to rise, we have already been informed by our preferred carrier that there will be a rate increase beginning January 2018. We have not only a shipping cost to you, but several incoming shipping expenses with our fabrics, inserts & boxes.   We have had to make a change in our shipping policy that will not effect most of our customers.  There will be a shipping fee for all sales under $100.00.  This will only affect sales from our SALE PAGE of discontinued pillows since they all meet that price point.  However, if you purchase more than one pillow from the pillow sale page, the Shipping would be FREE… (note to self)!  Our Free Shipping policy otherwise remains the same for all retail sales throughout the continental U.S.

SWATCHES….. This really was a tough one for me!! I wanted to offer “free” swatches to our customers. We know that swatches can be a great asset in determining not only color, but scale and texture, and let’s face it, pillows can be an investment! The problem we quickly encountered were “The Quilters”!  In the beginning we had unlimited free swatches, WOW…let me tell you, I learned from that mistake!  We would actually get swatch requests frequently, for 25-30 swatches, and yes…1 customer!!  Next we changed our swatch limit to 5.  This worked so so…we still got people asking for 5 swatches of the same pattern, or they began requesting several 5 swatch requests using different names.  It was frustrating because we wanted to offer a service, a courtesy to our customers and it was taken advantage of by “The Quilters” (does anybody know if there’s a monster with fangs emoji I could use here?)!  That brings us to phase 3.  We’re going to charge our customers $1.00 for swatches. You will receive a Coupon Code for your purchase amount with your mailed swatches to be used towards your next pillow purchase.  Buy 5, 10, 30 swatches, and receive a coupon for that amount!  We’re hoping this will solve “The Quilters” issue, and if not well at least they’ll have to pay for those pretty little patches of Designer Fabrics!  Kidding aside…being a Designer and working with textiles for over 30 years I do have an appreciation for “The Quilters”  there’s some very talented and creative quilters out there doing beautiful work, and I applaud them.

ACCOUNT HOLDERS….. All account holders will be required to re-register with us.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Previously approved Wholesale & Trade Accounts will not have to send in their certificates unless they’re about to expire.  To expedite your account settings please let us know at info@coastalhomepillows.com that you have re-registered with us and we will change your account preferences to the appropriate setting.

Thank you for visiting us today!  Its been a long journey for my team as well as our creative developers, and we all hope you love the clean, brighter look of  The NEW CHP!

Enjoy,  Happy Holidays!!

Randy

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DETAILS… DETAILS… & WAIT…….MORE DETAILS!!

Many of our customers contact us to let us know how happy they are with their new pillow purchases. We get feedback letting us know that they notice not only the details, but also the quality, presentation and even the packaging! Coastal Home Pillows strives to give you the very best decorative beach pillows, and the details are what makes the difference!

All of our throw and toss pillows are hand-made to order in our very own workroom and all new Collections are designed by me! This allows us to maintain the quality that I insist on for all our designs. Determining the colors, patterns, and sizes are all a part of the selection process to create a cohesive Collection – helping you to shop more easily for your designer pillow.

But let’s take a moment to mention the DETAILS that are in our pillows….

CUTS – Determining the pattern placement is crucial for me. I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would want a beach themed pillow with a beautiful image cut in half! CHP will always center patterns if the fabric has a central focal point in its design – unless noted in our discriptors. Some patterns will have a centered-front with a “random cut back” simply to help alleviate waste. All of our panel cuts have a serged-edged finish to prevent any fraying. This four-thread overlocking edge detail gives you a finished product even on the inside!

CORDS – Most of our pillows have a cord detail (something I find visually appealing) and have been carefully selected to compliment that pillow. Some think I’m a little crazy for putting so much effort into the cords but here’s why I do it: in our NEW Jupiter Island Collection for example, there are all new designs and the sky’s the limit for cords! For example, take the new Royal Palm Pillow in this Collection. Should it have a blue cord? How about a white cord? A self cord? Hmmm…what about a contrast poppy cord? This decision actually takes the longest for any new Collection process. Most manufacturers do a self cord or no cord. These are the easiest and most cost effective way to manufacture pillows. We, on the other hand, want to give you that added DETAIL – that designer touch. Our inventory has a ridiculous amount of solids just for cords, three types of fabrics in linen, cotton and acrylic – in just about every shade! Sometimes determing that “right shade” of blue cord can take a couple days, resulting in a lot headaches for my team! But it’s all worth it in the end!

ZIPPERS – We use invisible zippers on all our pillows. These zips are made of nylon and their coils (“teeth”) are inverted on the inside. There is no visible zipper – only a seam with of course, a pull (see above image). This type of closure allows you complete versatility with your pillow placement. Changing patterns displayed side to side (horizontally) to up and down (vertically) can be most effective with a large variety of geometrics and stripes, giving you a totally different look. Though we need to have tags on our pillows, ours are sewn into the interior so they aren’t troublesome on the exterior – resulting in no interference with your display. Zip closures also allow you to remove your covers if you need to have them professionally cleaned. Occasional vaccuming will also help maintain your pillow by keeping the fibers raised and dust free.

DESIGNS – We have several custom pillow designs within our Collections – all original, and designed by me. I have always loved working with patterns and textures, manipulating them into new designs. I enjoy the creative process of designing, and actually I make the first pillow of each new Collection. A few years back we were asked by Karen Robertson to create a pillow line using her fabrics, and the result was our Royalty Collection!

Our mitered cats eyes, cross panel cuts, stripes, panels & applique’ can be found together by visiting our Shop By Style page and clicking on Original Designs.

We’ve previously talked about our fabrics & how they are selected as well as our inserts & their contents in previous blogs – and now you have THE DETAILS!!

All of these components are why Coastal Home Pillows is a top source for premium made to order designer beach pillows! Remember – if your not finding exactly what your looking for, please call us at 1-855-585-8959 – we’re here to help!

Thank you for visiting us and be sure to follow us on Instagram for all of our newest additions!

Happy Summer everyone!!

-Randy