Happy Mother's Day from Aki-Home

By Ahna Torres May 1, 2017

Mother's Day Looks

Every Mothers Day

We are celebrating all types of mothers, unique and diverse. Both working Mothers and Homemakers.

Mothers Day Workspace

We put together a home office look for the working professional mother. A place Mom calls home, but also

Easter Brunch - How to mix and match your dinnerware

By Ahna Torres April 13, 2017

Easter table setting

Start with a couple of styles or colors of dinnerware that you enjoy. You can pick out the same style with different colors or choose completely different styles and colors for a chic, eclectic look. First, when picking out which styles to mix, compare the different shapes and sizes: circular, oval, square, comet shape, etc. For our Easter table, we used styles that were all the same circular shape but in different sizes. So, some of the bowls and plates are larger than the others.  You can pair different shapes together, just make sure the larger one goes on the bottom.

When picking each piece, consider

Posted in: Design and Style

Colorful Peep Centerpiece

By Ahna Torres April 13, 2017

Peep Centerpiece

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Package of regular peeps (any color)
  • 2 – 3 Different colors of Peep Bunnies
  • 3 – 4 Different colors of Easter Grass
  • 4 – 6 Plastic Eggs
  • Glass Vase
  • Easter Wreath

Step 1 – Start with a clear glass vase. The height is up to you, but keep in mind, the taller the vase the more peeps and grass you have to use. In our example, we used a 10” tall vase.  Make sure to wash the vase before placing peeps inside if you plan to eat them later!

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Easter – Carrot Mimosas

By Ahna Torres April 4, 2017

Carrot Mimosas

To go the extra mile this Easter, serve your guests a festive drink: Carrot Mimosas.

This recipe comes from the great people over on The Food Network and thought it would be perfect! Serves 4-6

  • 1 ½  cups of carrot juice,
  • Carrot greens reserved for garnish
  • 1 ½  cups of orange juice 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • 1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

Combine carrot juice, orange juice, and lime juice together in a pitcher.

Add champagne or sparkling wine to champagne flutes first, then add the juice mixture. Use equal parts champagne and juice, or 50/50. No need to stir as this may cause the champagne or sparking wine to go flat.

To complete the drink, add carrot greens or parsley.

For a non-alcoholic version, just use the carrot and orange juice mixture and top with a green garnish.

You can check out this recipe and more at the link below!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/carrot-orange-mimosa 

Posted in: Special Events

#BuyersCorner - Lesley

By Ahna Torres February 22, 2017

To kick start our #BuyersCorner Series we have interviewed a few of our buyers. Throughout this series, we will get a small glimpse of what it’s like to be a buyer in the world of interior design. The first category we are starting with is Home Décor.

Home Décor

Our very first interviewee is Lesley, our Home Décor Buyer. She has been with the company for a couple of years, and you may recognize her from some of our commercials. To get started, we asked her a few personal questions about why she chose a career as a buyer, and then we went into the details of her products. 

Lesley Copper   Lesley Vase
Posted in: Design and Style Tags: styledecordecoration

Happy Valentine’s Day

By Ahna Torres February 3, 2017

At Aki-Home, we see Valentine’s Day as a time to celebrate love - all love. So, celebrate it with someone(s) you love – your family, significant other, friends, or coworkers even. You don’t have to have a Valentine to have a special Valentine’s Day. Have dinner with family or friends, and you can still create a stylish and tastful dinner.

To celebrate love, you don’t have to go out. You and your loved one(s) can stay at home and have dinner outside in the fresh air (weather permitting). If you are not able to have dinner outside, don’t fret, you can still have a fabulous dinner inside. We have put together two fabulous looks for your Valentine’s Day dinner – one outdoors and one indoors. 

Romantic Patio Dinner

 

Christmas Dinner around the World

By Ahna Torres December 21, 2016

New York City Christmas

 

The New York Dining Table is great for small spaces, which makes it perfect for our Christmas in New York City look. This table sits four comfortably, and it has a contemporary/modern look.

The dinnerware has a unique comet shape that gives the table an extra modern feel, and they go nicely with the red charger plates and silver placemats. For an even more

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

By Ahna Torres November 18, 2016

It’s that time of year! Time for families to gather around and give thanks.  

We are thankful for you, our customers. We want to show you how thankful we are by provided items at the lowest price we can offer. We are here to help make this a wonderful holiday! Here are some tips and tricks for getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner.

The holiday season can be stressful, but Aki-Home is here to take some of the weight off your shoulders.

The key to hosting is to make your guests comfortable. When guests start to arrive, begin with appetizers and drinks. When hosting, make sure to have a head count of how many people are to arrive.

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Aki Home Magic Show and Giveaway

By Ahna Torres November 11, 2016

Aki Home is proud to present JP the Magnificent performing a magic show at both our Tustin and Torrance locations over the next few weeks.

The performance schedule is as follows:

Aki Home Tustin Aki Home Torrance
11/12 - 10:00am 11/12 - 1:00pm
11/19 - 10:00am 11/19 - 1:00pm
11/26 - 10:00am 11/26 - 1:00pm

 

Posted in: Special Events Tags: magicfamilyeventholidays

Create a Modern Haunted House in the Living Room

By Ahna Torres October 27, 2016

 Haunted Living Room

 

Step 1 – The Spooktacular Sofa collection

The Lauren sofa collection and Sylvia tables exhibit the perfect combination of old Hollywood glam and contemporary style. The Lauren’s exquisite style is versatile. Perfect for Halloween and then can transition to holiday with a couple of accessory changes.