We have been hard at work here at Classic Accessories designing completely new items for this Spring. You heard right, totally new products that we are launching in the coming weeks! We began with our highly rated Montlake Collection and have branched out into new color ways for patio cushions, patio umbrellas and patio hammocks.
Our Creative Departments have been working tirelessly to get the items ready for their debut and the latest adventure came out of California at our photo and video shoots. Check out some behind the scenes photos:
It’s hard work … getting our hammocks to look the right way in photos. Those are Heather Thomas’ toes, our Lead Production Artist here at Classic Accessories. Who wouldn’t want to relax on a warm sunny day in California … in a hammock … for work? She said that the house they were staying at was “Really a beautiful place—it was great to be reminded what sunshine felt like. There were a lot of interesting plants both in the yard and in the area. It was windy in the morning, generally cool weather in the evening, with really warm afternoons. I was surprised by the number of butterflies and hummingbirds fluttering about. Less excited to see the vultures, but there were some other large birds—none came close enough to identify, although Jake did see a turkey.”
While waiting for the morning and late afternoon golden hours, the team enjoyed all of what the villa’s outdoors had to offer from morning hikes around the Felsman Loop Trail to evening walks through the grounds. The photoshoot was taken at this home nestled at the bottom of beautiful Bishop’s Peak, located just 4 minutes away from the quaint downtown of San Luis Obispo. Our inspiration behind designing the cushions, umbrellas and hammocks is to simply enjoy more time outdoors. I think our teams did just that.
We are really excited to bring these new items to market and are thrilled to be more a part of how you enjoy your outdoors, home or away. Stay tuned!
It’s the first week of January and it’s been FREEZING. Crystal clear 16 degree mornings have been the norm for awhile here in the South Seattle area. So when two of our designers got the chance to go outside today, they put on hats and gloves and ventured out to Issaquah to Kayak Academy to do some fittings.
The first thing you think of isn’t kayaking when there is left over snow on the ground? No rest for the weary, but more importantly driven, designers Jake Sornsin and Gail Foster. We were lucky to find a kayak shop open at this time of year. As we say, off season is our season and the kind folks at Kayak Adventure let us fit countless kayaks and some canoes with our new covers we have lined up this year. We always are looking to find the perfect fit and this is just one way we do it.
Although Jake’s dog Tiffany gets to stay warm while he maneuvers kayaks off their stacks onto frozen ground:
Above and beyond for these two today. I think an afternoon hot chocolate is in order.
Special thanks to Kayak Adventures for letting us visit you on this freezing winter day! Check them out for lessons and to shop all their gear at www.kayakacademy.com
2016 has been such a great year for us at Classic Accessories. A year full of growth with new programs and new customers with the BEST Loyalty Program to brag about.
It’s almost funny to call this a place of work when you get to spend your creative “working” hours filled with people who constantly push the needle. Always moving forward and learning from what can be improved on. We have spent this year listening to our customers and growing our products to meet and exceed expectations. 2017 will be another growing year for us. We have BIG plans ahead and we can’t wait to share them with you and your friends and families.
May 2017 hold many delights for you to uncover and we hope to be a part of spreading joy and peace of mind with you.
From all of us at Classic Accessories – Cheers!
It’s official, if you hadn’t noticed by all the pumpkin-colored everything, that FALL has made its grand entrance. Here at Classic Accessories, we pride ourselves in having in-house design teams that LOVE color and know how to spot trends that have shelf life between seasons and will last over the years. This season, try a new spin on the over-done shades of Fall leaves and liven things up a bit around the house with these Unexpected Fall Color Palettes from HGTV’s Brian Patrick Flynn:
They may not seem like traditional fall colors, but when we pair them with cranberry tones and deep shades of green, they shine throughout the season.
Cranberry red is the ultimate fall color. This gender-neutral tone can look formal, casual, traditional or modern depending on how it’s paired. Keep cranberry simple and understated by mixing it with greige or sand tones and accents of royal blue.
When introducing these colors into your space, keep to the 60, 30, 10 rule of Dominant, Complimentary and Accent colors and you’ll have a space that feels balanced but not too strict. Check out our colorful lines of patio and grill covers that will add itself into this Fall.
Source: HGTV & B.P. Flynn
I’m thinking of something green with a touch of gold…
It’s our newest collection of patio furniture, grill, and garage covers by Classic Accessories.
If you’re looking for something in a new fresh color for covers, look no further than our Atrium Collection. GREEN!
Yes, you heard right – GREEN. We thought hey, since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, why not debut them today.
Granted, the gold you’re looking at comes more in a brass grommet, but we can stretch this holiday out for all it’s worth right.
Come see what’s new with between patio and garage now and dress up your tools, furniture or grills for the holiday and right through Spring.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ya!
WOW – what a year 2014 has been! This year has been a growing one that has given us here at Classic Accessories so many opportunities to focus on the things we LOVE doing. Bringing NEW products to the market, learning from our best sellers and really turning our ears out to our end users. We can’t wait for what 2015 has in store for us and our customers. Cheers to a successuful and FULL 2014 that has been our BEST year yet, thanks to you. Here’s wishing all of us and our families a Happy New Year filled with health and happiness.
Your Friends at Classic Accessories
The History of the Hickory Series
The original assortment was BBQ/Grill, Smoker and Fryer covers. The collection was designed with the rustic outdoorsman in mind, “Manly” grill covers to complement a true pit master’s equipment. Features were a hit – with rugged good looks and a beautiful color palette: Hickory, Mahogany and Antique Oak. Durable Weather10 fabric, faux leather padded handles, smart venting, a secure attachment system and a tough name plate distinguished Hickory from the rest. We had letters, questions and pleas asking us to make covers for other areas of the backyard. We listened, answered and followed through with the patio extension. After extensive research and testing we introduced the Limited Lifetime warranty for the entire collection. With over 35 sizes, the Hickory Series now covers: tables, chairs, chaises, heaters, benches, loveseats, firepits, ceramic grills, smokers, barbecues, umbrellas and more. Check out the collection!