Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Las Vegas Market: August 2015

For those of you who do not know, the Las Vegas Market is an international home decor showcase featuring thousands of leading manufacturers in the lines of furniture, mirrors, lighting, decorative accents, gift, home textiles, home decor, table top, wall art and much, much more. From this show, four clear design themes reign true. 

COASTAL - This show proved coastal remains a favorite design theme. Iconic images of anchors, starfish, and seashells remain strong. Colors have continues to expand beyond whites, tans and blues to include bold accent colors of reds, coral and teals. Materials help elevate casual coastal living through use of rope and galvanized metals. Ceramic and resin are showing up in the higher end items. This casual lifestyle category blends easily into many homes.


LAKE AND LODGE - Lodge, while still a large category home decor, is not as all encompassing as it was last year. Antlers, twigs, rope, and rustic finishes are still prominent but there is an increase in silver finishes including antlers and animal heads. This muted, rustic pallet plays well with many homes.



FLEA AND FARMERS MARKET - Reclaimed, recycled and vintage with inspiration from farm and country life define this trend in home decor. From farm animals to functional decor, this trends simple colors, raw woods, galvanized metal and mix and match styling play to the casual living home.


AMERICANA - Reclaimed, retro and vintage influences with patriotic tributes, Americana emerges as a strong trend dominated by the use of red, white and blue. Raw barn woods, rustic finishes and mix and match materials play into this country inspired home decor look. 










Monday, May 11, 2015

High Point Market: Key Trends

High Point in North Carolina happens twice a year. In the spring the area bustling with energy. With the warm weather and live music, you couldn't help but be excited about the day and the designs.

We are focusing on three key trends: Coastal, Lodge, and Starbursts and Geometrics.

Coastal is always a strong spring trend and continues to have a large presence. Coastal now transcends iconic images of shells and is acting as an overarching influence in terms of feel, look and materials. Casual living is elevated with the coastal influence of rope, rattan and washed woods. This is a trend that is now broad and can work within any casual living home and not limited to those lucky enough to live on the coasts!



Lodge was another key trend that continues to show strength and longevity. Casual living has been influenced by the materials from the lodge home such as antlers, twigs, bark, rope, burned woods and rust finishes.  This is a broad appeal look that can work in any casual living home.  


A nod to the past with starbursts and geometric shapes is the final key trend in home décor. Both in gold and silver, mix and match styling adds a touch of retro class to home styling.


It is also necessary to note two emerging trends for 2015, one casual and one more formal. First, white linen and nail heads were seen throughout furniture and home decor items giving a casual lux feel. 


Second, elements of neoclassical influences played off of a white and gold palette for a more formal living trend.




Thursday, January 29, 2015

Las Vegas Market: January 2015

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... Unless you are there for the Las Vegas Market! 
Trends shown at this design show are not to be ignored.

One of our favorites from this past show was the creative use of reclaimed, recycled and vintage decor items with inspiration from farm and country life. From farm animals to functional decor, this trends simple colors, raw woods, galvanized metal and mix and match styling play to the casual living home.



Another important trend that we see again and again is coastal decor. Coastal's use of iconic images of shells, whales and seahorses remain strong. Colors have expanded beyond whites, tans and blues to include bold accents of red, coral, teal and navy. Materials help elevated casual coastal living with use of rope, galvanized metals, washed woods, burlap and some metallic. This casual lifestyle category easily blends into many homes.



Lodge home decor has expanded to make a definite statement in lake house as well. Antlers, twigs, rope, and rustic finishes dominate this category. This muted, rustic pallet plays well with many homes.


Light ups appear across the board in every design style. Wall art gains new interest through use of lights, sentiments add a new level of whimsy through use of LED’s and monograms are reinvented with marquee style lighting.



Friday, December 5, 2014

The Pantone Color of the Year has been Announced!

INTRODUCING THE 2015 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR:
MARSALA
PANTONE 18-1438
A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.




What do you think about the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year "Marsala"? It made me think towards New Years: A new year, a new color, a new resolution! This year I will try to be inspired by Marsala when I come up with my New Years resolution, something good to enrich your mind, body and soul... any ideas?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Feeling Nostalgic?

As the holiday season grows near I often find myself nostalgic for things from my childhood. Getting together with friends and family makes me reflect on all the wonderful memories of the past and the comforts of home. 


The past few years the vintage home decor trend showed strong as a shabby chic look. Forecasting trends show that the new vintage look has more of a nostalgic feel to it. Where shabby chic was pale and dusty, nostalgic colors turn it up a notch with a retro sharper feel. Finishes are glossy, chalky or washed out. This new trend lets us peak into our past and bring forward the warmth and comfort of familiarity in a fresh new way.



Saturday, November 1, 2014

High Point Market: Three Trends

The High Point Market in North Carolina is a largest furnishings trade show that happens twice a year. They like to say "if you can't find it at High Point... it probably doesn't exist."

From our trip this year we noticed 3 key trends for 2015.

1. Coastal – Coastal now transcends iconic images of shells and is acting as an overarching
infl uence in terms of feel, look and materials. Casual living is elevated with the coastal in uence
of rope, rattan and washed woods. This is a trend that is now broad and can work within any
casual living home and not limited to the coasts.



2. Lodge – Casual living has been infl uenced by the materials from the lodge home such as
antlers, twigs, bark, rope, burned woods and rust finishes. This is a broad appeal look that can
work in any casual living home.



3. Salvaged – Reclaimed, recycled and salvaged is the fi nal key trend in home décor.
Tonal woods, reclaimed metals and mix and match styling play to the casual living home.




Thursday, October 2, 2014

I've got the BLUES


When I was a child everyone fought for the blue board game piece no matter what game we were playing. I think going through a phase when blue is your favorite color is a right of passage that some people never abandon. Blue is calming and beautiful, it is a color of trust and comfort and neutral in it's own way. In the home decor world, blue is classic and never goes out of style!

Blues remain important in the Fall 15 forecasting color trends. Blues range from soft egg blues to brighter teals contrasted by darker navys. White, pale grey and oatmeal help ground this trend while keeping it more neutral.





If you are looking for a way to introduce or add more blue to your home and want something that will go the distance think navy. If you want to add a current trendy pop of color look for a piece that is indigo or teal. If you tend to be drawn to more shabby chic or vintage looks, look for something in a chalky finish.

Good luck and happy finding!
Sara