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TRENDS? OR THINGS WE LOVE…OR BOTH?

In my last post “IS CHEVRON DEAD“..

I spoke about TRENDS, specifically decorating Trends…what makes one..and which ones (according to House Beautiful’s FACEBOOK page) may be on their way out. Your responses were fantastic -the general consensus being that Chevron is NOT dead or at the very least will not go down quite that easy…and most of you said you just do what you like…sometimes surfing a trend and others time…absolutely not.

HERE IS MY PERSONAL LIST OF TRENDS – THINGS THAT I HAVE NOTICED HERE AND THERE AND IN SOME CASES….EVERYWHERE…AND LOVE…

Many of these things are not so much trends…as they are things that have always been around and are becoming more POPULAR…oh wait…THAT IS a TREND!!!

1. BARN DOORS

LOVE THEM AND CANNOT WAIT TO PUT MINE UP IN THE BATHROOM!

BARN DOORS are genius and HUGE space savers…I predict that not only will they last they will evolve, the hardware is going to get better and more of an “accessory piece” and they will be standard in many new homes. They save TONS of space!!!

INDULGY.COM
INDULGY.COM
BARN DOORS
BARN DOORS

2. TRIBAL

I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THE LAYERS, THE MONOCROMATIC GEOMETRY…THE EARTHY BEAUTY

TRIBAL TEXTILES
JANE CLAYTON TRIBAL TEXTILES
JANE CLAYTON
JANE CLAYTON

 

3. BLACKWATCH PLAID

– and Tartans… in clothing…in decor…

TARTAN- HOMES AND PROPERTY UK
TARTAN- HOMES AND PROPERTY UK
J CREW CRINKLE BOY SHIRT IN BLACK WATCH PLAID
J CREW CRINKLE BOY SHIRT IN BLACK WATCH PLAID

cn7171990and of course..my beloved Blackwatch Sperrys…I just bought a second pair!!!.. on sale on lord and taylor.com

MY SPERRYS - on sale now at lord and tayor.com click here
SPERRY TOP-SIDER® Tasslefish Suede Boat Shoes on sale now at lord and tayor.com click here

4. SPINDLE SPINDLE SPINDLE…

CASASUGAR.COM
CASASUGAR.COM
Gwendoline Spindle Canopy Bed  by Bradshaw Kirchofer
Gwendoline Spindle Canopy Bed
by Bradshaw Kirchofer

5. GOLD…BRASS….GOLD …BRASS

A little goes a LONG way…

ROHL BRASS FAUCET
ROHL BRASS FAUCET
PINTEREST
PINTEREST

6. PALE PINKS AS NEUTRALS….

MY FAVORITE INTERIOR PINKS…ALL BENJAMIN MOORE -CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT - AMBROSIA, BLANCHED CORAL, FROSTED PETAL, ORGANDY, PAISLEY PINK, PINK DAMASK, PINK INNOCENCE, PRISTINE, SOUTHERN COMFORTSHEER PINK, TISSUE PINK, AND WILD ASTER ………CENTER – PINK CLOUD
MY FAVORITE INTERIOR PINKS…ALL BENJAMIN MOORE -CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT – AMBROSIA, BLANCHED CORAL, FROSTED PETAL, ORGANDY, PAISLEY PINK, PINK DAMASK, PINK INNOCENCE, PRISTINE, SOUTHERN COMFORTSHEER PINK, TISSUE PINK, AND WILD ASTER ………CENTER – PINK CLOUD
PINK AS NEUTRAL
PINK AS NEUTRAL – I SPY SOMETHING CHEVRON!

7. BARSTOOLS THAT ARE ANYTHING BUT BORING!

Scooper Barstool - Metallic Pink
METALLIC PINK SCOOPER BARSTOOL FROM TARGET

Scoop Stool in Salsa...and Walnut, Barstool Room Essentials Room Essentials Black, Threshold™ Lewiston Adjustable Height Swivel StooCarlisle Metal bar stool in Yellow - also comes in Copper, Gun Metal, Shady leaf Green, and Navy!, Threshold Tufted in Aqua Blue and available in Sandstone and charcoal, Threshold™ Lennox Nailhead Bar Stool (4 colors available) Threshold™ Carey 29" Bar Stool (4 colors available)
Scoop Stool in Salsa…and Walnut, Barstool Room Essentials Room Essentials Black, Threshold™ Lewiston Adjustable Height Swivel StooCarlisle Metal bar stool in Yellow – also comes in Copper, Gun Metal, Shady leaf Green, and Navy!, Threshold Tufted in Aqua Blue and available in Sandstone and charcoal, Threshold™ Lennox Nailhead Bar Stool (4 colors available) Threshold™ Carey 29″ Bar Stool (4 colors available)
29" French Country X-Back Bar Stool
29″ French Country X-Back Bar Stool

 

8. PAINTED LANTERNS –

Scallop Trim Hanging Lantern
Scallop Trim Hanging Lantern…OKAY…I LOVE THIS!
UPSTAIRS HALL - AFTER
UPSTAIRS HALL MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE
SNEAK PEEK - NEW GREEN LANTERNS
GREEN LANTERNS

9. EGG CHAIRS

– these fun funky chairs are showing up everywhere…and I cannot look at them and not smile…they just make me happy…call them HAPPY chairs!

arne-jacobson-style-egg-chair-
arne-jacobson-style-egg-chair-
arne jacobson egg chair
arne jacobson egg chair
Phoebe's EGG chair
Phoebe’s EGG chair in a rare moment…usually it is FULL of clothes

10.  PAINTED FURNITURE

– NOW obviously, people have painted furniture as long as there has been paint and grandmothers have handed down their French Provencial Dressers…but it is the HOW people are painting that I love. Yes, we have the Annie Sloan painters and the chippy shabby pieces that have extended the life of cast offs, but I am especially smitten by the creative painting of furniture I have seen…Union Jacks and dipped stools, brightly colored dining chairs and high gloss black anything!!! Keep it coming…after all, something old can become new again…and again…and again…with color…

PAINTED CHARIS
PAINTED CHARIS
My dipped stools
My dipped stools

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My $25 dresser makeover
My $25 dresser makeover

….now that was fun…and easy, because I know what I like…

WHAT ARE SOME DESIGN TRENDS THAT YOU LOVE?

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