The casual look of driftwood continues to “wash up” as a strong trend in home fashion. Mix in a driftwood table or lamp for an easy, updated look for home or office. The soft colors, textures and natural shapes look relaxed and timeless.
Timeless and modern, the wingback chair has stood strong for hundreds of years. Developed during the 1600’s in England where cold weather made the roaring fireplace the gathering spot of the house, the original purpose of this chair was to keep warm. Although the functional need to protect ourselves from drafts on chilly nights is long gone, the design of the ancient wingback chair has withstood the test of time. While some people may prefer a vintage mid-century piece, there are many options on the market- old and new.
Sometimes a room just gets better with a little pow of wallpaper. This is why the wallpapered accent wall has become such a big trend in design. Just as with a painted accent wall, a wallpapered accent wall can completely make a room. Just make sure that the accent wall you choose is the main wall in the room, such as the wall behind the bed or sofa. It should be the first wall you see when you walk into a room, and a great wallpaper will immediately draw your eye. Here are a few examples of wallpapered accent walls done well:
Rope continues to be pushed and pulled by designers in new and intriguing ways, and with good reason. It has a natural quality that adds a nice texture accent to any environment. It can also work with a variety of styles including beachy, industrial, rustic or even bohemian. Any way you tie it together, rope
An unexpected and beautiful window backsplash can bring style and light into any kitchen. Whether you opt for a single window or a long row of glass, low-profile windows or full-height windows, it will make your kitchen feel more open and brighter. A window framing the great outdoors could be all the artwork you need in your space. Need some convincing? Take a look at some of my favorite backsplash windows below.
Cork is an impermeable, buoyant, fire-resistant, sound-dampening and eco friendly bark that’s finding a new popularity in today’s modern design. This natural material first debuted in interiors in the early 1900s, when architect Frank Lloyd Wright chose cork flooring for many of his home designs. No longer limited to walls and floors, this naturally green and environmentally friendly material is seeing a re-emergence in all manner of sustainable home accessories:
Cork Table Lamp, Kenroy Home
Cork Coffee Table, Arktura.com
Jasper Morrison “Cork Family” Side Tables, Hive Modern
Pendant lights have a way of beautifying any room. Hanging above a dining table, kitchen bar or the reading nook in the corner of your bedroom, they look incredible just about anywhere. The other great thing out these lamps is the wide variety that’s out there. You can find them in any style, color or material of your liking, and to fit any budget. Here are a few designs that we think you might love to hang in your home:
Suzanis are heirloom textiles from Central Asia and are highly sought after for their eye-catching graphics. The word suzani has Persian origin and means needle, referring to the embroidered details. The current trend of what is old is new has helped the resurgence of this old, traditional art form. It started popping up a few years back and has remained popular for that ethnic, global, handmade look that is prevalent in many designs today. We love the idea of dressing up an otherwise neutral contemporary room by adding a Suzani throw over the back of a simple modern couch, for example. Here are some beautiful items to illustrate this colorful trend:
runway into the home, big, bold floral prints are here and they’re making a statement. Think large-scale patterns, vibrant blooms and big, bold hues. Floral prints are a bold commitment, yet they make beautiful decor statements, so if you’re a bit hesitant here are some small touches that you can incorporate into your decor without going overboard:
Bohemian style has been around for a long time, and now it’s better than ever. This look is all about color, shimmer, texture and finding new uses for old things. Boho has always been favored by artists, world travelers and free spirits and now the trend has tipped mainstream. Boho chic decorating uses the best colors and fabrics from the past, and combines it with comfortable, well-seasoned pieces. Look for plush fabrics with strong colors and patterns with contrast and a luxurious feel. Here are a few items that we’re lusting over: