Trend Report

Image via Ginny Macdonald Design The sun is out, the trees are blossoming, and the air is refreshingly warm. We think it’s safe to say that winter is gone for good and spring is here to stay (at least until summer rolls around). But the weather isn’t the only thing that changes when a new season arrives. Some trends we’ve grown to love stick around for another year, while others are replaced by exciting new ones. So what’s hot and what’s not in the design world this spring? We took a look

We’re beginning to swap our ankle boots for sandals, our jackets for dresses, and we can’t seem to stop humming “Here Comes the Sun.” Spring is beginning to show its lovely face again. As far as fashion goes, the season’s trends seem to match the upbeat vibes of the season. And as usual, interior design is following suit. From picnic-ready looks to bold, fiery hues, these are the spring fashion trends that are inspiring our spaces. Anything Gingham Goes If in doubt this spring, just be the picnic blanket. This

Image via Our Homes, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Roll out the welcome wagon, Man Cave, because you just got a new neighbor. She goes by the name of “She Shed” and she’s here to trample the longtime injustice of special hideouts exclusively for men. Because women also deserve a place to shed the stresses of everyday life. Though we think the name could use a little work (maybe Dame Den or Woman’s World?), it’s definitely a concept we can get behind. So we’ve gathered some of our favorite she sheds, from those

Crackling wood in a fiery hearth paired with a hot cup of tea, a knit blanket, and a gathering of good friends. Sounds like the final scene in a Christmas movie, right? Well, that’s hygge, the Danish lifestyle trend that’s blown up over the last year. Roughly translating to “cozy,” hygge is all about living a harmonious, happy, and relaxing life by indulging in the comforts of home. Think fuzzy blankets, nubby sweaters, sweet-scented candles, and warm, delicious treats. The Danes insist that hygge is a way to live all year long,

Image via Romo There was a time when calico, quilting, and crochet seemed as dated as those mothballs in granny’s closet. But it’s time to show a little respect for your elders because granny style is back in a big way. After years of minimalism, we’re loving this return to pattern heavy, knick-knack filled spaces. So start hunting for floral wallpaper and break out your crochet needles, because what’s old is new again. Flower Power Will florals really ever stop being a thing? We think not. Go full-on grandma with a

Fashion and interior design are like two close friends who like to copy each other’s outfits. When one is favoring neutrals over vibrant colors, the other is too. So as you might imagine, there were lots of trends walking the runways at New York Fashion Week that we’re already picturing in our homes. From rich colors and luxe fabrics to bold statements that echo world affairs, these are the looks to take to your living room. Related: Match the Street Style Star to the Room Activist-Chic A lot of people have

Photo via Frederickielemoes.be / L.L. Bean When it’s zero degrees Fahrenheit and snowing outside, there’s one thing we can always count on — the puffer coat. Lately, we’ve seen the puffy coat not only stake its claim on snowy streets but also in chic homes, restaurants and bars in the form of couches, banquettes, pillows and more. Though this plush and bulbous furniture style can easily be compared to the puffy coat, it’s better known as channel tufting in interior design terms. And we’ve seen the style reemerge in more ways than one. Whether it’s

Design Trend: Cork Comes Home

By: colleen clark

January 11, 2017

Photos via Contemporist and Navy Interior Design While cork will always hold a special place in our hearts for its close association with wine, its place in home decor has largely been relegated to offices and teen bedrooms (hello Justin Bieber pinups). But the surprisingly versatile material is making a serious comeback. In addition to adding a dose of natural warmth and texture to a room, cork absorbs sound, is fire resistant, waterproof and incredibly durable. Oh, and did we mention, eco-friendly?  Read on for our favorite uses for cork in the home.

Trend Report: Fringe Is In

By: Sarah Beaumont

January 5, 2017

Image via Laura Kirar for McGuire Fringe. Love it or hate it, it’s a trend that always reemerges in fashion and decor. Originally used for furniture as a way to keep textile trims from unraveling, fringe has itself to many a decor trend, from Victorian lampshades to hippy 60s curtains. This year, we’re expecting to see the trend dancing from the edges of throw pillows, draping itself over lamps, weaving it’s way into upholstery, and even showing up in some unexpected places. From dainty, bell-like tassels to relaxed, boho leather threads, fringe is back

Image via The Design Files In the words of Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changin’. Which means all the décor and design inspirations we’ve obsessively pinned over the past 12 months are quickly becoming obsolete. Don’t panic – mid-century furniture and marble surfaces will always have their place, but fads like chevron and macrame have had their moment. From celestial symbols to a modern take on tile, these are the new trends that will replace the old this year. Swans are the new flamingos. We’re all about a little bird decor,

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