Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I just returned from Market, which is my favorite working vacation. It is like Disney World for shoppers. We have been is a new trend cycle now for the last six months and you can see what is going to hang around for awhile and what is beginning to fade. Metallic and Glitz in home and fashion is still huge and better than ever. The color trends are centered on pretty. Softer color palettes, but with more pattern and fun. Metallics have really taken hold and is showing up everywhere, accessories, fabrics, paint and wallpaper.
Every time I go to Market I find the cutest jewelry and shoes. Everyone want to know "Where did you get that?" So this time I brought several things back to the shop. We found this cute line of CZ watches with colorful rubber bands. Every color you can think of, I bought about a dozen! They are only $22 and at that price you can have a color for every outfit, I do!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Metallic influences started popping up in home decor fabric about two years ago. At first glance I thought this will not go far as my customers were staunchly "Tuscan", Red and Gold. But, along came Candice Olson with her new fabric collection and
everything changed! Main Street America has embraced the bling. They are shedding their tuscan decor for light and fabulous. Now I'm finding many fabrics and wallpapers with that metallic flare in every price range. This is a bandwagon you will just love jumping on! It is fun, romantic and creative.
You can mix metallic pieces with other fun textures like animal prints, chenilles, and sheers. There are several great choices on my website MyDesignerFabric.com. Just use you imagination and start with something as small as a pillow in blinged out fabric. You will find your inner Diva emerging in no time!
Posted by Robin at 4/20/2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Don't you just love the promise of a New Year poised before you. A renewed since of adventure, a fresh perspective, and best of all renewed inspiration! I just returned from the Home Decor Market in Dallas and it was just the boost I needed to get the creative juices flowing. The bright shining showrooms were resplendent with color. Turquoise has been chosen as the "Color of the Year" by Panatone, so you should start seeing fabulous accessories and fabrics awash in shades of Turquoise, in your favorite magazines and stores soon. Buy a new vase or cover a chair it is amazing what a simple new splash or color can do to brighten your surroundings, and your mood. Turquoise is a great accent with Lime Green, Golden Straw, or bright Corals. Like visiting a gorgeous Caribbean Island, with bright punches of color, let your imagination go wild!