On to business, I want to talk about trends for a minute.
Get Stoned. Stones and rocks and crystals are pretty and organic. If you’re a real baller, maybe you should have this in your bathroom (I mean- what could be better for your spanish villa?).
I will say, if you employ stone in your project, please keep it real- faux stone is creepy, and c’mon, it’s rocks, you
can walk outside and pick a real one up for free.
Quartz on a stand.
Watercolor. Or things that are ‘marbled’.
Modern Cowboy. Think minimalist meets southwest style.
See photo above too.
Yup. That’s pretty.
Tiger is the new leopard. Done and done.
Well, that’s a little overboard.
(PS, that material is Scalamandre’s Tigre and it’s more expensive than gold- it’s a silk velvet. But it’s the.best.tiger.ever.)
Cobalt is still on the rise. I’ve talked about cobalt here before (in Feb of ’10 no less!) (and here too), and by no means has it already gone to the wayside. Interpret this as a neutral, think oceans and inks.
A couple trends I’d like to see less of:
Nailheads. OMG. This might need to visit a coffin (ironically closed with nails). I like the authenticity of the detail but it’s become so purely decorative lately that I’m not sure I’m sold anymore on it.
Chevron pattern. Please Chev, you’ve had your limelight, time to move on.
Those are the bigger trends I’m seeing.. Any obvious ones I’m missing here? What do you see trending?
xo, I promise I won’t stay away this long again!