I am recovering from my Atlanta buying trip, driving my van down, pulling my 22' trailer, for an 11 day trip. Other than driving days, it was walking 10+ hours everyday at the gift show, and at Scotts antique market.
So.......how was the show? Thrilling! While looking for trends, items for clients homes, and more for the shop, I noted repeated design elements, let's look.........
Everywhere..........gray is still wildly popular but this is a welcome addition. Navy lovers, rejoice!
As in tactile, from the soaring popularity of short pile velvet, to wicker, to lacquer to stubby linen, both visually and via touch
Very cool pouf & so textural
The act of liming heavily grained wood, such as oak
A backdrop of nude, to black and every color in-between. This is actually a very easy DIY, I'll do a separate post on this technique
Rugs as Art work
And yes, gray predominates
The natural stone used alone and propped on stands is often seen, but particularly in decor items, from tiles, wallpaper, lighting, mirror frames, and art
Hardware, and is it ever gorgeous, jewelry for your furniture
Gold with grays is a warm lookShadow Boxes
Have fun with this, small objects, ephemera, collections, etc............. are elevated when encased and displayed
This and those below are linen backed shadow boxes, for the wall or tabletop. LOVE! So, what did I do? Ordered like a madwoman seeing the last shadow boxes on earth, ever! All different sizes, linen backed, and ready to hang
A twist on a shadow box; place an image, or flat object between the two decorative acrylic panels, attach with included bolts and hold pieces in place with magnets. Really charming with children art
Other details that caught my attention.......eye lash fringe on Lee Industries slipcovered chair
Maybe my ordering these were a bit aggressive......real look foliage for place holders
Marbleized..........These gorgeous trunks are headed to a client, yummy!
Have a great week