Winter hats off to those of you who heeded the warnings and weathered #blizzard2016 at home snug as a bug in wool rug. Winter storm Jonas it was not, but this past weekend’s weather here in Louisiana came fully equipped with frigid temps, blustery winds and sunless skies. I assessed the state of inclement weather affairs and quickly came to the conclusion I had no alternative but to shelter in place with a cup of hot tea and a slew of shelter magazines. How’s that for weekend loafing justification? Leading the sheltering with shelters charge was the January 2016 issue of Home Accents Today.
The cover had me a gold foo dogs. Note to self: include these gold beauties on the gotta have it list. In keeping with the design and decorating show and tell concept that is Places In The Home, I think an as seen in Home Accents Today feature gallery of the home decor accents making a stylish splash at market and coming soon or already in a retail store near to you is in order.
With a tempered (glass) balance of finish and finery, the Cheval cocktail table from Global Views reflects back to a 16th century design aesthetic as it crafts a modern day look complete with Equestrian details.
The Astor series of 100% wool rugs by Kate Spade New York is stunning. With Valentine’s Day on the hearts and minds of many, I took the liberty of selecting the Rose Garden pattern in classic Anthracite to showcase.
I love the his and hers appeal of the Leslie salon chair from Aidan Gray. Let me explain. Some home furnishings and home accents do lean toward a gender-specific style in design details. Too one way or the other can be a decorating deal breaker, but a barnwood gray distressed finish and nail head detail never fails to unite Mars and Venus minds.
Home Accents Today’s retail editor Susan Dickenson asked Dottie Mattison, CEO of Gracious Home what’s “hot” in home accents?
“Gold, gold, gold and the continued trend in organic accents like natural stone cheese plates, interesting woods, etc.”
Blue-and-white home decor accents in one of the most timeless classic color combinations and pattern designs channel charm, elegance and sophistication. Believe it or not, the spring and Easter tablescape season will be here before you know it.
Shape, texture, pattern and color are the pivotal points of visual interest in the world of tabletop place setting detail, and the Ming placemat from designer Kim Seybert is a classic in the style of luxury table linen marked for treasured heirloom status sure to impress on all levels.
Dog-earing pages for this as seen in Home Accents Today blog post ended up being a bright spot in an otherwise dreary weekend. The comforts of home and home decor magazines pair well together.