October observations run the gamut from events to design to decor and just about everything else fallapalooza in-between.
Halloween is definitely October happening numero uno. Man, has this
31st of October event become a celebration powerhouse.
Anticipated Halloween spending according to the National Retail Federation is estimated to reach $10.6 billion in 2022, breaking last year’s record of $10.1 billion. Approximately 68% of consumers plan to participate in some sort of Halloween celebration, up from 65% last year, 58% in 2020 and 69% in 2019.
Artist Carlos Amorales exhibition at Salone del Mobile Milano,“The Accursed Hour,” is as striking as it is haunting. Copy the look by covering walls and ceilings with swarms of paper butterflies stickers found on Amazon or Etsy.
Rooted in creating an atmosphere of warmth with a cozy and comfortable winter ambiance, lusciously thick throws, candles filling house and home with warmth, flicker and fragrance, and layers and levels of lighting build and balance the gray doldrums associated with wintertime.
Well, what do you think about these trend report 2022 projections?
A mad dash to home decor sources of choice is not exactly my new year, new style first priority, opting instead to first take an inventory of the accents and accessories presently in stock at Places In The Home and editing from within.
Believe me when I tell you how visually appealing and decoratively surprising the result is with one or more edits and placement adjustments.
Affordable, sustainable, and a fantastic way to spend a winter afternoon indoors.
Truer words, Mr. Morris.
Beauty is in the eye and the personal design style of the beholder, never failing to be on trend.
Excitement greets a new year, and today’s decor trends 2021 show and tell highlights exciting style predictions coming your way.
As for my personal formula of predicting interior design and decorating trends, I take into account various predictions from knowledgeable insiders, do a quick retrospect of the previous year’s hit and misses, factor in personal taste, and suggest accordingly.
My personal advice regarding first of the year trends is to tread lightly into the what’s trending pool in order to eliminate decorating regret.
Good taste, judgment, and an impeccable sense of personal style will guide your decor trends 2021 choices.
Face Line Art
Home decor accessories and accents brimming with visual appeal prominently work the room to introduce two key elements in decorating- contrast and character.
Face line art pieces emulate drawings in the style of Picasso and Matisse, representing broadened interpretations and color choices.
Being a fan of the mix and mingle aspect of decor styles, I love introducing a piece of face line art in all its fun and funky glory into a traditional or formal aesthetic.
Now that the holiday season is in the rear view mirror, the decorations are down and packed away, and I finally know what day of the week it is, it’s time to look ahead to interior design decorating trends 2019.
Interior design decorating trends 2019 opinions, predictions, and prognostications differ from one designer-expert-decorator to the next.
Where one asserts a certain interior design trend will be huge in 2019, another deems the trend over and done with.
As for my personal formula of predicting interior design decorating trends 2019, I study various predictions, do a quick retrospect of the previous year’s hit and misses, factor in personal taste, and suggest accordingly.
I’m just the messenger here, but according to more than one and less than ten interior design and home decor online magazines, the popularity of the rustic farmhouse look is waning in favor of a more elegant aesthetic.
The one commonality found in every article-feature-post consulted emphasize designing and decorating with comfort and mind.
Warm and cozy is the common denominator of the interior design decorating trends 2019 consulted.
A beautifully-designed bed, soft rug, comfortable sofa and chair aka the creature comforts of home, will be in high trend demand.
Who else believes the above more a necessity than trend?
Years ago, I coined the term “too furniture store” to drive my point home with Dave the Builder that contrary to popularity, decade or trend, a contrived design, one devoid of the essential design element we know as comfort, zaps the life, individual style, and oomph right out of a space.
The beginning of a new year is exciting, and the interior design decorating trends 2019 show great and stylish potential.
I look forward to seeing what interior design decorating trends 2019 thrive and what trends fade.
Where did 2017 go? I swear I blinked on January 1, 2017 and here we are knocking on the door of 2018. New Year’s resolutions aren’t my thing, but the plan for 2018 is to become brilliant at keeping a promise to self to appreciate more and more the value of time.
Like most of the Lower 48, our New Year’s Eve and beyond forecast is for frigid temps and funky conditions. I whined waited all Louisiana summer long for the arrival of Louisiana winter (basically what most of you call fall). Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it.
Our Canadian snowbird son chuckles at our winter on steroids dilemma. The newlywed couple is less than thrilled to be arriving back home from a sunny warm week in Mexico to home, sweet home Winnipeg and the blistering Canadian temps of -33°C /-27.4°F.
Ah, Grasshopper. He, who chuckles first, chuckles coldest.
Edible provisions for our knocking on the door of 2018-New Year’s Eve-hunker down at home holiday weekend include Southern deviled eggs, pork tenderloin, oven roasted potatoes, the New Year’s Day traditional trifecta of black eyed peas, cabbage and buttermilk cornbread, several pots of strong Louisiana dark roast coffee, and a fresh carrot cake.
A glass or two of wine to toast the New Year and chase away the chill will top off our midnight revelry.
I look forward with great anticipation to the beautiful and stylish things to come in 2018. In vogue interior design and decor trends for 2018 run the gamut from terrazzo to color in the kitchen to velvet fabrics. Gorgeous is in the forecast, and the look is hot.
Here’s to celebrating your knocking on the door of 2018 New Year’s Eve in style. Happy New Year!
Fascinated by the power of the trend and the role that pinning it plays in the spread of its popularity, Pinterest reminds me of the Fabergé Organics shampoo ad campaign with the and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on, and so on line.
The article “8 Home Trends That Pinterest Ruined for All of Us” from House Beautiful is an interesting read.
I could only guess at what the list of 8 would entail.
Scrolling through the list of the too much of a good thing offenders, I shook my head in agreement with several of author Lauren Smith’s selections.
It is hard deny the fact that this is one pattern that has fallen victim to the done to death effect.
2. Mason Jars
Let the record show I love these jars, but fully understand the too much of a good thing point.
The unpretentious utility and multi-purpose what’s in a jar appeal of the iconic mason jar reaches all the way back to its inception in 1858.
Numbers 3-7 on the list rank as this trend too shall pass mentions.
It wasn’t until I got to number eight did I realize Ms. Smith may just have a point.
8. Painted Everything
I believe the time has come for a keyboard confessional.
Painted everything is the please put down the paint brush and step away from the ______________ trend I love to hate.
There, I typed it.
I emphasize the word everything.
Paint dipped beverage glasses, dipped furniture legs, plastic toy animals, dollar store china, lampshades, countertops, flooring- everything is fair game.
You name it and someone will have the DIY idea to paint it.
Pinterest is peppered with painted everything projects- some gorgeous and some not so gorgeous. As far as calling out the not so gorgeous, I believe it is best to apply the Thumperian principle to mouth and keyboard.
If you can’t say, type, post or link something nice, don’t say, type post or link anything at all.
I admit a well applied coat of paint on an inexpensive piece of junk mass produced furniture that isn’t all that to begin with in the first place can’t hurt the look.
An even better applied coat of paint in a designer color(s) on a home furnishing with good bone structure can render a piece thoroughly modern magnificent.