Spotted: Neon Table Legs

Neon decor and bright, bold accents are all the rage today, yes? But little makes those vibrant hues pop more than when paired with natural wood. Take these neon table legs, for instance:

Image via Apartment Therapy

Image via Dezeen

The perfect blend of classic materials and trendy shades, neon table legs are today’s answer to livable and modern pieces that will stand the test of time.

Tell me, would you try this trend in your own home? Or are you still a bit neon-shy?

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Farrow and Ball’s Interior Color Forecast

Farrow and Ball has released its Trend Forecast for 2012. Some sophisticated combinations, many unexpected. Several suggested have a retro feel. Many with high contrast, and muted tones. I find trend predictions interesting for color inspiration and a source of understanding of influences in the world of design. Much like a fashion spread, although they can followed literally, often they are best used as a great visual resource to better understand how color effects a space. The play of light on the dark charcoal in the image below, provides a range of effect on the perceived depth of color. Much like the pairing of the bright hues of orange and yellow, and the balance and vibrancy, and how they behave in the room.

When choosing a paint color for your room, it is often hard to visualize just how a color will impact a space. Many samples on the wall, often still, does not project the end result. Yet, when we can see a color in an environment, it is often just the tool needed to visualize our own. Look to the experts, such as Farrow and Ball, for tried and tested successful combinations of glorious color. These images are beautifully styled, simple, and they tell the intended story with an understated voice.

Release of Trend 2012 from Farrow-Ball. Images sourced at Trendland.





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Scalloped Delights!

I’ve been spotting scalloped homewares (as well as a few fashion pieces!) left and right, and I’d be lying if I said I was sick of the trend. Infused with just the right amount of feminine detailing, scallops are quickly becoming a new favorite on the design scene. Here are a few that have caught my eye this week!:

ONE: Trinket Dish / TWO: Rosette Tray / THREE: Catherine Hammerton Wallpaper / FOUR: Rachel Carley Lotus Bowls / FIVE: Doily Rug / SIX: Felt Pillow Cover / SEVEN: Flute Pendant

Have you spotted any I’ve missed? Share them below!

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A Farmhouse Renaissance

Farmhouse modern is one of my favorite design concepts, so I’m thrilled with a new trend I keep seeing on the horizon: farmhouse renaissance! Lately I’ve been spotting milk bottles, wire baskets and canvas storage all over the web and can’t wait to see the trend bloom!

Below are a few of my favorite picks for every price range:

1. Crate and Barrel / 2. Pony Rider / 3. The Container Store / 4. Jayson Home & Garden / 5. Design Within Reach / 6. Wisteria / 7. Lexon / 8. Old Faithful Shop

After all, everyone needs a bit of grits, hay and wood-planked floors, yes? Happy trend-spotting!

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Trend Watch: Triangles!

I'm no stranger to a love for geometrics, and lately, triangles have been giving me fits of desire. I've been spotting them everywhere from dinnerware to bedding and, to my surprise, the pattern fits well in any decor. Don't believe me? Check out the following picks and tell me you can't imagine these in your own home:

1. T-Shelf, contact for pricing
2. Dot Kuma pillow, $48, Areaware
3. Stockholm Cushion, $13, IKEA
4. Triangle Tea Towel, $16, Bookhou


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