Trendy Baby Trend

A couple of weeks ago Michelle Adams, Editor in Chief of Lonny Magazine, was featured on the Nate Berkus show discussing decorating trends for 2011.  Michelle and Nate discussed how the current design trends focus on "sophistication regardless of style" and "well edited homes" with a "big push for thoughtful details" and then Michelle revealed the five hottest decorating trends for 2011.

Here they are in order (photos via: The Nate Berkus Show)

5) Mirrored Accessories



4) Typographical elements


3) Storage on display


2) Mid-century Style Lighting


1) Rust color


I IMMEDIATELY started to think about how well these trends could translate into sophisticated and modern nursery spaces.

Mirrored details: Just look at this drop.dead. gorgeous glider in Lee Klienhelter's, owner of Pieces, Nursery (ironically featured in Lonny, but found here).  Seriously, my breath was taken away when I saw it. 


Mirrored details: if a mirrored glider isn't in your budget, a beautiful lamp (like this one found at the aforementioned Pieces) set on a dresser would be a wonderful, fresh addition to a nursery.



Typographical elements: Delicious fonts and beautiful prints have been a growing trend in kid decor for a couple of years now.  Just check out this beautiful display Kelly at
Blush!nk created in her son, Mavi's, nursery.



Typographical elements: This delightful set of prints from Grace Hester Designs is available on Etsy.



Storage on display: The open shelves in this beautiful nursery (photographed by Sarah Dorio) are fundamental in breaking up all of the white and creating a whimsical play area.



Storage on display: This clear, Lucite tray from Rosenberry Rooms would look amazing next to a changing area on a dresser to corral diaper creams, lotions, nail clippers, etc.



Mid-century style lighting: I'm pretty sure this is the same room as the one with that outSTANDing mirrored chair (photo found here)…but check out the stunning basket weave pendant reflected in the mirror.


Mid-century style lighting: This amazing light fixture paired with the Lucite console and chair take this nursery (found over at DecorArts Now) from traditional to glamorous.


Rust color: The rust accent rug and ride-on toy really pop against the gray and white in Johannes' nursery found on Project Nursery.


Rust color: Of course, rust doesn't have to be delegated as the accent color.  It works great here in tandem with the bright vibrant blue in this 'Global' inspired nursery


Seeing all of these top design trends in nursery spaces is so inspiring!  What's your favorite design trend of 2011?

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Trend Alert: Sketch Artists

As an avid art collector, any home decor item that infuses sketches or illustrations wins my heart over almost immediately. Naturally, when I spotted a new crop of talented designers setting their sights on all things artsy, I took note:

Above, clockwise from left to right: Anthropologie, Lindy Sue's, Velocity, Izola Shower, Bonton

From dinnerware to bathroom accessories, it seems everyone's breaking out their pencils and tapping into a new side of creativity.

What do you think of the trend? Too childlike? Perfectly informal? Weigh in below!

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Inspiration Behind Summer Trends

FLOR’s Summer Trends

Each season, FLOR’s designers comb the horizon looking for the latest new trends in the world of design.  They find their inspiration in everything from a colorful bouquet to a vintage quilt to the latest designs from the catwalk.

Our designers have interpreted some of this season’s hottest trends like metallics, bold colors, florals and even animal patterns, to create a beautiful new collection for summer – we call them fashions for your floor.

We believe that style doesn’t have to be limited to your wardrobe; you can apply all of the same principles to designing your home as you would to creating a spectacular outfit.

Click here to check out FLOR’s  Summer 09 Trends

Bold Colors

Black & White

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