Go Bold OR Go Home

Looks like textiles this season both print and woven are bold and beautiful…with personality and style!

From repetitive patterns to block print beauties…these designs are not for the meek and shy!

Want to make a statement through color, pattern and fabric…then this textile season is one to celebrate from Sferra, Society, Robshaw and more…pick your personality through your textile style!


  
  

Global Greats-Textile Treasures 

It’s been non-stop trend travel the past six months both overseas as well as locally…Berlin, Paris, Cologne, New York City, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and London…Visiting design shows like Maison, Heimtextil, High Point Market,  Las Vegas Market and KBIS……one gets to feel the pulse of products for the season.

As Creative Director and co-founder of Design Works International in NYC, a lifestyle studio for the home and fashion markets…this season my global greats are textile treasures…

The diversity in textile patterns with technique updates this season are fresh and fun because we are seeing a great mix of printing techniques, embroidery and appliqué work! Each textile collection has a personality of its own making this seasons “global greats” true treasures!
  Classic Home in LA showing off their”Artisan Blue” ensemble with the perfect mix of techniques giving this collection a well balanced selection of diversified looks for top of bed! Las Vegas Market January.

  From Esta Home  in Spain….this millennial mix of textiles is on-trend with its succulent pattern and homage to 1950 flamingos! Heimtextil Frankfurt January.

  Karma Living from Livington NJ is all about global mixing from various countries that support the artisan culture. Spotted these at the Las Vegas Market in January.

  Bliss Studio captures classic in a fresh and trend right fashion at The Las Vegas Market in January.

  Brewster Home stepped outside the box when designing this fashion forward wallcovering spotted at Heimtextil in January.

  Muller Textiles also stepped out of the box at Heimtextil with this “hip” and updated bedding ensemble geared toward the melennial market.

  Graphic Greats from the Trend Hall at Heimtextil…love the creative pillow trim in contrast orange!
    My tried and true textile haven, ABC Home in NYC with this beaded ikat inspired masterpiece!

  Still a classic, Paisley Power in Pantone Rose Quartz at Heintextile Germany from Almeida.

  Global Grests from the Los Angeles Design Center.

  Studio V from Miami with their beautiful mix of appliqué and embroidery in neutral tones…..Trend Spotted at the High Point Furniure Market!

  Ombré and Ikat…the perfect pair  at Old English Antigues in Southampton NY.

  One of my favorite places to shop and be inspired Bon Marchesa, Paris! Simplicity at its best in bedding!

Let’s Collabrate on more Textile Treasures…send me your pics so we can add to these favorite finds. E-mail me at nfire@designworksintl.com

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Monotone Magic

Looking back through my travel photos over the past two weeks it’s interesting to see how non-color is still an important part of interior design from home decor accessories, furniture and tile….many people prefer a more subdued color experience, one that relates to our Nature’s Bounty Trend where natural color and materials blur the lines between outdoor and indoor living. The main focus is on texture…through glass, fiber, digitally printed tiles and wood grain.  Europe2you from The Las Vegas Market Vintage Wood and Glass Dome Serving Set.

  Classic Home LA at the Las Vegas Furniture Market Absract Fabric Dec Pillow.
Classic Home LA at the Las Vegas Furniture Market Wood Grain Detailed Side Board.

    Bedrosians Tile at the KBIS Show in Las Vegas. Digitally printed tile with detailed texture.
  Shopping Bedding at the Zeil in Frankfurt Germany   Neutex at Heimtextil Updated textured herringbone fabric.

  JV Designs at Heimtextil Architectural Scenic Wall Covering.  Bliss Studio at Las Vegas Market-Organic inspired textiles

Las Vegas Market-A Cross Section of Style

Just returned from the Las Vegas Market where manufacturers open up their showrooms to the trade. It was my first time at this market and the diversity of product available in hard as well as soft product  was amazing! What I found most appealing was how easy it is to shop the  three main buildings, as well as the annex tents, filled with gobal greats and antique treasures.

I know as a designer and curator of product, getting an overview of what’s available in the industry is not always easy, so attending this market allowed me to see first hand what the industry is offering in textiles, wall art, wallpaper, tabletop, lighting, furniture and accessories.

Allow me to share some of my “global greats” from The Las Vegas Market.

  Classic Home-The perfect mix in texture showing textiles, accent frames and furniture.

  Europe2You-Showcasing vintage and reclaimed home products from Europe with this serving board and these vintage dome accessory covers….the perfect example of  what I call “rustic glam” style.  Always fun to see more inspirational outdoor product from Seasonal Living in an array out updated color and style.

  From Classic Home in Los Angeles “artisan blue” bedding featuring embroidery and printed pattern in shibori and tie dye techniques.  Spotted this “textile treasure” chair at the Jamie Young showroom.

 Updated style at Palecek with this interesting arm detail.   Surya’s colorful loop rug.

  Leather and wood sofa at Oly.

 Roberta Schilling’s custom metal wall art. Digital Printed wallpaper by  Mitchell Black.

  Beautiful shell detailing on this sideboard by Oly.  Artisan accessories at Gold Leaf Design Group.

   Natural wall decor by Pheromone by Christopher Marley.

  The “softer side” of color by Bungalow Five.

 Vintage  Vinyl floorclothes by Spicher and Company.

  Roberta Schilling’s classic chair.

    Roberta Schilling’s “Bag” Chair

Pantone Rose Quartz Trending at Heimtex in Germany

Posting from Heimtex, the largest international textile show, in Frankfurt Germany this week. Great to get an overview of art and product from around the globe in one location that focuses on all interior soft-home trends in textiles, wallpaper, upholstery and tabletop..just to name a few categories.

Happy to confirm that Pantone Rose Quartz 13-1520, paired with gray or taupe for a more unisersal look is trending at Heimtex. Shown here from Almeida and Pichler with updated faux fur and fun textures!

Updated Style in the Medieval Town of Dunster, Somerset

Tucked into a 16th century shop in the Medieval town of Dunster, houses a Garden and Home Store with an updated style and sensibility known as the Horse and Crook. Shop owner and curator Abigail Larter has been in business the past 9 years because her style is somewhat unique in this tourist centric town where thousands of people from all over the world come and visit the Dunster Castle and Gardens.

Traveling as I do for my business, shopping trends and style throughout the world it’s refreshing to see a store that is unique to its town…and that is exactly what Abigail has created at the Horse and Crook.

Dunster is a town filled with many eateries and shops that are more tourist centric catering to bus loads of people on excursions to the castle. The Horse and Crook are exactly the opposite as a garden and home store with an updated “rustic glam” style. Abigail seeks out rustic and natural products from many local sources and curators them in an updated fashion. Her terra cotta and cream colored walls really do the trick creating a beautiful backdrop for her carefully curatored products. Succulents displayed in distressed painted pots, rustic frames with hand stamped detailing, hand lettered gift tags and printed textiles are just a few of Abigail’s fun finds at the Horse and Crook.

The Horse and Crook is located at:                  18 High Street in Dunster, Somerset. http://www.horseandcrook.co.uk 

          

London Inspiration

A quick trip in London before heading to North Devon today….wanted to share some “Global Greats”. Always love being in London especially when the sun is shinning  and the sky is blue!    Mesob Baskets and Kilim Rugs from Liberty of London and embroidered pillows from John Lewis Oxford Street.

  Fabrics, pillows and lampshades from John Lewis Oxford Street.

  Everything Home at John Lewis Oxford Street

  Berners Tavern at The London Edition

Berners Tavern at The London Edition