Last month at Surtex NYC, I gave a seminar on Color, Chaos and Creativity..trends relating to the fashion, home and accessory markets. Posting my first update today and will continue to post the rest this week on color, chaos and creativity.
Jungle Florals and Tropical Treasures…redefining our lifestyle by bringing “the outdoors indoors” with oversized jungle inspired leaves and flowers. Greenery with bright pops of pink, violet and turquoise.
Our Rock Star trend is a millennial “must have” with spiritually topping the charts with crystals as the next craz! Soft pastels are accented with rich purple and magenta shades.
Colorful Catci take succulents to a whole new level by embracing products in fashion, home and accessories. This season we are seeing pastel colored succulents against deep toned grounds creating a new vibe in contrast color work.
Farm Fresh is truly a lifestyle today centered around organic style painted veggies, fruits and flowers. Colors are vibrant, fresh and saturated. Don’t be afraid to mix and match techniques within prints…it’s an updated and sophisticated way to make these prints new this season.
Cannot forget our Greenery this season with a shout-out to Pantone’s color of the year..we love pairing this special shade of green with contracting green shades creating depth and dimension..also adding black into the mix for a more sophisticated take on color!
Posting more updated trends for 2018 tomorrow…thanks for following💚
SHOW STOPPERS-BOLD BEAUTIES-ART PIECES
Are you a fan? Each year at the Architectural Digest Show there are always a few designers that choose to stand out among the rest showcasing new materials, patterns, colors and techniques. This year I could not help noticing these “bold beauties”…in various product categories: textiles, appliances and tile. You decide…are you a fan of these bold beauties or do you prefer a more subtle surrounding?
Robert Allen-Madcap Cottage
The perfect view…while hiking in Bratten Fleming, a small village in North Devon U.K. I stumbled upon the “perfect view”! Perfect you might ask, how can something actually be this perfect….I will tell you….it’s a moment in time that was not staged for a photo shoot, it’s a moment in time that does not appear on a catalog cover (not yet) but a moment in time that one can appreciate if they just stop and enjoy. It has all the right ingredients: perspective, texture, saturated color and natural charm.
I bet if we started to look at our surroundings a bit more we would learn to appreciate more of these “perfect views”. Take that walk that you have been putting off, enjoy that city block that we were meaning to explore, find that beach during a sunset…because there are so many “perfect views” in our life that do not always come in the form of this photograph…sometimes we just need to create them within ourselves!
One of my all time favorite quotes…makes me stop, think and slow down to remember what really matters! L.I.F.E.
Photo by @nancy_fire
Second day in and it sure is pretty…just not feeling the “Spring Vibe” yet!
Loving the pastel sky and the beautiful tones of the buildings on 5th Ave framing the frozen reservoir in Central Park. Almost has a surreal feel due to the steam rising above the city and the dimension of the photo.
Happy Saturday and keep channeling Spring, at least we can still enjoy the beauty of what is left of winter!
Trending at my NYC based studio, Design Works International these days is the return of watercolor and original techniques that relate to a more artsy style and sensibility!
Exciting to see the return of dimension in design by creating imperfect layers of color…we love that “imperfect is the new perfect”!
Knowing that blues are trending again in home lifestyle products we felt that this nice touch of warm rust complimented our original tile design.
Image from our Design Works International Home Collection NYC. All rights reserved.