Organic Influence Overseas

We continue to see organic icons in many product categories influencing home decor through color, material and pattern.

Bringing “The Outdoors, Indoors” is not just a trend these days, it’s a lifestyle. The connection to nature has never been stronger for most people, especially in times of such uncertainty throughout the world.

Traveling through Paris, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt last week confirmed that in the coming year we will continue to see more products relating to and influenced by nature.

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Munkh Cashmere, Maison Objet, Paris
Edelman, Christmas World, Frankfurt
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Keratin, Christmas World, Frankfurt
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Werner Vob, Frankfurt, Christmas World
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Purple Power in Products at Heimtex in Frankfurt Germany.

We often talk about trend and what is happening in the future, but today I like to review what is happening on the product end of design regarding print, pattern and color at Heimtex.

Heimtex is the largest international textile show with manufacturers, designers and mills from 68 countries. The fair is a 4 day event located in Frankfurt Germany and takes place at the Messe Exhibition Hall.

Products ranges are tabletop, wallpaper, upholstery, bedding and fabric for both the residential as well as contract industries.

This show I found purple and tones of purple to be the universal color connector through many product ranges. Purple, plum, wine and eggplant were prevalent as main colors or accent tones alongside neutral grounds.

  Casamance-Abstract geometric patterns in large scale repeats with imperfect edges.  Lokser Textiles-Hand painted naive styled damasks.

 Brewster-Organic floral patterns with geometric accents.
  Pichler-Purple as a solid color statement.

Design Works International-Fun hand painted florals and medallions with textural accents.

 Trend Hall Fabric-Artisan techniques like ombré, shibori and tie dye.

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!

” Frankfurt Trend Find”

Me again…posting from Frankfurt and had to share my “Frankfurt Trend Find”…who knew that Acid Yellow would be trending in this small village outside of downtown Frankfurt. I love when I explore places off the beaten track and stumble upon a trend find like this..so good that I am updating my KBIS trend presentation next week for my HGTV 2015 Trends in Las Vegas and updating my “Acid Yellow” slide with this very groovy trend-right yellow house. Had to update you on the “Color” part of my Chaos and Creativity! More to follow as Heimtextil opens today…more trend ahead!

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Color, Chaos & Creativity…Take ONE

Welcome to my first blog post…as Creative Director of Design Works International NYC and Design Director of HGTV HOME I want to share my global travels with you and bring a bit of color, chaos (the good kind) and creativity into your life.
Join me on my journey for updates on anything design…first up Frankfurt Germany…on my way to the Heimtex, the largest Textile Show in the world to premiere our new Home Furnishings Textile Collection for upholstery, wallpaper, rugs and bedding.
Posting trends on color, fabric and products all week with a bit of chaos…the good kind when dealing with creativity!

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