Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Trends!


The final installment of my trip to Market was to look at the overall design trends for 2011.


We saw a lot of furniture that mimicked Tara Shaw Maison and Aidan Gray - some were more rustic like Restoration Hardware, some were more chippy and distressed. There were a variety of price points and quality. But if you are interested in this look you will be able to find it at any price. My only caution when shopping is to look at the finishes - some of these vendors are doing great work that looks authentic and others are not. I was very impressed with almost all the pieces from BLISS (above) - they were my favorite vendor for quality versus price.

We continued to see in almost every showroom neutrals and linens. This bedding ensemble from Legacy Linens was just beautiful.

But the one new element we noticed the most was the introduction of more organic and textural type materials. We saw more rattan, raw wood and specifically we saw a lot of driftwood/wood.


We saw wood made into sculptures like this wonderful horse -


And this large seahorse!


Pieces like this mirror were in several showrooms but Currey and Company seemed to have the best selection and the best quality.


Here it is with several lamps with wood bases.


This large mirror was just striking - and notice the chandelier in front.



They had several other interesting Chandeliers like this trellis style.


We fell in love with this standing lamp - we loved the texture and scale.


Their smaller lamps were also interesting. They had several styles like this ball lamp.


and the figure - we loved this one.

Over all we saw little departure from the past year - most vendors playing it safe and neutral with lots of gray, taupe and brown. It was a great trip and I came back even more inspired than before, with many new sources with quality products. I would be interested to hear how you all feel about seeing more of this look and your thoughts on trends for 2011.

(all photos Willow Decor not be copied without permission)

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