This spring look for bold colors in retail stores. Yes you will still see beige and brown which have been used for so many years but I am finally getting tired of them and craving bold colors. I am lusting over some of the hot new colors that are out this spring. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for instance is one of many retailers introducing bold patterns, yellow hues, and crisp modern colors that I have not seen for a while in stores. You will also see gorgeous teals, turquoise, oranges, and wonderful magentas. These bold colors will be seen in many fashion retail stores as well. Gucci for instance has killer sapphire blue patten leather pumps out this spring.
Also, look for tailored upholstered frames in stores that are functional and that work with many design styles. I have put together some of my favorite fabrics and paint samples that are out this spring and three killer transitional sofa frames from Ralph Lauren and Thayer Cogan. If you are uncertain about sprucing up your home with color this spring pick a gorgeous print, like I did with the fabric swatches I put together, and use it on a chair or throw pillows. Also, try fresh flowers, bright accessories, or even a hand painted piece of furniture. Remember design should be fun so let loose and be bold this spring! I’m off to order some “Charmeuse Magenta” fabric by Tomlinson, as featured on my first row of swatches, for my own place.
TOP 5 favorite beds from left to right starting at the top:
- Ferguson Copeland ”Gramercy”
- Ralph Lauren “Rue Royale”
- Century Furniture
- Sherrill Furniture “Shelter Island”
- Ferguson Copeland “Venetian”
I know your probably thinking that I am nuts and wondering, “Why is Matt writing about his holiday inspiration in mid-October?” Well, I was at Macy’s flagship store the other day in Herald Square and I decided to see if ‘Holiday Lane’ was installed, and sure enough it was! Now for all of you who have not been to see Macy’s Holiday Lane, and for all of you who adore the holiday season and decking the halls like I do, Macy’s Herald Square puts together a spectacular Christmas wonderland known as Holiday Lane. From the red velvet drapes along all the walls, to the red carpet that anchors the trees, it is a definite showstopper. It always takes me back to childhood memories. Well, right away I switched seasons. Fall was literally OVER for me. I am now completely in the Christmas state of mind. MORE… http://bit.ly/WoOiP2