The following post is from Lindsey M. Roberts, a freelance writer covering design & décor:
New products are “springing” forward from my favorite design manufacturers after the New York International Gift Fair in January — and just in time for us to pick some new seasonal items.
Although there are times for Craigslist and homemade decor, there are also times for one or two new things to jazz up your home — namely, spring, summer, winter, and fall!
New Trends for Spring
This spring we’ll see some new trends — the color pink, blue furniture, painterly patterns, and we’ll also traditional style continue to triumph over the cold modern starkness of recent times.
There are also some not-so-new trends that will keep going — nautical, botanical, birds, butterflies, ikat, faux bois, and stripes.
If you’re the type that avoids trends because they don’t last, then, no matter the trend, don’t forget to buy what you love. If you do, you’re more likely to keep it for longer.
Nautical Collection Pillows
$65-$75 — Room Service
The nautical motif is absolutely everywhere, and the easiest way to incorporate it into your home is with pillows. I love these pillows from Room Service; they have prints of nautical rope, boat wheels, anchors, a pirate girl, and a Moroccan print. If you want more nautical, check out Thomas Paul.
$40-$50 — Rosanna
The botanical trend has been big for a while, but I love these trees because they’re unlike other flowery type botanical prints that I’ve seen. Everything that Seattle-designer Rosanna Bowles makes is beautiful. If you have a set of white dishes, check out her stuff for accent pieces for every occasion.
Peacock Citrine Duvet Set
$280-$320 — DwellStudio
DwellStudio knocks it out of the park each season. Right now they have duvet covers, sheets, pillows, and table linens with bird motifs, stripes, ikat, metallics, graphic patterns — just about every trend you could want!
Foix Bois Tablemats and Coasters
$13-$18 — Chilewich
Chilewich jumps on the faux bois trend with placemats and coasters that are printed to look like wood. They would look pretty neat on a painted dining table.
$40 for four — John Robshaw
This spring John Robshaw has napkins, tablecloths, curtains, and now shower curtains, all with a traditional, artisan touch. One piece would help add a handcrafted touch to a store-bought home.
Modern Windsor Dining Chair
$149 — West Elm
With the returned appreciation for traditional lines and style, the Windsor chair also makes a comeback. My favorite version is this one from West Elm.
What do you think of this spring’s trends? Worth a seasonal splurge?
|Lindsey M. Roberts has covered design, décor, and homes from Washington state to Washington, D.C., writing for publications such as Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Apartment Therapy, The Washington Post, and Preservation magazine and editing publications for Hanley Wood.|