Tag Archives: 2012

TRENDING: floral that packs a punch!

26 Mar

 One of the most eye catching trends this season is big impact floral. Let it be known that it’s not the cutesy kind either – but more like the sassy, full of attitude type! Fully saturated hues + large scale flowers are loudly taking over everything from textiles to tableware (which, I don’t mind at all because I seriously love this trend + I do own #11 myself!).  But make no mistake about it: this isn’t a dainty or delicate motif – these blooms pack a serious punch!

1  Jeffrey Campbell X UO Foxy T-Strap Heel – Urban Outfitters

Tree Peony painting – Rosie Sanders

3  Cafe Capri in Fresco Floral Sateen – J.Crew

Little Pops painting – Kate Lewis

5  A2 Floral Thank You Card – Rhubarb Paper Co. via Etsy

6  Gerbera Daisy Wreath – Pier1

7  Carded ID Wristlet Sateen in Hotty Pink Day Lilly – Lilly Pulitzer

8  Tessellate Necklace – J.Crew

9  Romantic Floral Scarf Shams – Urban Outfitters

10   Carried Away Creamy Body Wash – Bath & Body Works

11  Blouse in black/floral – H&M

12  Sissinghurst Castle Dinnerware – Anthropologie


30 Jan
a few of my snapshots from the interior design show on trade day! (click to open)
a sea of fab seminar chairs, in white, grey and charcoal. love the silhouette.
iconic children’s chair redesigned by joe fresh, flare magazine, the bay + other designers – auction proceeds benefit onexone children’s charity.
jill greaves design, atelier + others had their living spaces featured.
benjamin moore trend palettes translated into fashion.
the elte booth was among my favourites. i just adore the store and their products.

TRENDING: pale tones pt.3

26 Jan
these quiet hues make a big impact on the pale scale for spring ’12!

TRENDING: pale tones pt.2

26 Jan
(open to view all)
this trend translated into interiors
gentle + unoffensive, these rooms offer up a sense of calm + serenity.

TRENDING: pale tones pt.1

26 Jan
on the runway for spring 2012
barely there colours
(open to view all)

DOING: benjamin moore colour trends event

18 Jan
last night i attended the 2012 colour trend event from benjamin moore, held at decor-rest. after the colour seminar, we got to take a look at the fab furniture they had to offer, including steven & chris and cobi style (i’ll post more later).   
 from a total of 4 different trend palettes, i thought this “earth & sky” grouping (below) was the most successful. maybe i’m just bias because i love grey. but i do think that it’s the most neutral + versatile. very easy on the eyes – this could be applied to most styles and work.
see the other palettes here and tell me what you think! (be sure to watch vids for interesting wall decor ideas, too.)

left |  the same room + same colours applied two different ways. i do adore the painted trim in storm cloud grey 2140-40 (1st image), however, i prefer the moody dark walls in sharkskin 2139-30 (2nd image).

ps. cool fact: wythe blue hc-143 featured in this palette is benjamin moore’s colour of the year!
(interesting how it contrasts with pantone’s tangerine tango, huh?!)

INSPIRING: pantone names colour for 2012

6 Jan
tangerine tango 17-1463 has been crowned colour of the year by the colour authority, pantone! it’s a sophisticated red-orange hue that is both deliciously seductive, yet warm and friendly. now that’s a winning combination! read more about its’ attributes here
some onlookers may have thought that i hit the lotto or won a grand prize of sorts, once i learned that this GORGEOUS orange was the colour for 2012. i didn’t care if i looked like a fool – i was in celebratory mode and was out to rub it in the faces of all those orange-haters (ha!). it also just so happens to be one of my absolute favourite. colours. ever. it’s an attention grabber; it’s thrilling and provocative; sexy and exotic. please do yourself a favour and get some orange in your life – it’s not hard either, with these funky finds.    
10 2 notepads with bamboo pen – iomoi
11 enamel curves frame – jonathan adler
12 club atomic orange sofa – cb2
13 quenching body butter in orange-cantaloup – fruits & passion
14 tangerine tango earrings – notonesparrow on etsy
15 orange pebble leather handbag – artoncrafts on etsy
16 picnic flatware – west elm

left | this journal (among other items) is available in a range of colours from the pantone store. get it here.   

 curious about the history of pantone? apartment therapy posted a quick and interesting article on their blog today. enjoy!

DECORATING: flor spring ’12 sneak peek

4 Jan
above | behind the scenes – and this isn’t a studio set. flor actually shoots
in people’s homes. how cool is that? and sometimes include the homeowners, too! for more behind the scenes snapshots, check out their blog. 
 here is the final shot, showcasing toy poodle in buffalo plaid. love the styling; always a fan of mixing old with new. and brilliant lighting! their team did such a great job.

left | heirloom in dusty blue. right | roadside attraction in frost.

i really appreciate flor’s aesthetic and authenticity in creating their catalogue. their form (new patterns, textures, colours) and function (modular carpet tile system) really surpass what carpets are about. easy and fun to customize and play around with! not to mention that they have their own return & recycle program: old flor tiles can be returned and recycled into new product.
beauty and brains all in one.

check out their full spring line available january 17, 2012 at www.flor.com!  

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