Last weekend I gave a presentation on how to incorporate Spring trends into your home for the City of Valencia as they celebrated the grand opening of two new neighborhoods, Toscana in West Creek and Mosaic in West Hills by Lennar. I spent a week preparing for this “Fashion to Home Style” demo and so I thought I would share this presentation with all of you!
Fashion and Interior Design often mirror one another, what we see trending in fashion can easily be seen in home textiles and decor. So I started this project by creating trend boards the old fashioned way, you know, long before Pinterest came along. Below you find my Spring trend boards and the seven key Spring trends I focused on. I also styled outfits for some of these trends and then incorporated that trend into a stylish room for the home. I then went out into the real world on a scouting mission to actually prove my theory by finding actual items that are in stores now.
11 Popular Home Categories
These are taken from one of my favorite inspiration sources The Well Dressed Home.
1. Romantic – Soft, Pale, Floral
2. Couture – Lavish Elegant, Decadent
3. Classic – Polo, New York, Worldy, Antique, Tailored
4. Casual – Comfy, Easy, Faded
5. Bohemian – Worldy, Gypsy, Colorful
6. Retro – Hip, Nostalgic
7. Resort – Fresh, Island, Light, Breezy
8. Modern – Sleek, Minimul, Functional
9. Eclectic – Mix and match, Layered, Inventive
10. Vintage – Treasure, Sparkle Satin, Nostalgic
11. Eco – Simple, Green Recycled, Clean
1. Happily Ever After – This is the soft and elegant pastel trend that is a sea of minty greens, pale pinks. lilacs and even some very soft corals. You can see these colors trending in clothing, accessories, shoes and nail polish. Best used in bathrooms or bedrooms for a soothing place to escape and relax. Use mirrored accessories, candles, soaps, flowers and antique picture frames. This trend is a romantic, vintage and a little retro or nostalgic.
2. Like a Flame:
With tangerine tango being last years color of the year it’s no wonder burst of orange are still hot! This beight coral orange is warm and inviting which is why it is always a popular color for the home. Orange is also a color that is found in nature and the earth so we take inspiration from the sun, sand, rocks and even wood elements. Best used in living rooms and family rooms as it is easy to mix and match accent pillows, rugs, tables and mirrors. It is easy to find orange accessories such as vases, baskets, trays and candles. This trend is casuel, a bit bohemian or eclectic and slightly eco.
3. Pops of Color
Color is not just for kids rooms anymore. Home decor is getting brighter and more playful as well, just by finding that one colorful lamp or chair can inspire an entire room. Even pots & pans, dishes, cleaning tools and supplies have even become wildly stylish and colorful. Bold colors work best in kitchens, entry ways, playrooms, and family rooms. Add a burst of color easily with colorful lamps, kitchen appliances, bold rugs, chairs, wallpaper and personalized wall art. This trend is resort inspired and modern.
4. Green with Envy & Cobalt Blue
Emerald green is the 2013 color of the year so you’ll find shades of green everywhere. Blue and green are very tropical which is why they are great for the kitchen while the lighter shades are great for a bedrooms and bathrooms. Aqua blue and navy blue are trending in baby gear and products as a new gender neutral. Find a chevron rug, a mix of colorful kitchen chairs or a few bright side tables. This trend can be Resort, Modern and maybe even Eco.
* Notable: Spring trends always include nautical and stripes. These can be seen year round in many home decor elements. These are evergreen trends that seem to always be around in fashion and interior design. These both trend as Classic, Casual and Resort.
5. 50 Shades of Grey / Grey & Yellow
The 50 Shades of grey fashion trend has also been very hot in the home. Grey can also go from very pale grey to a midnight bluish grey. Grey has become a basic neutral much like brown, beige, white or black because it can be mixed with many different color combinations. Grey and yellow nurseries have been a popular color combination for awhile now and it’s a very soft and sooting palette for any master bedroom. Best used in bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms and nurseries. You can find many beautiful linens, duvet covers, pillows, and rugs in many shades of grey. This trend is casual and modern but could be couture if you use more luxurious fabrics.
6. Black & White
This is a hot spring trend that can be great for home offices, kids rooms, bathrooms and modern kitchens. The geometric stripes, color blocking, polk-a-dot, chevron or zebra prints make this trend easy to spot. Add in the accent colors of yellow or hot pink to really make it pop. This trend is modern and retro.
7. Exotic Prints / Global
This is an eclectic mix of worldy prints and accents that you can mix and match. They are travel inspired. These items can be very colorful, animal prints, tribal and ikat. Easily mix these into the home with pillows, artwork, candles, ceramic pieces, books and earthy elements. This trend is Eclectic, Bohemian and maybe even a little classic because of antique or worldly charm.
I went shopping at Pottery Barn and Home Goods to prove my theory… You’ll see actual items from each trend out in stores now. Click through the slideshow to see my savvy finds…[scrollGallery ID=61]
This was a paid project for Valencia.
Thanks to Pottery Barn for helping to create my set for this project.
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