Archive of ‘Trends’ category

All Aflutter

By gregorie

I am not sure what it means when a certain thing continues to pop up in your life. Is it a sign or a message or from someone? Recently butterflies have invaded my life. Yes, butterflies! I have never been a huge fan of them when decorating but this year they are flitting about everywhere. Here are some examples: 

I’m pretty sure this was once an ashtray!

I love this large asian screen print, the colors are amazing together! 

No words on this Christian Lacroise pillow from Designers Guild!

Lastly this beautiful metal cancer survivor butterfly made specifically for the special person holding it. She has beaten it twice! Local Greenville, SC artist, Yuri Tsuzuki, creates these beautiful butterflies as symbols of the possibility of victory over this terrible disease.

 

“And butterflies are free to fly, fly away!”

Market Finds

By Christa Sorauf

We just got back from a whirlwind market and we enjoyed three busy days of shopping for clients and looking for new vendors. It’s interesting to see literally millions of new products and pieces but with all the diversity and choices you still see certain trends emerge among them, starting with Chesterfield sofas…

Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 7.27.47 PMWe’ve noticed Chesterfields popping up in every decor magazine but they were everywhere at market. We’re having one made for a client in chocolate velvet and we also have a vintage one for sale in the studio that’s right on trend.

Another trend we embrace is made in America and we found an amazing studio creating beautiful furniture in Los Angeles that’s also quite reasonable like this beautiful sofa…

Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 7.30.36 PMOr this gorgeous Mongolian wool bench…

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Glam and gold is another trend that’s going strong like the bench above and we’re crazy for these beautiful decorative hardware pieces below, we can’t wait to create some new furniture with these finds…

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Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 7.43.11 PMWhile gold and glam is everywhere, so are natural influences found in wood, rattan, bamboo and more, like this console…

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Or these gorgeous chairs that soon will be arriving at our studio…

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Another trend we’ve embraced is mid-century modern, perhaps because we’re such MAD MEN fans and it was everywhere at market like our friends from Worlds Away who featured these Milo Baughman inspired chairs…

Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 7.44.39 PMAnd loving this one in the navy and gold combination…

Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 7.43.58 PMGregs fell in love with this little orange cutie from Zuo…

Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 7.52.01 PMAnd a bubble chair always makes me smile…

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This is just a small sample of all our amazing finds, so if you’re on the lookout for something special just let us know, chances are we can help!

C & G

Real Inspiring

By Christa Sorauf

There was a whole lot of crazy going on this season with The Real Housewives of New York City — did you see the finale when Aviva threw her prosthetic leg? Every year, I swear I’m not going to watch this train wreck but the saving grace this season was the fabulous makeover of Carole Radziwill’s SoHo apartment by Wayman Robertson Studio. The new apartment features many of our favorite design trends, starting with this stunning foyer in leather and nailheads…

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The living room is gorgeous and of course, we love animal prints — just check out the glam sofa in Scalamandre’s Le Tigre fabric…

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And the silver leaf ceiling and velvet sofa tucked underneath the floating stairs are incredible…

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The photograph of Marilyn Monroe is amazing…

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And the black and white striped floor is striking. I just completely changed the look of my living room with a black and white striped rug…

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I think the only reason I still watch any of these shows is the interiors, I just wish BRAVO would bring back MILLION DOLLAR DECORATORS. Happy Monday!

X O • C & G

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