Trending Padlocks from Bangles to Bags
Welcome to the May Edition of our Trend Letter!
Padlocks are the latest accessory trend. Designers such as Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Hermes have all thrown away the key!
We are not totally sure how to translate this trend. Padlocks reference chastity, safety, and security. Putting them on shoes and jewelry reference chastity and handbags reference security, but you definitely don’t want to lose those keys!
Padlocks are showing up all over the place and have become a nuisance in major cities such as Paris with the “Love Locks“.
Yours in Design,
Kristen & Geraldine Continue reading
2014 Neocon Trend Review
Welcome to the July Edition of our Trend Letter!
In keeping with our Neocon visit, we wanted to share with you the Neocon trends in office interiors. We love the direction that the spaces are going, blurring the boundaries between work and home. The personal and public spaces have so much personality.
We were on a picture taking frenzy, so there are a few photos of unknown showroom origin. If you happen to know the maker, we would love to update our Pinterest page.
Yours in Design,
Geraldine & Kristen Continue reading
Custom Design a Mug in 6 Easy Steps
Do you love designing but don’t have the technical skills or time to design? Pattern Pod and Zazzle make it easy on you to find a pattern and color you love and add it to any product.
In this blog, we are going to show you how to custom design a mug by uploading a design from Pattern Pod and printing through Zazzle.
One of the great things about Zazzle is that once you custom design your mug, they provide you with additional mug options for a quick and easy change. Here are a few types of mugs that they offer: Continue reading
How to Mix Patterns in a Room: 3 Easy Tips
We (obviously) love patterns and color. We can’t get enough! When you gravitate towards lots of different patterns and colors like we do, it can be challenging to make them all work together in your home décor or in a particular room. Here are three simple rules to follow when mixing patterns.
Tip One: Using Color to Mix Patterns
Design Trends 2014: What’s In
So, 2014 is here and it is the perfect time of year to assess what’s in for the new year.
The runway shows are a great source of inspiration for what is to come in other markets such as home furnishings. The designers and shows are such a strong influencer for design trends in both color and graphics. Since the shows are almost a year in advance, it is a great precursor for things to come! So here are our picks for the Design Trends 2014: Continue reading
Seamless Background Patterns: 12 Unique Designs for Bloggers
Are you looking for a way to spice up your blog and differentiate yourself from the basic templates? Try a seamless pattern for your background.
Though many programs offer you some basic background options, you might not find something that truly expresses your style. That is where a seamless pattern of your choosing can offer you a unique and stylish background. Continue reading
DIY Holiday Gift Ideas: Six Stylish, Functional & Personal Options
When you hear the words “personalized gifts,” what comes to mind? Pottery Barn towels monogrammed with a scripty font? That store at the mall where you can get a name engraved onto a shiny metal jewelry box or other trinket? Personalizing an item shows your loved ones that you put time and thought into their gift, but the gift options available have not always been the most useful or stylish. Continue reading
DIY Fabric Wall Art: Three Ways to Dress Up Boring Walls
The walls in your home are the background of your daily life. You have to look at them every day, so you might as well make them worth looking at, right? Choosing artwork, however, can be an overwhelming – and expensive – undertaking. DIY fabric wall art is a quick and wallet-friendly way to give your wall a major makeover.
Whether you want to add a splash of color, fill a blank wall, or transform an entire space, fabric is an affordable and easy way to dress up boring walls. Here are three ways to incorporate your favorite fabric into your wall décor. Continue reading