Recently, Helly and the team at Design Matters Home presented their vision for the hottest trends in interior design and fashion at the state-of-the-art showroom at Mountain High Appliance
From the pouring of the drinks featuring the newest flavor of vodka, Bubble Gum, to the fabulous clothes provided by the Vie Vie Luxe Boutique
, the night was a sparkling success.
Sarah showing off some color boards and clothes from Vie Vie Luxe
Some of the attendees enjoying the Bubble Gum vodka!
Here are some of the trends we featured:
- Gray, purple and turquoise are important colors for the coming year. Gray is the choice neutral and a color that can be paired with either bold brights or soft pastels.
- Color themes focus on tribal color combinations that are rich and earthy, and aged or mellowed colors that evoke the past.
- Artisanal interiors that are timeless, personal and purposeful. Look for a movement away from cloned, mass design.
- Keeping it real by using materials with a natural patina, an imperfect finish or an aged texture.
- In the middle of timeless and artisanal design, add small doses of luxury or bits of embellishments, such as buttons, gilding, inlay or mosaic work. These add interest and a sense of luxury without high cost.
- Look for wallpaper in an unexpected place: the ceiling. (The wallpapered dumpsters were also a big hit!)
- Furniture is modular and multi-purpose. Curved lines add softness and comfort.
- Organic and curved shapes are also important in the kitchen, off-setting hard lines and angles.
In addition, the newest retail furniture store in the Boulder area, ARHaus
, provided samples of their recycled glass containers and organic and recycled fabrics that helped us highlight one of the most important trends of recent years: green and sustainable design.
Some of the great food we have at our workshops
Jan, Helly, and Sarah from Team Design Matters Home
If you missed out on this seminar and would like to learn more about the 2010 trends contact us
. Also, we hold monthly Design Inspirations Workshops. In February we have a one-of-a-kind Kitchen Design Series with 4 topics presented every Tuesday. In March our workshop will cover the psychology of color. For more information on those as well as future workshops check out our Workshops page
. We hope to see you at the workshops. They really are informative and fun!
Labels: 2010 Trends, Interior Design, Louisville Colorado, trends, Workshops
As Anita Sarsidi states in the December 2009 Elle Decor magazine article on Tartans - "Suddenly the world is going mad for plaid. This Scottish classic is stealing the spotlight from runway to tabletop."
The web slideshow
version of the article shows example plaid patterns in clothes, blankets, desk accessories, chairs, dishes, and more.
We have to say that we excited, yet cautionary, about this trend. I am quite used to tartans as my husband is of Scottish decent. As the picture shows he was dressed in his traditional Duncan plaid kilt for our wedding. He does not wear his kilt very often so it is now a wonderful accent piece on the wall of the stairway in our home.
Using tartans in clothes is one thing, using them in your home's décor, is another. It is easy to go overboard with tartan in your home so use them in small doses to bring a color and texture focal point to a room. While tartans are traditional you can get creative in your selections and parings to even bring them into modern decor. Look for unusual colors and patterns to avoid seasonality. I like the use of tartans in belts, buttons, accessories, welting, and pillows. The dishes can be kind of cool as well but again don't go overboard.
Learn more about Tartans and other trends in interior design, clothing, color and more at our free* 2010 Design Trends Workshop on January 14th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Mountain High Appliance in Louisville, Colorado. Stylish food and drink will be served.
Call Barb Barton (Special Events Coordinator at Mountain High Appliance, at 303-665-6850 x 229) for more information. *We are asking for a optional $5 donation at the door to support the wonderful efforts of the Boulder Homeless Shelter.
Labels: 2010 Trends, Interior Design, trends, Workshops