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Unbe-weave-able: A Guide for Decorating with Woven Accents

A lot of people have horrible flashbacks when they think of macrame and rattan.  But between the growing popularity of bohemian style and houseplants, woven accents are back in a big way.  Woven accents can work in a variety of decors.  Depending on their setting they can give off tropical, rustic, vintage, or eclectic vibes.… Read More Unbe-weave-able: A Guide for Decorating with Woven Accents

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IMM Cologne: The Trends Spotted at 2018’s First Big Design Show

Every January, right at the beginning of the new year, is the IMM Cologne international interiors show.  As the first big design trade show of the year, IMM Cologne is important since it presents new international furniture and interior trends before anyone else.  Attending the show is every type of furniture and furnishing specialist trade:… Read More IMM Cologne: The Trends Spotted at 2018’s First Big Design Show

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The Art of the Imperfect: Understanding Wabi-Sabi

Some people are saying wabi-sabi is the new hygge, or that it’s going to be the big trend of 2018.  But what is wabi-sabi?  Emerging from traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a perspective centered on the acceptance of imperfection and transience.  Aesthetically it is somewhat related to minimalism, since it values simplicity, uncluttered, underplayed, and modest surroundings,… Read More The Art of the Imperfect: Understanding Wabi-Sabi

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Come to the Dark Side: Five Ways to Decorate With Black

Move over millennial pink!  A recent survey by paint giant Sherwin-Williams found that 41% of millennials chose black as their favorite color.  But actually it’s not even necessarily a generational thing – the survey found that overall blue and black were the favorite color choices for all ages.  While black can sometimes seem a bit… Read More Come to the Dark Side: Five Ways to Decorate With Black