To celebrate the new year (a month late..), but certainly to celebrate the new month of February,
we are starting a new series for you:
What IS Trendy Monday? It is a presentation of the many and varied trends from the world of home fashion and accessories; things that I'm seeing either in print, at trade shows, or at retail. Maybe all three venues will converge; maybe not. There are new products to see and each trend sheet will have a definite color story with tabs included. The two trend stories below appear a little small.... sit tight: we are working on this! Next Monday will be even better..
To start this series we have : Birds and Branches
We are seeing birds all over the place! They are silhouettes, which can be graphic, and they are part of a collage with multi-layers. They are tossed, all overs, and they are botanicals. They are realistic and they are fun and whimsical. The greens here have been a story for quite a while, and combined with the chartreuse, and then a touch or purple, they become even newer. Purple/plum/mauve, if you will remember, was seen at Maison et Objet last September and just last week it was one of the dominant colors at the show , once again.
Here they tend to be a little more serious, as seen in black and white. They are on branches, in trees, holding your jewelry, and anchoring curtains. Black and white, of course, is an on-going story...but here also we see the touch of mauve, and then the light pink. Very feminine and light!
So tell me, have you seen birds around? Where? What colors? Do you like them? I'm off to the New York Gift Show tomorrow and will let you know what I see!