While the term “Industrial Chic” may at first conjure up visions of something mass made and sterile, this trend is anything but, instead focused on items that have a sense of history dating back to the early 1900’s when the industrial age first began. Metal plays a big part of the style with machined iron and steel paired with unfinished wood for a look that is delightfully nostalgic. We’re loving the look of adding one or two key pieces to transitional interiors, giving rooms an injection of the unexpected. Think accent tables or storage shelving that have a functional, chic “old factory” look, or the simple shapes of metal pendant lighting. These cool vintage inspired finds accent interiors with rustic, utilitarian style. Ready to add some personality to your rooms? Check out the latest in Industrial Chic
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Ah summer… full of the colors of warm sunshine and soft sand, crisp white sails accented by navy and the vibrant hue of berries ripened in the sun. Serena & Lily brings the elements of the season inside, artfully combining the sunny yellow medallion patterned Marni print with not-so-basic whites accented with berry. And as zesty and fresh as this combination is, we love how the berry border frame sheets and shams also work back to the soft neutrals of seasons past. We think you’ll find endless ways to be inspired by the new collection, colors and prints, bringing new life to your existing bedding. Shop new Serena & Lily collections.
T-R-O-U-B-L-E is sometimes how we spell the mischievous antics of our little angels, though usually we find them S-W-E-E-T. No matter how you spell your child’s personality, we’ve got a new way to put the writing on the wall. Mix and match these gallery-wrapped canvas monograms in patterns ranging from playful polka dots to stylish stripes to preppy plaid. Personalize their bedroom with initials or a name, or have some fun with words like “giggles” in a playroom, “bubbles” in the bath or “dream” over the bed. What word spells your child’s personality? Shop the collection for boy, girl and home.
Everywhere in home furnishings are aged, neutral finishes; furnishings and accessories in muted tones of cream, flax and gray that combine European elegance with something a bit more rustic and well-traveled. Aidan Gray is a master at this look, and updates it this season with typography accents that are completely on trend but still timelessly sophisticated. Take the look on the road by mixing these same colors in one outfit and adding accessories that look like you found them on a trip to a faraway land.
Interior Design magazine Jun/Jul 2010 Design by: Elizabeth Bauer
Designer: Emma Pilkington, Photographer: Roger Davies
Essex Ikat Upholstered Ottoman from West Elm
Ikat Ogee linen window panels from West Elm
Bravado Ikat fabric from Thibaut
Cobalt Sophistikat carpet Tiles from Flor
We love when traditional textiles get a modern makeover – blending ancient craft with contemporary sensibility. It’s a look that catches the eye, and this year ikat is turning heads in both home decor and fashion. Rendered in updated bold, bright colors and showing up in unexpected places, we’re smitten by the juxtaposition of ikat pillows and textiles popping up in all decor styles ranging from modern to eclectic. Mind, we’re not advocating a room or wardrobe full of ikat (there’s something to be said for too much of a good thing), but as a fashionable accent to update your look for the season? Inspired!
Ah red – a color that is bold and unafraid, punctuating interiors and fashion with a jolt of fiery heat. Ranging from deep blue-toned reds to cerise and deep shades of coral, red rivets the attention. Softer and more feminine when paired with white, pink and light aqua, it also shifts to the masculine paired with blues, tans and shades of aged cream. Shop all red items here
So it seemed that the sunny Thomas Paul pillow we featured in our giveaway yesterday was a huge hit! Today we thought we’d showcase a few more of Thomas Paul’s imaginative pillows. While they are often unexpected combinations of color and theme, they come together in a truly spectacular way. Antique dolls, botanicals, stacking dolls and ornithology. A little whimsy plus a touch of the unusual equals a fun pile of pillows to brighten your room! Shop all Thomas Paul pillows >