Posts Tagged ‘trends’

Q&A With Loloi Rugs (feat. Cyrus Loloi)

Q&A with Loloi Rugs from Layla Grayce

We just love how Loloi rugs transform a room! From bold chevron prints and floral patterns to blended neutral tones and solid hues, this versatile collection establishes a unique vibe in any space with hand-knotted, tufted and looped textures. Looking to revamp your bedroom or living room? We interviewed Cyrus Loloi, principal for Loloi, to get the inside scoop on the best tricks for choosing the perfect floor covering to suit your style. Shop the Loloi rug collection here (and enjoy free shipping on the entire line!).

Q&A with Cyrus Loloi of Loloi Rugs

LG: When deciding on the size of a rug for a room, how large should the border of flooring around the rug be? Does it vary from room to room (bedroom, living room, dining room)?
CL: Keeping at least 18 inches of bare floor exposed by the rug’s edges is the classic rule, but it can vary depending on the area. If you have a smaller room feel free to bend this rule a bit, but allow for at least a few inches of space at the rug’s edge. Rugs right up against the wall end up looking like carpet, and that’s not what you want.

LG: I’m looking for a rug for a high-traffic area. What are some tips for choosing the correct rug for my lifestyle?
CL: In this scenario, you have to consider two things: construction and fiber. The most durable construction is hand-knotted, but flat weaves and hand-tufted rugs last fairly well and are considerably less expensive. For fiber, I recommend either wool, polypropylene, or polyester. Many people think that synthetic rugs wear out quickly, but polypropylene and polyester are actually extremely durable and stain resistant.

LG: What are the top 3 things I should consider when selecting my new area rug?
CL: In the rug world, it all comes down to color, design, and texture. First, you have to consider how the colors in the rug are going to coordinate with the room’s existing colors. The colors don’t have to match perfectly, but you do want to pick complementary tones. When in doubt, a natural fiber rug like sisal or undyed wool offers a very versatile look. Trust me, when you get color right, it makes all the difference.

For design, pick a pattern that fits your style and personality. Don’t be afraid to pick a traditional rug in a contemporary room, or a modern rug in a traditional room. As a word of caution, if you have elaborate wallpaper or patterned upholstery, a solid design like the Anzio Denim Hand Woven Wool Rug works best.

Texture plays an important role too. Textured rugs like the Sahara Ivory Hand Knotted Wool Rug offset the solid surface of your floor and draw your eyes to the dimension of the rug.

LG What are the biggest trends in rugs right now?
CL: I’m enjoying the wave of blues that designers seem to be using everywhere this year. Aqua, indigo, and navy are really on-trend right now, especially paired with white, like this rug.

Q&A with Loloi Rugs from Layla Grayce

High Point Market Trends: Geometric Design

Geometric Design Trend @LaylaGrayce

If you adopt one trend this spring, think geometric shapes! Hexagons, polyhedrons and repeated patterns, in both subdued and bold hues, are all the rage, kicking otherwise traditional silhouettes up a notch for a slightly more modern feel. The key to mastering the look? Choose patterns that mimic each other to create a sense of continuity. Shop the trend!

high point market trends: yellow gold

Yellow Gold Furniture & Decor @LaylaGrayce

Make your interiors shine with golden hues in every shade! High Point Market showrooms glistened with gold, from yellow to more subdued antiqued tones, making all of us at Layla Grayce anxious to adopt this top trend in our own homes. Whether you’re seeking metallic finishes on larger furnishings for more impact, or smaller accessories for just a touch of glam, click here to shop the trend.

High Point Market Trends: Tiffany Blue

Tiffany Blue @LaylaGrayce

Jewelry connoisseurs take note! Tiffany & Co.’s iconic signature robin’s egg blue is trending in a big way this season, gracing everything at High Point Market from accessories to bedding with an aura of elegance and glamour that only Tiffany blue can provide. If you’ve never had the pleasure of receiving a Tiffany blue box, you’re in luck. Now you can try the shade on for size in your home! Shop the trend.

High Point Market Trends: Daybeds

Stylish Daybeds @LaylaGrayce

The Layla Grayce team searched High Point Market for the latest and greatest trends in home design, and we’re very excited to finally share with you our favorite finds – beginning with (drum roll, please) daybeds! Designer daybeds popped up in living room and bedroom vignettes across multiple showrooms, marking a resurgence in the world of design. Favorites included Oly Studio, Eloquence, and more! Shop the daybed trend.

Our Current Obsession: Zig Zag

Layla Grayce Zig Zag Trend
Sugarboo Designs Zig Zag Little Print

Layla Grayce Chevron Trend
1. Herringbone Photo Frame 2. Kirra Tate Cream Chevron Bracelet Set 3. New Arrivals Zig Zag Crib Bedding 4. Dabney Lee Personalized Ollie Cell Phone Case 5. Bedhead Pajamas Red Zig Zag Tunic 6. DL Rhein Zig Zag Turquoise Embroidered Pillow

Chevron, or “ZigZag” as we like to call it, is a trend that keeps on going and going and going. After attending market this month, perusing the latest offerings in fashion and home decor, we can confidently conclude that it’s here to stay for at least another season. So why not give it a whirl? In decor, chevron is a beautiful but bold gesture, so you can go small with photo frames or a throw pillow, or go big in baby’s room with a darling chevron crib set from New Arrivals. In your wardrobe, show your trendy side with a personalized Dabney Lee cell case, gold bangles or Bedhead pajamas boasting the chevron-chic look. Whatever your style, turn to chevron as a tried-and-true trend that’s quickly becoming a mainstay in the design world.

Color Trend: Black + White

Black and White Clothing Trend
Clockwise from leftt: San Diego Hat Company Black Cloche, Petunia Pickle Bottom Frolicking in Fez Phone Case, Ella Moss Valeria Black Lace Front Top, MOR Cosmetics Rome Stand Up Case, Kendall Pepper Scarf, Boatman Geller Black Houndstooth Cell Phone Case, Kashwere Black Zip Hoodie, Stephanie Johnson Alonso Pencil Case, Kendra Scott Jeanine Aster Earrings, Kendra Scott Silver Lexie Earrings, Kendra Scott Black Petra Bracelet, Kashwere Striped Black and White Car Coat

An easy way to stay on trend is to stick to the classics. Favored and then popularized by such timeless beauties as Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn, black and white ensembles are one of the safest and easiest trends to master. Whether worn as solids or mixed up as zebra prints or stripes, this winning combination is a perfectly polished solution! Because we at Layla Grayce gravitate towards black and white pieces season after season, we’ve selected a few favorites certain to bring a graphic element to your best black and white basics. All you have to do is begin with a great black shirt, such as the Ella Moss Valeria Black Lace Front Top, add a playful jacket in a bold stripe, and finish off your look with a houndstooth hat and personalized cell phone case in a classic print such as damask. 

Going for Baroque

Anne Sage of The City Sage is here to talk trends! Read on for her expert take on the Baroque craze that’s certain to be big this fall.

Baroque Inspiration Board
Images: 1, 2, 3

When I first heard wind of this fall’s trend for Baroque details, I was skeptical. My taste veers more toward the simple than the sumptuous; the unadorned than the opulent. But when I saw the runways’ elaborate offerings, I couldn’t resist the idea of working just a few Baroque touches into my home and wardrobe. After all, who says I have to worship at the feet of Louis XIV? Can’t I just tip my hat his way instead?

Baroque Inspiration Board
1. Tara Shaw Maison Italian Four Light Candelabra, Image, 2. MOR Cosmetics Italian Blood Orange Emporium Soap, 3. Kirra Tate Marquise Purple and Teal Earrings, 4. Bliss Studio Monarch Ivory Pillow, 5. Set of 5 Eclectic Place Setting 6. Large Baroque Cyan Acanthus Mirror

Catch a few of the Sun King’s rays with elements like scrollwork and metallic finishes; damasks and filigrees; jewel tones and medallion shapes. Pick one piece for subtle impact–perhaps a tone-on-tone pillow to swap out with your usual couch cushion–or haul in an entire palace’s worth of gilt goodies and play princess for a day!

Trends We Love: Black and White

Pine Cone Hill Edelweiss Crewel Black Pillow Sham and Duvet Cover

Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Adler Black Nixon Throw Blanket, Arabesque Black Mirror, Jonathan Adler Black Zebra Rug, DwellStudio Home Lion Ink Pillow, Khwai Black Applique Pillow Pair, Kashwere Striped Black and Creme Car Coat

Go to extremes with this season’s hottest contrast: black and white. Whether seen together on bold geometric prints or a mod chevron, this timeless duo is replacing a summer of splashing color with classic refinement for the chic sophisticate. Shop the trend >>

Trends We Love: Emerald Green

Emerald Green Trends We Love
DwellStudio Home Green Pillow Deco Border, Zebra

Emerald Green Trends We Love
Clockwise from top left: Capel Rugs Serpentine Dark Green Wool Rug, Currey & Company Green Goddess Chandelier, Rosanna Olive Pressed Glass Pitcher and Set of 4 Double Old-Fashioned, Kirra Tate Green & Gold Bracelet, Jonathan Adler Watergate iPhone 4 Case, Green Clover Notecards, DwellStudio Home Magnus Kelly Green Duvet

We’re not in Kansas anymore! Take Dorothy’s word for it and follow the yellow brick road to The Emerald City, because green, green, green is going to be big this fall. We love it in all its variations and applications, whether it’s a colorful twist on a traditional chandelier or a boldly saturated wool rug that evokes the look of fresh green grass. And while the hue does make a statement, it’s never overbearing or gaudy. It’s a fall must for your home and your wardrobe. Shop the trend >>