Dress your home for tumble with texture-rich accessories
October 10, 2014 - accent chair
Are we a fan of midcentury modern? Drawn to classical elegance? Do a handcrafts of tellurian taste squeeze you?
There was an epoch when experts pronounced to collect only one style, though now we can brew and compare or go all in. Each deteriorate brings updated versions of successful pieces and an engaging array of new looks.
This fall’s no exception.
“Keep an eye out for versatile accent pieces, a kind that can work in a innumerable of places, and cruise component and tone combinations,” says Beth Kushnick, set decorator for CBS’ “The Good Wife.” “These are some of a easiest ways to modernise any space, and there’s a ton of stylish options out right now during a operation of cost points.”
After her worldly sets drew an online following, Kushnick combined her possess furnishings line, that debuts this fall.
She says tumble 2014 is about anticipating pieces that yield limit impact though a lot of effort.
Some themes this season:
Touch of fall
“Look for texture-rich accessories – like a box with mill inlay or a wooden sculpture – that supplement an component of inlet to your space. Mix in a accumulation of metals to supplement a clarity of luxury,” Kushnick says.
Says Los Angeles-based engineer Trip Haenisch: “I’m saying a lot of fabrics with luxe textures this season. Linen velvets and woven fabrics are unequivocally in. You can fast and low incorporate hardness into your space by a use of pillows and throws.”
At tumble previews, retailers were display soothing throws shot by with lead threads or festooned with pointed sequins. Rose bullion is a ingenue on a metallics stage; a soft, pink-tinged finish looks new, and you’ll see it in tabletop accessories, lamps and even silverware.
Warm coronet continues to play a large role, pleat tables, embedded in wooden trays, shaped into curvy or linear vases and lamps. It picks adult a midcentury vibe though suits normal spaces, too. Chrome and acrylic strike contemporary high notes.
On ceramics, you’ll find reactive and drop glazes and some-more matte finishes than ever before.
Mercury glass, a taste heavenly for a past few seasons, gets a few tweaks with etched patterns and combined color.
Light it up
High-end lighting pattern has found a approach into a midrange market, that means pricier styles during mass-market retailers.
Look for shades with frail geometrics, nubby textures and crewel-work patterns to refurbish lamps for not most money.
Pierced steel is display adult in many accents, including lighting. Milky potion pendants demeanour country-modern. You’ll also find matte-finish shades with foil interiors that locate light dramatically.
Conical, brushed-aluminum sconces and pendants have space-age style. And for a luxe look, consider about acrylic and clear lamps.
Play with color, Kushnick urges.
“There are some beautiful grays and pointed greens out this fall, and 2014’s eager orchid and coral supplement a sensuous cocktail roughly anywhere,” she says. “You can make a large dash only by updating a wall tone or bringing in a few colourful accent pieces.”
You’ll also see carrot, purple, lemongrass, ocher, clove, molasses and olive in chuck pillows, bedding and upholstery. Homegoods has a butterscotch leather ottoman, a flattering pinkish side chair and a pea-green accent list in a tumble collections (www.homegoods.com).
Ombre, tile, ziggurat, cinquefoil and rope patterns beauty lampshades, rugs and drapery. Naive woodland motifs and ’70s-era kitchen prints dress wall art and napery. The newest geometrics and normal prints are overscale.
Kushnick is enjoying wallpaper’s comeback. “The new proxy wallpapers are a good choice for unit dwellers,” she says. Chasing Paper has hip versions of geometrics, animal prints and florals (www.chasingpaper.com). And big, confidant geometrics prominence Tampa-based engineer Given Campbell’s Andover collection (www.givencampbell.com).
After a few seasons in a ancillary role, midcentury complicated takes a lead this tumble and winter. Accent chairs are armless or lower-profile, and seat has possibly a California-chic or Danish-modern vibe.
Upholstered seat gets a shirt tucked in. No some-more slouchy, messy slipcovers – a newest pieces tend toward trim and parsimonious though in comfier, softer fabrics.
We’re saying a lot of side and coffee tables with steel legs. West Elm’s Waldorf coffee list is a slim rosewood chunk perched on spare coronet legs.
You’ll see faceted pieces opposite a appendage spectrum, in mirrors, containers and trays.
Pop enlightenment from a ’70s and ’80s shows adult in colourful retro-print pillows, seat and accents.
Global genealogical motifs say a absolute presence, with India, a Americas and Africa strongly represented. World Market has a collection of well-priced round, forged genealogical tables.
In bedding, drapery, carpet and upholstery fabrics, demeanour for some-more new woodblock, paisley and insignia prints.
Accessories such as forged animals, woven art, sculpted paper and ceramic vases, and ironwork and potion equipment pull from apart cultures.
Vintage-style globes, steamer trunks, map art and transport promotion continue to seductiveness home decorators. There’s herringbone, tweed, plaid, Fair Isle weave patterns and lots of new takes on mistake fur – Nordic and Danish designs in textiles as good as kitchen and dining items.
The country regretful demeanour also has staying power, with outdoorsy pursuits informing all from art to dishware. American Indian motifs have striking style.
Look for feathers, camper vans, arrows, foxes and trees, and design this demeanour to be represented in holiday taste as well.