Archive for month: May, 2013
Keeping with last weeks post, and an homage to the 1960’s flower power motif, we bring you a popular design trend: Layering Bold Floral Patterns. From wallpapers covered in lively, upbeat floral glory to upholstery in loud eccentric buds, these statement floras mix wonderfully with vivid-colored solid counterparts. As we look ahead to Summer 2013, we’re captivated by these magnificent beauties..
1 Jonathan Adler Malmo Wallpaper in Pink & Purple / via Layla Grayce
2 Dory Wall Mirror / via Plantation Design
3 Girly Orange Vintage Chair / via Modern House Insight
6 Bright Pink Chair / via Granger Hertzog
7 Curvey Chrysanthemum Vase / via Anthropologie
8 Ogee Pillow / via Trina Turk
Image via Elle Decor France
Image via Pinterest
Candy colored layers of pattern and flower power punch
ABC Carpet & Home / Aquasilk 9’5″x16’3″ Rug
A more subdued, Psychedelic take on the bold Flower Power look
Wallpaper by Amy Butler / Field Poppies / via Layla Grayce
Amy Butler Memento Wallpaper / Image via Layla Grayce
Amy Butler Passion Lily / Image via Layla Grayce
Amy Butler Temple Tulip Wallpaper / Image via Layla Grayce
Jennifer Paganelli Back Bay Orange Blue Embroidered Pillow / via Layla Grayce
Folklore Red Embroidered Pillow / via Layla Grayce
Trina Turk / Multi Floral Pillow
Jonathan Adler Wallpaper Malmo Green & Brown / Image via Layla Grayce
Image via Bennison Fabrics
Image via Bennison Fabrics
Image via Layla Grayce
Anchor your pattern mixing with vivid solids.
Contributing author: Amy Tran
Glamorous pearls, florals and feminine lines meet funky patterns and bold accents. Inspired by fashion design and ranging from large floral prints to bold stripes and bright eccentric patterns mixed with pastel hues, this new wave of design aesthetic suggests its roots are from Sixties Mod. In 2013, this is a fresh take on the sixties using lavenders, baby blues, mints, and peaches that are anchored by black or white. This design style easily incorporates mid-century pieces with a feminine and youthful twist.
For more inspiration visit our Pinterest Board: A Nod To Mod
We welcome Amy Tran, Summer intern, to the SDG team. She is studying Merchandising and Design from Wade College. Amy is originally from Houston, an honorary member of National Kitchen and Bath Association, and working toward her certification as a Kitchen and Bath Designer. In her spare time Amy enjoys literature and finds inspiration for design in the different people she comes into contact with every day.
Amy looks to people, history and her travels for design inspiration. An avid Architectural Digest reader, Amy recommends:
- Plinth & Cintz: An online source for design education & inspirational ideas
- AD Home Inspiration: A great source for a variety of current design styles
Amy describes her personal design style as a clean and natural aesthetic, and is attracted to unusual materials. Some of her favorite materials for adding unique character to interior spaces are natural stone and reclaimed wood.
Written by guest blogger Kayla
Lets face it, it isn’t for everyone, but for those who do enjoy it faux fur can make quite a statement piece. Not to mention the warmth and just plain ol’ cozy factor it brings. If you are on the fence about bringing faux fur into your home here are a few things to consider.