Chevron Chic: A Trend We Love

Chevron print is absolutely everywhere today, from clothes and decor, to fashion, accessories, and graphic design. These groovy inverted “v” stripes have a pleasing and chic appeal that adds a fresh and stylish look in a virtually any color duo. Since the pattern can even be found gracing ancient art like pottery and stone carvings, as well as military emblems, on retro 70′s apparel, and in contemporary spaces, we have to happily conclude that it is here to stay. The pattern has a mod captivation that just seems to go with everything! From baby pink nursery bedding, to bold rugs, blue and white nautical inspired decor, wedding themes and beyond, chevron is right at home – adding a cheerful, trendy vibe. Glancing over the gorgeous rooms below, we think you will agree that the recent comeback is well deserved, for a print that truly transcends styles and ages.

Chevron Stripe Wallpaper in a Mod kitchen with a white tulip table

Chevron Stripe Wallpaper via Brewster Home Fashions

Chevron Rug Jonathan Adler design via House Beautiful

Chevron Rug Jonathan Adler design via House Beautiful

Chevron Stripe Rug home bunch via pinterest

Chevron Stripe Rug from Home Bunch blog via Pinterest

chevron stripe nursery decor

chevron stripe nursery decor via adoreyourplace.com

chevron stripe upholstered chair

chevron stripe upholstered chair image via decor pad

 

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Color Focus: Featuring Cobalt

cobalt blue tablescape cobalt blue decor trend

Found on the french tangerine blog via pinterest

cobalt blue door via HouzzCobalt blue evokes the richest blues of the sea, a color that is both bright and deep at the same time. Cobalt blue is a dazzling and versatile hue, a color that can grace a multitude of materials from ceramic to glass, wood, and fabrics with a captivating sophistication. Blue pigment from cobalt oxide was originally discovered in mines in Iran in the early 9th century and exported to China. There, blue and white porcelain made with cobalt became a prominent standard of fine art. The pigment has transcended porcelain and now lends itself beautifully to paints, blown glass, inspiring a wealth of fashion, art and decor items with the signature dark blue tint. The color can create a nautical beachy feel, with painted stripes or rich blue furniture, or have a cultured and worldly appeal such as with Mexican tiles, Moroccan silk, and Asian pottery item. It looks incredible outdoors in the garden, and makes a glorious accent color for a front door. Here are a few of our favorite spaces that feature cobalt blue in various dimensions, with an array of different materials. For more inspiration, head over to our Pinterest board devoted to this vivid blue beauty.

cobalt blue decor idea cobalt blue painted dresser

found on homedesignlaboratory.com

cobalt blue decor idea cobalt blue in decor cobalt blue wallpaper

from the Kenneth James Suzani collection by Eijffinger

Cobalt Blue living room decor idea

cobalt blue living room decor from turquoisetulipsandbliss tumblr via pinterest

Cobalt Blue decor idea

Cobalt Blue in decor via Brewster Home Fashions

Cobalt Blue Abstract leopard Print Wallpaper

Cobalt Blue Abstract leopard Print Wallpaper via Brewster Home Fashions

cobalt blue couch

cobalt blue couch via decor pad

imperial-porcelain-cobalt-blue-tea-cup via erstwhilejewelry

imperial porcelain cobalt blue tea cup via erstwhilejewelry.com

Cobalt Blue bedding

Cobalt Blue bedding via studioten25.com

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Spring Trends to Refresh Your Home

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Spring is a time of awakening, when nature takes a moment to yawn and stretch after a long cold winter then promptly gets to work on a gorgeous makeover. Snow gives way to mud, then soft green grass, and bare branches come to life with yellow green buds and fragrant blossoms. Birds come home from their Southern vacations and tulips burst forth to greet everybody. Take a cue from the world outside, cheerfully unfurling a fresh new look, and rejuvenate your home. Here are 5 ways to use this years home decor trends inside to create an invigorating new look in your home.

Prints: Flower Power

Floral home decor trends spring 2014

Florals never really go out of style, they just take on new tendencies, and especially in the Springtime flowers are destined to be forever chic. This year, watercolor florals have emerged as a beautiful trend, bringing a soft, hand-painted beauty to prints. Graphic pixelated florals are also a la mode, creating a neoteric interpretation of the traditional blossom for a modern flair.

Fabrics: Lace

Carte Blanche 2014 home decor trend lace

Spring is the time to let some light in and lace is the perfect peek-a-boo airy and light fabric to renew the romance of a room for the new season! Lace has been trending on runways and has a long history of high fashion. A quick fix for any room is to swap out your curtains with sheer lacy ones. Even with the blinds raised, the lace will provide privacy while allowing you to enjoy naturally refracted sunlight through a poetic mesh. Lace on a table has a similar effect, bringing a whimsical and feminine touch to the room.

Colors: Pastels

pastel 2014 home decor trend

image via Pinterest

Pastels have transcended Easter decorations and 1950s kitchen appliances and have emerged as completely chic. Soft pinks, precious peach, lemon creams, milky mint, powdery purple and opaline turquoise hues are gracing everything from furniture to pottery and pillows. These delicate and midtone palettes add an ultra pretty focal point to a room that is soothing to the eye and quite fresh. Try upcycling a chair or side table with a delightful new paint, or choosing an accessory like a mixer or vase with an unexpectedly pale and pretty tint.

Finishes: Brass and Mixed Metallics

mixed metals brass home decor trend 2014

image via ombreombre blog

Metallic finishes are dazzling homes this year, lending a burnished beauty to all kinds of surfaces including lamps, wall art, furniture and accessories. Brass, and copper, in particular, have emerged as favorites for home decor, providing a chic focal point to add ambiance and reflect the light of the room. Don’t let anybody tell you that gold and silver clash, either. Mixed metals is sophisticated and cutting edge, gilding your home with a luxurious twinkle.

Vintage Love Affair

Vintage Style Home Decor Trend

Flea market-chic decor is a captivating style, creating a cultured and funky style. Vintage prints, items with nostalgic symbolism, and heirlooms with stories to tell lend a rich historical sophistication to your home, making a unique statement. Vintage is certainly en vogue, even in contemporary spaces we are seeing statement pieces from bygone eras adding interest and originality.

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