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March 5th, 2012

Pop-Up Vignettes part 2

I hope you liked the trends from my last post. Here are three more of my top trends that we displayed at the TCHFM “Pop up Vignettes”. I love these three. I’m always all over a little sparkle in the home so I like that sparkling metallics are taking center stage for 2012. And as a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s sets and style the “Hitchcock Heroine” trend is one I will be incorporating into my home. Finally, hyper real, this trend is not for the faint of heart but promises to pack a style punch!



Floor lamp by Nuevo Chair by NCA Design , Ottoman by Zuo Modern Canada, Mirror by Palit

 More is more, especially when it comes to the use of metallic, sparkle and shine. Seen mostly in accessories (lighting, tableware, ornate stools and side tables) glitterati is an over the top look reminiscent of Jean Harlow’s wardrobe or 1980’s Euro-trash-inspired apartment. The backdrop to this look is crisp and very white, from pure white walls to white carpets. It’s confident luxury at its best.



Hitchcock Heroine

 Chair by Continental Furniture , Table lamp by Gen-Lite Industries

  Controlling, tone on tone, refined—Hitchcock Heroine is a look that reflects the very nature of the man himself and the ice-queen actresses he shaped and molded into the very ideal of contrived perfection. One will not see much colour in the look as it takes a back seat to sublime textures presented in shades of black and brown. Wood grain, enamel, chrome, fur, quartz, tortoiseshell are layered to perfection creating a sense of a life that might just hold a very dark secret.



Hyper Real

Barbell side table by Pink & Brown, Drop stools by Zuo Modern Canada, Floor lamp by Nuevo, Clothes tree by QHouseKids, Plates by The Turquoise Palace


Inspired by a combination of pop art, Japanimation, citrus fruit and 1980’s neon, this bohemian approach to bright is an entirely fresh and modern take on colour. Grounded by furniture seen in a solid bright or crisp white leather, Hyper Real comes to life with the layering of bright and bold accessories, artwork and fabrics.

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Janette  Ewen

Janette Ewen has been one of Canada’s leading décor and lifestyle experts for more than a decade, passing on her passion for design and fashion to avid fans through magazines, newspapers and television.

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