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March 12th, 2012

Pop-up Vignettes part 3

For week three of my top trends for 2012, I’ve decided to go a little global from London to Morocco and then over to a rustic ranch, we are seeing many style influences from all over the world. I hope these trends inspire you to think of your favorite destinations and incorporate them into your designs!

 

London Calling

London Calling

 

London in the 1960’s mixed with the modern London loft look (think Paul Smith or Jasper Conran) creates the very fun and whimsical London Calling trend. The Union Jack is one of the main motifs of this look and is seen in accessories, artwork and furniture. Mid century modern furnishings (often shown in leather, glass and Lucite) are combined with more traditional British lighting elements and finishing touches.

 

Modern Moroccan

And even brighter and bolder Moroccan look is taking hold of the design community and has become the backdrop to countless urban restaurants, boutique hotels and nightclubs. Fuchsia, purple, emerald green are mixed with gold and then layered with intricate patterns (in structures, furniture and accessories) to create a look that says confident, global and very, very rich.

 

Ranch Dreams

Harkening back to an era when the pioneers dared and dreamed to “go west”, Ranch Dreams is a delicate mix of rustic, reclaim and dusty romance. Defined by accessories and furniture that have a “found or selvage” quality (old barrels, oils lamps, reclaimed woods, rusted metals), this look works exceptionally well in an urban loft setting.

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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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