We just returned from the Atlanta Gift Show and as always, it was wonderful to see so many of our friends and customers. Getting out of the studio infuses us with energy and enthusiasm. We get to talk design and show our clients all the different ways our pieces create a unique and exquisite home decor style.
Our eyes and ears are wide open at these gift shows because you can really get the pulse of what's coming and going in home decor trends. It helps inform our design inspiration to know what the consumers are excited about. There was a very clear moving away from rustic farmhouse and industrial styles that have dominated shows in years past. Here's what we found our customers are loving now in home accent designs:
1. Metallics are hot
Still! The passion for metallics hasn't waned at all. Customers want shiny beautiful bling around the home and the most popular color continues to be gold. Whether it's a beautifully designed tablescape, place settings for a special dinner party, or accent pieces in your living room, we have you covered here.
2. Artisan handcrafted pieces made in America.
Everyone loves a story behind a piece. They want to know who the designer is and how the piece was made because it feels more personal to them and their home becomes distinctively curated. Supporting artists local to the US is a plus. Here's a look into artisan handcrafting that happens everyday with the Childs Studio gilding process.
3. Color for Spring
Customers like to change their color palettes around the holidays and the seasons, and Spring always brings requests for GREEN. It's fresh and bright and goes beautifully with the fresh flowers abundant in those months. We feature two popular green-colored metallics, Moss and Variegated Green, shown here on our 6-inch Bubble Glass Bowl.
We'd love to hear from you on your favorite Spring home accent trend! Let us know in the comments or shoot us an email. As always, we make every piece custom-to-order so if you don't see a piece in a color or pattern you want, just ask us!
We are thrilled to be featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Traditional Home magazine—one of our favorites! The article focuses on the West Coast creative movement and the rise in demand for artisan goods. Our Bubble Glass Bowls are featured. Enjoy!
February is one of our favorite months because it highlights love, romance and beautiful gifts - something we focus on all year! To spread love you must live it and that means making your home a soothing, inviting and comforting place. Here are some of our favorite home accents that make us feel warm & fuzzy!
1. Fresh flowers and plants.
Fresh flowers in the home bring energy, color and vibrance to your space. Green plants actually can increase oxygen levels and purify the air. Plants also release moisture vapor, which increases the humidity in the air around them, helping decrease dry skin & throats.
2. Surround yourself with art.
Home is where the art is! You don't have to spend a lot of money on art, just pick pieces that are important to you. What's the piece you see when you walk in the front door? Does it make you feel welcomed, relaxed and comfortable? Choose artisan pieces that you're connected to in some way. Collecting art pieces from your travels will always remind you of these journeys that you loved.
3. Add color.
We all have a color that makes us feel good. Each color brings a different energy to a space. Yellows usually add radiance, greens spur growth and flexibility, reds welcome prosperity, and oranges bring warmth and cheer. There are so many meanings to color but start with your own favorite colors.
4. Add soft materials.
We love the modern world and it's hard edges but don't be afraid to add blankets, soft pillows or a plush throw rug. Touching soft objects increases our sense of comfort and security - studies show ;-)
5. Light candles.
Candles are romantic, add ambient light and are just plain sexy. Light scented candles in the bathrooms, bedrooms and in living spaces where food is not being served. Use unscented candles in your dining areas.
6. Use mirrors.
Decorators use mirrors to magnify natural light and add room to a space. If you have flowers or a plant in front of a mirror that image is enhanced. Put a favorite vase or bowl in front of a mirror to enhance so you see even more of something you love!
7. Get creative.
Make things yourself. It can be a serious or fun hobby. Pottery, watercolors, amateur photography. Surrounding yourself with things you made elicits pride and self-love. Find your inner artist!
Enjoy this month of love! Here are some of our favorite things to bring it year round in small ways to our home:
Hearts dishes or vases
Tealights - lots of them!
Mini vase - small enough for just a couple blooms