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market trends

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by

market is always a great time to see the trends that have been flying around for a while come together, and see which ones really make it. you may have heard that pantone’s color of the year is emerald green – and they’re really trying to make it happen. with sponsored events and exhibits around the color emerald, some of the vendors had their seemingly ubiquitous “emerald” corner, pulling in their few emerald colored products, but it was obvious – green was in, but not emerald. the greens that were everywhere were less jewel toned, more kelly green and lime green.

the big trend this year was mixing modern furnishings with more textural and natural elements like flat weave rugs made of wool and jute, organic pieces like tree trunks made into tables, and elements like floor pillows and poufs for extra seating.

in addition, the industrial look of metal, riveted steel, and leather mixed with linens and textural, almost burlap fabrics – made famous by stores like restoration hardware is still going strong. iconic mid-century pieces are now being re-made to match this style which is a fun way to get the vintage look without getting a knock-off piece.

and finally, know that color is BACK. without following trends in a specific color, across the board, vibrant hues are in. whether it be tangerine oranges, bright fuchsias or saturated navy tones, the more color the better.

 

fashion and furniture

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 by

to introduce myself a bit, one of my personal interests is fashion.  i have a few favorite fashion designers that i follow very closely, i am always excited in the spring and fall for fashion week to see the new designs and trends for the upcoming seasons. and most importantly i find it fascinating that fashion repeats itself and i love the way fashion has changed and evolved over the generations. working at modmood for the last few months i have been able to translate my interest in fashion designs and trends to the great furniture pieces and accessories we select for our showroom. i was unaware how much fashion and furniture trends have in common. mercedes benz fashion week occurred a few months ago and after the event many analyzed the similarities between the numerous designers that presented collections during the week, one similarity that was found in this past show was an aquatic inspiration from many of the designers. numerous dresses and designs were made with beautiful shades of blue and green that relate to water and the designers manipulated fabrics to show movement and fluidity.  shown below are two designs with this inspiration, the one on the left is by zac posen and the one on the right was designed by diane von furstenberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in a new accessory line we carry, arteriors, i was recently exploring new products for the upcoming season and found the lamps displayed below. the lamps were obviously designed with the same aquatic inspiration as the fashion designers.

another trend that was projected from fashion week was stripes. big, bold, graphic stripes.  pictured below are two designs michael kors sent down the runway showing this trend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

these corresponding vases are made by global views, which is one of modmood’s favorite vendors for accessories. the stripes on these vases are practically identical to michael kors’ designs!

 

as you can see the similarities between the products are apparent. i have had fun putting my interest of fashion trends to use here in the store, and i hope no matter your interests, fashion or furniture, you come in and check out the new innovative designs by all of the vendors we carry here at modmood!