Serving you this Saturday a round of table gorgeousness. Metal+wood, ceramics, goldy, global..all in accordance with the Autumn trends! | pics 1 & 4: home and delicios magazine, 2: neest & 3: west elm | And hey, thanks a million for your comments & notes – it’s so great to hear from you. Happy wknd!
Are you ready for some more Autumn trends & news?
Danish super-brand House Doctor has come out with a Autumn/Winter 2012 collection named “Nordic Lux”. It focuses on surfaces, structure and design. The materials include precious woods in interaction with metals such as copper and gold (wow!)
Lovely crocked ceramics, and textile-wise fresh new patterns and fur. And that moody blue – so appropriate for the season! Below, two favourites: a photo print and a stool with golden finish. Would be magic combined with wood.
Today IKEA Family Live has published a new home story – ours! Head over there for a bunch of pics and stuff.
So, as always when a new season is ahead I put my ear against the Formex Fair trend forecasts. Their chosen trend theme for home decor Autumn 2012 is Nordic Charm, which – if you allow me to be a bit sarcastic – both seems and is a bit presumptuous considering Formex a meeting place for Nordic interior design. Then again, Scandinavian and Nordic interior design truly is popular worldwide and has been for a long time. Now Formex mainly stresses the “new” retro feeling that’s sweeping over the world of interior design. A mix of influences from the energy-filled and optimistic 1950s, 60s and 70s. Examples: The low sofas from that era, the wing chairs, the light and round coffee table, patterns & colours…
| lovely retro pic via sf girl by bay |
Not forgetting the mentioning of plant stands. They indeed are a new trend (obvious example in the previous post) Furthermore Formex emphazises fabrics with “a lot of spots, graphic patterns, stylized flowers, leaves and vegetables.” They might have Scandinavian stuff in mind such as Josef Frank’s timeless vegetable tree, but I’m more thinking something like these news from Anthropologie:
Inka, zigzag, ikat, suzani – global patterns!
Getting back to the Formex trend predictions for the season to come - they say that in the kitchen we’ll display our attractive kitchen equipment and locally sourced produce on open shelves against tiled walls (check, no doubt) and we? – read Swedes – are “experimenting enthusiastically with traditional Nordic fare, such as oatmeal and smushi”! Now oatmeal porridge is no news – that’s one of the reasons behind Gunde Svan winning 4 Olympic golds in Cross Country Skiing – but do anyone actually think we will have a lot of smushis this Autumn? I.e. a Danish open sandwich given a Japanese sushi twist? Nah. Formex trend predictions are fun, but they only partly make sense.
Definitely a colour on the rise. How about this floor, marvellous right?
| via sköna hem |
Very cool, I think! I’m like hypnotized by it. It’s probably not the last brightly painted floor we will see this (coming) season! My guess (and hope) is stained wood will get a whole new meaning *crossing fingers*
And it’s not the first nor the last touch of green in home decor. It’s a lovely accent, especially together with leather/woods/browns.
It’s time! Again! To say a few words about what IKEA is up to in their new catalogue.
It’s all about ideas, they say. And in my opinion, there are more ideas than usual and the ideas themselves tend to get better and better. More mixi’n, more interesting scenes, more creativity. Still Swedish “lagom” of course. But style mixing is a thing that’s broken into the IKEA catalogue too, finally I’d say :) The IKEA PS 2012 collection was definitely a party (I smiled at least a full day after looking at it!), indeed impressing it was. I won’t cross-examine the styling, the handling of gender issues etcetera in the catalogue this time, just noting one crucial point.. The pic below.
My favourite page in the 2013 catalogue. Representing IKEA at its best – reminding you their products serve as raw material for your creativity. There was also a pic around a few weeks ago where they had painted waves and a sailing ship all over some chest of drawers! Excellent. I also appreciate the page below, with an interestingly personalized table. Hurray, a full catalogue of pages like this would make the ultimate decor inspiration book. I’m greatly happy with the few.