Over at Design Refuge they have this monthly challenge and we thought it would be fun to be part of it. This month´s theme is trends for 2011.
I don´t consider myself much of a trend follower and I like to believe this is because I surround myself with things for the reason that it moves me and that I have specifically chosen them, not the other way around.
This might sound a bit strange since this is a post about trends, but I actually think this is going to be one of the great trends of 2011. Not following trends....but to be unique and real.
We like to surround our self with things that tell stories, things that we can relate to and enjoy. The home is the place where we live and breathe and this needs to be present in our choice of decorating.
I think we need to feel authentic and whether that is based on an ecological choice, the craftsmanship of the early 1900´s or a sleek design of the 60´s is probably less important. We will choose not based on trend but based on heart.
I believe we´ll see a raw mix of materials like wood, metal, glass, knitwear and rough textiles. The style is likely to be influenced by flea marked finds, reclaimed materials, retro design, vintage industrial furniture, eco-friendly design, graphic prints and ´handmade´. Color wise the earthy tones including white are likely to be the base colors, but I think we’ll see, on top of that, splashes of colors and especially shades of blue and purple. /Annika
Picture sources: Restoration Hardware, Hudson Goods, ABC Carpet & Home, Mayi Carles Etsy, LittleBlueDeer, Metsa Design, Artstudio54