Monday, August 29, 2011

2012 Accessories Trends

Twice a year, 35,000 folks from all over the nation and 85 countries head to New York for the New York International Gift Fair.  The show is open to the trade only and host 2,800 companies showcasing their home, lifestyle and gift wares.  Here's a sampling of what was shown this year . . . .

1.  Bold colors that could have been pulled from Morocco coat everything from Chinese-inspired stools to wallets which sport an animal-like embossing. 

2.  Vintage everything is not going away anytime soon, such as this wall display. 

3.  Hammered metals for decorative accessories such as vases, centerpieces, frames, lighting and mirrors.

4.  Animalistic patterns ranging from small to bright, bold cheetah or leopard spots on pillows, bedding and upholstered pieces.

5.  Thick textures on drapery, ottomans, area rugs and furniture throw covers.

6. Bright colored hues similar to spring/summer foliage from clover to sea green mixed with floral hues including variations of pink such as last year's honeysuckle and tea rose.

7.  Upholstered pieces in green including ottomans, dining chairs and chaises for a pop of color.

Hoping these trends give a you a couple of ideas for accessorising your home. 

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