Oscar Inspired Fabrics

I must admit I did not watch a minute of Oscar coverage.  Hubby and I were busy watching the first couple of episodes of Boardwalk Empire.  While watching, I did have the laptop up and looking at the fashions from the Oscars.  It was easy to spot a couple of trends right away…gold, silver, metallic, shimmer, and sheer.  LOVE.

This is one of my favorite looks of the night.

Wonder what else we will see this spring with these colors?

New Design Trends

Last week I went to go get my hair cut and while I was waiting for my wonderful stylist I noticed a design magazine.  Normally, I do not read this genre of magazines.  I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. 

The pictures were bright, detailed, and inspirational.  So what are the new trends?  Here is what I noted:

  • Gingham in both large & small prints
  • Yellow…more specifically a gold color
  • Scallop detail
  • Natural details as in stone colors
  • White as a crisp clean accent color
  • Curves, circles, rounded items
  • Pleats (my favorite)

I’m hoping to try and incorporate some of these into my next few projects.  It was a great inspiration and I need to get my hands on some more.  The picture below is my best google search attempt to throw most of the list above in a photo.