Tag: 2017

Black Friday Favorites

I have to admit that I have never been one to go out at 3:00 a.m for a Black Friday deal.  I can’t remember EVER going out to shop on Black Friday.  Unless Chanel is having a sale, there is nothing I’ve wanted to buy that warranted me getting out of bed at an un-Godly hour to wait in line and fight through crowds in order to save $50 or $100.  I shop almost everyday of my life; I love to shop.  Like most people, I love a good sale.  However, I like to be more civilized about my approach to shopping; specifically, on Black Friday.   This basically means that I’d prefer to stay at home in my PJs and shop for great deals.  Of course, retailers found a way to accommodate those of us who feel this way.  SInce I consider you a part of my tribe, I’ve researched and compiled the most amazing and noteworthy sales for Black Friday.  I want you to be able take advantage of all of the great deals without falling into the Black Friday abyss!

Here are my best picks for you:

HOUZZ – Houzz is a great resource; however, Houzz can be overwhelming.  Most times I don’t need 40,000 options for a cocktail table.  I’ve mined this site for some of the best Black Friday deals I could find.  Their code seems to be automatic at checkout at this time, but I will let you know if this changes.

 

chair, Stool, side table, navy chair, rug, Egg Chair, 

CRATE & BARREL – It is rare that this retailer has a store wide sale; therefore, giving 15% off on all full-price items is kind of a big deal.  C & B is offering 40% off select furniture.  Use code SAVE15 for most items.  Here are some of my favorites:

mirror, floor lamp, sofa, chair

WISTERIA – Save 25% – use code HOLLYJOLLY

stool, lamp, cocktail table, wall art, floral wall art, acrylic side table

BED BATH & BEYOND: This is not the store it was even two years ago!!  This store has undergone HUGE changes!  They have purchased stores such as Chef Central and World Market, thus, upping their “street cred” in the many areas of home decor.  There is definitely a future post in the works on this retailer!  While shopping for clients’ holiday decor, this was definitely a retailer that I found great deals at and found myself visiting weekly!  For Black Friday, they are offering 25% off using code: Save 25%.

Here are some of my favorite items:

Casual dinnerware:

Ombre dinnerware, blue dinnerware, Mixed pattern dinnerware 

Fine China:

Organic shaped chinaMadison China, Richmont Road China

Flatware:

Hammered flatware, dot flatware, gold flatware

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!  It goes without saying, that people are much more important than things.  However, should you need additional items to accommodate your loved ones this holiday season, I have you covered!

Please let me know if I’ve missed any noteworthy Black Friday deals!

All the best,

XO

Laurie


The Home Design Trends That Will Be OVER In 2017

Every few years a major paradigm shift occurs in design;  2017 will be one of those years.  There are so many factors that foster these shifts.  See my post here from the beginning of the year where I delve into some of these reasons.  For the past few years design has favored a neutral palette, organic elements and open concept living.  A cleaner more minimalist style has been the trend.  Less will still be more in 2017;  I don’t think we will ever go back to the “let me cover/fill every surface in my home” again. However, 2017 will bring new materials, richer colors and a more personal approach to designing one’s home.

What WILL be OVER are:

Moroccan Prints: 

This print has had a pretty good run.  This pattern was able to cross style boundaries popping up in traditional, modern and everything in between.  I love this print, it is a soft geometric that lends itself to many applications.  The problem is that it was WAY TOO OVERDONE!  We now have Moroccan print fatigue.  I can’t bear to use this fabric anymore.

If you are not ready to let this pattern go, try an ikat version of this print for a more updated look.

Image via Etsy

Image via Etsy

 

Chevron:

This pattern dating back to the 60’s re-emerged in the more modern realm of design a few years ago.  It has since crept into every sect of the design world.  The traditional version of this pattern will be zigzagging itself out of decor next year.  Like its Moroccan print soul-sister, it too has been over used.

 

If you REALLY love Chevron, below is an updated version that looks more current.

The new Chevron -Image via Residents Understood

The new Chevron -Image via Residents Understood

If you have either of these prints in your home, I wouldn’t toss them.  However, I would not recommend purchasing anything new (especially upholstered or custom pieces) in these prints.

 

We are going to see a lot more new textures than new patterns in the upcoming year.  Some other trends that will be HUGE in 2017 are:

  1. Marble

Beside the obvious marble counter top, marble is now popping up in decor elements and decorative object and lamps.

marble tray (20%off use code MERRY), Lamp, Bookends

2.  Cork

This organic material will be HUGE for 2017!  Everything from entire cork walls, to cork flooring.

Cork Wallpaper, Drum Lighting,

3.  Jewel Tones

Cream, blush and gray monopolized much of 2016.  2017 will make way for deeper richer colors such as amethyst and sapphire. However, I think emerald-green will be the star in the new year.  I predict there will be rich colors done in rich textures such as velvet, tweed and linen.  If these rich tones make you nervous, try starting with one richly colored piece while keeping everything else more neutral.

I am loving this emerald-green sofa from Anthropologie.

 

sofa, arched headboard, dining chair

4.  Nailheads

I love this metal detail!  It elevates everything it adorns, making ordinary pieces look special.  EVERYTHING looks better with nailheads…..no exceptions!!!

This side table from Better Homes and Garden is a major steal!

side table, Chest, mirror

I am looking forward to what the new year will bring.  In future posts, I will discuss some of the other major design movements and trends that are emerging.  Let me know what topics you would like to hear more about, or post any feedback on this topic.

XO

Laurie