Monday, February 1, 2016

More Trends from the Atlanta Gift and Home Market

Walking the Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings January 2016 Market was so fabulous -
 it is always thrilling to walk through the buildings  and see all of those
 Trend Forecasts coming to life...
and this year the added attraction was the sheer energy that was buzzing through
the thronged hallways, and showrooms that were packed with buyers.

This vignette in the Surya showroom captures the Pantone 2016 Palette that 
wound around and through the Market like a translucent rope of color:

Tropical and Ocean Life themes are still very hot for Home Decor, 
but the colors have become hazier and more like sea glass found on a beach.

These reading glasses from Peepers capture that happy vibe: 

There were punches of these wonderful colors everywhere, 
but the overall feel that I took away from this Market was


Pantone's Limpet Shell hue 
was everywhere, 
and soothed the eye and soul
no matter what it was paired with.

Look at this fabulous lamp 
from  Split P - 
and the texture of that throw.

Lots of texture at this Market,
in nubby weaves,
natural wood,
and layered components.

These embroidered pillows from Split P are pretty and quiet,

as are these pillar holders.

Also from Split P was this great example of the natural wood look 
that I found throughout Market, with that warm grey again:

And this Trellis lamp, with a 
warm silver metallic finish.

I discovered Bloomingville US, tucked away in the Ivystone Showroom and fell in love with their fabulously simple Danish lines, and with the way they used 
Rose Quartz with Lilac Gray and Limpet Shell with the same Gray:

Look at this Wall Art from them - so simple, so sweet.  
Love the line work, love the message.

This is one of Bloomingville's 
ceramic ware collections.
Tucked in are a trending wooden bowl,
wooden cheese board,
and see that copper Coffee tin?
Copper is strong, and many times
I saw it paired with gold.

I think you are going to see a LOT of
this look continuing to capture the hearts 
 of younger shoppers.
Danish/Nordic style, with the luxe look
of gold and copper and other metals.

A sort of clean industrial,
upscale recycling 

Like this pendant light from Currey and Company:

And their Flush Mount fixture:

If you look back up at that plate from Bloomingville, 
you can see that the trend of putting words on
just about anything is still hot, hot, hot.

Which is for the next post.
You wouldn't BELIEVE the hand lettering all over the Market that I saw,
and I had thought that was about over.
Well, it isn't - and it has taken a new turn, which I think you're going to love.
And, here's another Trend Hint coming in the next post...
Black and White.
Until next time!

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