I have seen piles of mags broadcasting the likes of … well what I should like this coming year. That’s basically what a trend is after all, a preordained color, style, material, shape, movement, and/or general mood that the year or season will have. Who ordains it? Heck if I know, but I am pleased to report that “statement ceilings” also known as the “Fifth Wall” made the cut, and am proud to report that I have papered one of mine, and painted another, and not in white either. A color that will grab your attention. At least when you look up, which one is bound to do at a point.
My Domain says that “Dusty Pink”, aka blush will stay trending, and that textures, curves and swivels – that’s chairs that spin you dizzy, or lull you into a dreamy trancelike state, which allows you to go on a vacation in your mind. Get one.
When I discovered rattan and holiday vibes were also in, I thought…%#@! I am so on point! It just so happens that I too, am into rattan. Who’s copying whom? It’s hard to say. Though I suspect that if I don’t get my own list of cutting edge decor for you to follow, I’ll just be in step, instead of ahead of the curve. But wait a minute – curves are in too…this is getting complicated.
With all this trending, and not trending, being clever, and being predictable, staying in step or being so yesterday, I got to wondering when exactly it’s ok to just be you? I’m going to go out on a limb here and admit, unapologetically how much I like the Serena and Lily. Not just a little bit, they don’t pay me or anything to say I like them, but their designs are so fresh, clean, coastal, and humblingly expensive. At least for me. The good news is that so many important designers have used their furnishings that they have gotten a little old – even though they are absolutely new and super cool, and if Serena and Lily were reading this and told me I could furnish my entire house for free with S & L pieces, I would totally say yes, and probably faint.
I don’t actually think that is likely to happen, so you can imagine my delight when I spotted a rattan bed from Urban Outfitters that’s half the price! I am so getting it. They also have a coordinating storage cabinet that made me whisper…”where have you been all my life”. Even though I know they have been around for a really long time.