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 Trailing vines and a proudly posed eagle offer an ode to tradition in Friedman Brothers


 Trailing vines and a proudly posed eagle offer an ode to tradition in Friedman Brothers' opulent mirror, part of the Mount Vernon Collection.

Abstracted birds and butterflies flit across Parvez Michel 


Abstracted birds and butterflies flit across Parvez Michel's limited edition canvas print.  

Plush Living 


Plush Living's Black Label Collection convincingly references a cosmopolitan trio with the Florence duvet, Athens sheet set and Paris coverlet and shams.  

The Vietnamese Lady statues from Zodax exude streamlined grace in a slender, column-like design. 


The Vietnamese Lady statues from Zodax exude streamlined grace in a slender, column-like design.  

 Subtle motifs and an earth-color scheme lend a serene presence to the Tall Chinese wine vessel from Antiques by Zaar.


 Subtle motifs and an earth-color scheme lend a serene presence to the Tall Chinese wine vessel from Antiques by Zaar.

From tabletop and lamps to decorative pillows and rugs, there are some overlapping trends across categories.

Classic American is balanced with ethnic design, as five main themes come to the forefront this season.

American Beauty — Classic American design highlighted with blackened and gilded finishes, sophisticated shapes and traditional motifs accented with contemporary details and dark, moody hues.

Organic Modern — Organic themes take on a polished tone with a combination of abstracted motifs derived from nature with statuesque proportions and lush curves.

Urban Oriental — Designs are sleek and spare with graphic patterns and neutrals highlighting the trend.

Ethnic Chic — Floral and arabesque converge in a cross-section of Asian and Middle Eastern style, featuring natural fibers, saturated shades and burnished metals.

Sun Dance — Southwest style continues in the marketplace with a focus on clean forms, a connection to nature and earthy wood, layered textures and a sun-drenched palette.

Area Rugs

  • Indoor-outdoor rugs prove to be a must-have for retailers

  • Transitional rugs are best-sellers, followed by Oriental, contemporary and lifestyle/casual

  • Modern rugs reflect a mix of styles, from Arts & Crafts and Native American to Asian and exotic tropic

  • Dots, diamonds and vines, along with bold, graphic patterns in a black-and-white color palette reign

Wall Decor

  • Botanical, nature-inspired prints and sculptural designs are a mainstay for the home

  • Classical, timeless pieces such as reproductions of antique documents and paintings, and decorative or sculptural objects can be seen in the marketplace

  • A new theme focuses on animals, from farm animals to turtles

  • Dimensional wall art utilizing metals and natural materials emphasizes sculptural style

  • The latest look in mirrors focuses on a neutral palette and dramatic frames

  • Modern pieces draw inspiration from fabrics and nature, providing everything from abstract to optical prints

Lamps & Lighting

  • Old World Charm combines with traditional European styling

  • Iron accents, natural materials and unrefined surfaces add handcrafted quality

  • Romantic, feminine features are highlighted

  • New lighting designs draw elements from ethnic geometric prints, pottery and nature

Permanent Botanicals

  • Botanical arrangements focus on realism, with fresh-cut style bouquets and asymmetrical arrangements that closer reflect the imperfections of real flowers

  • Embellished containers spotlight style

  • Greenery and orchids shine, along with shells, stone and other natural elements

  • Color trends in this category range from purple, blue and white to neutral bouquets

Soft Goods

  • Creamy colors from pristine white to taupes and warmer beiges complement natural materials like bamboo and woven grasses

  • Southwest style continues with top-of-bed designs, inspired by Navajo weaving, a vibrant palette and rich textures

Candles & Home Fragrance

  • Citrus bath and body products like orange, tangerine and mandarin give the senses a lift

  • Complex scents with exotic flowers and fruit in forefront

  • Following recent tabletop trends, black glass and ceramic containers lend a distinctive presence for candles

  • Timeless classics like vanilla, honey and sugar provide a sweet attraction

Color Forecast 2008

  • China emerging as a major player in economic and political arenas, as well as the 2008 Olympics to be played in Beijing are expected to be a key influence

  • Palette will be bright, optimistic and high-energy

  • Reds and yellows expected to play key roles

  • Kabuki red, sky blue and rich purple mixed with grayish taupes, soft grays and mineral tones

  • Desert-inspired neutrals becoming the new black — metallics pushed into the forefront, such as chrome-yellow and optic white-silver combinations

  • Antique bronze and frosted almond will be important

  • Rich, browned bronzes to spice up familiar dark chocolate brown

  • Sophisticated rustic will continue with an urban take on the outdoors

  • Greens (olive, meadow), sand colors, shale, red oxide, olive and dirty denim blues make up this palette

  • Green substituted by evolving blues like include peacock blue and blues with gray undertones


 Added to the Expressions Collection by Jaunty is the brown 100% wool pile area rug with hand-twist construction, highlighted by a softened diamond geometric print in earthy colors of cream, yellow and mocha.  Added to the Expressions Collection by Jaunty is the brown 100% wool pile area rug with hand-twist construction, highlighted by a softened diamond geometric print in earthy colors of cream, yellow and mocha.
Surya Carpet   Surya Carpet's Cape Collection is hand-tufted from 100% New Zealand wool and features modern floral and nature patterns in updated color palettes.
 From Mary Mayo Designs, Palma I and II, designed by Ivan Reyes, are sophisticated tropical plantation prints covered with a canvas laminate and surrounded by a simple gold frame.  From Mary Mayo Designs, Palma I and II, designed by Ivan Reyes, are sophisticated tropical plantation prints covered with a canvas laminate and surrounded by a simple gold frame.
 A monarch inset adds vibrant color to Paragon  A monarch inset adds vibrant color to Paragon's Butterfly Collage.
 From Maxim, the table lamp echoes mahogany with a matching finial and horizontal opening in the pillar, accented with a natural linen three-section shade with a chocolate inset and rolled edge, for a contemporary and artsy look indoors. From Maxim, the table lamp echoes mahogany with a matching finial and horizontal opening in the pillar, accented with a natural linen three-section shade with a chocolate inset and rolled edge, for a contemporary and artsy look indoors. 
 A porcelain hand-painted oval vase from Ardley Hall, featuring a classic Asian theme, adds to the exotic style of the Chinnoiserie moon vase accent lamp, topped with a custom-designed pure Hong Silk lampshade.  A porcelain hand-painted oval vase from Ardley Hall, featuring a classic Asian theme, adds to the exotic style of the Chinnoiserie moon vase accent lamp, topped with a custom-designed pure Hong Silk lampshade.
 An oval Saratoga planter from Atrium Foliage houses brown mini trailing cymbidium for an understated, yet elegant arrangement. An oval Saratoga planter from Atrium Foliage houses brown mini trailing cymbidium for an understated, yet elegant arrangement. 
 Shells accent an assortment of cymbidium and dark green foliage from NDI.  Shells accent an assortment of cymbidium and dark green foliage from NDI.
Taylor Linens creates an appealing contrast by pairing clean, crisp Hampton linens with richly textured, hand-quilted pieces from its Beth Collection.    Taylor Linens creates an appealing contrast by pairing clean, crisp Hampton linens with richly textured, hand-quilted pieces from its Beth Collection.
 In a lively collection from Pendleton Woolen Mills, coral and turquoise come together to create a fresh Southwestern look in the traditional Los Ojos style.  In a lively collection from Pendleton Woolen Mills, coral and turquoise come together to create a fresh Southwestern look in the traditional Los Ojos style.

 

 Wish Sugared Pastille Shea Butter Handcreme from Lollia is a botanically lush cream with macadamia nut and avocado oils, sugar cane, vanilla bean and jasmine for a positively scrumptious experience.  Wish Sugared Pastille Shea Butter Handcreme from Lollia is a botanically lush cream with macadamia nut and avocado oils, sugar cane, vanilla bean and jasmine for a positively scrumptious experience.
 MorMor  Mor's bath foam and soap gives a punch with packaging in orange and other colors, with a kumquat scent.
 Dressed in black, Amy Howard's linen spray is packaged in a simple and sleek bottle.  Dressed in black, Amy Howard
 From The Meadows Collection, Art Dreams Home  From The Meadows Collection, Art Dreams Home's Meadow Harvest botanical reliefs are a study in textural beauty. Cast in resin with a gold leaf on umber wash, the reliefs are finished in a dark chocolate brown.
 From Bard International, aluminum panel vases pop in sky blue, chocolate brown and cream white with silver accents.  From Bard International, aluminum panel vases pop in sky blue, chocolate brown and cream white with silver accents.
 From Kinzig Design Home, the Stella handmade table lamp fuses rich tones of red, gold, orange and purple with vibrant blown glass, paired with a round concave shade covered with embroidered dupioni.  From Kinzig Design Home, the Stella handmade table lamp fuses rich tones of red, gold, orange and purple with vibrant blown glass, paired with a round concave shade covered with embroidered dupioni.
 A rich wine color is contrasted against a tan background to create The Rug Market's Leoni hand-tufted wool area rug. A rich wine color is contrasted against a tan background to create The Rug Market 
 A muted lime green fabric is accented with black piping for the Printemps club chair from S.E.E. Imports.  A muted lime green fabric is accented with black piping for the Printemps club chair from S.E.E. Imports.

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