Thursday, August 16, 2012

ZigZag MANIA

I get the question all the time,  "Do home design trends follow fashion?"
There is a strong link that is undeniable. 

New fashion directions are unveiled each season during Fashion Week.
In the home furnishings industry, our unveiling comes during High Point Market,
which happens twice a year in High Point, NC.
From color trends to fabrics and furniture designs, you can see the cross-over.


Ottavio Missoni
                                                                           
I can think of no better example of this close relationship 
between fashion and furnishings than Missoni.
This husband wife team created a fashion empire based on a colorful
zigzag patterned knit that is as fresh today as it was in 1958 when their first line was introduced.


Missoni
Look familiar?  
Although this iconic pattern has been around for over 50 years,
it's seeing a resurgence like never before! 
Not only in the fashion world, but in the furnishing world as well.

Both industries are obsessed with Mid-Century design
and Missoni represents the very best of this genre.

Hickory Chair fabric #3819-93
New for Hickory Chair is this great interpretation in smoky shades.
Would be fabulous on the trestle bench from their Thomas O'Brien collection.

Hickory Chair Thomas O'Brien 2009-88 Trestle Bench



Global Views Jerry Pillow
Get a small dose of this trend with a zigzag pillow...or two.


Carlton House Mission Stripe - Fiesta
Or go all out with a bold statement!
I'm lovin' this colorful faux suede version.
Can't you see it on a drum shade?

'EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"





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