I’m starting up a bunch of new series’ this week that will become regular posts! First up, I have “Six Things” showcasing a theme with six must-have items in home décor. Perhaps the white winter weather has me craving outrageous color because I can’t seem to get away from fuchsia right now. The perfect mix of hot pink and purple, fuchsia is becoming a more popular color choice in home accents. In my next post I’ll show you inspiration for how to decorate with fuchsia, a decorating choice not only for the bold and brave!
- Cameroon Headdress, Snob Stuff
- Task Lamp, Jilde
- Camera, Pentax
- Agate Coaster, Leif Shop
- Bowl, Urban Outfitters
- Bkr Glass Bottle in Betty
Six Things: Fuchsia
As St. Patrick’s Day draws closer, shamrocks, shades of green and Celtic motifs proliferate in home décor. Though the style can often seem very seasonal, the holiday inspired us to discover new and different ways Celtic motifs are used in contemporary home design.
From the Studio: Celtic Carpets
This image from a radio rental store in Hamburg, Germany, has made the rounds as an inspiration
fueling the cult-love of Ghetto blasters.
Yesterday I discussed the retro electronics trend a bit, and over the next few posts, I’m going to discuss the works of artists who may be driving, or at least helping to facilitate, the trend.
Michael Johansson is a Swedish artist who uses thrifted dressers, file cabinets, office equipment, electronics, and other everyday items to fill a space, Tetris-style. I can’t stop staring at these installations; there’s so much detail and color packed into these perfectly fitted spaces, and the boxy 80’s office feel is in every installation. I’d do anything to have one of my doorways closed up this way! You can read the ideas behind Michael Johansson’s work right here.
Influences of the Retro Electro trend: Michael Johansson
I’ve noticed a growing popularity of a little trend this past year: retro electronics. Specifically, 80s/90s cassette tapes, video game motifs, clunky electronics, and neon lights are making their way to home décor. Today I’ll show you some of my favorite 80s inspired items and tomorrow, I’ll discuss the artists that may have jump-started the trend.
Source: flickr.com via Vecco Studio on Pinterest
- Aimee Wilder electronics wallpaper
- Be kind and Rewind print from Design Different
- Green Cassette pillow by Bluebutton Studio
- Multi-colored cassette pillow by Ayman Zedani
- Orange tape pillow by Dabones
- “Recolecting Koganecho” installation by Michael Johansson
- As Tune as Possible Bag
- Color Bars iPhone case
Stay tuned tomorrow as I feature two artists who have used retro electronics or electronic material to compose their work!
Emerging Trends: Retro Electronics
We’re just beginning 2013 and I’m already excited about the new home décor trends. Based on the home décor trends of last year, I have some predictions of last year’s trends that will continue to gain popularity and emerging trends that may gain ground in 2013. Stay with me this week as I present this year’s décor trends, and discuss the inspiration behind some of them. To start, these are the trends that were seen everywhere last year that I think will continue to be seen:
2013 Home Trends Here to Stay