I'm not going to lie—we are big fans of all things lucite, spray-painted, and faux. But sometimes it's nice to bring it back to basics. One fall interior trend is helping us do just that: here, raw materials from the earth are manipulated ever so slightly. Texture is a major element, as are delicate patterns.
Color-wise, natural wood tones mix with whites and off whites. Olives and other neutrals are accented with warm colors.
- Ceiling Lamp
- Wood Chair
- Leather Journal
- Bookend Set
- Woven Chair
- Rug: Made by you!
The runner is super simple to make! We took a free flowing approach to this one, inspired by the upcoming season.
To make this runner we used:
1. Vacuum your runner and place it flat on the floor.
2. Using your finger draw area where you want to place your design on the rug.
3. Look! This will give you an idea of how your design will flow.
4. Place Leafy Flutter Stencil and mask around on areas you do not want to spray colorant.
5. Spray a light layer of Naturally Sage and Flint Stone colorant.
6. Place stencil in a new spot and spray Merlot colorant with a light layer of Orange Candy.
7. Dab stencil and remove.
8. Following the border line you drew with your finger and place stencil near that border.
9. Spray light layers of Rustic Orange and Orange Candy and remove stencil.
10. Repeat spraying process following the border line with light layers of Flint Stone and Naturally Sage.
11. You can overlap the stencil on the ones already made.
12. Keep spraying different shapes incrementally further apart to make it look like scattered leaves.
COLOR BLENDING: NATURE LUXE
Bright pinks and oranges, architectural elements, jeweled and mirrored surfaces, and plenty of geometric repeats. They're all what we had in mind when designing an Indian inspired runner.
I'll admit, when we started this rug, we were solely aiming for something fun and bright. We created our rug, and a lesson on design and culture, to boot! One of our favorite parts of the process was searching for the symbolism of the elephant. As many people know, elephants are very important in Hinduism, the most widely practiced religion in India. But do you know why? "When Hindus worship the elephant, it is not the animal itself that they are worshipping, but rather, what it represents – obedience to the dharma (the master's call), ability not to repeat past mistakes, and respect and care towards their peers." Read more here!
Indian interiors mix modern and traditional elements for a look that is culturally significant while incorporating new trends. We've even incorporated some Moroccan inspired elements! As we've seen time and time again, this cultural mash-up is a design style unto itself.
1. Rug: Vecco
2. Candle Holder
3. Paper Lantern
4. Coffee Table
5. Pink Pillow
6. Tea Caddy
7. Orange Pillow
Make the Rug!
You will need:
1. Vacuum and place your rug on a flat surface
2. Use a Palace Pane stencil and cut out the inside shape.
3. The new stencil should look like this.
4. Place stencil in the middle of runner and spray Orange Candy colorant.
5. Dab stencil with paper towel, then lift up the stencil to reveal.
6. Continue placing the stencil end to end until you have one entire line covering your runner.
7. Using the Parading Tiles #2 stencil, cover every other square with paper towel to make the border.
8. Spray Purple Play colorant, remove paper towels and dab stencil.
9. Remove stencil and continue doing border.
Remember to seal your design to make it permanent!
Design Focus: India
This fall, we are so excited to see a mix of cultural influences come together in interior decor. Jamie wrote a great post with her take on the trend! Color-wise, this is expressed with a mix of terra cotta inspired warm tones and punchy cool colors.
Innovative patterns are a key element to the Culture Collage trend. Patterns you never would have expected to see together are all of a sudden best friends! We've pulled together our favorite pieces for a room that's over the top, but so right now.
1. Cuckoo Clock
3. Pendant Shade
4. Vecco Rug
And, of course, we've designed a rug to go in the above room, using our color blending technique.
For this rug you will need:
1. Vacuum your rug and lay it flat.
2. Place a Temple Tile stencil in the center of the rug and spray with light layers of Pink Fizz andRustic Orange.
3. Place the Temple Tile stencil on the edge of the rug to create a border.
4. Mask areas with a paper towel that you do not want to spray.
5.—6. Steps 5 and 6, repeat and spray with Pink Fizz and Rustic Orange
7. Look! Awesome!
8.—11. Place the Fawn Forest East stencil in between the tile shapes. Use a light layer each of Golden Pearand Orange Candy.
12.—15. Repeat with Fawn Forest West using light layers of Blue Burst and Peas-in-a-Pod.
Look Again! Even more awesome! Be sure to seal your design to make it permanent!
Color Blending: Culture Collage
See how illustrator Samantha Hahn creates an ombre effect using Vecco. If you're new to this technique, ombre is a term to describe colors that fade into one another, darker to lighter. This tutorial shows you how to create this trendy effect in three easy steps!
How to Make an Ombre Rug with Vecco
These words may be opposites, but it’s the combination of what they mean that makes this trend so pleasing. Together, we have a progressive pastel color palette, that mixes powdery pastels with dirty mid-tone brights.
This trend borrows color blocking from fashion and throws in three-dimensional minimal geometry—a '50s design sensibility combined with a soothing palette.
1. Rug: Vecco
2. Wall art
3. Plant pots
5. Square pillow
6. Cylindrical pillow
We've created a rug to help show you how to use color blending on a rug that really works the radical serenity trend. It's soft and multi- dimensional, but is simple to make because there really is no right or wrong. We used Wild Waves #3, but any repeating shape would work with this. For other ideas on color blending, take a look at our chart!
1. You will need a 2x3 rug in Pudding and 1 to 2 Wild Waves #3 Stencils.
2. You will need Colorant in Coffee Bean, Pink Fizz, Orange Candy, Naturally Sage and Blue Burst, and 1 to 2 cans of Sealant.
3. Hold the can about 10 inches away from the rug. It's a little higher than usual, but it will help the colors mix more easily.
4. To make the first light layer of color, spray Coffee Bean at a height of 12-14 inches. The higher you spray, the lighter the color will be in the rug.
5. Now use Pink Fizz at the same height distance and blot the stencil.
6. After dabbing the Stencil, lift it up to see your new color creation.
7. To make the coral color, you will first do a light layer of Orange Candy.
8. Now, spray a light layer of Pink Fizz and blot the Stencil.
9. The dark aqua blue-green color is made with Blue Burst and Naturally Sage . Continue placing the Stencil freely to make your new rug!
Be sure to put Sealant on your design to make it permanent! Aim for a 1:1 ratio of Colorant to Sealant.
FROM THE STUDIO: COLOR MIXING WITH RADICAL SERENITY