The Stud Trend
September 16, 2013
Ever since my recent trip to NYC, I’ve been crushing on studded trim. Maybe I’m feeling a little edgy or just craving a bit of glam as the holidays approach. Studded trim is a cousin of our favorite nailhead – it adds a raised textural and metallic touch to accessories which is why I’m drawn to it.
Studded trim is everywhere in fashion and it’s one of my favorite trends right now on handbags, shoes, belts, and jewelry. I love that studs are appearing in home decor too, so after I discovered a stash of studded trim last week, and I couldn’t resist embracing the trend in a small way with my own version of a striped studded accent pillow.
The pillow is a combination of a simple zippered linen pillow cover and some trim I found last week. More details below, but first a peek a few ways studs are appearing on other pillows.
Jess Lively’s bedroom is a favorite in shades of white and gold, featured here on Design*Sponge. Notice the trim on the accent pillows on her bed, you could mimic the look with gold pyramid studs and plain white pillow covers.
West Elm has a collection of velvet studded trim pillows in yummy colors.
Right on trend, there are several versions of studded accent pillows from high to low you can buy.
I created my own combining linen fabric and champagne gold pyramid trim.
I was inspired by the studded pyramid trim (and chain) I spied at Joann last week – the fashion and home decor possibilities are endless my friends!
The studded plastic trim I bought was ultra mega shiny gold (top left) so I toned it down with some champagne spray paint. Yes, I sprayed painted my bling.
Some hot glue was really all I needed to secure it to the pillow cover, which renders it dry clean only, but better that than then trying to run painted pyramid trim through my sewing machine, no thanks.
The trim gives the linen pillow cover a unique look for just the cost of 2/3 yard of linen fabric ($5) and 2 yards of trim ($16 with coupon).
It’s easy to just use hot glue but there are other methods for adding studs to decor. Kelly at Fabulous K created a gold studded acrylic tray inspired by a high end versions using hot glue like me.
Use E600 glue to add them to a clutch with I Spy DIY.
And then there’s the one tool no one wants to talk about.
But you know it’s out there.
C’mon you were thinking about it too.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever owned one.
Yes, twenty years ago counts.
You can still buy it and it works!
Says the girl who rocked a faded denim miniskirt
with BeDazzled gemstones in her teens.
What say you? Are you a fan of studded trim trend in fashion and home decor? Did you ever own or use a BeDazzler? Discuss. .