Posts Tagged ‘trends’

Flamingo Fancy

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Funny how things pop out at you simultaneously, I was reading the new Rue and my friend Cristin from Simplified Bee is featured, her daughter’s room is delightful with its fab flamingo wallpaper, then I was browsing Kate Spade and the flamingo is all over her merchandise. That pink bird is popping up everywhere!

flamingo wallpaper

flamingo wallpaper and art

rue magazine, design by cristin priest

The pink flamingo lawn ornament has enjoyed a history of kitsch, going from trendy to tacky then back again, now people with great taste position pink flamingos around their yards as a symbol of good times, pink flamingos are also trending in fashion and décor. I think they’re especially fun at a party in summer, don’t you? You can buy a pair for your yard, here’s a roundup of additional finds in his popular motif so you too can get your flamingo on.

flamingo finds


handbag / dress / pool float / sneakers / espresso mug / iphone case / audubon print / cupcake toppers / plate / pillow / tank / wallpaper / cake candles / sheets

Also don’t miss these two fun DIY projects made with plastic lawn flamingos, the first is a croquet set from The Apron blog, the second is a flamingo sprinkler from Rain on a Tin Roof.

flamingo diys

Trending: Copper for Fall

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

As we were driving home from our month in the desert I kept lamenting how I just didn’t want summer to end. Not yet! The warm weather, the laid back days, the time spent outdoors. When I arrived home I spied the pile of mail and fall catalogs that awaited me on the dining room table. Swiping the bills aside for a later, I dove right into my fall catalogs and after an hour of perusing them it hit me: I think I might possibly be almost ready for fall. Harvest time, pumpkin spice lattes, scarves and cable knit sweaters. Yes, I’m almost ready.

While reading, one of the things that stood out was the presence of copper in decor. While we’ve seen it popping up everywhere since spring it seems copper is officially the “it” metal for fall. While you’ll never erase my love of antiqued brass and gold leaf finishes, bits of copper feel so lovely right now. This warm metal with its underlying rose/orange tone is a traditional one and centuries old in its use; it’s fun to see it sculpted into new shapes and contemporary looks.

copper trays

two’s company trays at burke decor

Copper has been a staple in professional kitchens for decades, and copper pans, kettles, and canisters have always felt nostalgic and homey. Have you always dreamed of a collection of copper cookware in the kitchen?

copper pots on rack

apartment therapy

Search for vintage finds on eBay or Etsy or start your collection new with these finds:

copper cookware

saucepans / mule mugs / hammered spoon + rest / 2 quart saucepan / tiered stand / stock pot / salt + pepper mills / hammered canisters

Copper pendants and sconces in modern shapes whether shiny or matte bring the warmth of this Old World metal to a dining room, kitchen, or bathroom.

copper pendants crate and barrel

copper pendants and sconces

dumont pendant / hammered pendant / tom dixon round pendant / drum copper pendant / fluted cone pendant / gooseneck / baker sconce


Copper finishes are big on the home decor scene this fall with accents and accessories available at many retailers, allowing you to incorporate this warm metal into a seasonal vignette.

copper tray west elm

mirrored trays at west elm

copper home decor

sequin pillow / soap dispenser / scented candle / webb candleholder / square tray / 3 piece candlestick set / curvy stool / wall clock / tolix chair


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