The Cool House: trends
Showing posts with label trends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trends. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Coral Trends


Maybe squid is the new coral....

Thursday, April 30, 2009

High to Low: Porcelain Stools

Seen everywhere at the moment (including the HomeGoods store, the big box DIY warehouses and not forgetting the coral version in yesterday's post), no one seems ready to declare ceramic side tables "out". At least nobody has left a comment to that effect... yet. So here are three uniquely modern versions that range from astronomically expensive to the very affordable

For the really modern home, the miss t porcelain stool by Philippe Starck for xo from Unica, resembles a giant coffee cup. Available in gold $1,070.00 or platinum $1,165.00.

Three versions of Silver Stool: Double Cone, Hexagon (above) and Ridgedge by French Designer Francois Bernard from Beach Dwelling retail at $450 each. They also sell a basic White Modern table for $150 that would look great paired with a couple of grey Adirondack chairs on the porch of a cottage on the shore.

Decal Square Drum Table from West Elm. Silver and white decals on porcelain make for an unusual accent piece that would work well in many interiors. On sale $159.

What do you think? Do you prefer these as side tables or garden stools? Do you crave the modern or is a Moroccan inspired or Chinese stool more your style? Or are you over this trend already?

This post is part of Hooked on Houses blog party and part of Fifi's Fashionable Fridays. It will also be one of a series looking at design and decorating trends. Stay tuned for more

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Coral is still in?

According to Williams-Sonoma coral is the color of the season.

It's one of my favourite shades so I'll give them a pass but I can spot at least three trends that are passé or at least completely overdone, including the use of faux coral as an accent.
What about you?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Last Days of the Empire


Hey. how's this for an ironic design statement. As the glory days of the American Empire are waning (more cars were sold in China last month than in the USA for the first time; this will be a marker in the history classes of future generations) Williams-Sonoma is offering a selection of home decorating items in the British Colonial style. Think Caribbean colonial rather than the Raj, with the exception of this elephant table, pineapples and botanical prints, breezy lemon and palm tree greens. I'm not sure if the white ceramic animal trend is over yet, it's here, there and everywhere at the moment, but I have kind of a hankering for a grape-bearing elephant.