Behind the Scenes with 2 Ladies: What's Hot!
We 2 Ladies love what we do! And one of our favorite things to do is go shopping, not to buy anything, just to look around and see what's happening in retail stores and what new trends are developing for decor. The best time is when the seasons are changing. Well, retail seasons. It is the middle of summer but already fall decor is starting to fill the shelves! There are a couple of reoccurring trends we saw in our best-loved stores.
A huge statement is being made with fabric and textures....in particular velvet! Not your grandma's velvet. This is a modern take with sleek lines. The colors are so beautiful. Quite a bold palette of jewel tones. All sorts of shades of plum, turquoise, peacock, and grays too. Chairs, sofas, and bar stools as well as throw pillows! We are loving this trend. The colors are brilliant and fun. The textures are soft, touchable, and cozy. Our personal budgets may not support a big ticket velvet sofa, but we will definitely be trending with the throw pillows!
We also noticed a lot of geometric shapes in accent decor. Circles, squares, even triangles were represented. But the geometric shape that stood apart from the others was the hexagon. This shape was everywhere!! It became a bit of a game of who can spot the hexagon first! And we both love the shape! It looks so fresh and interesting.
The hexagon shape was used in wall art, as a wine bottle holder, an art object, glassware shape, and clocks. We even saw an accent table in this shape. We challenge you on your next shopping trip to "I spy" hexagon shapes!
We love the inspiration we receive from these outings. It's a great time to be looking around and gathering visual images to bring home and make your own.