I’m always on the look-out for the next big trend.
Every year a group of us goes to gift shows all around the world. This year I had a chance to attend both the Atlanta Gift and the New York Gift shows. As a designer, it is both exciting and inspiring to be exposed to all types of trends, colors, products, fragrances, and packaging. It gets my blood pumping and my mind fresh and ready to be put to work!
Part of my job when attending these shows is to see what is new and exciting and also to observe what the common trends are amongst the different areas in home fragrance, home décor and packaging. You never know what will catch your eye next. We are always on the look out for something new and different.
One of the trends that stood out the most on both shows this year was the elements of nature. With these tough times people want to go back to the basics, in this case nature, making one remember those simpler days. This beautiful and yet simple trend comes together with effortless grace, with a wide variety of delightful earth-tones colors such as whites, beiges, taupes, greens and browns.
Key motifs include unfinished, untreated wood and ceramic, branches, vines, bamboo, rattan, dried leaves, fruits and horns. This looks is rendered in everything from metal, fabrics to fragrances and packaging. This natural trend is both very serene and elegant, making it one of my favorite trends in the current market. Hope you enjoy it, too!