New Fashion Trends for 2014

Design Trends from Fashion Week

Fashion Week, where the styles and colors for Spring and Summer are declared, is sweeping the fashion capitals of the world. Last week saw the streets of New York City flocked by the haute happenings, London is in the midst of the revelry, and next the runways of Milan will open, followed by Paris, with the Design Week shows following a similar pattern of globetrotting. Let’s take a look at the designer movements of the moment!

Home Fashion Trends 2013 Stripes and BlueFirst and foremost, color lays the palette for each season. Pantone is our go-to resource for au courant colors, their color predictions are spot-on. According to the trend-setters at Pantone, the color to watch out for is Monaco Blue, a nautical and classic blue. We can also look forward to a bold poppy red, and Nordstrom has already declared red lips as the must-have accessory of the season. Bringing a softer side to these classics, we will see happy buttercup yellows, delicate linen hued neutrals, and gauzy jade, dusk, and violet hues. Neons are still in, but are making their way into our homes and wardrobes as details and accessories rather than dominating entire pieces. Black and white, especially together, were also EVERYWHERE on the runways this season! Marc Jacobs entire line revealed a mod ’60s world, almost exclusively in black and white.

 Fashion Trends for the Home from Maison & Objet

Leather looks, perhaps inspired by the 50 Shades of Grey preoccupation, but more likely inspired by the work of photographer Helmut Newton, were prevalent. This tough look was softened with playful sweetheart details, think leather mixed with a garden floral print, or dolled up with lace. Linen also took center stage this season, bringing a relaxed yet luxurious vintage look, one that is also classic French. Stripes manifested themselves into all types of looks, dominating the designs of Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Oscar de La Rente. The bold and graphic print trend of last season had staying power, and is, in fact, blossoming. Latin American prints, birds, and busy novelty motifs lent a vibrancy and fun to new designs. We are also seeing a lot of sheers, peek-a-boo cut-aways, and even granny gone wild macrame knots.

 

Vintage American and French Moderne themes have been prevailing in home decor trends. As the digital age becomes a global norm, iconic items like old fashioned telephones and televisions, typewriters and antique typography, have become more of an artform, representative of a nostalgic past, rather than the function that they once served. Even Micky Mouse himself is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, as the amabassador of such simpler times. French Moderne brings a contemporary finish to the curvaceous lines of Renaissance relics, a modern glamour with a reflective quality.

French vintage linen look with bird embroidery from Anthropologie Vintage typography wallpaper fashion 2013 trends

All of these elements might be summed up as Magpie-Chic. A worldly collector with an eye for style, browsing markets, antique stores, and boutiques from around the world. A bohemian arrangement, where a vintage items repose on contemporary furniture, and clean neutral colorscapes are shaken up by spicy accessories. Raid your granny’s closet and pair one of her colorful skirts with a sophisticated white blouse. No need to match perfectly, or pick a defining theme. Bring together what you love and make it work.

 Maison et Objet Fashion Trends for 2013 World Traveler Vintage-Chic

Around the World With WallPops Dry-Erase Maps

Kids World Map Dry-Erase Decal from WallPops

In more ways than one, maps are a familiar, comforting symbol to most of the population. We’ve seen them in classrooms as children, learned from them when we grew up and moved away, and, as adults, can stand back and admire all the wonderful places we’ve been along the way. Maps are a staple for interior design – they add character and sophistication to any room and are always a cause for conversation. Whether yours is curling at the edges, covered in push-pins from exotic vacations or sitting behind glass in a polished frame, WallPops has a variety of new geographical decorations for everyone.

Designed and manufactured in the United States, these removable, reusable map decals can easily travel with you to any destination you may desire. “We are proud to have the privilege of giving our customers top quality, American-made wall art,” said Paula Berberian, Creative Services Manager for Brewster Home Fashions, manufacturers of WallPops. “The ‘Made in the U.S.A’ stamp on our products is very important to us.”

Dry-Erase World Map Decal

Dry Erase Maps: Mark down ideal vacation spots, draw yourself a route, or even leave a funny note for the next person to walk by with WallPops new Dry Erase Maps and Kids Dry Erase Maps. With both World and USA versions, you can opt for whatever landscape suits your needs. All map decals are approximately $20.99 each and include:


Kids USA Dry Erase Map: This colorful, educational dry erase map boasts state capitals and fun symbols to represent a unique quality of each state. Perfect for children’s décor or a classroom. Measures 36- by 24- inches.

Kids World Dry Erase Map: Kids can think big and create their own notes with this dry erase map of the world. Bright colors and relevant symbols for each region makes this especially suited for kids. Measures 36- by 24- inches.

WallPops Kids Dry-Erase World Map WallPops Dry-Erase Wall Decal Kids Map of USA

National Geographic USA Dry Erase Map: Sophisticated earth tones and gold framing around the title make this National Geographic Dry Erase map a timeless installation. Measures 24- by 36- inches.

National Geographic World Dry Erase Map: This executive style dry erase accent adds a touch of class to any home or office space. Measures 24- by 36- inches.

National Geographic Map Wall DecalExecutive Map of the USA
USA Dry Erase Map: This classic and functional dry erase map of the United States is a charming decoration for any space; dorm, apartment, office or living area. Measures 24- by 36- inches.
World Dry Erase Map: For a more detailed world view, this dry erase map is great for academic and home settings. Measures 24- by 36- inches.

WallPops World Map Decal Dry-Erase Classic Map of the USA Dry-Erase Decal

Ten Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2013

1. Super Bowl XLVII – The Ravens vs. the 49ers
At this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, the Ravens will go against the 49ers and to make things more interesting, the two rival coaches this year are brothers. We’re looking forward to a great game, not to mention the entertaining commercials and Beyoncé’s performance.

2. Kate and William’s Baby
2013 will welcome the Duke and Duchess’ first baby. We can’t wait to see the first photos of the happy family.

3. Our New WallPops Line
Another newcomer this year will be our exciting, new collection of peel-and-stick wall art. Be sure to watch our site for more about the stylish introduction launching soon.

 

4. Mad Men Returns
One of the most popular dramas will return with its sixth season this April. Will you be tuning in?

5. Creating Frame-Worthy Moments
We created a list of all the fun things we want to do this year. From going on a hot balloon ride to heading off on a scuba diving trip to taking cooking classes, fun is certainly ahead. We’ll be sure to be capturing all of these moments and putting them on walls with our chic Enamel Frames.

6. Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding
Who doesn’t love a good celebrity weekend? This will surely be a beautiful one. We look forward to seeing photos of the stunning couple.

 

7. Spring Cleaning and Redecorating Project
It’s always nice to feel like everything is clean and organized come spring, that’s why we are doing a major organization and colorful redo on our décor come March. Check back to our Facebook page and the blog for pictures. We’re definitely using our helpful Dry Erase Boards and Calendars, more details to come!

 

8. The Great Gatsby
The new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel by Baz Luhrmann will surely be a treat. The story not to mention the cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and more – is something we’re looking forward to.

9. Incredible Fashion
We always stay on top of the latest trends in order to incorporate them in our offerings, which is why we’re excited for New York’s upcoming Fashion Week running February 7 to 14.

10. A Calmer Year
2012 included a presidential election and the Summer Olympics, while this year we won’t see a president reelected or Phelps and Lochte going head-to-head in a pool, we look forward to a less-eventful year to spend fewer hours watching politics and games (even though we love them) and more time doing what we enjoy, like decorating!

Global Chic Home Decor Trend

Global Chic Fashion Trend by Jonathan Adler for WallPops

 From New York shop windows, to the streets of Milan, our favorite stores on-line, and throughout the mall, bright, bold prints with a global-chic vibe have been strutting their stuff in the sun this year! Cultured and fun, these prints make a statement of worldly fashion savvy. This powerful trend has had a liberating effect on our decorating and fashion sense, allowing us to mix styles and prints like never before with confident abandon. Picture a canary yellow African wax fabric pillow, resting on an orchid Moroccan pouf ottoman with a blue chevron pattern throw blanket… gorgeous!

   Where once these vivid colors may have been shocking and (gasp!) clashing, now they are invigorating and a la mode. Influenced by global ventures, uniting color and pattern traditions of different cultures, these exotic fashions boast touches of Africana, animal prints, tribal chic patterns and romantic suzani and paisley designs from the Middle East. Peruse the gallery of striking wall art below from WallPops and plan to add some worldly touches to your home decor! Be tempted by shimmering patterns inspired by the golden island sun of Greece in Santorini and Geo Circles, enticing Casbah room panels with an Arabic intrigue, artisanal tree wall art, ethnic Persian textile suzani patterns, distant island prints like Bali, and chic animal print wall decals. Invigorate your walls with an adventurous splash of spicy style!