Thursday, January 24, 2013

Merchandizing the new spring catalogs

I'm loving many of the new looks I'm seeing in catalogs for spring.

Just for fun, I did a little virtual merchandizing, grouping items into vignettes that suggest (but do not necessarily function as) spaces for the home.

How about an entryway or two?

What about a fun and bright game table for two.  Or is it a kitchen dining nook?  Who knows what that screen could be hiding.

How about a full-fledged dining room?

Loving all the variations on a sunburst or crosshatch pattern there.  (On the chairs, too, though it's tough to see here.)

A brand new living room, perhaps?

Particularly loving that slipcovered ottoman--very John Robshaw, but from Crate and Barrel.

Well.  It was fun to pull favorites from the new catalogs and to see the ongoing trends.  Mid-century modern, kilims, bird art, chartreuse, bright/saturated colors, wood as a material (rattan, bentwood, etc), and strong graphic patterns are still popping up everywhere.  I love many of these trends, so it works for me.

Any new items you are lusting after these days?


  1. Wow, I'm so impressed by the World Market folding screen--what a great color!

  2. Love that poppy mirror and those rugs! Great boards!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  3. I haven't had much time to look through the spring catalogs yet, but I love what you've shown us today. That console in the first board might just be perfect in a client's living room!


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