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The 2011 Spring Design Market is right around the corner – jam-packed with fabulous lectures, tips, and tricks to keep you in the loop about the latest trends in design and decorating. This year the theme is Celebrate Design Inspiration! We’re thrilled about the Open Houses, Afternoon Teas, and if you happen to be in the design industry they are offering Continuing Education classes Gratis.The featured speaker is Mary McDonald, who hails from L.A., is known for her ability to boldly combine color patterns and international stylings to create her signature brand.
Mary McDonald, Alkusari Stone, Showroom #229, 11:30AM
Her lecture promises to be fabulous, but she isn’t the only speaker! The following day Peggy Hull will be lecturing on, “Antiques with a Twist: Using Antiques to Enrich Your Lifestyle.”
Peggy Hull, Charlotte Nail Antiques, Showroom #165, 11:30AM
The holidays are busy and full of things to do; presents to purchase, relatives to see, rooms to clean, and meals to fix! At our office we work until the 11th hour, but when the time comes we know to shut off the computer, pour a glass of wine, and appreciate the wonderful people in our lives. Peggy is a non-stop go-getter whose dedication has built this wonderful company we’re all a part of! Jennifer’s keen eye can differentiate the slightest of color variations and her efforts to work with vendors can make miracles happen when we need them. Kendall’s quick skills on the computer enables a room to magically appear on-screen so clients can see the vision of our talented designers.
It’s not just the people around us who we appreciate, though – it’s our many loyal readers! Thank you for reading our blog, visiting our site, and being a part of our audience! To commemorate the holidays, we wanted to gift you some fun photos of stunning gingerbread houses (an edible home is still a home!) that we’ve found. Happy Holidays from Creative Touch Interiors and stick around to see our big reveal of our Austin house, new features in 2011, and all of our projects we’ve been busy little elves completing!
Every year furniture, artwork, and fabrics are fabricated around a single color; a color that will define that years’ style from my industry to the fashion industry. Before we explore the color chosen for 2011, let’s take a moment to reflect on who gets to do the choosing. The Color Marketing Group (CMG) was founded in 1962 and is an association of 1,100 Color Designers who forecast colors one to three years in advance for all industries.
The forecasted color for 2011 is “Barefootin’” defined as, “a warm neutral juiced with orange; similar to the color of sand.” I love this color because it is functional, practical, and it pairs well with so many other colors. The CMG recommends pairing this color with soft muted grays which will elevate this color in sophistication and elegance.
Durable outdoor fabrics are making lighter colors more accessible and feasible for consumers. You will see trends toward white, the ultimate color of luxury in an outdoor setting. Although white fabric seems as though it would be incredibly difficult to keep clean, these fabrics resist fading from sun exposure and are resistant to dirt. I especially love Sunbrella fabrics, click this link to see what they have to offer.
Do you have any barefootin’ in your house already? What colors would you pair with barefootin?