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Hate to Say We Told You So: Shop Report 2010

Here’s our latest update on what’s happening in store in London. We’ve picked out some of the key trends and a couple of colour palettes we really loved and thought were very commercial- and most of all, were bang on trend! We’ve also included a couple of pages from our Spring Summer 2010 trend forecast which we did back in October 2008 so that we can once again say…we hate to say we told you so!

Chlorophyl Green

Above images left to right; jug; Habitat, cushions; Habitat,

Bottom row; dining set; Habitat

We flagged this trend up as a key look for Spring 2010, and we love the way the mid-market brands have used this acidic bright to lift dark and sophisticated tones like chocolate with navy for summer. Stone and neutral shades give this a really commercial look for living room and outdoor dining.

Gypsy Florals

Above images left to right; make-up bag set; Colongne and Cotton Floral cushion; Liberty, embroiderd cushion; Libery

Bottom row; cushion; Cologne and Cotton, Mugs; Anthropologie

Florals have a painterly quality for cushions and bedding, smaller ditzy sprigs were also evident, as were hand-crafted techniques like embroidery and tapestry which adds to the home made vibe continuing this summer.

Tribal

Below is a page from our Transcultural story from the Trend Bible Spring Summer 2010 forecast for home interiors, which took inspiration from African culture.

Above image: Lifestyle Trends for the Home, by Trend Bible Spring Summer 2010

Above images left to right; bed throw; Anthropologie, bed set; Anthropologie, Cushion; Anthropologie

Bottom row; cushion; Anthrolo

The tribal story has been at the centre of lots of our discussions with our clients this season- just how commercial is it for the average customer? We think there are ways of tapping into this trend without embracing the whole ethnic trend, but we found some great examples, above, of how to execute this trend for textiles.

The British are Coming!

Above images left to right; mugs; Heals, Plate; Heals, assorted home furnishings; Debenhams, bowl; Heals.

All above images; Debenhams

Anyone sick of Union Jacks yet? This trend is stiiiilllll unfurling….yawn. But it does have a new lease of life in new colour palettes which take it away from the traditional red white and blue. Watch out for regal influences creeping through, we loved the hand-rendered looking crown prints at Heal’s (above). Incidentally we’re working on how to update this trend for Spring 11, where we think it will raise it’s head again, and then in Spring 12 we have the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – so don’t think this patriotic look is going anywhere soon!

Colour Clash

For our Spring Summer 2010 forecast, we developed a trend called Eccentric which was all about the playful colour clash between oranges, corals and pinks (see below colour spread).


Above image: Lifestyle Trends for the Home, by Trend Bible Spring Summer 2010

We loved the colours at Habitat this season (below), which clashed neon oranges and vivid pinks– delicious!

Above images, Habitat.

Going Dotty

Above images left to right; bed set; Habitat, assorted cushions; Habitat, desk chair; Habitat

Bottom image; bowls; Heals

Dots have been big news for 3 summers now and this time round they look fresh worked into stripes, as border prints for plates and in bold colour against white grounds.

Above images; bedding and chair by Habitat; dot plates by Heal’s.

Geometric

All images above; Habitat

How many times do we need to say it? Geometric pattern is big! Look out for pixels, colour blocking, angular faceted shapes, linear form….

Spirograph

Above images left to right; dining plate; Heals, cushions; Habitat, plate; House of Fraser


Following on from geometrics is a trend for spirograph pattern which looks fresh for bedding, outdoor dining and tableware. It blends geometric with floral so is two trends for the price of one, and a good way to introduce the more conservative customer to the new geo aesthetic.

Not My Type

Above images left to right; metallic letters; Selfridges, canvas bag; habitat, deck chair; Habitat

Bottom image; bath towels; Zara Home

3D letters in fabric or metal, printed number repeats, embroidered and appliqued numbers on kids bedding and bath towels- typography is big news this summer.

The New Stripe

All above images; Habitat

We love stripes as borders, grid style stripes and stripes made from dots…which leads us to…

Zig Zags

Above images left to right; throw; Anthropologie, towels; House of Fraser, tea towel; Anthropolgie


Again the new angular, clean geo aesthetic is important here- zig-zags were seen across the board as a fun summer alternative to the classic stripe. Whether its a zig-zag jacquard trim on a bath towel, or a pieced and patchworked summer quilt, this trend unfolds this summer and will be back again in various forms for Spring Summer 2011….you have been warned!

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This Week We Love: Bold Coloured Cookware

We’ve just seen the latest collection by Alessi here at Maison et Object in Paris. We love these pastry/cooking utensils created by French designer Matali Crasset… we’ve been flagging up a trend in cookware for bold coloured silicone mixed with stainless steel or wood for a while and this collection cheers up the bleakest of January days! 

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Hate to Say We Told You So: Lace

We forecast that lace would be a big trend for home interiors for 2010, and it seems to be everywhere  in design from fashion and beauty (lace fingernails) to interiors and architecture (lace fences). Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just a textile trend- we’ve found some great examples of lace patterns being embossed and printed onto glass and porcelain, laser cut metals with lace effects, and starched vintage lace molded into sculptural shapes. We love printed lace for packaging and greetings cards and expect this to be a key trend for Valentine and Mother’s Day this year…

Lace influences architecture; lace balcony, lace fence and lace building.

Lace influences dinnerware and decorative plates- either as a print, laser cut or intricate porcelain plate design.

Lace print wash basin, and etched design packaging by Evian, printed lace beauty packaging and lace fingernails as seen on this season’s catwalks.

Printed glass works well for votives and adds a luxurious element, while stiffened, starched cotton lace makes a striking lightshade.

Lace packing tape is fun, while embossed letterpress greetings cards look sophisticated and feminine.

We love this lace print beauty packaging by Lipstick Queen too…

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This Week We Love: The Domestic Goddess

We love this idea of fun nostalgic kitchenware it brings an uplifting mood to otherwise dull household chores. With the recession still influencing all our lifestyle decisions, we are cooking and entertaining at home rather than eating out. Watch out for bold primary colours mixed with pastels, ginghams, polka dots, coloured silicone utensils, posy florals, cup cake print motifs (we love the cup cake egg timer from Urban Outfitters, below) and witty slogans…


Images above left to right: apron by Urban Outfitters; jelly moulds by John Lewis; hamper gift set  by Marks and Spencer;  jam pot covers by John Lewis; silicone cake cases by John Lewis; rolling pin by John Lewis.

Images above left to right: flower printed apron by Anthropologie; anti odour tin candle by Cath Kidston; set of three measuring jugs by John Lewis; chocolate cake calender by Marks and Spencer; The Hummingbird Bakery Cook Book By Tarek Malouf; butter dish by John Lewis; floral scrubbing brush by Cath Kidston.


Images above left to right: polka dot apron by Anthrpologie; gingham apron by Anthrpologie; ceramic cup cake pots by Urban Outfitters; jelly cream mug by Marks and Spencer; I know How to Cook book by Ginette Mathiot; jelly cream recipe journal by Marks and Spencer; cupcake egg timer by Urban Outfitters.

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