Apr. 18, 2017

Spring Trends: Marble, Aqua, Global Prints + Tropicals


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It’s that magical time of year again. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and spring design catalogs have been released (YESS!). I have been doing a lot of page turning these past few weeks. Mostly gawking at the beautiful spring trends of West Elm, Crate and Barrel and Domino just to name a few.

The looks that have been selected to define decor for our warm part of the year are aw-worthy. I am literally drooling on these catalogs over here. Anyone else feeling the same way? It was difficult to narrow down the many options but, below I have selected some of my favorite spring trends. Let’s have a glance…

Tropicals are in


If you’ve walked through any home store lately, you may have noticed that tropics are all the rage this spring. Everyone from CB2 to Target to H&M is embracing this spring trend,  strutting their flamingos, pineapples and tropical leaves printed and patterned on everything. It’s a fun look that only feels natural with the warm weather finally rolling in. Heck, we’ve even adopted this trend into our modern-Southwestern home with that fun bird of paradise placemat I shared on the blog the other day.

Tip: If you want to enjoy this spring trend without going overboard, buy temporary or seasonal items that are low in cost to accent your home. Think paper plate and napkin sets or fun outdoor drinkware.  When the trend falls off the grid, you aren’t stuck with any tropical baggage (unless you’re going on vacation!). But hey, every trend makes a comeback right?

Global patterns are all the rage


Global patterns are making their way onto the design scene yet again (remember when Southwestern/Aztec prints were big? I’m still there!). I have most recently been obsessing over the Nate Berkus collection at Target. If you’ve seen my Instagram lately, I’ve shared a number of items from that line. And bought a number as well. Eek! The neo-global patterns he explores in his pillows, rugs and decorative objects are super fun and add a cultural element to that tropical vibe we’ve got going on overhead. Many of the patterns seem inspired by Africa and mudcloth is also huge right now.

Tip: Want to adopt a little pattern into your home this spring? Try adding a few mudcloth pillows to an accent chair or maybe even splurge and go for this amazing outdoor patio sofa from West Elm.

Aqua is the color


Did anyone else catch that both West Elm and Crate & Barrel did a feature spotlight on Aqua in their spring catalogs? Coincidence? Maybe! Somewhat inspired by the tropical trend, Acqua is that beautiful blue of the Caribbean waters that oozes a boho chic feeling, mid-century sophistication and Miami modern sleek (all at the same time!). Whatever your style, color trends are super flexible because you can adopt them into almost any home style. Unless it’s Pantone’s 448 C. That would be an entirely different story.

Tip: Incorporating acqua into your home can be as easy as adding a few colored vases to your coffee table filled with fresh spring flowers. Or, try draping a lightweight ocean blue throw on your sofa for those breezy summer nights!

Marble continues to crush it


Remember that marble craze that started two or three years ago? Well it hasn’t gone anywhere! I remember purchasing our Box Frame Marble Table from West Elm when Sky and I moved into our first apartment. I thought that our design taste was ON POINT. Well, I still think it is because marble continues to be on the mind of many designers. The best thing about the marble look has been its evolution over these past few years. The head-turning trend has shifted from marble on its own to marble paired with beautiful metals like copper and brass. And I want it all!

Tip: Marble can be a heavy investment – both in terms of cost and weight of the material itself. So, if you are looking for something light on the back and on the budget, try adding in some marble and metal accents such as coaster, utensil holders and cutting boards!

So, there you have it! A few spotted spring trends making their way around the design world. What other trends are you noticing? Let me know in the comments below and we can explore them together! Happy hunting!

Incorporating some of these trends into your home this spring? Share your ideas in the comments below or tag your look on Instagram with #spaceandhabit !

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