mixing + matching: palms and fronds!

We have a new post to introduce! Welcome to our blog, Mixing + Matching. It involves lots of pretty fabrics, colors, and prints and of course, recurring themes. It's summer!!! Time to celebrate visually and feast your eyes on some whimsical summery collections for your interiors. We are searching high and low for the right fabrics for a client and couldn't pass up a few fabric samples along the way. 

What are the recurring themes, you ask? Good question! First, and most obvious: PALMS AND FERNS! You know, huge trend right now and festive for the summer months. Option 1 is playful, hollywood glam, bold, bright and totally appropriate for your dream 60's modern California split-level vacation ranch with a pool. (Is that on Airbnb? Because I want to stay there.) If by chance, you live in the New York / New England area, you'll notice there isn't the beautiful thing of the palm tree. We have FERNS here. Which are just as pretty, right? Option 2 is for your beachy Block Island gray-washed teak-shingled house with a pool's screened in porch.  A fun combination of patterns and color and totally fitting for New England. (Gonna be an awesome screened-in porch.) OK, let's get real. Not everyone has a place like this- but no one will stop us from using these fun combos regardless of location or home size! ALSO, both collections have the colorful flame stitch that always makes us weak in the knees. Mix those colors and patterns! 

layering classic & trendy: living room

Emily's living room: a lovely layering of a classic persian area rug, classic mid-century style sofa, trendy vintage tables, 70's chair, and a pop of fad in the pillows.

One of us may or may not be old enough to remember when dressing was simple: skirt and sweater and voila! you were dressed. Layering is the trend now, much to our liking. Instead of a dissertation on layering of accessories (although quite worthwhile I should say) we've been thinking about how truly interesting rooms are layered - with classic loves, trendy finds, and even fad impulses. 

Classic endures the passing of time. Trends are fads that may (or may not) be becoming classics, but are current fashion. Only time will tell. We're pretty sure though, that wall collections like these  have certainly become a classic.