Forecasting Fuchsia

It was a pretty Grey day Sunday in High Point , the kind of date your just want to stay in bed!This was my 9th trip to high Point furniture market .

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Oly is the Only way to Stay in Bed

It’s a bi annual show for all things home; furniture, art, carpet, and lighting. People come from all over the world to see what’s new in the world of Interiors design.

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mariska meijers

I’ve tried convincing many of my  Interior design friends that one of my gifts is forecasting the trends that will take off in the real world ( not Just Dwell Magazine) and be profitable.

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TWS Venice Art

Just one problem with this type of gift, the results are delayed . So you are now reading a blog in the future; If you are reading this blog Spring of 2017 you have two choices you can read it and let it influence your future home choices so you can say

I did it first !

You can also just put this link in your book marks for a year and send me some feedback next year.

Now for the Forecasts   

Interior design has become a much more hands on approach for the consumer. Since we now have the ability to decorate our own home “expertly” with the help of the Internet and Pinterest … we have a much higher margin of error. So we aren’t doing full room makeovers ,we are investing in one piece at a time.

Fuchsia is so bright,gotta wear shades of pink 

Ottomans, Rugs , pillows , art, and side boards.

For the softer souls with higher budgets there are blush sofas and Chez even light pink Vanity.

If you’re the kind of person who needs to dip their toe in slowly; table top boxes are the perfect way to break into a trend. Shagreen (WTF is that) , tortoise , polished stone and wood canal add a dramatic flair to any room.

In comedy the joke is only funny if there is a straight man. The straight man in this situation is grey and it’s kind of itchy.

Light and dark but full of slightly uncomfortable textures to touch but very visually pleasing!

I hope my Trend Forcast for 2018 can help you change your interiors one piece at a time.

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Kelly Wearstler

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Abstract Movement

 

Mariska MeijersOly StudioTWS Venice

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Alexis Walter,Maggie Cruz
Worlds away ,Bungalow 5

9 Months of Black a True Story 

The prompt on WordPress says 

Share your story here…

That’s exactly what I’m doing. Someone asked me today what my goal was with the blog; originally it started as a fashion blog because who doesn’t want to have a reason for all those selfies.    

 Once I found out I was pregnant I was terrified of what it was going to do to my body. I had worked so hard to be in great shape to feel good in my clothes, so good infact I was shareing pictures of myself with millions of strangers. 

 The first time my husband and I tried to conceive I couldn’t do it, I was in tears. I didn’t want to get fat.  

You’re not fat, you’re pregnant 

  I failed to see the difference honestly, and what is maternity fashion anyway. I spent my entire life trying to conseal my not so flat stomache, or my wide hips. All of a sudden it was acceptable to be round.  

 In the early months of my pregnancy I counted my calories to make sure my child was nourished and I wasn’t going to gain more than the 25-30 pounds at the doctors request .I gained 25lbs in three months eating 2000-1500 calories a day, and continuing my regular workouts.  

 I felt helpless, by my second trimester I couldn’t do Pilaties or Barre all I could do was walk on the elliptical.. Well that just plain sucks.  

 I wore leggings and black tops, mostly target and H&M that was an easy staple before pregnancy now it was a prison. I was stuck in my own body and forced to act as though it was the greatest time of my life because it was way more difficult to tell people I was miserable. 

 Where is the silver lining in all of this Fashion misery…. Those things you hear about the weight coming off fast. Actually true; I was 20lbs down the first week after my son was born. I was so excited to be able to bend over once I was clear to excersise again it was the greatest feeling of my life. 

 I have this amazing little ball of joy that loves long walks and giggles when I jump rope, my entire pregnancy I failed to realize it was infact temporary . Like so many hard ships in your life… This too shall pass, and it did.  

 The prize at the end was well worth it and the human body is an amazing thing.  

 

Your body will never be the same after you have a baby

Your right it’s not, it’s better than ever and how I view myself now is diffrent, there is a difference between pregnant and fat; fat doesn’t give you a baby it just gives you diabetes.   

 Love yourself today, it’s the only one you get. 

Maximalism in Action

So I did it! Took my own advice and mixed like a Mad Man to create the perfect look for my Salon Opening!

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How did I know this mix of fabrics and patterns was going to work??? I didn’t

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I went shopping at Nordstrom Rack to find an outfit for the Arrow Studio opening soiree! Found this amazing tapestry dress from Free People, upon my internet search it’s sold out online :/

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I knew I couldn’t wear it like the model, because I like my shoulders covered. I decided it was perfect and I could throw a sweater over it… I’m sure I have something at home… Right! Wrong, I thought about all the lonely strapless dresses in my closet that never see the light of day, then I heard Kyle’s voice in my head

always , shop in outfits

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When you hang out with people who dress this well there is always some fashion pressure! So I decided to not leave the store without a matching, or perfectly mismatching shrug. I grabbed a few white sweaters, a denim jacket, and this floral top.

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Some how it worked, but did it really? Well, it didn’t hurt my eyes! At this point I thought ok grab something else in the same feel, but different pattern… Wow no pic of this because it really hurt my eyes, and my fashion heart. That’s when I decided this works! I think it was a success!

Fashion Dynasty Note:
My clutch and shoes are neutral and match one another, this helps display my mix of patterns and also does not add another element of texture to have to match!

Instagram the rabbit hole

Kyle is watching Indian Jones ! I am on Instagram finding this! 20140530-220011-79211869.jpg20140530-220012-79212031.jpg
How cool is Tattly. My husband says people without tattoos always say ” they can’t commit!”

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Well, it’s true I can’t pick one outfit a day I have to pick three!

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So now I can pick 3 well designed Temporary Tattoos a day, and the ironic joke tattoos won’t be party conversation pieces in 5 years!

Durham a cool factor of 10

It seems to me the epicenter of cool in Down Town Durham is a spot between the SaltBoxand the Marriott! 20140528-094750-35270413.jpg
(Photo from StircrazymomsofDurham)

An area known as Central Park ,so many up and coming things are happening here! 20140528-104908-38948599.jpg
Cocoa Cinnamon is a chic coffee shop/ chocolate bar that has been converted from an old garage. So much of this area maintains the original aesthetic ;which is why things can thrive here!

20140528-105213-39133299.jpgThe Makery rocks local artist work inside and out! All of the goods sold ,are made in NC!

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Including their newest addition ;light fixtures from my Husband Mitchell Restoration …end shameless plug!
The real reason I started this blog was for my BuTT

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Yes it has two Ts! So you all know one of my favorite spots is Dear Hearts there is a secret about this place , other than the fab vintage clothes and rad sunnies! ( Crap Eye Wear)

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There is a private training studio behind the curtain!

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Always wondered how these chicks look so good! It’s called Anchor Studio and Stella takes the time to find out everything before she starts your routine! Reasonably priced and oh so chic! Did I mention you can buy a new outfit after your workout! So if you wanna be cool and look amazing check out Central Park in Durham! Lots of reasons to Visit, buy local and Rock your Bod!

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