Trend Board Tuesday… Global Geos!

Now that “Global” has gone Global…the newness this season is a watercolor influence in technique…along with a pattern play of motif mixing.

 

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Fall into Color

Fall into Color

Burnt Oranges are trending for 2015, but they’re a bit more subdued and just a dash of yellows welcomed into the mix.

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All photos by Nancy Fire

Chair Styles

Chair

/CHe(ə)r/ (Noun) -A separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.

Well I have to confess after my trip overseas…many of these bad boys were big enough for two persons!! Shape, fabric, detailing, substrate and color are all so unique!

Shown tenfold from Paris, London & Amsterdam!

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FatBoy Outdoor Furniture

I spotted FATBOY at Maison Objet in Paris.

Fatboy is an imaginative lifestyle brand that brings energizing comfort to the outdoors. With their newest collection that uses color and is design friendly, these original outdoor products are just what I needed to ‘chill’ for a while at Maison.

Talk about cozy comfort in style!

Personally, I love the Tipi/Yurt inspired hammocks in tangerine, turquoise and pink!  -Nancy

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Europe 2014 Graphic Prints

TRENDING…Graphic Geometric Patterns on dec pillows, rugs and accent chairs.

Here are 3 examples focusing on simple shapes, updated color and bold lines. CLICK IMAGES TO SEE MORE

Printing mixing is a great way to add stylish updates to any space, some simple considerations like color and scale of a pattern are important elements to consider. All photos were taken at Maison Objet and in Paris shops. Enjoy! CLICK IMAGES TO SEE MORE

 

NEXT… Outdoor Furniture!!

Europe 2014. Color Hit List For 2014-15

Beautiful Bright Berry Bliss

Happening now in exteriors to interiors…fiery red, cranberry and burgundy.

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Acid Yellow

Seen in colder, greener hues, yellow offers a bold statement in tabletop, soft accessories and furniture.

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Into The Blues

Calming yet powerful, the blues are used in saturated hues, with blue metallic finishes, washed denim tones, all-blue textiles and even watercolor effects.

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All photos by Nancy Fire

NEXT! Graphic Prints!

COMING UP… More from Europe & Tutorial; Repeats in Adobe Illustrator

Europe 2014. First Stop…

Paris and Maison & Objet.

 Paris…ok so we know that you know this is the capital and most populous city in France and that it is situated on that famous Seine River. It is also where twice a year Maison Objet & Paris Design Week happen allowing designers from allover the world to view the most awesome home products…

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Did you know… Maison & Objet translates to “House Object”? The actual tag line for this Amazing Show in France that takes place two times a year (January & September)..is “trade fair reserved for professional dedicated to lifestyle, decoration and design”. Hey, I think that includes so many of us designers; so here is a sneak peek to tempt you… Enjoy! -Nancy

NEXT… Color!

THEN… Graphic Prints!

Win 2 yards of custom printed fabric!!

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Design Works International @PrintSource August 12 + 13

 

 

 

Design Works International showing

at PrintSource August 12 + 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion

 

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Upcoming Events // NYC Textile Design Shows : From Indigo to PrintSource

Upcoming Events // NYC Textile Design

Shows : From Indigo to PrintSource

Just finished up at Indigo NYC at Pier 92 this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  We are now prepping for PrintSource Tuesday August 12 & Wednesday August 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion NYC.  Our Fall 2015 collection and Seasonal collection will be at the show.

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Here is your official invitation to join is at PrintSource Next Month.

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PRINT, PATTERN, PRODUCT // Do-it-yourself Ottoman Reupholstery

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First Step is your Inspiration.

Everyone needs an ottoman or stool.  It’s a very useful accessory for the home.  I found some ottomans/ stools on Etsy and at WorldMarket pictured below.

 

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Next Step is to find the PRINT & PATTERN

You can purchase designs on our online gallery at Design Works International and then have it printed digitally at First2Print, our sister company.  They have a variety of fabrics you can choose from.  You can also have your own custom design printed at First2Print.

These designs below are currently available for purchase:

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Now It’s time to assemble your PRODUCT. 

I already had an ottoman at home,so I decided to change out the solid fabric for an updated PRINT & PATTERN fabric. Below is a simple How-To for upholstering your ottoman.

 

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STAPLE GUN 

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One afternoon and a DIY project to show for it!!

Visit us at Indigo July 22-23 2014

We will be showing at Indigo again!!!

There is a NEW LOCATION : Pier 92 (55th street at the West Side Highway)

Come enrich your passion for fashion…

Register now Indigo New York – Get your pass/To visit

Search our gallery of prints in the purchase designs page Design Works International

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Quick Recap w/ Design Works

Catching up with Design Works International

Catching up with Design Works International

Nancy Fire in NY Moves Magazine

Nancy Fire, Creative Director of Design Works International, was honored to be featured in the most recent issue of NY Moves Magazine, talking about design and the impact of women in the design  industry.

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2014 Color of the Year

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Happy Holidays from Design Works Intl and First2Print

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Fusion Indigo

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See our very own Nancy Fire, Design Director of HGTV HOME, sharing the story of the HGTV HOME Collection.

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Trending – Vintage Global Prints

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Design Trends from Design Works Intl. Guest Blog Via Surtex.com

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Fusion – Gold Black Art Deco

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Fusion: Cat & Dog Sketches

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Fusion – Lime Pop

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Cozy Crew Necks

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In NYC This Weekend…

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Fusion: Gold and Copper

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Fusion: Silver

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Inspired by Paris

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NYFW 2013 – Wild Prints

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NYFW 2013 – Print Mixing

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NYFW 2013 – Bold Color

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NYFW 2013 – Collegiate Sport

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Design Works Intl. Guide to Fashion Week 2013

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Fusion Fun! Mickey Mouse

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Print and Pattern in the Home

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Shop This Look

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1 – Kimono   2 – Shoes   3 – iPhone Case   4 – Earrings   5 – Hair Comb   6 – Clutch   7 – Skirt

Picture Perfect: Polaroid Inspired

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1 – Scarf   2 – Coasters   3 – Instant Camera   4 – T-Shirt   5 – iPhone Case   6 – Necklace   7 – Ring

Grunge

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1 – Backpack   2 – Hat   3 – Coat   4 – Pants   5 – Shirt   6 – Cap   7 – Boots   8 – Skirt

Fusion: Black on Black

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1 – Place Setting   2 – Interior Design   3 – Watch   4 – Manicure   5 – Coat   6 – Handbag   7 – Belt

Fusion: Camouflage

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Amsterdam Custom Rides

 Amsterdam is an international hotspot for Creative Industries in advertising, fashion, design and culture.

One very hip difference noted immediately is how “Custom Cool” everyones bicycles are…showcasing their creative personalities.

From metallic gold, to neon yellow, spots and dots as well as print and pattern…..Amsterdam gives a new meaning to “your custom ride”!

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