Ah… Paris.

We never get tired of this view… or this color palette. Paris au naturale.

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photo by Nancy Fire

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

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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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!

chair-stylesphotos by Nancy Fire

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

FatBoyphotos by Nancy Fire

 

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