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Design Works Style is the industry blog of Design Works International, a lifestyle design studio in the heart of Manhattan.

Follow Your Arrow | April Tech Wallpaper

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Hello everyone! It is about time to change your tech background. Check out our new tech wallpaper for April. We fell in love with these watercolor arrows the moment we saw them! Download now for your devices…

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In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

Imperfect Stripes | March Tech Wallpaper

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We have a serious love affair with stripes. Especially when they are imperfect, colorful, and inspire creativity. Download our March tech wallpaper for all your devices and get to creating!

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In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

Recap: Maison et Objet

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Maison et Objet in Paris is one of the biggest trend shows of the year covering home decor, architecture, interior design, and lifestyle culture.

Check out our 3 favorite trends from this years show:

  1. Bright & Vivid & Bold
  2. Raw Substrates
  3. Tropical Flush

Bright & Vivid & Bold

Ceramic lamp №2 Isole collection (Goloob Design Bureau) by Maria Krasiuk
Nanoleaf Canvas by Nanoleaf

Kikoy by Simone ET Georges

Raw Substrates

Tidelands Benches by Clemens Gerstenberger
Esprit Nature-Lavatory on the Foot by ATMOSPHÈRE D’ARGANERAIE
Coffee table by HOME997 D.DRIANI CRÉATION

Tropical Flush

Cheetah’s Game wallpaper by Jennifer Shorto
Tenue de Ville – Collection SPICE – Palmarosa by Alexia de Ville
Stretched canvas wall by LGD01

What was your favorite thing you saw at the show?

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

Trend Alert: The Botanical Home

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Oh hey, fellow print & pattern lovers. We spent the last week checking out NY Now, Shoppe Object, and the Stationary Show. We snapped hundreds of photos while exploring and we wanted to share one of the trends that stuck out to us with you: Botanicals are still a thing.

They have always been popular since having nature-inspired art in your home can help to reduce stress while improving mood and creativity within a space.

We are seeing a pull towards larger-than-life florals that are rendered in intricate, life-like ways – creating an immersive interior experience.

Here are some of our favorites spaces:

We are so inspired by this trend and see it continuing in interior home design. Are you a fan?

In the name of print & pattern,

DW


Feel the Love | February Tech Wallpaper

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Oh, the month of love is upon us! Love for significant others, friends, family, pets…EVERYTHING! We like to take this time to be thankful that we have people in our lives that we love. It makes all the difference! 

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Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

Trending: Pattern Mixing

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We’ve been seeing bold and colorful pattern combining everywhere, and it can be a bit daunting to get so adventurous with your outfits. But this trend is so fun and achievable within any wardrobe, here are some of our favorite outfits for inspiration!

Pairing larger stripes or polka dots with dainty florals is an easy way to start pattern combining– neither print is too crazy or unusual but they pair together for a super unique outfit!

Don't be afraid to play with prints. #prints #maxiskirts #ladiesonlyboutique

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Sticking to a monochromatic color palette is another easy way to wear your patterns! Playing with different scales of pattern is also helpful in creating an outfit that stands out.

From: Girlsofffifth--love the pattern clashing, especially on the lady on the right (bonus points for leopard print shoes!).

#anthofave Skirts: Knee, Maxi, Mini

Once you’re a pro at pattern mixing, give some of these outfits a try! The bolder & funkier, the better.😎

wow, really?

Print mix *-*!!!! want!!!! That top is so great! The print, color ahhhhhh!

Exuberantly Printed Mash-Ups - The 'Get Busy, Get Dizzy' Editorial for Paper Mag is Elaborate (GALLERY)

Taka Naka Fall/Winter 2014-15

Thom Browne.

Show us your best pattern mixing outfits on instagram @designworksinternatinal! Bonus points if you find a cool background like the one above to elevate your look.😉

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

 

Let’s All “Tri” to Keep Our Resolutions! | January Tech Wallpaper

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Happy New Year everyone! Check out our new tech wallpaper for January. We all have those New Year Resolutions we want to keep, so let’s stay inspired by changing out our tech backgrounds to start the year off right.

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In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!

Wellness Trend: Hygge Lifestyle

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New year, new you, right? Learn how the Hygge Lifestyle can make you a better person in 2019. 

Hygge is a Danish term that means “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people”. This can vary from person to person, and it is associated with the contentment that comes from living well, finding balance, showing gratitude and spending quality time at home with loved ones. This concept has swept across the UK from Denmark and is making its way to the US. I think we can all use more hygge in our lives! Here are some tips to embrace your inner hygge:

If you don’t already have one, create a cozy space in your home to read, drink a cup of tea, and spend time with friends and family. Hygge is all about comfort, and having a space like this is a great step to embrace this.

#designer #floor #decoracion #instacool #interior #design #modern #stairs #shower #architecture

Bake a cake like this Nordic one or cook a comforting meal to share with friends or family. Many of our busy schedules don’t allow time to cook something wholesome and delicious, so taking the time to do so is almost therapeutic, plus your home will smell amazing!

Tosca cake from NORDIC BAKERY cookbook on Lazy Sunday Cooking

Tip: the Danish go phone-free for shared meals and time together, challenge your friends and family to this next time you gather!

Hygge your home with more blankets, comfortable materials, candles, plants, and anything else that makes you feel happy and good! Soft and natural light is valued in Danish culture, so open your curtains and use all of your favorite candles.

10 Ways to Infuse Your Home with Hygge Vibes | TheNest.com

Autumn Interior Decor tips for Fall decor, interior decor ideas to steal! :) Cozy autumn blankets

Hygge decor: Soft natural light through blinds can make a room feel ultra cosy and makes the most of the daylight hours we do enjoy during the winter. These pleated blinds will create a soft infused and dappled hygge lighting effect. (Pleated blinds by Style Studio). Find more ideas at housebeautiful.co.uk

Create something, spend time outside, watch your favorite movies and find happiness and balance in your hygge!

In the name of print, pattern, & hygge,

DW

Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!