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


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.

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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!

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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!

Dreamy Boho Getaway

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Your room is supposed to be your ~dreamy~ getaway after a loooonnnngg day at work. So why not make it just like that? Decorating your room can be overwhelming at first, but we are going to show you how to create a bohemian space easily!

Step 1: Choose a bedding! Switching out your bedding can drastically change the theme of your room.

Here are some bedding favorites:

Step 2: Choose COLORFUthrow pillows. Textures and color can add the final touch to your bed! 

Here are some great options:

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Add some wall decor! There are so many macrame pieces that will complement your space beautifully.

Here are some options:

 

Show us how you decorate your room @Designworksinternational

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

Small Living

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Homes come in all sHaPeS and sizes! Currently, 🆃🅸🅽🆈 homes are becoming more popular because people want to live minimalistic lives. The functionality of these spaces are incredible, taking advantage of every little nook and cranny available. Tiny homes are mobile, allowing travelers to go anywhere. If you are looking to downsize, consider a tiny home!

Here are some amazing tiny homes:

1. This yellow home is bright and airy. It’s decorated with light, natural tones that complement the natural lighting beautifully. 

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2. This rustic tiny home is inspired by nature. Its wooden features create a cabin-like space. Bring the outdoors indoors with this home!

3. This home is a blend of modern and rustic decor. The modern elements are sleek against the wood paneling of the walls. Sliding doors are used to maximize space and you feel right at home.

4. This home is versatile, crafted to meet your daily needs while decorated with aesthetically-pleasing features. It has a beachy ☼ feel with its cool tones that makes the space feel bigger than it is.

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5. This home is absolutely adorable. Its boho accessories make the home cozy and relaxing. Natural lighting floods the home and the wooden ceiling is an added bonus, making it even more unique.

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Would you ever live in a tiny home?

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

 

Trending: Pastels

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Pastels are making a huge statement this summer☀️. If you want to dabble with color, pastels are perfect for you. Pastels are soft but they can make a statement. The eye is immediately drawn to pastels because of their delicate and playful qualities. Pastels are 𝕗𝕦𝕟 and commonly used in interior spaces, fashion and accessories! 

See how below ⇣

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What pastel items are you currently obsessed with?

In the name of print & pattern,

DW

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7 miles, 15,000 steps and 1K pictures equal a days journey at Maison Objet in Paris..inspirational images to share on lifestyle trends and product styles-

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Hello, Fall! | Freebie October 2017 Wallpaper Download

Happy October!

In honor of the beginning of Fall we are excited to kick off October with a few wallpaper downloads for your tech using elements from some of our favorite in-house prints!

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Download one, download all.

Desktop Wallpaper

iPad Wallpaper

iPhone Wallpaper

 

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!

Yellow, is it me you’re looking for?

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What you will learn: 3 Fall 2017 trends you should know about!

How long it will take you to read this post: 1 minute & 37 seconds 

Why you should read it: So you can be in the know… duh 

3…2…1….GO!

Good morning. As Hurricane Irma is subsiding into a tropical storm and the people of Houston are beginning to recover from Harvey, we can all take a deep breath and continue in our efforts to help the people affected. With the US being hit by two record breaking hurricanes within a two week span, it is hard to talk about color, print, pattern, trend, and everything else we do everyday in the studio. Hopefully these bright, beautiful trends will make us all feel a little bit better as we let ourselves get wrapped up in something pretty, at least for a minute. That “something pretty” today will be yellow ochre! 

Now that September is fully upon us and New York Fashion will week soon behind us, we can look towards the 2017 Fall trends with ease. Let us take the guess work out of what you will be seeing:

Stripes & Plaids

We are seeing stripes and plaids more and more on the streets & on the runway this fall.

Check out this take on vertical stripes from the Dior Fall 2017 collection along with a few others…

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Hello Clueless! From the 90’s grunge inspired plaid blazers of NYFW to the Italian runway of Ferretti, we are seeing it more and more. Do you have any vintage left that you can pull out the the depths of your closet?

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Mohair Yarn & DIY 

Tactile, chunky, fuzzy, oh my!  We know people love their DIY and we keep seeing mohair yarn used to make beautiful pieces. We have never tried knitting but this makes us want to test it out! Would you?

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Also, we saw this mohair-blend coat by Michael Kors and our heart skipped a beat.

Turmeric

So, food. When thinking of yellow foods, we want to shine a light on something different than bananas and lemons. Turmeric is popping up more and more as an ingredient and these turmeric date balls are anti-inflammatory, lower your risk of heart disease, help treat depression, and help to improve your brain function. Honestly, what is not to love about them?! Plus, they are beautiful, tasty, and easy to make.

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@spinachforbreakfast Turmeric Date Balls

It looks like others are seeing the yellow ochre trend too! For more yellow ochre and trend inspiration, check out our Instagram @designworksinternational.

In the name of Print & Pattern,

DW