We’ve been busy here at the Design Lab. With the installation and grand opening of our Master Suite at the Traditional Home Napa Showhouse, styling the brand spankin’ new The Mill at Broadway models, and gearing up for our annual contribution to our hometown’s Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour— Our fall plate is full! Along with our usual client projects, crazy travel schedules, and product development meetings, we sat down for a few hours and did some research on upcoming trends for the current season. We’re proud to announce our newest addition to the Transcendent Trends collection, Abstract in Autumn.
When we picture fall, thoughts of pumpkin flavored drinks, trick-or-treaters, and crunchy leaves come to mind. As far as fashion goes, chunky cable knit sweaters, cozy beanies, and many, many pairs of boots overtake our summer wardrobe. Soon we will find ourselves wrapped up in blankets watching our weekly shows or venturing to family homes for holiday dinners. Something we might not pay as much attention to, though, is how we accessorize our homes for autumn. And no, we aren’t talking about blinking Christmas lights and harvest themed wreaths. Fall is the perfect time to switch out your light linens for some substantial sundries and your punchy palm tree patterns for a poignant plaid. In this month’s Transcendent Trends, we’re talking all things abstract.
Abstract patterns, prints, and pictures are some of the most fascinating to decorate with. Each element might mean something different to each beholder, whereas any other pattern can simply be just a pretty pattern. Investigating this theory, we used a fabulous print piece from Minted to illustrate our point. At first glance, the piece looks like it could be highly sophisticated, or even a little serious if not accompanied by fun, upbeat decor. We placed it in a room full of color and prints, and it paired swimmingly. Abstract pieces are so versatile and sync up with almost any interior style.
The best part about this piece is its ability to transform a space. While we chose to hang the painting in a bold bedroom, the piece could just as easily have been blended into a gallery wall for the perfect touch of sophistication, or propped on a console or dresser for a hint of edginess. Spray paint the frame gold for a bit of glamour, or take off the frame altogether for a raw statement piece. And the best part about abstract? It never goes out of style. This piece will transfer beautifully between seasons, decor ideas, and, well, transcendent trends.