To celebrate the new year (a month late..), but certainly to celebrate the new month of February,

we are starting a new series for you:

“Trendy Monday”

What IS Trendy Monday? It is a presentation of the many and varied trends from the world of home fashion and accessories; things that I’m seeing either in print, at trade shows, or at retail. Maybe all three venues will converge; maybe not. There are new products to see and each trend sheet will have a definite color story with tabs included. The two trend stories below appear a little small…. sit tight: we are working on this! Next Monday will be even better..

To start this series we have : Birds and Branches

We are seeing birds all over the place! They are silhouettes, which can be graphic, and they are part of a collage with multi-layers. They are tossed, all overs, and they are botanicals. They are realistic and they are fun and whimsical. The greens here have been a story for quite a while, and combined with the chartreuse, and then a touch or purple, they become even newer. Purple/plum/mauve, if you will remember, was seen at Maison et Objet last September and just last week it was one of the dominant colors at the show , once again.

Green-brown-aqua color palette birds branches 1.24.10

Here they tend to be a little more serious, as seen in black and white. They are on branches, in trees, holding your jewelry, and anchoring curtains. Black and white, of course, is an on-going story…but here also we see the touch of mauve, and then the light pink. Very feminine and light!

Black-white-grey color palette birds-branches 2





From bedding to wall art, to pillows: the birds are here to rest for a while!

So tell me, have you seen birds around? Where? What colors? Do you like them? I’m off to the New York Gift Show tomorrow and will let you know what I see!