Archives for "March, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 29th March 2011

Granny chic: The new take on ‘old school’

Love it or hate it, granny chic is taking the world by storm according to Granny chic is characterised by “crocheted, knitted, quilted and handmade items and includes lovely vintage touches like glass cake plates and small goblets,” and while there is no set definition for ‘granny chic’ you can pretty much sum it […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd March 2011

Big ideas for small(er) budgets: Thinking outside the box

It’s been said that money can’t buy you happiness and here at The Furnishing Touch we know that money doesn’t necessarily buy you great design. So, if money’s not the must-have ingredient for cookin’ up great design, then what is? Well, that dear readers is a simple question with a one word answer – creativity! […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th March 2011

Black is, um, the new black

If the recent Maison & Objet trade show held in Paris is anything to go by, then this year is about going back to black. You see, Maison & Objet isn’t just any trade show, it’s the trade show, the interior design market’s fashionista. Flocked to this year by more than 85,000 professionals, purchasers and […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 16th March 2011

The fabulous life: Take a seat

I spend a lot of time scouring cyberspace for beautiful design, which means that I spend a lot of time sitting – at my desk, at a coffee shop, at home on our L-shaped faux suede sofa – and so, as a side effect of what I do for a living, I have become a […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th March 2011

Don’t just sit around, sleep on it…

If you’ve ever lived the student life, practiced the art of couch surfing (globetrotting using friend’s couches as ‘accommodation’) or lived in a city where shoe boxes pass as studio apartments (I’ll give you a hint – starts with a ‘Lon’ ends in a ‘don’) then you’ve most likely come to realise that not all […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 11th March 2011

It’s time to stop and smell the lavender…

The colour purple isn’t just a movie that earned Oprah Winfrey an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress in 1985, it’s also a big colour trend in interior design this year, and one that this week’s guest blogger, 38andstilllearning’s Cathy Nolan, couldn’t be happier about…

Posted by the trend stalker on 9th March 2011

All that glitters: A colour combo that’s golden

Pantone may be calling it a pink year, but there’s no denying that neutrals – greys, creams and the new kid on the block, ‘greige’, will pretty much always be in style. Sure, pink may be the new black for a season or two, but black will always be, well, black – the stylista’s staple. […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 7th March 2011

Pillow talk… taking great design to bed

The average human will spend a third of their life sleeping, which equates to about 20 to 25 years over a 75-year life span – that’s a lot of time between the sheets, and way too much time to be spending a less than fabulous bed. In past years, bedrooms have been a little overlooked […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 4th March 2011

Take five… we insist

Five days in a week, five links we love. Coincidence? I think not… Here are five clever, useful links to take you into the weekend: 5 simple things to improve the look of your office 5 inspirational DIY lighting ideas 5 simple ways to make your house less depressing 5 pillars of modern interior design […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 2nd March 2011

Sitting pretty – the ‘man cave’ edition

As much as women dream of one day having a bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe that would make Sarah Jessica Parker jealous, grown men dream of a ‘man cave’ – A room where sports memorabilla and a pool table aren’t frowned upon, they’re admired. A room where an oversized flatscreen TV is a necessity, not […]