Trendspotting

As a merchandiser, it is extremely important to know not only what is current, but also what is coming up next. 

Looking through the lens of not what is on the shelf, but what is in the next shipment to go on display for the retail market has become second nature to me, and now I want to share it with you. 

This is my page where I can share what’s new, what’s coming, and what I’m loving.

Ellen   xoxo

Trends To Watch In 2022
Outdoor patio seating area

Luxury Outdoor Spaces

This trend is hardly a surprise. It's "safe" to be outside with friends as we approach the third summer of the pandemic. Why not make your outdoor space amazing! Gorgeous gardens and welcoming plants add an earthy feeling to any patio setting. Install some plush, new cushions to finish the look!

White and Brown Interior

Brown is Back!

Don't worry - Greige, Grey, & White still reign supreme, but look for earthy browns to inch their way back into interior furnishings. As part of the "grass roots" feeling, earthy brown against crisp white backdrops look amazing! Keep the walls white & toss in a bit of charcoal to heighten the look. Supreme!

work from home desk

Garden Friendly Offices

We have all succumbed to the concept of working from home, so why not make your workspace a place of peace? Sustainability is on everyone's mind and now more than ever, we are seeing the need to be surrounded by warm & friendly spaces. Plus the Feng Shui of live plants wins every time!

Trends Gaining Traction

Bold Colors & Patterns

Look for bold patterns with bright colors.  They are already in the retail arena! When applying this trend to interiors, keep it to the accents of pillows and art.  Be cautious of painting an accent wall or investing in a colorful piece of furniture as this trend may be a quickly passing phase.  

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Grandmillennial

What the heck is Grandmillennial?  It is a trend that is sweeping in right now, but it is still gaining traction, so I haven’t yet moved it to the 2022 trends bucket.  It’s also very polarizing.  People either love it or they loathe it, so if you are decorating with this style, beware if you go to sell your place.  

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Inspiration and Trends

worth keeping

Interior design trends move much more slowly than fashion trends because they are costly to change.  Here are some trends that are NEW & some that still have viability in the “New Normal”. Click & Read!

Accessories

The New Normal Is Here!

When looking at design trends moving into 2022 & beyond, we should be focusing on cleanliness, order, and simplicity.  

In the corporate environment, workspaces will become even cleaner and simpler than before the pandemic.  While MINIMALISM was gaining traction back in the 2016-2017 era, it is now in full force and if you haven’t embraced it, you are behind the curve.  

Clean out storage areas, acclimate to working in a paperless zone, look for excess items that are not in use.  These items not only clutter your space, but they are a nest for germs. 

On the home-front, we all need to make space to work from home more and more.  Whether our businesses have adjusted or for health matters and facing additional quarantines, clearing a space for an uninterrupted work zone from your residence is vital.  

This means, clearing out old boxes, cupboards, storage, closets, etc.  Replace old bookcases and tables with a nice, new desk and ergonomic work chair.  

Look for much more on my blog relating to this new normal of the 21st Century. It’s happening now and it’s more exciting than ever.  

Pianos

Always be Inspired

Looking around at our surroundings and feeling the energy of the people and activities in your space is crucial to waking up your senses. 

I always have an INSPO FILE to showcase things I’m loving, what I’m seeing, and the places I am visiting.  

Cork Wall
Pianos

Always be Inspired

Looking around at our surroundings and feeling the energy of the people and activities in your space is crucial to waking up your senses. 

I always have an INSPO FILE to showcase things I’m loving, what I’m seeing, and the places I am visiting.  

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