If you've followed me and our design projects over the years, you know we are all about color and texture.
And there was no shortage of both during the Design Bloggers Spring Tour 2016, where myself and nine other bloggers toured 17 showrooms in three days. Earlier this month I dished about the abundance of mixed metals I saw at market. But now let's talk about the color explosion, and layers and layers of texture that we saw at every turn.
The folks at AmbellaHome had my color-loving heart swooning at every turn. This pop of fuchsia chair greeted us as we entered the showroom.
The chairs colors and patterns were repeated here on a bold, white and black sofa. FYI: nailhead details will never die. They were also ubiquitous at market.
More fuchsia goodness at Huntington House
Sweet Jesus, if this orange velvet tufted "Piece of Cake" ottoman didn't reaffirm my love of orange. Not only is it a bad ass in all its orange splendor, but the design allows for multiple formations to fit your home.
Definitely a win.
More orange love at the Bernhardt showroom, as the bold color perfectly frames their Soho Luxe bed and nightstand.
And these ottomans.
Floral abounded in most showrooms like this showstopper at the Theodore Alexander showroom. And green and blue are fast becoming my second/third color faves.
|Color inspiration via the VanguardFurniture showroom|
More blues via this denim and cowhide beauty from the rug purveyors Nourison.
Green, black and white for the win at the Vanguard Furniture showroom. I'll take the boots as well, please and thank you.
The vast array of colors and patterned Crypton performance fabrics also available at Vanguard Furniture. Love that almost any upholstered piece from headboard to sofa can be personalized and made virtually indestructible with the Crypton stain resistant technology.
The folks at Kenian didn't skimp on color either, offering varied color options for their Chinese Chippendale chairs.
Any well designed space will need some texture to balance color repetitions, and there were some great options throughout market.
Ditto this piece from Huntington House
Woven goodness from Sauder exemplified their promise of livable luxury.
And since we use buffet/console pieces often in our design projects, I was especially smitten with the wood details I saw on several pieces at market including this beauty from Hurtado whose owner lives right here in South Florida.
Loved the pattern play detail on this buffet from Vanguard Furniture.
And this, oh so functional console from Universal Furniture
was styled to perfection with a cobalt blue lamp, against a green wall.
It was a genius vignette, and I think I stood there for quite a few minutes wanted to slap someone on the back for doing color and texture so damn well. Tune in later this week for my final High Point round up. It'll include some selfies. #dontjudgeme