Thursday, January 27, 2011

Home Decor Trends for 2011 + Cosmetic Bag Giveaway!!!!

Christmas has passed and Spring is crawling near!  All of us art inspired, thrift store hunters, fabric junkies, sewing freaks, self-proclaimed interior designers are looking at what's in style this year! We tend to let our inner design voice guide our choices of projects and new ideas. If you're like me, most of your best design and craft ideas come at the strangest times....In particular, I will be focusing away and straining my brain on a well thought out structured project and then BAM!! That perfect idea pops into my head and I hustle around, gathering all that I will need to start another project!

One of my many work spaces around the house.....

There's that little thing we say, "I have too many ideas and I don't know which one I want to start?" Or we say, "I'm stumped...No ideas are coming to my brain. What is wrong with me?" But this year I think we've fallen somewhere in between those two! Both Melissa and I have a huge LOVE for all design and decor that's classic, modern and chic. So here we go, we've talked a bunch about dividing our craft time into thirds. One third sewing, the second third something, and the third third something?! We get together on our occasional lunch outings and talk up a storm for two some odd hours, blabbing about our ideas or lack there of....

Let me share a little something real fast.......

We have literally shopped thrift stores and flea markets since we met in sixth grade. Both our mother's instilled this love for good thrifty finds. But don't kid yourself, you still have to be "thrifty" while shopping at thrift stores.  Key note: going on the sale days!  Just ask Melissa, her "Martha Stewart" closet is filled with millions of thrift store finds just begging to be up-cycled!  Spending money anywhere just adds up. You may ask, "why do you need to wait for a sale at a thrift store??" I know, it sounds like an oxymoron...Thrift store/Sale...? But to truly get those great finds worth up-cycling or repurposing it's a must!
Vintage-Inspired Book Stack

Up-Cycled White Chic Coasters

 So here's where the second third of our divided craft time comes into play. We have both recovered, refinished, revamped, re-everything and we are now going to pass these awesome treasures on to you! Vintage-inspired, modern-chic, you name it, we are going to do it!

Back to the subject at hand....2011 Home Decor Trends... I usually refuse to research trending topics. How could I do such a thing?  I tell myself, a true crafter and designer doesn't follow trends but sets the trends.  So, I did it. I GOOGLED it... I sat down to write this post and thought that I had to have  something backing up my claim. And I'm so excited to report that Posh House has hit the nail on the head! Our new Spring line at Posh House Originals is spot on.

According to Michelle Lamb, the editorial director of "The Trend Curve" shared her design outlook for 2011. She states that "shoppers can expect to see furniture and accessories which combine classic elements with contemporary details, incorporating texture into upholstery fabrics, metals and wood." I'm getting so excited even thinking about the possibilities this year! You will see "puckers, pleats, tweeds, frayed edges, woven-in ribbons and embossing. Understated raw looks are rising." Michelle Lamb defines 2011's style as a "merging of vintage and modern." Traditional style is going to collide with modern chic details. A combination like this is going to rock your socks off! There will be no limits to this combination! My favorite of all and something that we have already began to include in our shop are reclaimed woods and upcycled items.

Trellis Design with Floral Accent Broach
It has been said that 2011 will be about adding balance to the trends and moving towards simplicity. Simplicity is a concept many people are adopting in every part of their lives. Lamb says, "it's about making the most of a single element. Decor will exemplify clean lines, geometry and a lack of embellishment. Products will be multifuntional and manufacturers will use transparent materials."
Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy!! Whether you are a craft junky, design enthusiast, or a shopaholic,  this means the mesh of styles and textiles are endless this year....

Now it's time to talk COSMETIC BAG GIVEAWAY!!!

Here's how it works....Read carefully so you don't miss out on any details!!

Visit our Shop and "Like" us on Facebook. If you already "Like" us on Facebook, go ahead and post a comment on our facebook page about which item you like the best!  When you're finished come back here to our blog and post your favorite item or items in our shop and some of your 2011 design ideas for your chance to win this little white birdcage bag! It features a heavy duty grey canvas on the interior and is 100% machine washable. We will randomly pick a winner and you will receive this cosmetic bag!
We love to hear your ideas too. After all, that's how we all get our creative juices flowing! Good luck! The Giveaway starts Thursday, January 27th and ends Thursday, February 3rd!



  1. I would have to say either the mod baby blanket (circles) or the black/white pillow case. My daughter is almost 3 and I want to redo her room in grown up style!! :)

  2. I like Shabby Chic Decorative Wooden Trays - Set of 3. My main theme is to decorate rooms based on our vacations taken to places. Those are quite inexpensive - frames from your pics and some comforter sets. They are easy to change also.
    Wrote on wall:heta S

  3. I love all the kitchen towels!! Especially the turquoise and black ones! This cosmetic bag is totally adorable!!

  4. i love the 4 things i bought this morning. my theme for the new house is bright, fun, cheerful colors...the yellow and blue pillow case covers, the 3 yellow picture frames and the set of books are my starting point.

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