Trend Spotting

I am constantly sourcing things online and seeing lots of interiors.  So, I thought it would be fun to show you some recent trends that have been popping up.  Some of these may surprise you.

First, up the Buffalo Check . . . 

It's very traditional and many of you may feel it's never been out.  But I am seeing it more and more these days.  In fact the new issue of Traditional Home is featuring a stunning kitchen with upholstered chairs in a large scale check.

I have to say, the more recent sitings have been paired with less traditional fabrics as in this example . . . 

Up next, black and white interiors.  I'm not sure if this is a mini trend or whether it will have some staying power, but it is hot hot at the moment . . . 

Last up - Mixing metal tones.  We all know that brass is back - it's actually been back for the last couple of years in an antique version.  However, now I'm seeing the mixing of the warm tone metals with the cooler toned metals.  The best way to pull of this look is by throwing in  the champagne tones in frames and metallic linens to connect the dots.

Here's the frame color I'm talking about. . . 

Happy Monday! Enjoy your day. M.


  1. Good stuff, Mandi! I'm a fan of mixing metals, so that trend is speaking to me... happy Monday to you!
    xo heidi

  2. Yay! So glad to hear about the buffalo check...I covered my antique dining room chairs in an oversized rasberry buffalo check several years ago and have had to design around them ever since (as it was expensive to do)...I have always worried about it:) Take care, Caroline

  3. You are talking my language in every one of those trends......!

  4. I am in love with those black x benches in that second photo. While I've been thinking a lot about what to do in our next home, I definitely want some hits of black and that might be a great idea.

  5. I don't think I've ever fallen out of love with Buffalo check. Especially in black & white - that's 2 trends in one! Happy Monday!

  6. Hi there, nice post. This is an interesting and very informative topic. Thanks for sharing you thoughts on this issue. Keep it up, looking forward to read another one in the future. Cheers!
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Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.