Friday, April 29, 2011

Trend Alert: The Year of the Peacock (and a Giveaway!!)

Trends are good.  Trends are bad. 
Trends are fun in small doses and a very bad investment in large doses because when they are over, they fall with a very large thud.

BUT, back to the good part of trends.  They bring fun, fashion, and color to your decor when used wisely.
Some of the best ways to incorporate decorating trends is in your accessories and soft goods.  This way the hot new motif or color can visit for a while but leave without fanfare when it becomes a guest that has worn out its welcome.

A really hot trend I am seeing in the design marketplace right now is the peacock motif as well as a color I call Peacock which is a deep, green-tinged, inky blue.  I have brought a few examples to show you.


This rug features a stylized peacock feather design with that beautiful "Peacock" color.  I think this would be great in a dining room under a traditional style table or in a living room with a Lucite coffee table on it.


I particularly love this vase that hints at the peacock motif and colorway.  Another good way to add the trend without investing too heavily into it.




Fashion gets into the act, too. 



Greeting cards with a nod to the peacock trend would make a wonderful, stylish gift or look great sitting on your desk.  So chic!


Again, pillows are an easy way to bring a touch of a hot trend into a room without major commitment.


Beautiful, large-scale peacock perfect for a shelf or a console table in an entryway.



Pretty blue and white interpretation of the peacock.


How about a peacock tonic cocktail? 


I am in love with this large scale peacock motif fabric from JF Fabrics.

Look around closely and I believe you will be seeing the peacock being interpreted in many fresh and exciting ways.

Reminder!!
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(see link above)

 credits: Peacock cocktail Martha Stewart (photo Simon Watson)
cards ParadoXx Art
blue/white pillow  Cottage Cupboard
all others through Carol Raley Interiors

2 comments:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

ooh, love this! (But of course!)

Carol Raley said...

Thanks, Maryam!