8 Etsy Picks From In-House Trend Expert (And Making It Judge) Dayna Isom Johnson

If you’re looking for someone to judge a first-of-its-kind craft show, it would be hard to find a better contender than Dayna Isom Johnson. On NBC’s Making It, Isom Johnson works with Barneys’ creative ambassador Simon Doonan to judge the contestants crafts for both creativity and skill. And if getting to watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman goof around on TV sounds too good to be true, her day job is a close second. As Etsy’s in-house trend expert, she is constantly shopping and scanning the site’s marketplace for the next big thing. Her trend guides have the added benefit Read More

This Crackle Glaze Tile Trend is Taking Over the Kitchen and Bath

#Ihavethisthingwithtiles, and it’s sort of unfortunate because I’ve never actually picked any of my own. I fell in love with subway tiles nearly a decade ago, and I was crushing hard on those matte patterned cement tiles that popped up a couple years ago. I’m even into faux “wood” larger scale ceramic tiles and teeny tiny, mesh-backed penny tiles. And I’m not mad at a fish scale or arabesque shape either. So right now, I’m thinking it’s not such a bad thing that I don’t have a tile decision—or three—to make. Because honestly what would I choose? That’s a lot Read More

7 Trends That Will Be Huge in 2019—According to the IKEA Catalog

The 2019 IKEA Catalog is the gift that just keeps on giving. Beyond serving up tons of eye candy, painting ideas, and new collections, the IKEA catalog is a great place to go for a sneak peek at the home trends that will take the decor world by storm in the coming year. Ahead: A look at a few of our favorite home trends we spotted throughout the catalog. Get ready to see these everywhere in 2019. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The New Color Combo We're Loving Right Now

Forget gray and yellow. This summer, we’re loving the fresh combination of all manner of bright pinks (think fuschias and corals) contrasted against a more traditional navy. Whether accenting furniture or adorning a wall, it can bring a crisp pop to your summer décor. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

8 Trends Designers Wish Would Make a Comeback

Writer and director Frank Capra once said, “Don’t follow trends, start trends.” But in the design world, there are so many great fads that we can’t help but jump on the bandwagon. Yes, trends come and go, but there are a bunch of them we hope return, stat. To kickstart some serious design inspo—and help you stay ahead of the trends—eight designers share the fads they hope make a comeback. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Sofa Trend Slowly Taking Over Instagram

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Buy a leather sofa for your living room, and you’re well on your way to man cave status, whether you like it or not. Which is totally fine—honestly, there are plenty of reasons why leather is greater than things like performance velvet or cotton in terms of durability and clean-ability, even if aesthetically it might pale in comparison. But I’ve noticed a shift lately on Instagram away from the ubiquitous blue velvet couch (guilty!) and into the wide world of buttery caramels and 70s-style tan sofas. And I’m starting to think, Read More

The Modern Way to Decorate With Terrazzo

What once was old is new again, and nothing proves that more than the recent resurgence of the retro terrazzo trend. It was a classic staple during the ’70s, when everything from floors to kitchen countertops was covered in the stone material with its confetti-like chips. But while it might remind you of your childhood kitchen or your grandma’s powder room floor, terrazzo has a long history that extends way past the 20th century—examples have even been found in ancient mosaics in Egypt. But the Venetians were the ones who made the style famous: 15th-century palace owners wanted to find Read More

Dalmatian Print is Trending and We're 101% on Board

If the classic Disney cartoon 101 Dalmatians is what first comes to mind when you hear the term “Dalmatian print,” you might want to rethink your stance. This classic polka dot print variation has been a favorite in design circles the past few years—and will make a bold, fun impact in your home (just check out that removable wallpaper from Etsy, above). Read on to check out our other favorite Dalmatian items below. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

We Can't Get Over These Incredibly Realistic Paper Flowers on Instagram

Flowers instantly brighten any room and, are a welcome breath of air, especially in a culture dominated by computers and phone screens. Some of us regularly buy fresh ones, but for others, flowers are a periodic splurge, only indulged every once in awhile. There’s a new spin on flowers we’ve noticed on Instagram, and it’s making us pretty happy: The delicate art of creating incredibly realistic looking flowers using crafty handiwork, crepe paper, and a lot of patience. Paper flowers are the everlasting blooms that our dreams are made of. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This is a Way Better Version of the Himalayan Salt Lamp Trend

Move over, Himalayan salt lamps. There’s a new trend in town. Himalayan salt lamps, known for their orange glow and dubious air-cleansing properties, have had their time to in the spotlight, but it looks like these accent pieces are about to be dethroned by the latest addition to the well-decor scene: selenite lamps. Bonus: These new crystal-based mood boosters are already one step ahead in the looks department. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico