A few weeks ago I traveled down from NYC, my dad (aka my boss) came down from Pittsburgh, and we met in Atlanta for a whirlwind trip. We were there for roughly 40 hours and packed our schedule to the max. Both days were a mixture of meetings with current vendors to see their new collections and new vendors that we are considering adding to the site. Of course not every new vendor we met with will make it onto our site, but it is so informative to see how other lines are designed, manufactured, and how their businesses run.
Enough of the boring stuff, let’s get down to the fun stuff. I am here to report back on the biggest trends we saw AND more importantly, our favorites.
One of the biggest trends I saw this trip was texture. Everywhere I looked there was texture. Each brand had their own take but I honestly loved every single one of them. Here are a few pics of my favorites, in no particular order.
Another huge look that I saw everywhere were patterns such as herringbone and plaid. This look has been on the horizon for a while, it has been huge in every other part of the interior design world (and fashion), and many rug brands have tested the waters with a rug or two here and there, but I feel like this season they are committing and putting out full collections of plaids, gingham, pinstripes, and herringbones. Some brands even did the double whammy of pairing these looks with a super textured construction, creating a chunky sweater for your floor. Talk about cozy!
The last big trend that I saw, and loved, was the return of some old school traditional looks. This is kind of two things in one.
Part of that is moving away from the bright highlighter over-dyed rugs (that totally had a moment) and moving back towards traditional styles with some vintage distressing (and maybe updated colors like pinks and blues but more muted).
The second part of this it the return of my favorite rug accouterment, fringe/tassels. I should note that tassels and fringe are a huge hassle when it comes to vacuuming, BUT, they instantly change the vibe of any rug. Personally, it took me years to get into fringe-less rugs. I am now finally on board, but I still love that old world look.
That is all I have for my trend recap. Let us know what you think and as always feel free to reach out if there is a topic you want us to tackle!