This past Saturday I attended an in store seminar at InVU's Mississauga location to celebrate the arrival of autumn, and discuss home decor trends for the season. The store itself is a great resource, and I love that it is a "one-stop" shop for decorators and home decor enthusiasts. The visual team at inVU always puts together fabulous in-store vignettes featuring drapery panels, cushions, mirrors, vases and decorative accessories, all of which are available for purchase.
The inVU team presented four distinct trends for autumn 2011: Carbon, Equinox, Woodland and Natural Eclectic. Here's a review of the inspirational vignettes presented at the seminar:
Trend #1: CARBON
Love, love, love this look!! As soon as I saw this vignette, I was wowed by the combination - a rich, deep navy accent wall, highlighted by gold tone metals and hits of bling. The midnight blue velvet accent chair with nail head trim detail summarizes the trend: Ooh la la!
Trend #2: Equinox
This trend is inspired by the outdoors, incorporating the rich colours of Mother Nature's fall palette: burnt orange, crimson red, harvest gold. These colours can easily be brought into the home by adding vibrant fabrics, whether it's a bold print on a wing back chair, a pair of velvet drapery panels or a kilim inspired toss cushion. Though not for the faint of heart, this time worn look is definitely warm and welcoming.
Trend #3: Woodland
The woodland trend is also nature inspired, only this trend has us seeing green. You name the shade - army, moss, chartreuse, teal - they all work beautifully together, particularly when paired with chocolate brown or warm grey. Texture also plays an important role in this trend - fur, knits, felts, velvets - these elements add warmth to the cool green palette.
Trend #4: Natural EclecticThis colour palette trend is more subtle than the previous trends, but if you prefer to play it safe, this is a beautiful choice. Grey is the new neutral, but that doesn't mean it can't mix with the beige and taupe you already have in your home. Combine those neutrals and add a dash colour for interest; here it's a touch of blue. Again, don't forget to add texture - velvet, pony hair and faux fur all add warmth to the vignette.
I would like to thank all of the ladies at inVU for providing such an informative and inspirational seminar. Visit inVU online or drop into one of their retail locations for a visit!!