Thursday, May 20, 2010

Africa meets NEON!

One of the new trends of 2010 and even going into 2011 is NEON! Can you remember the 80's, with all that neon? YIKES!! But it is BACK, and BETTER!!

See these pictures below, Africa meets Neon! How great is that?! A series of interior sets designed by German Interior Stylist & Stage Designer Irina Graewe. The combination of objects, staging, pop colours together with the West/Central African fabrics is great. You know I am always on the look-out for these beautiful fabrics and once again I am not disappointed with what you can do and how to incorporate these beautiful fabrics!!

I love this funky couch and chair below! So cute with those fabrics!!

This is what the TREND CURVE (international authority on color & design in home furnishings) says:

Neon could not be newer! So don’t forget to include it in everything from the brightest yellow to purplish blue.
Don’t be shy with corals — they’ll be taking reds and pinks to all-new levels.
To think forward, go back. These rich time periods will be informing trends, as well as new colors:

Tudor (through Elizabethan) England will bring back voluminous velvets, tapestry accents and tear-drop pearls.
The 1940s will again inspire features in light maple, pecan and walnut, as well as seersucker, jersey and cable knits.
Mayan, Incan and Hopi tribal influences will give us geometric florals, trapezoids and primitive portrayals of the sun.

So it’s time to put away the winter blahs and greys – 2010/2011 is going to be all about bright, bold colour! The neon trend is making its way across the continents in the coming years, so expect to see lots of fearless colour to wash away that gloomy winter parlour that may currently be festering in your living room.

Are you ready for a change?? I am definitely going to incorporate some of these funky colors in my house.... because Funky Doodle Donkey is all about unique, groovy, sassy, swanky, hip, bright, bold & funky stuff that gives you the wiggles & giggles!

Have a great day y'all! What are your plans for today? I am going to the Organic Market with some friends.


Wendy said...

So not the neon of the 80's. Love this look b/c it incorporates a lot of distressed pieces.

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Annie said...

So, yes, I would say, pretty cool and interesting! I think you would have to get it just right, like in the photos with the (like Wendy mentioned) distressed pieces and the cultural pieces all together. Otherwise, you could really make it go wrong!

Maci Miller said...

Love those wall colors! Especially, that gorgeous pink room with all the umbrellas. These are some cool, artistic shots! I LOVE period pieces and antique or distressed pieces mixed with a bright wall and I am all over anything 40's-esque! Not sure about all the 80's stuff coming back (and scary to see it for a 2nd time, haha) but love it used this way!


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