It's that time of year again. People are beginning to think about 2015 and what it will bring. When you're a home decor blogger that always means checking out the hot new trends.
So here goes- my first trend snippet for 2015.
Sometimes even patterns we love can lose favour if they are overused. Chevron comes to mind. What was once a fantastic pattern that played well with other patterns because of simple, graphic lines has been overused to the point of -dare I say it- nausea.
I fear that Ikat (chevron is a staple of this traditional Indonesian design) and Persian Suzani (with it's bold circular motifs ) are not far behind in the over used category.
There is chatter that Shibori (Japanese tie dyeing) is the next new pattern to take over in textiles. I can see the appeal of Shibori. It is geometric (very hot right now), simple on a white background, has multiple patterns possibilities depending on how it is produced, and has cultural references. Then there's that indigo blue which feeds into the resurgence of blues and navy in colour trends.
You many not be familiar with this age old Japanese technique. Shibori patterns are usually created on white silk by binding, clamping and wrapping around poles and then dipping into indigo dyes. If you are hankering for the 60's again, or don't remember them and are ready for a new DIY experince, check out this article
This proves that it is possible to have subtle colour ranges using contemporary dyes
and different colours...