A big part of my job is to keep current and to know what trends are going to be hot before everyone else does. Luckily, most of my favorite retailers hold seasonal presentations of their newest collections several months before they hit the stores. It’s sort of like when fashion designers launch their collections by doing runway shows; in home decor they do “previews” in which artfully designed vignettes are styled in a showroom for guests to admire. A ton of work goes into these presentations because the audience is full of key people who will help move the brand along. For a stylist, it’s a great opportunity to stock up on ideas as well as a nice time to say hello to some long-lost friends who I haven’t seen for a while. This morning’s event held by Indigo was a bit of both and I am super glad that I went. Below you will find images of my favorite items that should be hitting stores in time for fall. I find that Indigo always does a great job and that the products are of shockingly good quality for the pricepoint (and no, they did not pay me to say that).
Here is a gorgeous wall of mix and match dinnerware with smooth shapes, a rustic feel and dark, inky colours that are great for fall.
I loved the new line of napkins that look as if they have been hand-dyed with natural pigments. They are meant to look a bit rumpled so no ironing required! I think I might snap up the lush purple ones for myself come fall. Who wouldn’t want a mug that says something sweet every morning?Chic desk accessories can be hard to find, believe you me. Poppin is a new line from New York that will be sold exclusively in Canada at Indigo. I like the white the best but there are also tons of peppy hues. A book after my own heart (and start in the theatre oh-so-many years ago). I loved how they table-scaped this coffee table with heavy, sexy books. Oh and the luscious roses didn’t hurt either. Take note all you bare table people! Indigo is putting a push on integrating the world of books and words into it’s home decor category. I think it’s a clever blending and makes the home products seem so…well… at home. Love these little framed sayings (which also come on toss pillows and will be top sellers). And of course, the wall of scarves, jewelery and handbags. I have made a bee line for this stuff several times this year when a last minute gift was required. First stop, scarf and notebook; second stop gift wrap and cards; third stop, done! Okay so now some time for personal shopping: these lavender pillows are going to look great on my sofa!!
I thought these glass decanters with gold tops were so simple and elegant.
Last but not least, the wooden kitchen accessories are just a gorgeous as ever. I love the cutting and cheese boards the best!Well that’s my tour for now…I’m sure that you will see all of these things on your own in the next few months but isn’t it nice to get a little sneak peak?