November 12, 2013

Norwalk Fabric & Design Trends, Part 4: Tongue-In-Cheek Chic

Continuing my series of posts about the Fabric & Design Trends from Norwalk Furniture (see original post for Utah Style here)...

There were 5 trends presented and I'm elaborating on each one separately on my blog, with images of furniture examples produced by Norwalk.  I've already posted about the "Black is Back", "Luxury Neutrals", and "Drum Beat" trends.  The 4th trend presented was "Tongue-In-Cheek Chic."  



Tongue-In-Cheek Chic
"With a slightly naughty-but-nice edginess, this couture-inspired theme celebrates the forward thinking work of Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Robert Cavalli, and Kean Etro.  The fashion runways from New York to Milan were full of studs, grommets, rivets, and metal accents this season.  Shades of blue/green from jade to mint provide the perfect soothing complement to the ashen toned base cloths.  While cosmopolitan images of skulls, Buddha, and dolled-up dogs provide the whimsy and swank that energize this restful palette."

Examples: