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Choose a timeless design rather than a trendy decor

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Thoughtful tradesmen realize that the neutral palettes and timeless design appeal to homeowners who value decor that’s durable and trend-proof.

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I have a theory as to why we hear less about trends from design retailers. It’s that those who traditionally worked with seasonal trends (patterned pink pillows in the spring/plain green pillows in the fall) learned how constant delivery delays — common during COVID-19 — can disrupt that pattern.

Maybe they started wondering if it made business sense for the pink pillows to lose most of their value if they arrived in September, when the sales, marketing and merchandising departments moved on. to green, or that 12 months later both will be “so last year”?

Thoughtful makers and marketers are realizing that neutral palettes and timeless design appeal to a growing market of homeowners who appreciate durable, trend-proof decor.

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It’s practically a brand promise with OYOY, the Danish design company launched in 2012. Named with the letters that since 1929 have been on all Danish aircraft, it celebrates the sleek design that is instantly recognizable – like the aircraft – as Danish.

The collections are rooted in the tradition of blending function and beauty in everyday objects, and in which furniture is taken for granted to be built for multi-generational use.

The color story unfolds in restful wood tones mixed with blues, browns, camels and black. Patterns for textiles and pillows include classic stripes and polka dots, plus organic cotton percale bedding in a delicious ice blue.

Vases, lighting, flower pots and hanging storage baskets come in bold shapes and simple colors that add subtle graphic elements alone or mixed together.

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Founded in 2005 as a purpose-driven lifestyle brand, Obakki is committed to providing sustainable home decor products that have a social or environmental impact.

Frequent collaborators, they teamed up with Byron and Dexter Peart on a Goodee X Moonstone collection featuring ceramic artist Bianca Pintan. Inspired by the Australian countryside, the raw edges, high-gloss finishes and pebble-accented glaze of these pieces evoke the textures and tones of the landscape.

Obakki’s spectacular collection includes wall hangings, towels and other textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass/service/plate, prints, woven rugs and interesting accents like wax candles. bee with fantastic floral shapes.

There is a calm and soothing Swedish influence that carries over to the European range of upholstered seating, artwork and MUST accessories. Its softly organic forms and neutral tones create monochromatic spaces layered with depth, contrast and character, and its makers point to impeccable construction and attention to detail as marks of product quality and longevity.

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Designer Jake Arnold has dreamed up a heavenly palette for a collaboration with bedding brand Parachute – a limited-edition collection of linen bedding, pinch-pleated curtains, bathrobes and pillows executed in relaxed, versatile tones.

I can’t imagine getting tired of earthy brown, soft buff and whisper pink, or getting tired of combining them on a bed. Each of these would also layer well with the rugged burgundy that is also available, and would look divine, I suppose, with the pink linen in an indigo bedroom.

The sample bedding sent to me seems to last for decades. It is a dense weave that has been finely detailed and finished. Unlike some linen fitted sheets, these had tight fitting corners.

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Texture recurs throughout the line in the raw edge of a hem, the tactile hand of washed linen or loop and velvet lumbar pillows. A botanical print on the washed linen dress adds another layer of interest and is repeated in cozy bolsters.

Even mass merchandisers whose model incorporates seasonal surpluses seem to place more emphasis on timeless designs and accommodating colors.
For observant low-cost retailers like Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls, this is reflected in the natural palette that colors its spring decorating offering.

The soothing theme of creams, camels, and straw is beautifully executed in wicker and rattan baskets, woven lampshades, patchwork pillows, ceramic kitchenware, and classic accents like coffee tables. mother-of-pearl filler. Any look could be the next generation’s collectible.

Vicky Sanderson is the editor of Around the House, www.aroundthehouse.
California. Check her out on [email protected], on Twitter ATHwithVickyand

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