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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

~~Dallas Market Trends~~

Hey guys! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I was going to get this post up Monday, but viruses took over my computer! Kevin has had to do scans for the past two days to get rid of them. Anyway, everything is cleared up now. We got back in from Dallas on Sunday evening and had a great time! We shopped and ate until we were full and out of money! Literally!! lol...Kevin has a friend in Dallas so he hung out with him on Saturday while Sherry and I went down to market. I've been going for almost fifteen years but am still amazed every time I go. Each showroom has something different and unique. I have definitely been noticing alot of contemporary/clean lines over the last few years. It's just about all you see on HGTV these days. Love the bright yellow, gray and white together in this showroom. Click to enlarge all pics...

Now this is very contemporary! I am seeing alot of grays and silvers mixed with other colors.

The lime greens and purples are good together. I think purple might be coming in... This is not a good picture, but those lights were so cool!! They are made out of purple crystals. See the mirrored chest in the background? Mirrored pieces are everywhere! Love them! Although contemporary is in so is traditional/elegant. Look at this bedding! I am still seeing alot of leopard and red together. Zebra is still going strong too. Look at the bottom of this bedding...so pretty! I went in one of my favorite showrooms and took pictures of some beautiful chests. I loved this black hand painted one.
The blues, creams and golds are big right now. These next two chests are so pretty, and look at that gorgeous mirror!

Beautiful...and love the lamps too.
This chest would look so cute in a beach house.
For the rabbit lovers! Too cute!


Isn't this so fresh and elegant? I am really loving this look! Boy would I have to do some major changes to my house to achieve this look! lol...I don't think that's going to happen.

Can you see the rooster pot rack? Too cute...Love the chippy shabby chic table and chairs...oh and the rug!


Now this is really shabby chic! If you like the aged chippy look then this is for you. And I was worried about a few chips in my cabinets!! Oh my!
I also noticed alot of baskets and basket material being used. You can see in the hanging lanterns...The natural balls are also really popular.


There are so many cute garden items everywhere you look. I bought one of the vases with the basket weave at Stein mart. I noticed those in alot of showrooms too. I spy some roosters!





I didn't even touch the surface of what's there!




As you can see there are so many different colors and styles that are "in" right now. The main thing is to decorate with what you like...not just because it's the hot new trendy thing. Traditional is always in and can be mixed with other styles.




I should be back on Friday if all goes as planned to show you the entire kitchen finally DONE! I even found a rug for underneath my kitchen table! I am still in shock! lol...I just need to make a little pull down shade for my kitchen door then it should be complete. As far as the major stuff goes...I am always changing around accessories!



Chase returned from his cruise and had a great time...glad he's back!


Have a great week!





17 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

Love that market!! We take about 10 days there and barely scratch the surface : )

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen everything is so gorgeous at the Dallas market. Love it!

I am working on our guest room makeover today. I bought new bedding and it's seems like it will fit right in with the trend. Yay! I'll show you soon.

Welcome back! ~Melissa

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Wow everything looks so gorgeous! I am drooling over that leopard print bedding! Love it!!

EliFla said...

What a GREAT market.... you had a wonderful weekend in Dallas!!!! Hugs, Flavia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, so much to see. I am crazy about all of the painted chests. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Michele Smith said...

Is that market open year round? I'm going home to visit my family in texas during the summer, that would be a wonderful stop.
Love the red and leopard print. Everything is so gorgeous there!
Michele

Cricket said...

Wow...something for everyone!!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love that chest with the rabbits on it. Too cute!

Patti said...

I can't even imagine how fun this must be - and it must also be a bit overwhelming - beautiful photos of lovely items!

A Hint of Home said...

There is so much to see, I'm sure it's overwhelming!
Interesting to see the trends, but like you who can change our decor that often. lol
You're right, we can change accessories more often.
Glad Chase is home safe!
Hugs!

Avry and Justin said...

Oooh love all that decor! I would love to hit that market!

Gypsy Heart said...

You are so right...lots of eye candy and trends but it's best to stay with what one likes and feels comfortable with. I adore the animal print bedding ~ would love either one!

Glad you had a great time ~

Pat

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Kristen...I see things like this and I want to change every single thing I have...but of course I cannot do that...however my new frame I bought from you sure did make me feel better! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kristen...

Ohhh...what fun that would be...to be able to go to the Dallas Market and see what's in for the coming year! I have never been and more than likely never get to go...sooo...I am so glad that you share your trip, experience, and photos with us, my friend! Thank you! You know, I just can't get my "heart around" the modern/contemporary design style! Sorry...just can't help it! Hehe! But I did really like all of those gorgeous rooms, furniture and vignettes in your last photos! Ohhh...and I loved all of the painted chests! Simply gorgeous! My favorite was the blue and cream striped with the gold...ooh la la!!! I could decorate an entire room around that pretty piece! You know, I have been seeing your pretty glass vases with the basket weaving around them...all over blogland! I'm happy that you got one. I think I need to keep my "eye" out for one as well! Well dear lady...thank you again for the fabulous tour of Dallas Market...I sooo enjoyed it!!!

I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well, my friend!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Did you happen to go to the Naperies showroom and see our custom rugs?

Melodie said...

Beautiful images! I love the floral fabric on the dining chairs.

I had to laugh at the leopard print bedding, my hubby would def *not* go for that! lol

Tootsie said...

wow...I would have been in heaven there!!! Especially if I had money enough and space enough to include all that I loved!!!

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