Trends | Blocked Off | August 2014

Bold, brilliant color has been the trend for the last few years, so it's natural that colorblocking--a look already extremely hot in apparel--would follow in home furnishings. Sometimes the color combinations are complementary, sometimes they contrast--but either way, it's a solid style statement.


  • Artek
    Designer Hella Jongerius has reinterpreted Alvar Aalto’s classic 401 armchair, with a playful take on upholstery.
  • Surya
    The Teori decorative pillow from Surya is crafted in India of 100 percent cotton and screen printed. It is available in three square sizes: 18, 20 and 22 inches.
  • Le Creuset
    Le Creuset’s new kitchen tools, which include a spoon/scraping spoon, combine glass-filled nylon with a wide, flexible silicone edge.
  • Quoizel
    Quoizel In a vintage bronze finish, this cord-hung, three-light mini pendant from Quoizel is made of 60 pieces of Tiffany glass.
  • CHF Industries
    Part of the Parker Loft brand, the Brisbane comforter set is a mix of quilted, embroidered and printed horizontal bands in coral and gray with accents of taupe.
  • United Weavers
    The new Preludes collection from United Weavers is made of olefin. Nine designs in several colorways are available.
  • G!
    One of the four new themes from G!, Seaside Cottage includes hampers and floor baskets made of seagrass with mango wood handles.