Since it's Halloween, and there is so much out there in black, I thought I'd bring some light back to today and talk about the opposite. White.


White lace is the perfect example of a fashion trend that always comes back. There is no denying it’s beauty, though some of us probably have a lingering distaste for it due to past trends. To be honest, I was one of those people…until I started seeing some of the new lace beauties walking down the runway at the recent Spring 2015 Paris fashion week. This number from Givenchy is a show stopper, and makes me think it is the perfect way to satisfy good girls and bad girls alike (leather + lace).


What is exciting is that this trend will look just as great indoors. There are so many ways to integrate it into interiors that feel both modern and fresh. Here are some examples that I loved…


(photo from the Givenchy Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015; from Vogue.com )



Oh the Panton Chair. We all love it. We will always love it. It is the epitome of modern. I fell in love with this white lace version from Ben Adams Architects that was submitted as a competition piece.  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the chair, Vitra UK held a competition to customize a chair. This one got second place.


I could see this working in so many spaces. The refined nature of the lace pattern makes it traditional enough to give a "home-y" vibe to a modern space. 


(photo from Design- Milk; http://design-milk.com/panton-chair-anniversary-competition-and-charity-auction/ )



This delicate skull done with a white lace pattern is definitely a statement piece. I love the detail in the lace pattern, and how it has turned the skull into a true piece of art. This would be a fantastic and interesting way to bring this trend into a space.


(photo from Honey Pie Living etc; http://honeypielivingetc.blogspot.fr/ )



Doesn't this space feel fresh? I think the addition of white lace on the bed makes the entire space feel more inviting. Something about a white lace bed will always bring up memories of a southern guest house...but my thoughit is, if it's only a subtle reminder, and not a sensory overload experience (which lace can sometimes be)...then the memory is definitely welcomed.


(space and photo from loftenberg blog, http://www.loftenberg.com/ )





For those ultra-feminine girly girls out there… this is your season. Fall/ Winter 2014/2015 is all about the color pink. To be specific…pale pink. It is literally the color of the moment, and it’s everywhere. Most designers are including in their collections in one way or another, and the broad use only leads me to ask…which pieces do I need first! So many beautiful options (loving this Ralph Lauren fall 2014 example). As a proclaimed girly girl, you can bet that I’ll be rocking a pale pink dress this season…and if we’re lucky…a wrap or coat as well.

Now the question is, what are the best ways to bring this trend into interior? The obvious and most bold way is through painted walls. I can honestly say this is a very appealing option. The blush tones that are so popular right now are very flattering in most spaces. If in combination with the modern black and white décor out there right now, it is a great way to soften a space and add a little more home authenticity. I love tha...

It's presence is definitely felt. 

(Photo from http://trendcouncil.com/ )



Whether we love them or hate them, hashtags are a big part of our online fashion lives. This is how we talk about fashion….


And this is why we’ve decided to take the latest most popular fashion week hashtags, and turn them into our latest pendant lights. An in honor of their debut on the ST website/ shop, we thought we’d do a little digging into what the big deal is all about.


According to the latest info, hashtags are getting even more popular. The last New York Fashion week Spring/ Summer 2015 shows more than doubled Instagram use as compared to only one season before. Here are some of the latest numbers. To those of us who spent fashion week scouring our phones for the latest and greatest, it’s no surprise that hashtags are an important part of being in the know…let alone just part of the language we use to talk about glamourous things.


If you’ve ever wondered where all this started (like I most certainly have), here are some little known fun facts about hashtags. 



Hashtags are 6 years old and are now the most hated, yet praised, introduction of social networks… and it all started on Twitter.


Do you know where the hashtag on Twitter came from?

It all started with a tweet from Chris Messina, co-founder of BarCamps and presently Google+ UX Designer.  At the time, there was a mission to create groups on Twitter. Despite the idea of using hastags for groups, it was used for identifying events.  It made tweets shorter, first of all, then Twitter decided to make hashtags clickable, therefore making a promotional tool for events.  


(from http://hashtags.ws/hashtag-tips-50-facts-about-twitter/ , photo from keep.com )

10 interesting facts about hashtags and Instagram:


  1. 83% of all posts contain hashtags.

  2. The United States, Japan, and Brazil are the three countries with the most users.

  3. 70% of Instagram users check it at least once a day using hashtags

  4. As of 2014 16 billion photos have been uploaded to Instagram.

  5. And yes Bieber is the most followed person on Instagram.

  6. No Filter is actually the most popular filter on Instagram.  

  7. New York City is the most geotagged city.

  8. And Times Square is the second most geotagged place.

  9. There are 57 million photos bearing #selfie hashtag its many variations on Instagram.

  10. The celebrity with the most selfies is Kylie Jenner with 451.


(photo and info from http://www.buzzfeed.com/ )




Black, White, and Wood.


There will always be something inherently chic about a monochromatic color scheme, or simple black and white. It is timeless, clean, and always seems to come across as elevated.


Lately, with next week’s launch of our new Hashtag lights, I’ve been asking myself…How do I make the elevated look of black and white seem more welcoming….seem more authentic? All of our new lights take the most popular hashtags from fashion week, and turn them into wooden pendant lights with black and white cords. So as you can see…black and white is definitely at the forefront of my mind.


Let’s face it, we’ve all thought it at one point. “I love this living room! This space looks like it stepped right out of a magazine”…and then thought…”but how do you live in something that feels so harsh all the time?” The reality is, sometimes the starkness of just white and black is anything but welcoming. At the end of the day, you need your space to make you feel like you’re living in a...