{friday finds: 2010 & 2011 trends }


This past Thursday, Michelle Lamb, co-founder of Marketing Directions, which specializes in home furnishings color and trend forecasting, held a color and trends workshop for 70 Hirshfield’s employees. We learned of a number of design trends to look for in 2010 and 2011, which we found in this whimsical squirrel platter. Thus it became the Friday Find, along with a couple fashionable forest friends.

I spy with my little eyes:

  • turquoise background – Pantone color of the year 2010
  • coral flowers – from hot orange to soft peach
  • turquoise and orange color combo
  • floral – all shapes and sizes
  • smaller scale of flowers fits with the look of country – have you seen Pottery Barn’s winter catalog?
  • animal and fowl motifs – birds are very popular, particularly OWLS
  • layering and embellishing – fabrics, towels, bedding, dishes, furniture, wallpaper, metallics, stencils, wall decals, trims

Taking a rustic, north woods feel to the edge with a modern twist, these fun oval platters will suit your fancy. Multi-functional as serving trays, displayed with an easel, or as wall decor. Made in the south of France, these images are laminated to recycled wood using a century old technique.

The size is 16″ L x10.5″ W

I apologize for the lateness of this weeks “find.” I had a little technical difficulty/operator error issue.

One Response to “{friday finds: 2010 & 2011 trends }”

  1. {the birds} « Hirshfield's Color Club Says:

    […] a previous post, I mentioned a trend presentation for Hirshfield’s employees where Michelle Lamb, trend and […]


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