Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Trend: inVU edition

Fall is official here.  Of course I missed Summer already, but I've decided to embrace what nature has to offer.  Afterall, Fall is yet another beautiful season when the breeze is light and cool in the evenings, the trees are filled with vibrant reds and oranges, and Fall is also the perfect time for me to start thinking about my favourite holidays of all: Christmas (a.k.a. my birthday!).

My jumping off point for decoration often starts with fabrics and inVU Drapery Co. is where I look for high impact without breaking the bank.  I've selected a few beautiful fabrics for my Fall/Winter mini makeover from inVU (which I will show you later) ... but for now, I would like to share with you four inspirational Fall trend reports from the design experts at inVU.

Trend #1: Equinox

Drawing inspiration from nature, the rich earthy hues in shades of reds and oranges truly reflect what we see in the woods.  The warm metal on the art deco console and the muted yellow link pattern on the pillow add glamour and glow to the room.  The antique bronze pendant and the dark table and base for the console help ground the space.  Nothing screams warmth and coziness louder than the trendy suzanni print and a couple of wall mounted horns plaque.  Hint to you all: one of the patterns you see in Equinox is in my living room.


Trend #2: Woodland

If you like Summer as much as I do, green maybe your ticket to bring back happy memories during those snowy days in Winter.  Pairs extremely well with shades of yellow and blue, green also looks shape against neutral.  Afterall, I did have my couch slipcovered in green!  Loving the weathered wood elements in this inspiration board and how the neutrals allow the shots of green to pop.


Trend #3: Natural Eclectic

This is easily one of my favourite styles.  The room is inviting, cozy, and it feels lived in.  Yes a show home is nice to visit, but a lived in space is what appeals to all.  The Louis XVI chairs are given a modern twist with deep blue velvet for comfort and shimmer.  The large blue artwork is showcased in a muted gold frame, which complements the subtle yellow/gold accents and brings warmth to the space.  Of course I'm in love with this whimsical chandelier.  Looks familiar doesn't it? Sarah has the same one in her farmhouse!  Another hint: one main element in this trend will also be incorporated into my space this Fall/Winter.     


Trend #4: Carbon 

I actually surprised myself but this my friend is my favourite trend report.  Carbon (a.k.a. deep rich navy blue) totally swept me off my feet.  Pairing with mustard (another hot trend this year), the space is sophisticated without being too serious.  Check out this gorgeous chair upholstered in velvet with brass nailhead details: totally tailored and very versatile to suit many different spaces.  If deep ink velvet is too daring for you, how about this wing back with natural linen and white washed wood?  It's classic and timeless. 


Hope these four trend reports have inspired you to decorate your home for Fall.  Jen from Rambling Renovators has started the process!  Yours truly of course is not too far behind.  If you are in town on Saturday October 1st, you should definitely check out inVU Mississauga location for a special inSTORE event where inVU design experts will show you how to bring Fall into your home.

Here is the most exciting part: inVU has generously offers a $100 store gift certificate giveaway for one DesignMaze reader to help you kick start your project.  All you need to do is to drop me a comment telling me which of the four trend reports is your favourite and how you would incorporate those elements in your home.  This gift certificate is in Canadian currency and so it's only valid in Canada.  For those of you in the US, please come shop in Canada!

To be fair, let me show you the elements of these trends I'm introducing to my home this Fall/Winter.


I know it's a tease, and you will definitely see more when it's time to left the veil.  Hope to see you all at inVU Drapery on October 1st!  Also check out inVU on facebook and twitter for their latest inSTORE events!

23 comments:

  1. Tim I too LOVE the natural eclectic...Lois of anything better than natural?

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  2. It must be the time of year, but I am really feeling the Woodland look. Putty, woody, muted greens combined with natural woods. My son's nursery is already painted in BM's aptly named "Nature Lover" and I'm working on bringing in more naturals and woods as I transition over to his big boy room.

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  3. I would love to be brave and bring carbon into my home. What's not to love about carmel, yellow/gold and ink! Hmmmmm how can I work this into my family room?
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. loving the "woodland" and "carbon" trends... gorgeous!

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  5. Tim, love the "woodland" and "natural ecletic" trends :) Any chance you know where I can get the dining room table in the 'woodland' piece?

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  6. Love the carbon scheme as well. Will for sure go check out the store on Oct 1!

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  7. love the red. .. perfect for fall and bringing the outdoor indoor.

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  8. Great giveaway Tim! I'm loving the Natural Eclectic trend. I would love to incorporate this trend by recovering our dining room Parsons chairs in a grey/blue fabric. Winning the gift certificate would really help with this!
    Oh, btw, do you know where one would buy the art deco console in the Equinox trend report? It's gorgeous.

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  9. YAY a giveaway!! I'm loving them all! My most favorite is Natural Eclectic I love all the blue. Thanks for hosting!
    Pauline

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  10. I love the woodland theme, i want to try and bring more natural elements into our house.. next on the list is a diy pallet table

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  11. I prefer the Equinox theme - the bold colours are so energizing and I would love either of those suzanis!

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  12. Hey Tim! I'm so happy your readers are enjoying the inVU Drapery Fall Trends. To those inquiring about drapery, furnishings and accessories - we have them inSTORE this Fall so come on in!

    http://invudraperyco.blogspot.com/2011/09/decorate-your-home-for-fall-instore.html

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  13. I just adore the jewel tones in the equinox trend report. I think plumby purples and orange pillows would really look smart in my living room. perfect in the cooler months.

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  14. Hello there. I would have to go with woodland as the favorite trend report. I'd put a new wooden coffee table perhaps with brass hardware ( yellow tones) to jazz up my office area.

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  15. Hi Tim, thanks for another contest. I like the red theme.

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  16. Cool contest, the $100 gift certificate would be a great help with our decorating budget. I love all the themes.

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  17. Oooh! I love the equinox trend report. Red is my favourite colour.

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  18. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love the win the GC. I love them all, but my favourite is the Carbon trend report. Thanks for another great contest.

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite is the natural eclectic.

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  20. My fave is the Woodland look. Although I have very little green in my home, I like the way it combines with all wood tones from bleached oak to dark walnut.
    Fingers crossed for this one - every little bit will help towards decorating the new condo :-)

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  21. I like the natural eclectic look. if i won the GC i would put it towards a pair of fabulous drapes.

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  22. Hi Tim,
    Love it all but natural eclectic is my personal favourite. Invu has some great cushions, as pictured, so I would do something easy like that to welcome in the fall :)

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