Well, it certainly isn't the weather. Today we suffered through another bitterly cold day here on PEI. Last week it was snow storms and this week it is too cold to snow. In fact, it's too cold to do much of anything except bolt from house to car, car to work and then car to house. Hopefully it won't last too much longer...
I'm getting in the spring mode now even though it doesn't feel like spring I know it's coming. This weekend I'm off to Toronto to buy spring and summer accessories and home decor for the store. I'm really excited about this show and crossing my fingers that this year we will find colourful accessories. If you read my blog after last years show you'll know most booths were filled with black and white. I love black and white but I also like things in moderation.
I've already had the chance to preview some of the 2008 spring lines with some of our reps and they're looking pretty good. I thought I might list some of the what's hot in home accessories for 2008.
Useful luxury items
Sophisticated ethnic accessories
Large scale accessories
Candles - they never seem to leave any list
Brown plus any colour for accenting
Spheres and balls
Architectural mirrors/oversize mirrors/mirrored surfaces
Seashells and coastal inspired accessories
Reeds and willow
Feather throw pillows
Large scale and graphic prints
Tone on tone wallpaper mixing matt with flat
Consoles for flat screen TV's
Glass objets and pretty containers
Spicy reds and burnished gold tones
Clean lined small scale furniture
Aged, comfortable upholstery
Exposed wood legs
Pretty bedside clocks
Clear glass lamps and fixtures
Functional and good looking storage containers
Ahhhh, five days of shopping bliss. And with any luck the weather might be a tad warmer. One can always hope.