This Spring and Summer, we're excited to punch up our patios with DwellStudio for Robert Allen's first-ever outdoor fabric line: Modern Bungalow. Crazy good color palettes and glam graphics aside, its "retro-chic" aesthetic is predicted to become a huge trend this coming season.
While the line is intended for the outdoors (it's crafted with weather-resistant Sunbrella yarns), we're tempted to bring the look inside — picture a headboard in a sun-drenched room upholstered in one of these fabrics!
The line's 11 new styles draw inspiration from exotic locations and design movements from the past, making it ideal for the style-craved, staycation crowd looking to shake up their seasonal decor. “We created the Modern Bungalow collection around a few centerpieces — a wild jungle foliage and a graphic silhouette — then layered in trellises, stripes and rich textured solids. We wanted a look that combined the glamour of Hollywood Regency and Palm Springs with modern pops of color,” says DwellStudio's founder and creative director Christiane Lemieux.
Check out the full collection, and let us know which new print might be making its debut in your home this season!
DwellStudio just released nine new wallpaper patterns for the Fall season, and we are having a very difficult time picking a favorite! Take a look at all of the new patterns, and then see if one is perfect for a wall or two in your home.
If you're in Manhattan today, make sure to head down to 77 Wooster in SoHo to check out the flagship DwellStudio store. Filled with a mix of fabulous wall art, textiles, furniture, children's items, and more, it's bursting at the seams with covetable items and design inspiration. New York-based FabSugar associate editor Chi Chau graciously attended the store's opening in our place and snapped some gorgeous Instagram photos to document the tour for CasaSugar readers. Chi was wowed by the new DwellStudio space and told us that the new flagship store "evoked the perfect mix of modernity, functionality, and eclecticism, which I thought pulled the whole store together." She was especially impressed by the wall art and the gallery framing. Keep clicking for a full tour!
Vroom, vroom! It's no secret that kids love cars, trucks, and things that go — that's why nursery design firms spend so much time making bedding and room accessories featuring all kinds of vehicles. While vintage styles always look cute in baby's room, more modern designs — especially those featuring silhouettes of the vehicles — continue to attract decorating moms-to-be. Check out a couple of our favorite options for any budget.
Simple: Carter's may be synonymous with soft-as-can-be layette and baby clothes (not to mention fabulous basics like undershirts and pajamas), but the 146-year-old company is now expanding into the world of nursery furniture and bedding and is making a grand entrance. Its Bumper-Bumper Collection ($160) is just one of four modern collections that include a fitted sheet, reversible quilt, dust ruffle, and diaper stacker. Bumpers can be added to the sets for an additional $60.
Swank: The industry leader in clean, modern design for babies and kids, DwellStudio revolutionized the nursery industry when it first introduced its crib bedding designs. One of the company's most popular sets, the Dwell Transportation Crib Bedding ($360) comes with a fitted sheet, play blanket, dust ruffle, and bumper.
Which do you prefer?
Go safari chic! We've recently spotted so many animal heads in kids' rooms that we think it's safe to call it a trend. Several retailers — like Anthropologie — offer their customers cruelty-free animal head collections as wall decor. Most recently, DwellStudio launched their papier-mache animal head collection — including pastel colored zebras, a gazelle, and a giraffe — as an addition to their wall decor selection for baby! What do you think of the faux taxidermy trend, ga ga or gag?
If you're a fan of DwellStudio's gorgeous linens, kids' line, and other perfectly designed home finds, good news: DwellStudio has partnered with Brand Sense Partners to expand its wholesale, retail, licensing, and e-commerce businesses. Also in the works are plans to open a DwellStudio flagship store — I can't wait!
“We are thrilled to have found a partner in BSP that truly understands my creative vision and is as passionate as we are for the brand. After 10 years of organic growth, it is very exciting to super-charge the business. The future for DwellStudio is limitless,” said DwellStudio founder, Christiane Lemieux.
While I'm excited to see what Christiane and team add to DwellStudio's offerings, there are plenty of designs in existence that I can't stop thinking about. See my current 10 favorites in the widget below.
Last month, we recommended DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux's new book Undecorate as one of our March must haves. The term "undecorate" refers to the surge of cost-conscious, DIY decorators who've taken to designing their homes in unusual, economic, and inspired ways, especially since the last economic downturn. The New York Times article "Design Well Within Reach" offers a thorough look at the undecorating trend, comparing it with the cost-conscious movement towards modernism after the Great Depression.
So how do you know if you might qualify as an "undecorator"?
Do you . . .
- Eschew common decorating "rules" and make up your own at times?
- Make over secondhand furniture pieces?
- Decorate yourself and not use an interior designer?
- Create DIY art, furniture, or accents for your home?
- Exercise creativity and exuberance in the design of your home?
- Value comfort and function as equal to, or above, design?
If so, you may be part of the undecorating movement (even if you didn't know it).
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CasaSugar Community member Samantha675 recently pointed the CasaSugar Q and A group to a photo of the DwellStudio New Gate Ash Duvet Set, asking for help finding this wallpaper. The yellow bird and branch pattern in the photo is not actually a wallpaper but a roller shade. Luckily, I do know where she can pick it up. Continue reading to find out where it's from.
Big brands are now focusing on baby! Kitchen gadget OXO is launching a children's line. It is the latest of a long line of lifestyle companies that have turned their focus to the small set manufacturing everything from sippy cups to diaper pails. Check out some of the other well-known names who have entered the kids' market.