10 April, 2013

By Lisa Peck, ASID

Trends are entertaining. I love looking at the fashion and design mags to see what's "hot". Some I think are divine. Some I think are intriguing. Some I wonder why? Some I hope I never see implemented on someone or in someone's home.

When you see a trend and like it I think it's a opportunity to define your style. As CoCo channel once said "Fashion fades, only style remains the same."

At LiLu we embrace fun, enjoy trends and help you take it to the next level.

Love the new graphic, black and white looks coming down the runway? This may indicate that you like high contrast, structure and simplicity. Incorporating a little geometric, black and white element into your interior.

But at LiLu we like to delve deeper. Liking a minimalist look might mean you have a core value of simplicity, less maintenance, and structure. A design solution for you could include plenty of storage so your view is never disturbed by messy piles or fussy details. Selection of materials would include low-maintenance, easy care surfaces and fabrics. This is just an example. But the next time you think a trend is appealing or cool take the time to think how that can translate to a deeper understanding of how your home can better serve you lifestyle and work for you long term.