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Trend: Plentiful Pleats

pleat plēt/noun pleat; plural noun: pleats
a double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side.

Tis’ the season for plentiful pleats.  The spring runways were packed with pleasingly pleated packages…from skirts to dresses and pretty much everything in between.  I know what your thinking, and you don’t need to worry. We aren’t talking about the pleated khakis you had in 1985..the ones that made you look 3 sizes bigger and way dorkier than necessary. We are talking about luxurious fabrics, metallic prints, and elegantly appointed pin tucked perfection!  Now I’ll be the first to admit, pleats can be hard to wear, and even harder to wear well.  So if you are hesitant, but still want to try pleats on for size, why not try them on your sofa, in your window, or maybe even on your bed. Check out some of our favorite pleated, pintucked, and smocked goods.

pleats skirt

Pintuck Bedding via West Elm

pleated ottomanNate Berkus pleated ottoman

pleated tablecloth

Pleated tablecloth via Etsy

oka pleated lamp shadeOKA pleated sulu lampshade

pleated drape

Smocked Drapes via Pottery Barn

pleated lamp shade

DIY Pleated lampshades via katy elliott

diy pleats

DIY Smocked honeycomb skirt via Victory Patterns

Trend: Hop into Spring with Pretty Pastels

Pastels or pastel colors “are the family of colors which, have high value and low to intermediate saturation.  The name comes from pastels, art media characteristic of this color family. The colors of this family are usually described as “soothing”, “soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, lacking strong chromatic content.

Wondering what you should buy to spruce up your wardrobe or home this spring? How about anything … as long as it’s pastel!  This spring, fashion and home goods read like a box of Crayola crayons.  With colors like; Atomic Tangerine, Canary Yellow, Mauvelous, Orchid, Bittersweet, and Peach, spring fashions are soft and sweet!  Spring 2014 runway shows were flooded with these pretty pastels in many different silhouettes and styles, so whether you like modern, traditional, or laid back bohemian there is sure to be something for you.

burberry pastels

Runway Pastels by Burberry Prorsum

Runway looks from Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, and Rebecca Minkoff

pastel nailpolish

Essie Resort collection 2014

pastel sheets

Jenny Coral Sheets by Biscuit Home

pastel popover

Pastel Popover in Sea Mist available at Jcrew

pastel raybans

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses w/ flash mirror lenses available at

pastel pillow

DENY Designs Fashionable Giraffe Pillow at DENYDESIGNS.COM


Pastel Green SMEG refrigerator available at

pastel chair

Miramar upholstered chair by Serena & Lily