design trends

Mad for Emerald, Emerald City and That Little Guy in Green

2013 has been declared the year of the emerald–and we couldn’t be any more mad about it for March! The rich, regal shade of green not only has Pantone‘s blessing, but will also keep us from getting pinched on Sunday. And color us crazy for noticing, but do you find it at all serendipitous that L. Frank Baum’s Emerald City made a comeback this year with Walt Disney Pictures’ “Oz The
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Mad for…Creepy Chic (Halloween Edition)

Halloween is less than a week away, and while we’ve been laboring away at TypeA (hence the reason for our silence the last few weeks), we can’t escape the endless collages of ghosts, goblins, skeletons, jack o’lanterns and the serious spook factor of American Horror Story. Like it or not, we have all things creepy chic on our brains this week. So here’s what we’re currently mad for, Hall
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Mad for…Olympics Style

With just a few days left until the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, we’ve got a serious case of sports fever right now at TypeA. While we won’t be making the trek to London, we can still celebrate the spirit of the athlete with these champion-worthy inspirations. May the most stylish piece win! Source: jointhestylehighclub.com via Alyson on Pinterest Source: theposterlady.com via Alyson on Pinter
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Dwell on Design 2012: A Modernist’s Paradise

This past Saturday, we stopped in at Dwell on Design, the annual expo of modern furniture, appliances, fixtures and other cool new stuff for home and garden hosted by Dwell magazine. Amid a sea of LED vibrating tubs, reclaimed wood tables and black framed glasses, a few design trends caught our eye. 1. Sustainable Living Granted, sustainable living will probably never go out of style. But this year, it was all about
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Mad for…Black & Gold

In the June 2012 issue of Elle DECOR, I came across Space Copenhagen’s Lunar cocktail table for Stellar Works.  The ash table, with brass accents, brought me back to my mid-century modern phase… when virtually everything in my apartment had to be filled with either authentic 1960s accessories or mid-century-inspired contemporary furnishings from Room & Board.  It also reminded me of how much I like the comb
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Mad for…Moroccan

Color us inspired by Lonny’s May issue, which features a spread on Marrakech, but we’re craving the Moroccan style again. From metallic poufs and ornate trellis patterns to mosaic tile walls, we’ve been thinking about ways to can bring this style into our living rooms…or better yet…how we can get this bath (designed by Alberto Pinto) in our future dream home. Whichever comes first. Here
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Mad for…Shades of Gray

Maybe it’s the country’s current obsession with a certain best-selling women’s novel, but lately we’ve been inspired by the color gray.  Not too bright and not too dark, it delivers the perfect dose of mystery, drama, coolness and warmth to satisfy our TypeA tendencies this week.  
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