Monday, November 29, 2010

Fresh Quince's Top 5 Trends for 2011

1. REFURBISHING VINTAGE FURNITURE...paint and/or upholstery will do magic for those one of a kind vintage pieces!


All of these images are from Chairloom, a fabulous company that re-upholsters antiques. 

2. TRES CHIC ENVIRONMENTALLY MINDED DESIGN COMPANIES...the idea that to be 'green' it has to be bamboo and boring will no longer fly in 2011, as evidenced below in these images from fresh and stylish eco-minded companies.


artichoke lamp more colors available
Jane Gray for Stray Dog Designs Lamp

There are a plethora of eco-friendly design companies with a wide range of prices.

3. PLANTS INDOORS...every space needs something living and plants are always fresh and decorative.

Not only do plants help clean indoor air, but they also look lovely...why buy stuff, when plants are easy and green.

4. WALL COVERINGS...whether you stencil or get VOC/PVC-free wallpaper, having a wall covered will be so 2011 and not 2000 and late ;).

Captain Smith in "Promenade" - SINGLE ROLL

5. ON-LINE CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUES...why buy new, when there are so many new on-line consignment shops that offer gently-used items at a huge discount???

Trina Turk Red and Ivory Velvet Coat from I-ELLA on-line consignment boutique.

Fresh Quince believes that in 2011 there will be an increase in eco-minded style...Glamour and Green will rule supreme!! To see other blogs and their 2011 forecasts go to Design Refuge here!!!


  1. Love your round up and take on trends for 2011! Really just perfect!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I love the wall choices. I've yet to try stenciling though as much as I love the look.

  3. great images and ideas--I love the wallpaper and agree it so hot for 2011. The stray dog lamp design is pure genius-always love to see vendors more eco-minded

  4. love to reuse and bringing plants in doors is my all time favorite.

  5. Wonderful to see your forecast! Love the plants!

  6. I agree with everything on your list!! Take care, Caroline

  7. Love Chairloom's work. It's amazing how new upholstery can give a vintage piece a whole new life.

  8. The fabrics and wallpapers are fabulous...thrilled to find your blog!!

  9. Danielle- Love Rubie Green! Hope to buy some of their fabrics someday.

    And a good reminder to find some more houseplants! Those photos are so beautiful! Love the tree in the foyer.