If you are anything like me, you love all of the colors, patterns, and trends that are popular right now. From colorblocking to herringbone to chevron, we are seeing these trends everywhere. And while I can't always afford the designer products, I can make my own, and so can you!
The great part about a lot of the trends going on right now is that they are graphic, bold, and easy to copy. I tried this on a set of flower pots I'm planning to put in my kitchen to house some potted herbs.
I tried to focus on a different school of style for each of my pots, drawing inspiration from home decor and high fashion...
I drew inspiration for this pot from a lot of the graphic bold prints I've been seeing lately, as well as a collective obsession with yellow. Would you believe that I found this pillow after I painted this pot?
And last, but my personal favorite of the pots (don't tell the others!), is the Kate Spade inspired pot. Preppy but bursting with color, this flower pot emulates a lot of Kate's work.
So what are my tips for being a Designer DIY-er?
- Keep your eye out for any trends/colors you like and keep track of them. That's what Pinterest is for!
- Practice finding new ways to flesh out the patterns you like. You don't have to copy exactly what you see; be creative!
- Use the colors/patterns anywhere you want! I did flower pots, but you can make a designer tote bag, wall hanging (there'll be more from me on this), or whatever else you can think of.