I just got back from a few, fun days at Round Top market. It is such a good place to see what is ‘hot’ and what is selling in home decor.
If you aren’t already aware, Louis Phillipe mirrors are very popular at the moment. We have this one for sale at the store now:
If I had taken a photo of all the sold Louis Phillipe mirrors I saw, there would be at least 30 pictures inserted here. And I don’t think I saw one under $1,000. Did I mention Round Top really isn’t about bargain hunting?
Instead of focusing on what was sold, I thought it might be interesting to focus on some neat details and key ideas you can take and implement yourself.
1) Pillow details.
I like a plain, knife edge pillow, but if you are using a ‘plain’ fabric, how about incorporating a nice accent such as you see on these pillows?
2) Custom Lamps/Lighting
There were so many vendors who had created their own lamps, using vases (as shown here) or found objects (such as corbels, iron elements or baskets). I always find sourcing the shades to be an added hassle, but you can really create something unique by turning something you already own into a light fixture.
3) Upholstery Accents
Adding a little personalized detail to your next re-upholstery project can really make your piece unique. How about this darling seat cushion?
4) Customizing your Casegoods with chalk paint
I am a sucker for chalk paint. I bought quite a few colors last time I went to Round Top and used it on a couple of items for the Southern Living Showcase House. I like Annie Sloan’s chalk paint.
Color samples showing clear or dark wax overlay.
6) Out of the box artwork
There were a ton of alternative artwork displays at Round Top. I really liked these reprints of old children’s posters displayed as a grid.
There was so much to see at the show. Lots of great people watching. A lot of unique things to make you laugh and ask yourself ‘Who would ever put that in their house’. Those were usually the first pieces sold.
It really is a great environment to refocus, be inspired and see how someone else can take something ‘everyday’ and transform it into something very special. Hopefully you will have the chance to check out Round Top for yourself, and find inspiration too. Next fair is in the fall!