I’m just back from a trendspotting trip to New York, where I saw all manner of funky home decor. Mudcloth was there in a big way (Did I not call this in 2015?), as was macrame and tons of really Coachella-y bohemian decor.
Well. Maybe I’m getting older, but every time I go to one of these shows it seems to be getting easier for me to say “that’s gorgeous, but it’s not for me.” Which is all to say that as much as I love boho vibes, the trends out there right now are a bit too funky even for my tastes. I just can’t do cacti or succulents or throws that are more fringe than blanket. It just wouldn’t feel at home in my very upright Bostonian home or with the rest of my stuff.
Enter today’s theme: Juniper. I started to notice myself gravitating toward this shade around the holidays, when pulled out some grayish-blue wooden beads for my Christmas tree and realized they picked up on the juniper berries in my mantel greenery from Mahoney’s in Winchester, MA. The ribbons I picked out were also a sort of grayed-out blue. The shade speaks to all of the worn and bohemian looks I’ve been seeing around, but it feels pretty and traditional at the same time. It’s also the perfect transition shade for late winter.
So here you go: My take on what’s trending right now, anchored by a not-quite-bohemian shade of blue.