There are other things I adore, but Round Top is sincerely at the TOP of my LOVE list.
There’s just something so free and fun about the whole experience…fields and acres of waiting treasures, creative ideas and endless potential. I have posted many times on my adventures up and down SH 237 but this time I wanted to give attention to the trends from Round Top and Warrenton!
Here are the highlights that stood out this trip:
1. Vignettes Rule:
When you walk through booth after booth of incredible wares it makes you want to go home and fluff your stuff. I always feel like my house needs a fresh look after I see the amazing way gifted curators merchandise their goods. One of the best things you can take away and implement into your home TODAY is the vignette concept. It boils down to making a carved out space (often a small one) pretty.
So many beautiful photos you see in magazines use this concept. Small areas are gorgeous and lavishly styled…not the whole house. It’s a trick played on all of us who are voraciously gathering decorating ideas for our homes we think are boring in comparison. Round Top isn’t any different. Each booth sets up little areas of drool worthy décor and the in-betweens are just filler. Take that idea and run! Start today by just glamming up a bedside table or bookshelf. Then move room to room and make one stunning vignette in each! It’s easiest to start small and grow. You’ll be on your way to magazine worthy style in no time!
2. White Paint Didn’t Dominate:
Could it be? Not everything painted white!!??
I saw color.
So much of the furniture I saw was painted in gorgeous rich dark colors, with highlighted details. And so much was not even painted.
Purists are rejoicing everywhere.
3. Wood, Metal and Glass:
All the elements were in your face! Crafting a room that is a well decorated win definitely means layers and texture. The hot items I saw to accomplish victory this Round Top trip were oodles of metal, wood and glass.
Industrial type metal, not so much iron works metal.
4. New Use:
This is not necessarily a new element to the trend list, it’s a touch of what Round Top was built on. But it’s probably one of the main reasons I enjoy my strolls through the fields so much and it’s a trend that’s here to stay. It’s all about reinvention. Making wire baskets into chandeliers and turning silverware into keychains.
Obscure objects deemed out of style or unusable get a second chance here…whether you buy them that way or gather items to transform yourself. People are insanely creative and you get the first hand chance to be as well when you shop places like this. It’s all about seeking potential, seeing things for what they could be instead of what they are at face value. If only we saw each other that way…
5. En Masse
Collect what you love, especially if it is something small and group a bunch of them for a display that catches the eye and speaks to your soul. The concept stands strong for larger objects too. It’s an amazing way to make a statement in your home.
So there you have it, some of my favorite stand out decorating trends from Round Top 2016 that you can start adding to your home décor TODAY! Which trend do you think you’ll start using? Do you already have these concepts going on in your home? Which one is your favorite?
If you’ve interested in more on Round Top/Warrenton here are a few more posts from my other trips and an idea for a cute outfit to shop in…
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