VandM.com’s HOME DÉCOR & COLLECTIBLES HOT LIST FOR 2010 With more and more dealers making the move to digital, VandM.com’s offers its list of what’s hot in the home decor and collectibles world in 2010.
News-Antique.com - May 20,2010 - (New York - May 2010) Bill Indursky, Co-Founder of VandM.com, the premier online marketplace for antiques, vintage furniture, art, and jewelry, sees a wide range of furnishings each day. Trained as an architect and a designer himself, he and the team reviews each and every item before releasing it on VandM.com. “We review about five hundred new items each week, which gives us a good view on what is out in the market.” In addition, each month the entire VandM.com team creates their own inspiration board and reviews these boards as a group, gleaning the wisdom of the collective conscience. “When we take our inspiration boards and combine it with our analysis of the data available to our dealers on VandM.com, we come up with a complete picture of trends and buying attitudes and are able to accurately predict future cultural trends.”, Bill Indursky adds.
With more and more dealers making the move to digital, Indursky offers VandM.com’s list of what’s hot in 2010.
WHAT’S HOT IN 2010:
“Some of the biggest trends in 2010 are Victorian-influenced patterns and imagery, WPA Deco and its use of sepia and stone sculpture, a continuation of the 1980s with more bright colors and tone-on-tone spaces, and finally, furniture as sculpture and the increased use of natural materials.” – Bill
THE NEW ROMANTIC
“During the Victorian Era there was a significant cultural change, the industrial revolution, which pushed and shaped their world. We are in the midst of our own revolution, technological and economical, and like the Victorians, we feel nostalgia for a simpler time. We will be fascinated by many of the same interests as the Victorians, including: mysticism, nature, and primitive forces. This trend will affect FABRIC and PATTERN CHOICES for home décor as well as govern the dominate style attitude.” – Bill
It will affect HOME FABRICS so look for…
1. Maharaja: Indian pattern in all forms
2. Paisley: A logical extension of Maharaja
3. Tapestry: Needlework and stitching
It will dominate our STYLE conscious so look for…
4. Industrial Americana to be the strongest style trend
5. Macabre and the Occult: A general cultural interest in the ugly and all things dead, including the Vampire craze that will continue.
It will affect COLLECTIBLES & ART so look for…
6. Taxonomy & Collections: an emphasis on grouped collections of similar items
7. Tsarist Russia: A tendency to gravitate toward ornate and elaborately gilt single objects such as bronze Dore mantle clocks to reassert our wealth in small ways in our home
8. Machines of Learning: In Victorian times they developed a love for machines that visually represented the “invisible world”. Look for Armillary spheres and celestial globes to become more popular as a collectible.
9. Femme Fatale: Will reemerge as a cultural interest in movie, TV and art. Look for women to be portrayed as powerful, mysterious, and dangerous. Art will express women and nature.
“We’ve recently survived one of the largest economic downturns in American history, which is