I used to anxiously await my Pottery Barn or Ballard's catalog. Elle Decor was a mainstay as were many, many other decorating magazine's.
While I still love and buy from those places, after blogging for close the 3 years now, I've noticed that pretty much everything that comes out in catalog's and magazine's has already been done already by blogger's about a year and a half before it's put into print.
Here are some early trendetters I started reading for inspiration ( and they are still trendsetting! ):
Sara was introducing us to a love of typography and grain sacks back in 2007.
Lidy was cool French before French was so hot .
Dawn and Karla was using vintage paper and elements before Pottery Barn even knew what "Vintage style" was.
Courtney one of my oldest blogging buds did the whole "blue and white thing" that is so hot this year over 2 years ago.
Kim at Twice Remembered did the whole farmhouse style reno back in 2008, beadboard, wood countertops and all. Man I love her.
And everyone knows Heather for her love and introduction of Modern vintage.
I know I've missed many more.
My thoughts on what's next?
( Keep in mind as I say this, some days I don't know my bottom from a hole in the ground.).
I think sustainability and a return to the basics is coming next. Local and organic is finally going mainstream and people are turning to handmade more than ever.
Gardening and growing your own, baking bread, keeping chickens, and a canning revolution.
and in home style ( some of it's already out there):
graphic print curtains inspired by nature
modern farmhouse instead of vintage
botanical graphic print pillows inspired by vintage
and as crazy as it sounds: railroad inspired influences..think 1930's
signs, wheels, doors, gears, boxcar inspiration with maybe a hobo or two thrown in (Just wanted to see if you were still reading..!). Sound too out there??? Wish you hadn't tossed your 3rd graders Thomas stuff? ;)
So what do you think? Who do you think some of the next or continuing trendsetters are? Am I totally crazy? What do you think some of the next trends are?
And there are new "Bloganista's" on the rise all of the time..