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mini-trend: polka dots

i've been obsessing over dots and stripes for the past few weeks. i'm not normally drawn to either look but something about this classic pair has intrigued me lately. more often than not i find myself drawn to tiny black and white dots, rather than a larger variation, but i thought it would be fun to flesh out a full mini trend on each. i'm starting with dots today because i'm in the process of having a black and white dotted cushion made for the bench in my kitchen. there's something delightfully fresh and preppy about dots so i hope you'll enjoy the mini-trend. there's certainly a lot of it in the market right now so you'll find something for every price point. enjoy!

[image above, clockwise from left to right: iomoi paperweight $65, dotted canvas slingbacks $328, blue polka dot notecards $10, wallpaper from studio printworks, etched dot decanter $125, marimekko bedding $20-$165]

[image above: double dot fabric, $19.95 per yard]

[image above, clockwise from left to right: "bead" fabric from hable construction, newport bedding $65-$290, polka dot gift wrap $3, polka dot flats $30, polka dot vanity seat $150]

[image above: "seeing spots" flor tiles $11.99 per tile]

[image above, from left to right: shadow dots beach towel $26.50 (via domino), iomoi paperweight $40, dot pillow $19.99, pink dot fabric $8.50 per yard]

[image above: riviera bedding by dkny $60-$315]

[image above: pin dot linen pillows $88, "ooh la dot" fabric $8.50 per yard, little dot grosgrain ribbon $1]

[image above, left to right: etusko dot fabric $15.95 per yard, bailey dot fabric $15.95 per yard]

[dottie outdoor pillows $19.00]

[image above: "building blocks dot" fabric $8.50 per yard]

[image above: dottie cushion $25]



Blogger Jane said...

i love the pillows on the adirondack chairs! i wish there were a source for those ... great colors

8:23 AM  
Blogger Marissa said...

amy butler has some great polka dot prints in her lotus line: http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/fabrics_top.php?fabric=lotus&flid=10

fun colors, i've been using them in a lot of projects lately.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Alyssa Thomas said...

Love the cushions on the office chairs at the bottom. Really cute idea.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

polka dots yes please!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

I'm thinking of recovering my overstuffed camelback sofa, and in my head, i want it to be white and cream polka dots... a lot like the BEAD from hable. Any ideas who might have a fabric like that?

12:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am so happy that the Flor tiles were shown! I have been looking around for months for a centerpiece rug in my living room. This was exactly what I needed! Thanks!

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too have been obsessing over polka dots lately. I think the obsession was sparked by the aforementioned Amy Butler fabric, but now extends to every size and colour of polka dot! So I'm loving this mini-trend, thanks Grace!

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done!! I love love love polka dots, always have. That would be an interesting anthropological study subject - why we're so attracted to such funny things. I mean they're just dots!! But, awwww....so cute.

4:11 PM  
Blogger sara said...

dot´s never goes out of style and it always make me smile.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to move this post over to the mini trend area for future reference? I love to be able to locate all the mini trends together.

Thanks, as always!

9:47 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

just did, thanks for the reminder :)


9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!! I too am a polka dot lover!! I'm currently trying to find some satin polka dot dress fabric... do you have any advice? I'm having such a hard time finding any!! HELP!!!!!


2:19 AM  

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