2012 will be a great year.
I know this because:
- My Mom will be 100 years old in June.
- Our store will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary
- And color is back!
Not that I don’t love all the soft neutrals and the new grays that dominate the marketplace but I think the lack of color in home décor products (because they feel safe?) are part of the reason our country was in and is still coming out of a massive recession. In my opinion nothing motivates change and action more than a wonderful color.
This new fabric, Birdsong – Peacock (pictured left), has just what it takes to be a great inspiration fabric (at Chameleon Style we call it the “Key Fabric”). Lots of fun loving colors; the new edgy peacock blue combined with oranges and plums topped off with a bright magenta and a touch of lime all on a “lineny” neutral ground give Birdsong the elements to make it highly adaptable.
And of course I can’t not mention that it has a “bird on it” (referring to the popular youtube video, Put a Bird on it).
When I look at this Birdsong fabric, I think of the lovely message to all of us surviving these past years of uncertainty in the poem by Victor Hugo:
Be like the bird
Pausing on her flight
On boughs too slight
Give way beneath her
And yet sings…
Knowing she hath wings.
Here’s to a New Year and spreading our wings!