Today’s home décor styles come to life by creating a perfect balance between color, textures, light control and clean lines that help define these trends in new and unexpected ways. All of these elements can be brought together with new vertical blind product offerings.
The High Mountain home décor style revels in nature, American tradition
and the great outdoors. Rustic elements and Native-American-inspired patterns
bring your own private mountain retreat to everyday living.
To create a High Mountain home décor, incorporate antiqued silver,
medium woods with a strong, visible grain; and a rustic and distressed look
with layered finishes. Medium colored wicker, Navajo-inspired blankets,
Ikat, pinecones, pineapples, moose and bear motifs help to accentuate this
To add texture to this trend, rely on leather and nubuck products, nail
head trim, braid, fringe and piping to create a rustic décor. Leather
verticals add a rich dimension and unexpected pairing in function and style
to windows. The new selection of deep mocha and black leather vertical blinds
offers the perfect finishing touch for any High Mountain room.
These new vertical products equally define the tone of Italian Country motifs.
Rooms designed in the Italian Country home décor style feature heavily
adorned and overstuffed furniture combined with Old World elegance at its
most opulent. Ideal for large homes, Italian Country is rich in carved woods,
aged and worked, sumptuous silken fabrics, and embossed leather and velvet
to create a comfortable elegance.
Kirsch’s new Rome velvet verticals emulate this style in 12 rich colors
including eggplant, artichoke and royal red. Designers are sure to take
note of this fashion-forward vertical blind that won WCMA’s Best New
Vertical Style Concept for Vertical (see page 24).
Bring the richness of life around the world home by creating Global Fusion
rooms. Ethnic patterns layered over natural woods create a vibrant warmth
and incorporate medium exotic woods such as mahogany, ash for grain, tea
and coconut wood wenge, with ceramics and tropical, tribal, jungle and animal
Exciting materials such as reeds, grasses, bamboos and yarns in woven wood
shades as well as leather verticals and wood blinds bring the outdoors in.
These products add the perfect finishing touch to any room.
The harmonious mixture of vintage and modern, funky and refined blend together
to create a Sophisticated Mix of styles. This eclectic style utilizes personal
and heirloom pieces to complete a room. The color palette includes neutrals
with splashes of color.
The possibilities are endless with the updated fabrics now available in
vertical blinds. And, a new product feature that emulates the flow of draperies
for verticals is Kirsch’s Backstacker™ feature that keeps the
stack at the control side of the window to reduce sway and pull strength.
With the exciting new offerings of verticals on the market today, it is
easier than ever to combine fashion and functionality to create the perfect
style for any room.
Michelle Fallon is manager of the Kirsch Trend Marketing
Team. This team is currently on tour across the country discussing color,
products and trends. To find out about the next seminar in your area, contact
your local Kirsch fabricator.