july 15, 2012

Trend Report: Ombre

Design is a funny thing… you never know when you are going to come across a new trend.

A year ago-February, while working for Mary Hickey Interiors, we took a trip to the Chicago Merchandise Mart to work on a project for a new client. There were so many fabulous things we saw that week, but one thing that still stands out in my mind were these fabulous window treatments in the David Sutherland Showroom.

Ombre window panels in the David Sutherland Showroom, Chicago, IL

Now remember, this was February 2011. Fast forward to Fall 2011, during New York’s Fashion Week, where all the new Spring 2012 fashion trends are presented. One of the main trends on the runway: Ombre.

Ombre on the runway, New York Fashion Week

A beautiful ombre gown

A runway show with TONS of Ombre fashion: New York Fashion Week, Ombre

And now, almost a year and a half after our Chicago trip, while perusing one of my favorite pass-time websites, Pinterest, you can find Ombre almost every where!


Ombre cake!


Lauren Conrad, ombre hair color

Pretty much in everything:

Ombre everywhere!

And finally, after a great weekend away visiting family, while thumbing through the newest West Elm catalog, I came across one of their newest products for the fall line: an Ombre Dye Rug!

West Elm Ombre dye rug in midnight

As you can see this is a HUGE trend that has been building up over the past year and a half… what do you think of this latest trend? Can you see yourself in the latest Ombre fashion? Or possibly a new ombre hair color… or maybe the latest West Elm hand-loomed wool rug? It’s definitely a fun trend, and I know I am going to have to get me a little piece of it 🙂


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