Seeing Spots

A design trend I have been seeing all over the web and in my design magazines lately is the use of dalmatian print fabric and wallpaper. Of course, as with any trend, this can go terribly wrong, but most of what I have been seeing has been amazing and I am loving it! 

Dalmatian Fabric | Sarah Catherine Design
I also LOVE that floral print fabric used on this pillow.... I might have to do a little digging and find out who makes that.

I also LOVE that floral print fabric used on this pillow.... I might have to do a little digging and find out who makes that.

The dalmatian print is really easy to use because although it adds boldness to a space, its acts like a neutral, therefore it can be mixed and matched with almost anything. And it is appropriate to use in a lot of different applications.

LOVE this rug... and that bike.

LOVE this rug... and that bike.

Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design

I have been working on re-doing my living room (Its getting close guys! I'll be showing you some pictures of the {mostly} finished room in the next few weeks) and I used a variation of the spotted dalmatian print by Kelly Wearstler for my sofa pillows. My sweet grandmother helped me make the pillows and I really love how they turned out.

Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design
Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design

What do you think about the dalmatian print trend? Love it, hate it? This guy thinks it's pretty cool...

Things I love: Lucite

Lucite has been making a major impact in the design world lately. And I love it! Lucite is basically a type of clear acrylic furniture. We have been on the hunt for some lucite items for some of our more modern projects lately. It definitely adds a more modern and edgy look to a space, but don't let that fool you into thinking that it cant be used in more traditional spaces.

Lucite | Sarah Barksdale Design

I love how lucite furniture adds drama to a space.... while kind of fading into the background at the same time due to the fact that its clear. Its like a contradiction of itself, which I think is what makes it so fun!

Lucite | Sarah Barksdale Design

You can find just about anything made from lucite too... bar carts, lamps, tables, chairs, stools, bookcases, and accessories. The large range of items made from lucite makes it easy to find something that fits your taste and your home.

Lucite | Sarah Barksdale Design

Lucite | Sarah Barksdale Design

Like I said previously, if you aren't feeling the lucite look completely but want to add a little bit of it to your home. There are tons of home accessories made from lucite too. Everything from candle sticks to trays to lamps or frames. Just search around, you wont have trouble finding options.

Lucite | Sarah Barksdale Design

Actual lucite can be rather expensive, especially vintage lucite items... so if you want to get the look without spending a lot, try searching fro acrylic furniture or accessories.

Happy hunting!