The Ever-Evolving Easter Bunny

Burton & Burton, shown in our 2015 Teacher's Pet Trend

He’s the symbol of spring and a key figure in America’s 4th biggest seasonal-spending Holiday, but what do we really know about the behind-the-scenes life of the Easter Bunny? A brief look back at past Spring Forward™ color-and-trend forecasts provides a trend-tracing bunny trail and hints … [Read more...]

Place Settings

Park Hill Collection

The Holiday & Home Expo at the Dallas Market Center isn't particularly known for tabletop products. Nevertheless, some fun-and-fabulous place settings popped up throughout the show. Here are a few favorites with seasonal themes from Allstate Floral, The Royal Standard, Park Hill, Sage & Co. … [Read more...]

Lighting Up Seasonal Décor


Lights are definitely on-trend for seasonal décor. These aren't big lights that make a haunted house or gourd look illuminated from inside. I'm talking about small bulbs, often LED's and fiber optics, that work like punctuation marks within a form or design. These small bits of illumination are … [Read more...]

Understanding Color’s Role

The Trend Curve Colors™ 2016

Even the newest and most-exciting colors need to be channeled correctly to get the most productivity out of an assortment. So when I think about color, I also consider how to use it. Its role will vary by style. If you have purchased The Trend Curve Colors™ 2016 (or any of our seasonal … [Read more...]