July 29, 2016 • Contributor: Andrea Greco
I was so excited to hear that after doing a couple of guest posts for Cricut that they wanted me to write a monthly ‘Trend Watch’ series.
For those of you who didn’t catch my “Meet the Maker” posts (you can check them out here), my name is Andrea Greco - stylist, Interior Designer and SUPER Crafter. I have styled and developed crafts for Martha Stewart, Country Living, HGTV and Redbook to name a few. As a Cricut lover and maker, I am so excited to be sharing my ideas with you all in this monthly blog.
One of my jobs as a working stylist is to look at what is trending in the world and then find ways to translate those trends into realistic living. I find inspiration everywhere – from fashion shows, books, museums and architecture to farmer’s markets, random street art I see while walking around New York City and yes, even US Weekly. Inspiration IS everywhere!
This wall mural made me late! I discovered it while en route to a bad play in the Bowery in NYC. I was so impressed by the colors and the scale - 20 ft - I had to stop and take pictures. Its beauty ameliorated an otherwise dull and gray neighborhood. I love it so much, it has been my Facebook profile pic for the past 6 months!
I had to snap a pic of the amazing Oculus structure ceiling in the newly built World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, it is a breathtaking example of innovative design.
I LOVE London! The London Eye is always cheerful to me, even on this cloudy day pictured. What I love most about this picture are the different colors and textures seen in the clouds behind the eye. Maybe I'll paint this on a wall in my house...
The challenge (and it IS a challenge) is to allow yourself to keep an open mind. Sometimes it is difficult to wear a bold color, add a copper accessory to your coffee table or, dare I say, leave a wall WHITE! But, little updates here and there can be game changers in your personal style and the style of your home. You may not want to wear a bright red coat, but you could try on a red scarf (although, I really want you to wear the coat!).
I look forward to sharing my ideas and inspiration with you in my future posts.