Inspiration Blog - Trend or Traditional

The Emerald Green Trend

Trend is necessary.  The risk of an avant garde pillow adorning our tired yet classic living room sofa, can be …thrilling.  But seriously, the emerald green trend leaves me dazed and confused in the field of poppies.  Green is a tricky color.  The cast and weight shift oh-so-slightly from season to season.  Comparable to a skirt above the knee to just below, green can waiver from fresh and lively to down right putrid.  Serene sage, found in at least one room in most middle American homes, acts as a neutral, layering successfully with rose, butter, linen, and cream.  In the world of greens, you can’t go safer than sage (thyme, meadow).  A lighter sour spring can start as lemon grass and quickly fall into mashed peas.  A deep hunter can slide to a not-so-appetizing drab olive.  As daringly displayed at spring 2013 furniture market, green can go bold and true (and far to blue) emerald, and send the monkeys flying.

Creating a green fabric requires great pause.  Trendy or traditional, it is a challenge.  Sometimes it is easier to avoid the palette all together.  However, green when hit correctly can sing and coordinate beautifully with so many of your furnishings.

Consider Roth & Tompkins Cobblestone Leaf (a), a top 50 best selling matelasse.  Not too sour, not too clean, just right.

Our new Hanover Honeydew (b) is a textured diamond.  Softly sour yet balanced with a cream fill.  It’s colorful and decorative for today’s clean looks.

Our classic Frazier Thyme (c) is also a Roth and Tompkins top 50.  Our twill frame creates a luxurious pairing for your “safe sage” sofa.

Trends can stay strong or fall by the wayside.  Thankfully, emerald will never be the classic portrayed in The Emerald City’s dress code.  In terms of investment, use sage and thyme in a big neutral sofa way and leaf and spring for accent pillow pop and trim appeal. 

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red.

Traditional is Back

Traditional plaids, paisleys, and tattersalls have found their way back into our wardrobes and homes.  Brights continue to be accented throughout, but the warmth found in our heritage lays the foundation for today’s furnishings.  Oil paintings and assorted antiques pair beautifully with rich twill and houndstooth fabrics, and leather bound books and globes in libraries sit elegantly by our tartan drapes.

Roth & Tompkins understands the eclectic traditional.  We specialize in creating flow and transition from room to room.  Solids and textures can layer casually in a masculine office and elegantly in a formal dining room.

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red.

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Transitional

trend (trend)

  1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift
  2. style or vogue
  3. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.

tra•di•tion•al (truh-dish-uh-nl)

  1. handed down by; in accordance with
  2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the older styles

By definition, you may think one needs to be “trendy” or “traditional”.  Here at Roth & Tompkins Textiles, we flow in the middle, embracing a “transitional” approach, marrying traditional and trend.  We feel your style is an individual choice.  We offer comfort, quality, and cotton in transitional solids and patterns…

tran•si•tion (tran-zishuhn)

  1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change
  2. brief modulation; a modulation used in passing.
  3. a passage from one scene to another

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red:

a. Bennett Wheat
b. Hepburn Spring
c. Edwin Spring
d. Hanover Seaglass
e. Calypso Red