Retail Reports: Festive 2014

With retail sales forecasts for 2014 looking positive for the festive period in both the US and UK, our trend researchers are heading out to analyse the key trends in homeware and lifestyle products on sale this Christmas and New Year.


Last year it was interesting to see the emergence of peppermint and pink colour combination as an update on the traditional red and green (as published in our Festive 2013 report). This created a much softer look across decor, gift and serveware, and we’re looking forward to seeing how retailers have developed this fresh palette for 2014.


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What Home Means to Me

WHM - Kate BurtonThe second in our series of blog posts on ‘What Home Means to Me’ shares Kate Burton’s concept of ‘Home.’ Kate is Founder and Brand Director of Miss Kiki Salon.

Home is my sanctuary, my escape from the demands of an incredibly busy life. It is calm and quiet, light and breezy. I fill it full of flowers in the summer and in the winter I used scented candles to make my mark. I can be myself here; there’s no-one to impress, no-one to care what I wear or that I remain make-up free. It is my space in which to reflect. It is also the space I share with my husband, a space to relax, chat, plan and create – he has a studio and I have an office across the landing. On busy days, we meet in the middle for tea and a laugh – or to look at one another’s work. Home is the place where I can truly devote my time to my friends and family, usually over a meal lovingly and slowly prepared. On those days, there is animated chat and music. Again, laughter and much reminiscing about childhood and good times.


My favourite room in the house is my kitchen – I say ‘my’ because no-one else is allowed in, especially when I’m creating. This is my space to experiment, quietly slicing, chopping and bubbling transfixed in the moment. It’s a sort of meditation for me. I’m a million miles away from everything and everyone. I dare say that, if I had one of those big, fancy kitchens I crave for – the sort of kitchen with a central island and a massive table – I would feel differently. If I had one of those, I would want everyone around me. What strange creatures we are. We’re all so multifaceted. Our home reflects that too – there’s calm white space for zen times and bonkers bohemian space for social times. Our home, our sanctuary, it is simply an expression of who we really are.


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Trade Show Reports: London Design Festival 2014

S_LDF2014London Design Festival becomes bigger and more influential each year and it’s a fantastic opportunity to see world class design close to home as people flock to London from all over the world. The whole Trend Bible team dispersed across London to absorb and explore the design festival. We attended seminars, scoured a variety of trade shows and visited galleries and exhibitions all over the city. Continue reading

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News: The Trend Bible eBook

eBook VisualTrend Bible are pleased to announce that our bi-annual trend publications will now be available in digital format. Our Home and Interiors Spring Summer 2016 eBook is now available to buy directly from our online shop.

The eBook showcases our seasonal trends, forecast 2 years ahead of the season. It retains all of the rich content of our printed books, translated into a format design specially for screen-based use. This useful tool makes it easier for you to share the trends with your team or use while travelling. The eBook contains photographs of material swatches, and PANTONE® referenced colour palettes.

The eBook also contains a range of free tools available to download at the click of a button including our Trend Takeaway guide -perfect for buyers, and our selection of copyright free original prints.

We are offering existing book customers an exclusive 75% discount on the eBook when ordered in addition to the printed trend book.* Get in touch now to make the most of this discount.

Order your copy now from our online shop or contact us to find out more –

*75% discount when order in addition to the printed book of the same season.

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Opinion: Kid’s Preferences

Back in 2010 we published our first ever Kid’s Lifestyle trend forecast as  a response to the lack of progression for kid’s toys in terms of availability of choice. Many retailers told us it was important to them to respond to the ‘pink for girls, blue for boys’ colour choices and that they were merely responding to a demand from the end consumer.

the-pink-and-blue-projectAbove; images from The Pink and Blue Project by JeongMee Yoon, which explores colour and gender amongst children.

Four years on and we’re starting to see a bigger story emerging, one that we’d hit the tip of the iceberg of over four years ago when we began questioning the scope of choice in products and colour out there for kids. Continue reading

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Kids Trends: Autumn Winter 2014/15

In this blog post we share a preview of what to expect in Kids Lifestyle products for the home this Autumn/Winter.  Originally published in 2012, this seasonal preview is ideal for those working closer to the season. If you’d like to see the full forecast -we have limited copies of the A/W 14/15 Kids lifestyle book available for just £150+pp -contact us to find out more.

Trend 1: Little Town


Mill chimneys and rows of terraced houses depict busy scenes from the British industrial revolution as we reflect on the change in culture and process our transition into the digital era. This story is truly nostalgic, documenting the journey for future generations who potentially will have no memory of the factories and heavy industry that once made Britain great. Continue reading

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Home Trends: Autumn Winter 14/15 Preview

For those of you who work closer to the season we are revealing a preview of our forecast for the coming season -Autumn Winter 2014/15. This forecast was originally published back in 2012 in our Home & Interiors Trend Book.

Trend 1: Hypothesis


The concept of experimentation continues to be important as we move through the second half of 2014. This story celebrates the mistakes and surprise results that this approach can bring. Art and science have been edging ever closer in our trends for 2013, and this story sees a collision of these concepts.

The boundaries of chemistry, craft and nature blur, evident in new materials that look natural but are wholly synthetic. Patterns drip and bleed, taking inspiration from the playfulness of paint. For print cross-sections and the concept of compacted layers are important. Strata and geology are referenced in this lively, spirited story. Continue reading

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Talks and Events: Kind & Jugend 2014

At this years Kind und Jugend show, our Trend Editor, Anri Hamilton will be giving an exclusive seminar on the future of Kid’s lifestyle products. Click here for more details on the Trend Forum seminar programme to make sure you don’t miss it.

Here are just some of the trends we spotted at the show last year:

Acid PopKind & Jugend 2013 Continue reading

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Trade Show Reports: NY Now


This month Trend Bible’s US Trend Editor, Estela Lugo attended NY NOW (previously known as the New York International Gift Fair), an international trade fair showcasing the latest products across home, lifestyle and gift. Below we share Estela’s top highlights from the show.

If you weren’t able to attend the show, our comprehensive Trend Report on NY NOW is now available to buy directly from our online shop.
This digital report details the emerging trends evidenced at the show, across four categories; Print & Pattern, Surface & Material, Shape & Construction and Colour -featuring over 25 trends. Continue reading

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What Home Means to Me

WHM - Helen JamiesonHelen Jamieson, Interior Designer.

The first in our series of blog posts exploring the meaning of home comes from interior designer, Helen Jamieson.

“Home is my anchor in the world, the place I can come back to. It has to feel right, like it’s comfortable to lay down roots and be grounded. I’ve moved house many times in the last ten years and I believe I just know when I walk in to a place whether or not it’s got the right energy to be my home. It can be the most wonderful house in the world but if it doesn’t feel right then it will never feel like home. Continue reading

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