Merchandizing the new spring catalogs

I'm loving many of the new looks I'm seeing in catalogs for spring.

Just for fun, I did a little virtual merchandizing, grouping items into vignettes that suggest (but do not necessarily function as) spaces for the home.

How about an entryway or two?



What about a fun and bright game table for two.  Or is it a kitchen dining nook?  Who knows what that screen could be hiding.


How about a full-fledged dining room?


Loving all the variations on a sunburst or crosshatch pattern there.  (On the chairs, too, though it's tough to see here.)

A brand new living room, perhaps?


Particularly loving that slipcovered ottoman--very John Robshaw, but from Crate and Barrel.

Well.  It was fun to pull favorites from the new catalogs and to see the ongoing trends.  Mid-century modern, kilims, bird art, chartreuse, bright/saturated colors, wood as a material (rattan, bentwood, etc), and strong graphic patterns are still popping up everywhere.  I love many of these trends, so it works for me.

Any new items you are lusting after these days?