Design Time with Trendy WendyFeature Story, Top Highlights Thursday, April 5th, 2012
The ’80s, Redefined
Greetings from Ms. Trendy Wendy, writing to you from the fabulous heart of Hillcrest. Each month I will be tickling your design curiosity with the latest trends and design styles for your home. I’ll help you keep up with those Kardashian and Hilton sisters – without having to marry any of them to afford it. Besides, who can keep up with which one is single at any given time. There is a world of design that needs to be explored and I am here to show it to you! My motto for all design is, “every girl has a simple black dress in her closet. What matters is how we accessories it.” In other words, have fun and enjoy your own expression of style.
That said, there’s always room for some guidance. Now, with summer right around the corner, let’s go ahead and do away with those cold, dreary winter blues and bring in a splash of color and summer right into our homes.
This season, it’s all about the 1980s – redefined. Imagine bright, bold neon accents presented in various ways to create an eyelash-snapping, color-block look. Go neo-eighties first, and you’ll set your home apart from those of everyone else. Caution: Neons are very strong colors. Let’s keep them in the accent category. We are not trying to recreate the ’80s all over again.
The following are some affordable gems you might consider adding to your humble abode:
It’s Margarita time! Kick off your heels, relax and sip that large margarita in this fabulous outdoor Acapulco chair. Available in neon pink, green, yellow, blue and black – available at HŌM, 2310 Kettner Blvd., Suite B in San Diego.
There will be no Flamingos on your front lawn! Go back to your trailer park days with a hand painted silk Flamingo pillow. Available at West Elm 619-543-0117.
Tray chic! Serve your guests a fabulous fruity cocktail on bright and bold lacquer trays. Available at West Elm.
Ignite the night! What better way to create the right mood than with classically inspired candle holders with tangerine candles. Available at Z Gallerie, Fashion Valley Mall.
Bedtime is not dull anymore. Who says color needs to stay on the bed, accent your bed with Far East-inspired nightstands with full extension drawer and inset beveled mirror top. Available in turquoise, green, orange and yellow. Available at HŌM, 2310 Kettner Blvd., Suite B in San Diego.
A little more about, well, me: These days I enjoy life and style from the comfort of a cozy condo in Hillcrest, but mine was a long journey getting here from my childhood at the Tackysburgh Trailercourt in Tackysburgh, Texas (a town supposedly named after my great-great grand-uncle, Horace Rexford Tackys, but I digress).
Before my departure, from that godforsaken person-of-style’s worst nightmare, where the term bling means your gun rack has a high polish on it; I vowed that I would travel the world and become the next best thing in interior beautification, the way my idol Ms. Tammy Faye Bakker was to mascara. Since I left the trailer park – and I’m not saying you can’t have a tasteful mobile home – I’ve done everything I could to surround myself and my guests in high-style décor. In coming months, I will help those who are in need of some home-accessorizing with helpful tips and the latest trends. As Tammy always said, “Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” Feel free to drop me a line on Facebook, especially if you have home design questions, ideas or suggestions. You can also follow me on Twitter. My handle is @TrendyWendy.
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