I was recently contacted by the team at the Foundary about how spring fashion trends transform into home design. Since that’s right up my alley, I took a look at the website and found tons of beautiful items on my decorating wish list for a lot less $. The Foundary is a flash sale website where you can purchase the latest home essentials up to 70% off retail. Each day features new sales and events. I got the opportunity to ask the Style Manager, Vallerie Drorbaugh, a few questions to get a little more info on the Foundary, current trends in interior design and her tips for finding your own design style.
Love and Rosen: Tell us about yourself and your design style.
Vallerie Drorbaugh: I’m Vallerie Drorbaugh and the Style Manager for the Foundary. My expertise includes set design, props, models, and locations. I work with neutrals and whites, gravitate toward the clean lines of mid-century modern and recommend finishing touches with Bohemian spirit.
L&R: How can we incorporate interior design trends into our homes without needing to make a major change once the trend is on its way out?
Vallerie: It’s important to experiment with trends that grab your attention. I always invest in timeless foundation furnishings – dining tables, bed frames, sofas – and incorporate on-trend accents. The Foundary features unique finds to complement your existing décor.
These water-safe glass orbs welcome air plants and succulents. When not housing greenery, I suggest using hanging terrariums as holiday ornaments.
Established rooms call for quality floor rugs. These hand woven designs offer muted hues and tribal-inspired prints. They’re effective without overpowering layouts.
Practice responsible hospitality with eco-friendly barware. These pieces are made from hand-blown glass and encourage springtime entertaining.
Statement chairs are an easy way to add color and functionality to living spaces. New and vintage fabrics outfit these one-of-a-kind Happy Chairs.
L&R: When it comes to decorating a room, it can be challenging to decide on style. What would you suggest that we do first to give us nudge in the right direction?
Vallerie: Becoming an informed shopper is the key to smart buying and styling. Create evolving mood boards from magazine clippings, Pinterest findings, and anything else that strikes you. Look for common design threads between your mood boards – Do you prefer neutrals or bold tones? Are you looking for traditional or modern furnishings? What type of finishes tie your ideas together? Peruse the Foundary Pinterest boards for a head start.
L&R: What is on your must-have list currently available or upcoming on the Foundary?
Vallerie: I look for unexpected materials to increase textural interest. On February 28, the Foundary’s Solid Designs event features concrete tabletop décor. Expect to see planters, office accessories, and candle holders made from the industrial material.
Thanks, Vallerie! I feel more informed already. =)