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NYIGF Trend Watch: Red, White, and British

by habituallychic

02 . 02 . 10

I guess it makes sense that since stores would be ordering for summer at the New York International Gift Fair there would be a lot of red, white and blue, and nautical items on full display. I was surprised though at all the Union Jacks we saw around the gift fair. Design Legacy, above, had a great mix of American and British memorabilia.

Jack & Lulu (that’s founder Julie Murphy above) were debuting all of the trends including Nautical anchor hooks, Union Jack coasters and multi-country cupcake flags (mmmm cupcakes!), as well as fabulous canvas bags. Oh, and don’t forget to check out their wonderful stationery!

Dransfield & Ross changed up their booth this year and I loved their plethora of pillows including these nautical inspired styles. I think they did come in blue in addition to the brown. If you stop by, make sure you say hello to Dean Rhys Morgan who is at their booth selling his Jeremiah Goodman notecards and prints!

No gift fair is complete without a visit to Two’s Company. You’ve probably seen their wares in stores and it looks like you’ll be seeing nautical inspired gift and home items for sale soon. I love the rope framed mirror!

Two’s Company also had a chic and probably less expensive alternative to the ubiquitous Goyard tote! Wonder if they can paint my monogram on it too?!

Before you go boating this summer you might want to pick up some vintage inspired British life preservers from Peacock Park Design.

Can you tell that this is the Halo Styles booth? The nautical flag pillows made a cute sign.

Halo Styles also had a cute nautical flag chair on display above and the Union Jack below. All of these trends make me all long for summer and a trip to London! Cheers!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Norbridge Antiques February 2, 2010 | 2:21 am

    I like nautical accessories. I’m glad it’s a trend.

  2. Shorely Chic February 2, 2010 | 3:22 am

    Beyond Excited!

  3. La Maison Fou February 2, 2010 | 3:24 am

    I really like the last image, the union jack as draperies……

    Also the burlap slipcovers and blue painted latice front cabinet.

    Nice. I think the HALO pillows are a nice touch too! Espescially with the tufted leather couch.
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. FoundVintageStyle February 2, 2010 | 4:18 am

    love the chair!

  5. Sarah S. Dobbs February 2, 2010 | 4:36 am

    I am all about the nautical fair! I am glad it is making a come back. Then again I feel like every spring we all get in the mood to pull out our best navy and white stripe pop over.

    Very Inspiring!

    Come say hello


    S.S. Dobbs

  6. Karena February 2, 2010 | 5:06 am

    I love red, white and blue and just am finishing a triptych painting done in these shades. Three 12 x 12 squares. I will post next week!

  7. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll February 2, 2010 | 5:15 am

    Nautical, really! I guess I’m going to have to readjust. I thought that was over for good. I see not so. Thanks for the info. Love to know trends coming! Hope you are well.


  8. The Zhush February 2, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    Really loving the inside scoop from this event. The British trend looks promising. Thanks.

  9. polosandpeonies February 2, 2010 | 1:49 pm

    I love Jack and Lulu!

    I also love Two’s Company but it’s so difficult to locate their items since they only sell wholesale 🙁

  10. Modern Traditionalist February 2, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    The following sound was just emitted from my cubical: “SQUEEEEE!”

    Thank you for introducing me to Jack and Lulu. I fear we may become great friends!

  11. Kathysue February 2, 2010 | 2:39 pm

    Love Nautical always have now that it is becoming a trend again it will be fun to see how they have made it look new and fresh! Love this post, I so enjoyed looking at all of the images, thank you for the eye candy,kathysue

  12. Dweller-Carly February 2, 2010 | 3:25 pm

    I love the sailing/nautical theme. Those pillows are great!

  13. Alisa February 2, 2010 | 4:31 pm

    Now I just need to buy a beach house!

  14. little augury February 2, 2010 | 5:21 pm

    Yes, I should say-it all looks rather like one booth. It really gets to be over saturation at a point when looking about at these shows-I do like the Britainia though.