holiday decorations

A 2013 German Christmas Wonderland

Our sourcing team was on a mission to discover the newest seasonal products, trends and ideas to share with our customers for the 2013 & 2014 holiday season. And to have a blast doing it!

Second only to the North Pole, Germany felt like the perfect place to hold a Christmas décor show. The wintry woodland setting of the nearby Black forest and medieval (sometimes gingerbread house-looking) architecture offered wonderful storybook style Christmas inspiration! On our U-Bahn ride to the show, visions of sugarplums and nutcrackers definitely danced in our heads.

We believe there will be many emerging décor trends in holiday products in terms of color, materials and the popularization of new icons. One of our favorites was best summarized by design consultants bora.herke.palmisano as ‘Precious Jungle’; a trend described as over the top, extravagant and ostentatious. The colors include cool deep regal blues and greens set off by a warm gold while featuring opulent materials such as velvets, silks and jeweled fabrics or ornamentation.… Read more