Rainbow Bright-Color Trends

rainbox living room

The rainbow effect in home decor is a bold move, and also a happy one.  Nothing sends a more cheery vibe than a rainbow array of colors to come home to everyday.  The rainbow’s past reputation may have leaned towards more of a juvenile color scheme fit for a baby nursery, but in this post, we’ll prove your preconceived notions wrong.

rainbow living

To achieve this look one needs to start with high quality furnishings and craftsmanship to not come off looking cheap.  Secondly, mixing textures and layering colors create a cozy environment like in the above image.  The rich velvety sofa and sateen fuchsia chairs are dramatic yet very inviting.

rainbow swing indoor

rainbow stools

The Jigsaw Designers love adding a bit of whimsy to a space like the indoor swing above; it relaxing and inspiring at the same time.  Ditch the chrome stools for a striking set in your favorite rainbow brights this spring to liven up the kitchen or breakfast bar.

rainbow kitchen


rainbow paint

If you’re inner ‘Dorthy’ is ready to commit to the cheery somewhere-over-the-rainbow vibe, add something a bit more permanent like painting the stairs or implementing your favorite hues to your kitchen reno like the harmonious colors above.  What an inspiring way to start the day in a lively kitchen like this?

rainbow pillow

rainbow rug

rainbow art

The quick fix: pillows, rugs, or art paired with nick-nacks will always be a fun refresher when layering onto a neutral palette.  Resources like DWR, Etsy, Jonathan Adler and Art.com are few places to find life filled bright ideas .   Ultimately, as the trends change, these are easy pieces to update without the need to renovate.

rainbow dining

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rainbow ceiling

Bar Cart Crazy

smart cart

Have a spot that needs something, but can’t put your finger on it?   Then spruce up your space with a festive bar cart.  In this post we’ll explore some different ideas, styles and tips for adding a little hipster flair to your space with a fun bar cart.

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Finding the right bar cart for your space may sound like a simple task, but there are a multitude of choices to be had.  From a thrift store find for a DIY project, or the ultimate authentic 1930s french version sold by The Golden Triangle for a cool $5,300!  Whatever the case, hopefully by the end of this post you’ll decide which type tickles your fancy.

1930's french bar cart

pink rattan bar cart


We could infinitely discuss the different carts in the marketplace, but for time’s sake we’ll highlight a few styles that the Jigsaw team like to use for added interest in a space.

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For starters, we like using a more masculine style in a room that evokes a feeling of academia like a study or library.   In this instance, you can’t beat the round metal bar from Restoration Hardware that was inspired by 1920S German light bulb voltage tester.  While it is uber cool, it may not fit into some home styles.  Other options on the industrial modern side of things, consider a minimalistic metal cart for a rustic or loft style space.

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rustic industrial bard cart vibe

metal bar cabinet

For a more ladylike vibe, a Chippendale or rattan cart may be the answer.  Equally, a classic metal and glass cart if fabulous when tricked out with beautiful bottles and fun pop art.

gold canne style cart

chippendale bar bart

hot pink cane frame gold cart

Once you’ve selected your cart, simply dress it in your style with a little whimsy of course!  Chic glasses and bar ware plus some quirky objects for conversation starters are always a plus.

glass cart with painting

party cart

pretty simple cart

The modernist may struggle with this item that could seemingly end up as clutter, but a little lucite number could be the remedy for this type of OCD.  Meticulously lined bottles and no fuss trinkets will result in a perfectly curated place to pamper your guests with your cocktail d’jour.

lucite cart

lucite bar cart

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the ring bar cart

silver cart daily

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