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Elle decor trend alert : Polka dots

Yoyoi Kusama's Sculptures
I recently ran a poll on my face book profile asking my friends what they thought of Elle Decors recent trend alert - Polka dots.“We’re seeing spots everywhere – from the runway to the home,” Elle D├ęcor  .  I got some great feed back that was just too good to waste.

"Polka dots have personality, from the quiet grace of dotted swiss lace, to the wild punch of the 60's patterns. Polka dots make a statement. And as always, the best examples can be found in nature, especially in polka dotted feathers! And like the natural forms, polka dots look best when used with restraint. Yoyoi Kusama's art work took polka dots to new levels! And who doesn't love a lady bug - lol! " Cathleen Davidson -
Color Consultant & Interior Designer


"Embroidered on a sheer linen curtain or as subtle and refined Swiss dotted cotton in crisp white; simple, timeless and classic..." Susan North - Senior Vice President, Creative Director at F. Schumacher & Co.

"They signify "repeat, repeat" to me and so I like the organized order of polka dots...actually I like them over sized as Country Swedish offers in charcoal gray or pink on cotton...great combo and great statement. Polka dots are too classic to ignore!", Sandra Oster - Decorator Tag Sale


"Rather than polka dots, I prefer to see dots of sparkle here or there on a pillow, a linear headboard detail, the leading edge of a drapery articulated through buttons, a nail head detail, or some other design element. Of course, they are still adorable in a children's bedroom!", Cathleen Prisco Gouveia -Principal Interior Designer at Cathleen Gouveia Design

"They are lovely when used sparingly as a perfect touch of whimsy.", Amy Gutierrez -Principal at Sanctuaries Interior Design, LLC

"They are lovely when used as an accent only...in an appropriate setting.", Irene Turner - Owner at Irene Turner at Home

Some gorgeous images to inspire you :

Polka dot bedding from Henny Cirkel found via Country Living
Add polka dots to your table decor

Mix of patterns from polka dots to checks found via The Design File
The polka-dot pattern on the plates and cups adds a dash of personality a formal dining setting found via BHG.com
Vintage chair that is upholstered in polka dot fabric that manages to look subtle.
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