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Why Knot?

Melisa and I recently attended to the Annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House. This annual event is the Big Mama of all decorator show house. Besides being a feast for the eyes, the event raises over 17 million dollars for the Boys and Girls Club!

While enjoying the different interiors, we kept seeing the knot design everywhere. There were knot sculptures placed on shelves and dressers. We saw knot book ends, knot-shaped chandeliers, even over-sized drawings of knots. The knot, like its close cousins and fellow current design trends the quatrafoil and nautical motifs, historically originates from both celtic and nautical designs. Let’s get tied up in one of this season’s trends to watch! Why knot?

The knot lamp below depicts one large knot made of rope. The neutral color will go with many color palettes.

Rope Knot Lamp

While on the topic of lighting, the Vitamin knot ceiling lights are so chic. The brightly colored knot is encased in glass, giving it a very modern yet rustic feel at the same time. I would dangle one in the center of the space, or a cluster of three would be an impactful and stylish statement. These pieces are available in a many colors.

Knotted Wire Pendant Lamps

At the Kips Bay Decorators Show House, knots were continually used as decorative accessories. They were placed on shelves, on stacks of books or just casually placed on a dresser as a focal point. I discovered these hand-blown glass knots and immediately fell in love. Each one is totally unique and comes in blue, gold or clear. A decor item and not a toy, these pieces would need to be out of reach of baby.

Handblown Glass Knot Sculpture

For a softer knot-inspired element, check out this lovely crib bedding. The red rope and knot detail on the cream colored background is warm and sweet for your little sailor.

Knot Design Bedding

There is no better way to add a big burst of pattern and color than with an accent wall (or entire room) layered with your favorite wall covering. This Knotted Print Paper by Kimberly Lewis Home is tailored and exciting at the same time.

Knot Design Wallpaper

Beth M.

Thursday 22nd of August 2013

That blue knot chandelier would look absolutely perfect with this narwhal baby mobile I found:


Friday 12th of July 2013

This reminds me of the knot chair I have always had my eyes on.


Wednesday 17th of July 2013

This looks like a really comfy alternative to the bean bag!


Wednesday 10th of July 2013

Wow, I didn't know knots are trending these days. That would put my scouting skills to good use!


Thursday 13th of June 2013

Oh I love this post. I could not get over all the knots at Kips Bay. I think every room had a knot accessory in it in some medium. I am off to shop Vitamin now, thanks for the tip!


Thursday 13th of June 2013

Sam, I love those blown glass knots too. I spotted one at the designer showcase house out here in SF and loved. I then saw a knock off at Z Gallerie too. (guess thats a true mark of a trend, when its been knocked off!) And the nautical theme seems to be back in a big way. Thanks for sharing these trends with us!