Rebecca Greco is a craft and cross stitching blogger, writing about her projects on her blog Hugs are Fun, from Aurora, Illinois. Rebecca sells her cross stitch work on Etsy, as well as her embroidery and English paper pieced quilting too. Her work has been featured in Hoop-La Magazine, Mr. X Stitch, CraftGawker, Craftster and CraftGossip. She has even wrote for My Craftily Ever After, Knit Me a Cake and The Twinery. Rebecca also has a BFA in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. So we are pleased to share with you the creative trends of Rebecca Greco.
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1) What pieces of furniture have impressed you recently? And Why?
I am really loving the PS 2014 collection at IKEA. There are a lot of fun pieces that are really inexpensive and add a fun pop to a room. I also love seeing a really bright chair or side table to really bring some color into a room. I hate painting so I keep my walls neutral and bring in color with artwork, furniture, or textiles.
2) What colours are on trend right now? And Why?
As much as I love color, I am always drawn to grey. All my walls and furniture are grey, it’s so much easier to complement with colors. I’m not sure if they are “on trend” but I am always drawn to aquas and teals, especially paired with reds. I also am loving bright yellows and oranges.
3) What types of materials are on trend right now and Why?
I have been seeing a lot of wood combined with plastic or acrylic which I love. Having the more modern, sleek material paired with the more natural wood gives a great contrast and still feels modern. I’ve been seeing other natural materials such as concrete which is also a neat accent. And bright, geometric fabrics are always my favorite.
4) Which of your projects embodies the latest design trend? And why?
I think the design trend I have most embraced is the geometric trend. I love that cross stitch translates so well into geometric patterns. I spent quite a bit of time focusing on geometric cross stitches but have moved away from it lately, but with patterns becoming a bigger trend I want to revisit them and choose new color schemes. My favorite pattern of the geometric trend is hexagons and it has hit the quilting community hard. A traditional quilting technique has been completely transformed into a more modern art by using bright colors and modern fabrics and I absolutely love it! I am working on a quilt as well as a set of throw pillows for my sofa.