First off, you’ll see from my home that pineapples are featured pretty much everywhere including my downstairs loo *still a work in progress. It’s just been wallpapered*Now. If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll have read that I don’t like to follow trends. And I “really” don’t. *Says the girl with the pineapple mad house.* But I have a legitimate pineapple story that completely vito’s me from being a part of this trend. Now who can say they have a legit pineapple story, huh? 😂😂😂
You must have been living in a cave or a padded cell to have missed out on the fact that in 2016 the world went bananas for pineapples. In fact, bananas did quite well too! As did flamingos. Palm trees. Cactus’s. Basically the trend was all things TROPICAL. But it all stemmed from the pineapple ,which actually started to make an appearance in the summer of 2015.
On Christmas day 2014, Mr Love popped the question after a whopping 6 years of patiently waiting! On Boxing day I’d already decided that our table decorations were going to be Gold spray painted pineapples. We’d met whilst working on cruise ships in the Caribbean and I wanted a nod to that. Now, I’m the first to admit, my ideas usually start from something I’ve seen somewhere else, be it pinterest, instagram, magazines, etc but the gold pineapple thing was plucked from absolute obscurity. Fast foward 6 months and I had no idea that pineapples were going to become so huge. If I had’ve known, perhaps I would’ve spray painted model ships or something! But, we ran with pineapples. 55 to be precise. Gold eventually turned into multicoloured as the wedding planning evolved, because we wanted a really colourful wedding. So on the 24th of May, 2015 I officially became Mrs Love and my love for my husband and indeed of pineapples, grew. (Look up #thelovewedding2015 on IG for more pics)
So my home now features a lot of pineapples. They’re now so sentimental. They remind me of our wedding so how could I not still be utterly obsessed by them. And not just me, my friends often send me pineapple items that they’ve seen with the tag “saw this and thought of your wedding”. It’s sweet. And I love it.
I suppose, if I’m being honest, yes, it does bug me that it turned into such a huge trend. But looking at it from a different point of view, perhaps I have an eye for this stuff? Perhaps I knew somehow, that pineapples were going to be the next big thing? Wow, is this my super power??? Am I missing a career move? Should I be the next buyer for a trend setting high street shop? Am I ‘that’ ahead of the game? Well. Perhaps I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here! Ha ha. But we can test the theory and I could make some predictions!
I think peg boards are the new pineapple. Well, actually, peg boards are the new light boxes but you catch my drift. You know, the old skool ones you used to get outside an old cinema with the listings on. Yep, them. They’re going to be huge in 2017. Everyone will have one in their kitchens and they’ll be snapping photos of their favourite song lyrics or funny quotes. I reckon they’ll feature in couples Weddings too. What a great way to inform guests about the order of service!
Hygge is also going to be huge. If you don’t know what that word is now, you will by the end of the year. Us Brits seem to love Scandinavian design and living, (another trend that I totes saw coming. Obvs!) And we’re taking it one step further. Hygge is the Danish word used for “living well”. It’s a bit more than just a state of mind, it’s translated as “Everything from the article of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things”. It’s a feeling. It’s a way of living. It’s cuddles with your dog on the sofa at dusk while some candles burn, cosy under a knitted throw. It’s a hot chocolate with best friends at 11pm in your pj’s. Just use the hash tag #hygge on Instagram and you’ll see that it’s not just the Danes that are living by this philosophy. The little book of hygge by Meik Wiking is a book that’s going to be on everyone’s book shelves 👍
The tropical theme will continue but focusing less on fruit and more on plant life and nature. Cushions will adorn prints of leaves, palms and succulents. Since Pantone decided their colour of 2017 is Green, expect to see it everywhere.
If I’m right, well, probably nothing will happen or change. But, at least you’re following a blog of someone who can anticipate what might be next! That’s something, right? 😂😂😂 OK. Got it.
Oh, here’s some pics of my pineapple centrepieces and confetti!