Thursday, July 27, 2006

CHA Day 2: Basic Grey

Basic Grey has two new lines of paper: Gypsy and Lily Kate. And I LOVED their booth display, especially the huge framed pieces of paper. Facing the aisles, there were these large vignettes of home decor items, each featuring a paper line. Then the interior of the booth held display shelves with their product, and lighted display shelves featuring projects.

I didn't care for Gypsy at first glance. But I got used to it quickly and it seemed fresh and bright. I like that they did something different than the other manufacturers in terms of embracing the "boho chic" trends. Seems like nearly everyone had a line of gypsy, bohemian, boho chic, and other variations on that theme. But most of the products were dark colors, lots of distressing, and very brown. But the BG line managed an eclectic feel with bright modern colors.

The Lily Kate collection seemed very similar to the Oh Baby Girl collection (Cat still has some of this paper at The Cupboard - but I think she's sold out of a few of the patterns already. There's a really cute banner project using this paper & justjohanna rubber stamps - it's hanging from the register counter - make sure you stop by and check it out). It's different colors, but the same very soft, washed out palette. It's pretty to look at, and will be great for very girly projects, but not something I think I would reach for over and over.


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