At an art gallery opening last night I saw a woman in a beautiful, summery ikat printed dress and couldn’t help but think of the ikats we use for projects here at the studio. There is no question, fashion and interior design trends influence each other.  Here are some recent places where we’ve noticed the cross over…

Pattern

Ikats are one example, but graphic geometric prints, florals and plaids are trending in fashion and interior deign ….

ikat

sources: scarf: Anthropologie, skirt: Anthropologie, ikat fabric: Kravet

Color

Every year Pantone assembles a panel of designers and they select a color palate for the fashion world.

Pantone

While the ‘it’ color may not always inspire (this year it’s Radiant Orchid, last year it was Emerald Green) many of the other colors influence the pattern and color used in home design. We’ve definitely noticed a cross over of the blues, pastels and especially the grays.

gray

 sources (left to right) Aigner, Ralph Lauren, interior design

 Color Blocking

Banded drapery panels call to mind the color blocking trend in fashion.

color block

sources: outfit,  interior design 

Mid Century Modern

I think we can also thank the show Mad Men for giving this trend some longevity. The clean, vintage aesthetic is very popular in fashion and home design. We also find elements of the style (like the Sputnik pendant) working in more traditional spaces as well, where they add an eclectic twist.

Mid Century

sources: outfits: Banana Republic, interior design

09/10

#tbt: Toile Edition

manuel canovas

It’s #tbt (aka Throwback Thursday’) and today we are focused on another interior design-related throwback that is making a comeback.

toile: noun, \ˈtwäl\: an 18th century French scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen, or silk in one color on a light ground

Toile experienced huge popularity in the 90′s and today we’ve got some fresh takes […]

09/9

What We’re Loving: Lacquered Walls

green wall

There is no question, lacquered walls are luxurious.  The process is labor-intensive and not inexpensive. Hours of labor go into wall prep, as the glossy paint finish will emphasize every bump and imperfection on the surface. When done correctly, however, the result is breathtaking.

Lacquered walls are a reflective and dramatic backdrop to the objects in a space, […]

09/8

Get The Look: Nursery Edition

Nursery Collage

We’ve noticed that nursery design is trending towards a clean, simple aesthetic. Themed and juvenile rooms are being replaced with rooms that have thoughtful, sophisticated design elements. We see this trend clearly represented in this pared-down nursery space, designed by  Jessica Packard.

This room features a few of the trends we mentioned in our previous […]

09/4

#tbt: Chintz Edition

pyne hollyhock

In the tradition of #tbt (a.k.a Throwback Thursday) we’d like to feature an interior design trend that is making a comeback. Today our focus is on chintz.  It seems like all of our favorite lines are starting to carry chintzes again and we could not be happier. Rooted in tradition, floral chintzes, whether hollyhocks, rhododendrons, […]

08/18

Bar Cart Love

mansion in may cart

A few years ago I was researching bar carts for a client and had difficulty locating even a  few for her to choose from. Now, with mid-century modern style on the rise, it seems every furniture line has a bar cart or several to offer. It’s no surprise this versatile piece is showing up all […]

08/11

Get the Look: Layered Living Room

get the look Ikat

Image source: Elle Decor

We love the layering of pattern and texture in this living room. The mix is unexpected and sophisticated, but comfortable. Here are some pieces we selected that will help you get this look…

the basics: wallcovering: Thibaut, drapery ikat: Duralee, sofa: Ballard, cocktail table: Bungalow 5, rug: […]

08/4

Gray Area

Cool Neutrals SW

There are so many variations of this classic color, ranging from warm to cool; grays are a favorite neutral of designers and can easily fill in for a traditional neutral like white or beige.

What is the perfect shade of gray paint? We hear this question often, and the answer is ‘that depends.’ It depends […]

08/1

Fashion Friday: Neoprene

Neoprene

We hear Neoprene and we think form-fitting wet suits and laptop sleeves, but the synthetic rubber fabric is trending in women’s fashion. Beyond accessories, we’ve seen it laser-cut, embossed, printed, pleated and color-blocked. Body-con styles to more forgiving ones, everyone can wear the trend.

Clockwise from top left: Stella McCartney Embossed Skirt,  Charles Anastase […]