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…


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


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


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


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.


 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


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: […]


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