From the Runway…
Are you like me?
Do you let an insane amount of magazines pile up, month after month, until they become a little mountain on your ottoman? And even glancing over at the stack is exhausting?
It’s probably just me.
Sometimes I love/hate looking at all of the fashion mags that I have. I dog-ear the pages, look at cute outfit ideas and new make-up tips. Then, the next week I’m in a frenzy to purge my closet and ravenously buy things that I don’t need… it’s exhausting (just ask my husband!).
Now I’m sure it’s just me (I’m a total manic weirdo. I accept it.)
This month, I decided to take a different approach. I scoured the latest fashion pages for spring trends that I’d love to see incorporated in decor… and I found some gems!
Yay! Design totally soothes my neurosis… (I’m only kidding about the neurosis part… kind of.)
Here are three of my favorites:
60’s MOD – Yes, Please…
Fall’s Mod trend is still in full swing (“Yeah, baby!” – obscure Austin Power’s reference anyone?) with a color shift to a bolder black and white palette (think oversized checkerboard patterns and stripes). I’m loving that interior design has already been incorporating this idea – hello stripes and chevron patterns – but I’d think about updating it with a sophisticated twist. Lots of tailoring and sleek chrome accents…
Stripes are pretty classic – they’re not going anywhere. Plus, they have many of incarnations (see above) to keep them feeling fresh. What I’m loving from the Spring runway is the modernist /preppy take. It feels like the love-child of modern color blocking and classic nautical. I would incorporate this into interiors much the same way. Simple silhouettes, luxe fabrics, and tailored details.
BOTANICAL – Pick a flower, any flower…
Grandma’s botanicals are making a comeback. We saw the flower pattern crop up on denim in a big way last year (…something I’ve been having a little bit of an issue with considering I wore it the first go around in the mid 90’s – the whole thing makes me feel really old…), and now we’re seeing a more delicate and ladylike take on the spring runways.
I call it the “Princess Kate” effect (hey, that could make a great post in and of itself…). It’s the resurgence of traditional, classic details used in an updated way. Think about a pairing this pattern with simple and modern touches – an accent fabric with a graphic fabric or furniture pieces with simple silhouettes.
What trends would YOU like to see transition from the runway?