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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…

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Ready to Wear via Elle

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Ready to Wear via Elle

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…

Haus Interior

Haus Interior

Ron Marvin

Ron Marvin

Luis Bustamante

Luis Bustamante

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Prepster Chic

Michael Kors Spring 2013 Ready to Wear via Elle

Michael Kors Spring 2013 Ready to Wear via Elle

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.

Heather Hillard Design

Heather Hillard Design

via Houzz

I know it’s tile, but I LOVE it!! via Houzz

Preppy Chic

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BOTANICAL – Pick a flower, any flower…

Christian Dior Spring Couture 2013 via Getty

Christian Dior Spring Couture 2013 via Getty

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.

Mona Ross Berman Interiors

Mona Ross Berman Interiors

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Draza Stamenic

Draza Stamenic


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What trends would YOU like to see transition from the runway?


2 Comments Post a comment
  1. The light feature in the ’60’s mod’ is amazing!

    How about some Bohemian? 🙂

    March 5, 2013

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