Fashion Influence: Groovy ’70s Style

For today’s March fashion post, I’m still looking at retro influences, but this time from the ’70s. The geometric shapes and bright, bold colors popular during the mod ’60s era continued to be big in the ’70s—and not just with color blocking. Colorful floral patterns were also big, as was the chevron pattern. And let’s not forget the metallic clothing popular for disco style, which came

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Fashion Influence: ’60s Mod Style

Fashion’s influence on interiors has brought mod ’60s retro looks to the forefront of design again. For anyone who watched Sunday’s Season 5 premiere of Mad Men, just think back to the clothing and interiors for an idea of the look. Bold, vibrant colors and geometric shapes are the name of the game. The mod look came back in fashion last fall and will continue into

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Fashion Influence: Tropical Paradise

For today’s March fashion post, I want to look at another big spring 2012 trend: tropical looks. Much bolder than the pastel tones, island prints aren’t for the faint of heart when it comes to their wardrobe or their home design—but they’ve certainly been seen in both arenas. New York Magazine found a number of tropical ensembles available this spring, including this dress from Altuzarra: Harper’s

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Fashion Influence: Decorating with Pastels

In line with my posts this March on fashion’s influence on interior design, today I want to look at one of the big spring runway trends this year: pastels. Spearmint isn’t the only pastel tone that’s being seen in fashion and interiors; soft shades of pink, blue, lavender, yellow and orange are all popular too. Elle Magazine reported on the trend, showing this trio of pastel

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Fashion Influence: Menswear Looks in Design

As a continuation of my March series on fashion’s influence on interiors, today I want to look at how common themes in menswear have been popping up in home design lately. When it comes to menswear, pattern is king. Think pinstripes, plaids, houndstooth and herringbone manifested in neutrals and other strong hues. This suit is a perfect example, as are the Brooks Brothers images below it.

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Fashion Influence: Opposites Attract in Design

You may remember that I’m doing something special this month on the blog; many of my March posts will be focused on fashion and its influence on interior design. What’s more striking than the high contrast of black and white?! I love to see these opposite values together, both on the runway and in the home. Incorporating graphics and geometric shapes is a great way to add

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Fashion Influence: Deco Décor

You may remember that I’m doing something special this month on the blog; many of my March posts will be focused on fashion and its influence on interior design. Today’s post will focus on Art Deco style, a look that was a big part of Gucci’s Spring 2012 collection. You can see the sharp edges juxtaposed with feminine touches like pearls, floral motifs and feathers reminiscent

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Fashion Influence: Tribal Looks in Design

This month on the blog, many of my posts will be focused on fashion and its influence on interior design, beginning with today’s post. Even fashion across the world influences design here, including tribal motifs. This interesting juxtaposition of pictures (below) from the Interiors by Stacey Cohen blog gives a great example, and I’ve found many other examples of tribal golds, browns, oranges, animal prints, textures

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