Fall/Winter 2013: Fashion Trends To Inspire Home Decor

It’s time for another Fashion/Interior Decor post. Fall/winter runways have had some really inspiring trends this year. So many of them can easily be translated into home decor to produce beautiful results. I’ve chosen the 6 most popular, but if you are looking for some inspiration for your home outside of the norm, try searching through the hundreds of runway photos on fashion sites to give you a new perspective and ideas on design. Fashion designers are always trying to think of the next big thing, so you may spot a great idea for home decor in their archives before anyone else catches on.

To get you started, here are 6 of the most popular fashion trends from the fall/winter runways with correlating home designs.

TARTAN PLAID has made a comeback on the runway this season and is a perfect pattern for holiday decor. It gives a nice classic punch to a table setting, stockings, pillows, or even a side chair.

PLEATS have been ruffling up the runway with their whimsical flair. The pleated look goes great with chairs. You can find many pleated slipcovers to give your dining room chairs, sofa, or arm chair a fresh look.

ACADEMIC looks are in style with classic patterns such as tweed and pinstripes. The style is very tailored and clean, as seen in this tweed bed.

WINTER WHITE is a sophisticated staple for the season. There are myriad ways to incorporate this into your home, as white goes with just about anything. Even a faux fur throw or pillow is a nice touch.

LEATHER is a recurring trend this year. It’s a timeless material that looks great throughout a home. It shines on both larger pieces and smaller accents, such as an ottoman or bar stools.

GRAY continues to find popularity with its subdued, classic appeal. This color is a great contemporary choice for walls and a soothing palette for any room, especially a bedroom.

Has fashion ever inspired anything in your home?

Warm regards,

Spring 2013 Trends: Fashion to Inspire Decor

I started a series of posts I call Fashion & Interior Decor which I kicked off with 2012’s fall fashion trends that could easily translate to interior decor and explained how to use them to inspire you. There are so many sources to take inspiration from for your home decor and fashion is one of the BEST. Interior design and fashion are closely related because it’s all about creating a style of self-expression using color, textures, fabrics, and accessories. Looking to trends in fashion can give you some fresh ideas you may not have thought of. With spring just around the corner (March 20th, to be exact) it is time for a new round of fashion trends. Green, the proclaimed color of 2013 is incredibly versatile color that can be kept in mind while looking through these new spring trends.

Marc Jacobs / Celerie Kemble

BLACK AND WHITE is the most classic color combination and it’s trending in fashion this spring. Its contrast can be sophisticated, funky, feminine or masculine depending on the style of furniture and the accents that are paired with it. It pretty much goes with everything, so your creativity is the limit.

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti / Tracy Murdock

STRIPES are another classic design element that never goes out of style. They are best in small spaces or on an accent wall. They do wonders to make a low ceiling seem taller and give a space that little extra something it may be missing.

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti / Studio M

FLORALS are a lovely way to add elegance and femininity to a room, especially a bedroom. There are a multitude of patterns and colors to choose from. Depending on what you like, they can be a great focus of a room or simply an accent.

Nina Ricci / Studio Karin

PASTELS are a true mark of spring and were all over the runway this season. They are soft, soothing colors that are beautiful choices for any space where you would like to go to feel relaxed and refreshed.

Hope you are feeling inspired!

Warm regards,

Fall Fashion Trends to Inspire Your Home Decor

Fashion and interior decorating have always had a close relationship, especially for me. I’ve studied both and have had a mutual love for them my whole life. Often, you will see the same trends crossing over both mediums. Both can be inspiring forces for each other, which is why I am introducing a new series of posts to my blog: Fashion & Interior Decor. In these regular posts, I will be exploring the love affair between fashion and interior decor, how the two can inspire each other, and most important ─ how they can inspire you.

To kick off this series, I have enlisted the help from one of my friends, top Orlando stylist and all-around fiercely talented woman Tammara Kohler of Fused Fashion. She has shared with me some of fall’s biggest trends and I’ve translated them into interior decor. Check them out…

Michael Kors / Domicile Interior Design

GOLD METALLICS have been in and out of the trend landscape for centuries. While gold may not always be considered a “trend,” classic gold accents never truly go out of style. For this fall season, gold metallics are making a comeback on the runways and in interior decor, especially in accessories.

Vogue UK / Kim Seybert

BROCADE is popping up as a popular pattern in both fashion and interior decor that lends itself to the reinassance era. This elegant pattern can be seen on wallpaper, furniture and accessories, especially fabric used for pillows, area rugs and bedding.

Alexander Wang / John + McLeod Design Consultants

LEATHER & VINYL are a fashionable choice that suit many design aesthetics, from modern to traditional. Wax and other textures with shine are popular on both the fashion and interior decor scenes right now, and of course leather is leading the way.

Alexander McQueen / Habitat Studio & Workshop

GREEN (in fact, all shades of green) is one of the most pervasive colors in design. It is a color most associated with nature and can be warm, bright, funky, or traditional ─ you name the style, green can capture it. It is a versatile and beautiful color that can breathe life into any room in the house.

Carolina Herrera /  Kerrie L. Kelly

BLACK AND BLUE is a bold, yet sophisticated color combination that appeals to both men and women alike. Breaking up the bold black and blue with pops of white and gold or silver will make the dark colors less overwhelming and more classic, as seen in the photo.

Hope you found some inspiration in these fashion trends. Stay tuned for more ways to translate fashion into interior decor.

Warm regards,