One of my favorite subjects to write about is the link between fashion and home decor. So when the fashion bible, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF VOGUE!!!! appeared before me, I got down to business.
Each page was turned slowly to uncover the next gem of images. Yes, my friends, I am obsessed with all things that say “Design”. I swooned over each page, studying the details, the lighting, the way the clothes looked. I soaked in the silhouettes, the layering and the trends. And thanked my lucky stars that I’m past the age where I felt the need to duplicate each look in my own wardrobe –(Truth: I’m past the age where I could wear most of those looks even if I wanted to!)
And, you know what? It hit me. The looks and the trends and the stories that were being shown in Vogue sounded very familiar. Interior design magazines were telling the same tale.
Flower Power: There are wallcoverings that could be fashion layouts. Riots of patterns and colors for your walls. Kate Moss, supermodel that she is, designed a collection of wallpaper for deGauney that rivals Dolce & Gabbana couture. (Seriously, couldn’t you just wrap yourself up in this?)
Neutral Plus: The immensely popular minimalist look of the past few years has been updated with a hint of color. Blush is the new neutral both in fashion and home design. Benjamin Moore’s Tissue Pink is THE color designer’s are using everywhere. (Benjamin Moore and Jimmy Choo – great minds….)
Luxury: Both clothing and home décor reflect a desire for a little luxury in life – the fur throws are still with us, velvet is absolutely huge this season and soft polished metals like brass are showing up in new home designs.
Diversity: From formal to bohemian, home design is embracing individual style. Gone is the “model home” look. A more lived-in, personal look is taking hold. Your own style is becoming the new trend. Unique is what it’s all about. (So as they say, “Express Yourself”)
Just like we wouldn’t copy the look in Vogue exactly (we’re not all 16 year old, 6ft tall models), take the concept of what you like in a décor magazine and tweak it to make it work for you and your lifestyle.
Your home, your way, your life.
If you’re looking for an interior designer, architect or builder, contact us at Design Match. We’ll connect you with the perfect design partner that will make your design dreams come true!
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