By: Elisabeth Paulson
Fall is upon us and one thing is for certain: our fashion magazines have reached record-breaking heft. I envy the practice of the fashion designer – to create something from the artistic heart, realizing its effect may be short-lived. Then, when the seasons change, it is back to the drawing board – embracing the whimsy of the next. As interior designers we have an obligation to design for classic form and ever-lasting quality. What fun would it be to fold up the furniture and put it in the closet, waiting for the trend to resurrect in a decade or three?
Here are some fashion-inspired furnishings that embrace the runway and stand their own ground, season after season.
This John Galliano military-meets-feminine speaks to this beautifully-sculpted chest by Bunny Williams.
Oh to work for Fendi! This Italian fur and line piece is mimicked by the Roche Bubois Pianoforte Bridge Chair – the name says it all.
Can Crate & Barrel take note from the ultra-luxe Hermes? From this hide-on-hide outerwear to the Henri bench, we love the texture of these french-inspired pastoral pieces.
There is nothing more enduring than an oriental rug. Here, a playful composition by Nina Ricci evokes the magnificence of scarlet as does this uber-saturated Afghan rug. This rug will always impress. Always.
This article wouldn’t be complete without a shout-out to Jonathan Adler. I’d like to think that these bunching tables were the inspiration for these slacks from Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. Simplicity and sheen win the race.