September 2013 Posts

Fall Fashion meets Interiors

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.

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
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This John Galliano military-meets-feminine speaks to this beautifully-sculpted chest by Bunny Williams.

RACING STRIPES
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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.

FROM THE SHINY TO THE RAW
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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.

RED!
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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.

AND A DASH OF GOLD…
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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.