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Fall 2017: Runway-Inspired Interior Style

By: The Balance Design Team

We’re heading into seasonal closet-cleaning time where we take stock of what we have and note what’s needed to freshen up existing pieces. And if we’re doing this for our clothes, why not our homes as well? Here are some trends we’re loving from New York Fashion Week that can inspire both areas of your life.

Stephanie’s Pick: Pink and Silver Statement

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Photo courtesy of Elle Decor.

At this season’s fashion week, pink knits paired with metallic silver accents were comfortable yet dynamic. In this sitting room, the splashes of pink in the pillows and armchairs keep you on your toes, while the shimmering rug and soft greys make you want to slip into a nap on that cozy long sofa. This combination is strong and vivid, layered and colorful, and even—dare I say—timeless? We shall see.

Elisabeth’s Pick: Lingerie All Day

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This season presents a multitude of sensual black garments: fur, leather, and lace layered in sophisticated swaths of ooh-la-la. Lorenzo Serafini’s collection makes wearing undergarments all day totally possible…right?! Let’s just put that gorgeous model right in this gothic veranda with costume designer Catherine Martin’s new black lace rug, shall we?

Shelby’s Pick: Red Red Red

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Red alert! Unsurprisingly, red is a favorite color for statement pieces, real show stoppers. Whether it’s a head-to-toe monochromatic outfit or a floor-to-ceiling built-in, red is an instant focal point. With the right hue, it’s a timeless classic (red lipstick, anyone?) that adds a splash of brightness to any look or space.

Danielle’s Pick: Oversized Natural Accessories

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There’s so much to love about Delpozo’s fashion week collection: the modern silhouettes, the airy sherbet tones, and of course the BIG OL’ BOWS. Contrasting the crisp colors and sleek shapes of their clothing, Delpozo topped off each look with a big ol’ honkin’ rattan headpiece. And what’s the home equivalent of this natural woven cherry-on-top? African wall baskets! Accenting a modern, neutral room with these warm tones creates a current but cozy look and adds character to an otherwise sterile environment.

Melody’s Pick: Patchwork Party

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Bold and intriguing. As we see in fashion week and in the rug world, patchwork is back! Curating pattern and heritage from a variety of sources, patchwork rugs comprised of antique kilim remnants give life to otherwise forgotten works of art.

Any of these trends, whether applied to your wardrobe or your furnishings, are sure to amp up your style factor. You and your home deserve to strut your stuff!

Spring 2017: Runway-Inspired Interior Looks

By: The Balance Design Team

As we ponder this year’s possible interior design trends, we find it useful to look to the world of fashion for inspiration.

Stephanie’s Pick: Restructured Whites

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Photo courtesy of Elle.

This unstructured look is so flattering and evokes the feeling of summer ease and comfort. Bring that same breezy feeling into your home with light, draped linen. Proportion play is just as interesting for interiors as it is for fashion, as shown in this room by the variety of frame sizes on the art wall. The result is a look that is comfortable, modern, and livable. Yes!

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Elisabeth’s Pick: Pop Stripes

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Can we talk about EMBRACIN’ THE STRIATION? Something about these bright, non-conformist colors in various juxtapositions makes me giddy. It reminds me of this edgy article from Apartment Therapy that throws away all the rules and encourages the use of bright paint in all the wrong places….and it totally works. A refreshing and totally achievable weekend project. 

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Shelby’s Pick: Origami Pleats

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Tufting is a classic embellishment for furniture, but lately I’m yearning for something new and different. Origami pleats are a new take on texture, and truly embody the concept of “beauty in the details.”

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Danielle’s Pick: Punk Inspired

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Rebellion, celebration of imperfection, and in-your-face edginess — I love punk. I love to see design embrace these ideals and throw caution to the wind in favor of unbridled self-expression. With graffiti/street art murals, unfinished flooring, and a little bit of metal, what’s not to love? Rock on!

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Melody’s Pick: Babydoll Femininity

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I’m just going to say it: I love this babydoll look. And it’s not limited to just girls’ rooms and nurseries. Soft femininity is perfect for creating a comfortable lounge space with details like ruffles, fringe, and dainty cutouts.

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Fashionable Finds: Looks Inspired by Fashion Week

By: Danielle Cornely

It’s fashion show season! With all the inspiration walking down the runways, it’s also the perfect time to refresh your home’s style with a playful nod to this season’s fashion trends.

Structured black: a classic with modern flair.

Tailored wools: cozy yet refined.

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Pleated Linen Pillow || Maison Margiela

Pleats and folds: giving dimension to solid tones.

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Faux Fur Teal Ottoman || Michael Kors

Inky furs: deep, sultry luxury.

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Gabby Home Drink Table || Bouchra Jarrar

Masculine/feminine: soft shapes with edgy details.

Fashion Your Home: Fall 2014 Edition

By: Danielle Cornely

Imposing silhouettes, trendsetting details, and crave-worthy colors — the aftermath of fashion week can leave you yearning for a complete wardrobe makeover. We say, why not your home too?

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This look from J. Mendel is a little feminine, a little edgy. Meet its furniture counterpart: a graffiti sofa by Alexandra Fredrichs. The sweetness of the simple, curved lines against the brash, graffiti print upholstery creates a statement piece for the bravest and boldest.

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Canadian born Erdem is looking at botanical prints in an elegant new way. The designer’s ready-to-wear collection features delicate yet striking plant silhouettes. Take a page out of his book by ditching trendy floral prints and opting for items that have sophisticated leaves and stems with a hint of metallic glamour, like this Surya rug.

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Sometimes fashion can get a little too serious. Not so with Phillipe and David Blond, aka The Blonds. Consider them your go-to guys for fun, funky, rockin’ glam. Do you love the spherical hairdo and gold motorcycle jacket/bodysuit as much as we do? This Arteriors light is just the thing to bring that over-the-top awesomeness to your home.

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Oscar de la Renta’s new collection showcases rich colors, classy textures, and flapper-inspired fringe. Have fun with this concept! These Anthropologie curtains have tiers of deep blue pom-poms for a playful take on a formal look.

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Donna Karen throws caution to the wind with her creative collection, favoring free form, organic shapes over rigid patterns. Showcase your own appreciation of abstract painting with pillows like these from Crate and Barrel.