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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

Photo courtesy of Vogue.

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

Photo courtesy of Vogue.

Photo courtesy of Designer Rugs.

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

Photo courtesy of Now Fashion.

Photo courtesy of Maison Valentina.

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

Photo courtesy of Vogue.

Photo courtesy of Remodelista.

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

Photo courtesy of Vogue.

Photo courtesy of Rose Lawn.

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!

Days of Our Lives: My Kitchen Renovation, Episode 2

By: Stephanie Andrews

It’s time for another episode! Before the holidays got started, I began the preliminary stages of my own personal kitchen and bath remodel. Now it’s a brand new year, and I’m diving head first into design decisions for the kitchen. I was inspired by both the Remodelista blog and their new book. They really helped me crystalize my craftsman, industrial, and artisan tastes into a defined look that suits my family. Here’s the idea:

Andrews Kitchen Selection Blog FINAL

Inspiration for kitchen design: Amsterdam Loft

1. Dining Wall Accent Sconces. Rensselaer Sconce. Brass & Twisted Red Cord
2. Kitchen Island Barstools. Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool. Raw Legs with Red Seat
3. Kitchen Island Pendants. Factory Light No. 6. Factory Black Steel
4. Kitchen Counter Top. Honed Black Granite
5. Kitchen Cabinet Color. Sherwin Williams. Dover White SW6385
6. Kitchen Island Counter Top. Walnut Butcher Block
7. Kitchen Island Cabinet Color. Sherwin Williams. Rock Bottom SW7062
8. Drawer Knobs. Modern Knob. Chrome
9. Cabinet Pulls. Modern Pull. Chrome

The next step will be drafting the architectural renderings of the cabinetry, including an island with a walnut wood top. Stay tuned for the next installment of “Days of Our Lives: My Kitchen Renovation” to see if I can stay in budget and get the whole family on board with these decisions!

Beauty and Brains: Coffee Table Design Books

By: Danielle Cornely

Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we think there should be a few great design books on everyone’s bookshelf. These are just a few we’ve got our eye on at the moment.

image: architecturaldigest.com

image: architecturaldigest.com

image: amazon.com

image: amazon.com

Remodelista.
Step by step advice and instructions paired with beautiful images. The perfect combination from one of our favorite design blogs.

image: restorationhardware.com

image: restorationhardware.com

image: assouline.com

image: assouline.com

The Big Book of Chic.
The description of this book on assouline.com promises “an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design.” If the above image is any indication of the rest of the book, we have to agree.

image: blog.designpublic.com

image: blog.designpublic.com

image: booktopia.com.au

image: booktopia.com.au

Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your House.
Top names (and personal favorites!) in the design world come together to create a book that is beautiful and helpful. Gorgeous photos visually inspire, and “how to” style content empowers readers to use grandma’s chair in a completely modern way.

image: modcloth.net

image: modcloth.net

image: katyelliot.com/blog/

image: katyelliot.com/blog/

Domino: The Book of Decorating.
Big on photos, with unobtrusive blurbs and captions, Domino’s Book of Decorating is a feast for the eyes. Don’t let the eye candy fool you — this book will teach you everything you need to know. One of our favorites!

image: amazon.com

image: amazon.com

image: taschen.com

image: taschen.com

1,000 Chairs.
Of all of the different types of furniture in a home, the chair is the piece that most clearly distinguishes styles. This book is an informative visual survey of seating in the last 150 years. With its big, beautiful photos, it is an affordable must-have coffee table book for any furniture lover.

Whether used as reference material or great coffee table content, we think good design books are a staple in any home.