Fashion Forward Interiors

by Lisa Stewart 14 Aug 2012

The mix of styles, fabrics and flourishes flowing down the fashion runways are inspiring interior designs and home furnishings more than ever before. Watch the trends as they saunter straight down the catwalk and right into your home.

Photograph by: Handout photo, Canadian Press

Lately we've seen a resurgence of Art Deco-inspired patterns: one example is shown above in black, white and cream, both on the runway and in a residence. Geometric prints are popping up on bedding, wallpaper and even tile shown below. Metallic finishes are reflecting the 20’s-glam era styles. The colors seen in fashion are showing up in painted furniture and towels in department stores. 

Taking our cues from the catwalk, we are also learning a new approach to styling our abodes. As we see clothing designers and stylists layering looks, we realize we no longer need to pick a style and stick to it. We're free to mix things - just like changing jewelry - by purchasing a few new pieces like throw pillows, rugs and curtains. 

Next time you want inspiration to update your decorating it may be as simple as looking inside your closet!  Learn to express your personality in your home in the same ways as you do in your wardrobe.

Get motivated by reading last month’s article "Detecting Outdated Decorating."

Lisa Stewart is an Interior Designer in Raleigh, NC.