Fringe In Couture Fashion Comes Home

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There’s no secret that fashion and home interiors are now BFF’s.  You see one, and you know the other got the style memo on how to dress for the party.  Even the colors in the elaborate necklace above by London based accessories label, Anita Quansah, reminds me of the spicy fall colors of those gorgeous tiebacks.  This fall season’s trend of fringe in couture fashion comes home.

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These peep toe shoeties not only have fringe, but the beige version also uses a touch of the equestrian buckle that’s rocked the runways in recent seasons.  Just like the medallions in the valance window treatment, a feminine mix with a hard edge says have fun with your couture, be it home or fashion.
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How many trends do you spot in this dress from  Proenza Schouler Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection?  Menswear tweed at the bodice and fringe on the leggy skirt of the dress.  Tweed is a classic that works well in home decor.  And the throw has that obligatory fringe on the end.

 

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This Alberta Ferrari outfit shows that a BoHo girl can dress up and still feel comfortably chic. And I picture her home featuring a window treatment just as comfortable and chic. This draped look on the window to the right gives a nod to the oh-so-popular BoHo Chic style. It’s very unconventional, yet it works!

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Swish, swish of the skirt above mimics the feminine tassel shown at right. Inspiration in fashion moves right into home decor.  Couture comes home.  And it’s a beautiful friendship.

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You’ve thought about it all year.  In your mind, it would only take a minute to find a fun new fabric for that chair that the kids have climbed all over with muddy shoes, chocolate covered hands, and their favorite crayons and glue sticks.  And…it is time to brighten that corner of the family room so you and family can get cozy during the fall and winter months.  

So why are you dragging your feet?  Why?  Because your plate is full.  And all you need is one more thing piled on to make you topple over from the stress of getting ready for the winter season.

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Fall Design Trend: Spicey Interiors

Fall is finally here and, for once, I am glad to say goodbye to summer.  We have had a scorching hot last few weeks in Southern California.  And the drought drags on here.  So rain would be much appreciated! Just saying.

I love fall. My memories of fall in the mid west  meant blazers, corduroys and fall colors in our wardrobe.  I’ve always loved the spicy warm colors.  I Still do!  The Fall Design Trend: Spicy Interiors, is one that never grows old for me.

This is still one of my favorite projects.  The client fell in love with the bed linen.  I designed drapery to compliment the room.  That highly influenced the wall colors.

This is still one of my favorite projects. The client fell in love with the bed linen. I designed drapery to compliment the room. That highly influenced the wall colors. Spicey!                     Photo by Mary Etta Designs

The thing about spicy reds and oranges is that they really work throughout the entire year.  But they take a front seat in the fall.  You could actually live with these colors, as I do, all year long.  The design below shows a a transitional space with 2012’s color of the year- Tangerine Tango on the sofa.  And it still looks perfect in 2014 with the buttery yellow walls and deeper toned spicey pillows, mirror, candles,  and accent wall.

The sofa is not such an imposition in this classic room thanks to the back wall having the same color, not to mention spectacular architecture.

The sofa is not such an imposition in this classic room thanks to the back wall having the same color, not to mention spectacular architecture defining the space.                        Photo courtesy HGTV.com         

Fall colors are earthy colors.  When you repeat a color often enough, it takes on a neutral feeling.  So the earth tones can be used in your larger pieces as a neutral.  But if you like to keep your neutrals in the beige or gray palette, then use the earthy spice tones as accents to mark the transition from summer to fall.  The nice thing about fall is it takes us from Back-to-School toHalloween and Thanksgiving.  And the spice, rusts, and brown tones work with all of those themes.

Neutrals are smart upholstery pieces for those of you who like to change your accessories with the season.

Neutrals are smart upholstery pieces for those of you who like to change your accessories with the season.  Photo courtesy HGTV.com  

From crayons to ghosts to Turkey dinners, fall colors work wonders to brighten up those earlier sunsets.  Add lighting in the form of table lamps and candles and you get the warmth you may be missing from the hot summer sun.  Do you have dark leather or upholster pieces?  If you need to replace any large pieces, consider a spice color sofa or larger chair.  It will keep your room from falling flat and looking like a dungeon.

I love how this design is so smart in breaking up the dark brown furniture pieces with a spicy sofa.  Very Smart.

I love how this design is so smart in breaking up the dark brown furniture pieces with a spicy sofa. Very Smart.       Photo courtesy HGTV.com

So get ready to spend more time indoors with the fall colors I love.  Happy Autumn!

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