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Pastels for Your Home and Closet

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If you asked me how I felt about pastels five years ago, I would have shuddered at the thought. But now, my outlook is the complete opposite—I can’t get enough of them! So, what inspired the change? The modern ways they are being used! The pastels we knew growing up – ‘80s floral and wicker furniture – were stale and passé. Now, they are used in subtle ways that bring a refreshing and updated feel to the look. The spring trend is on point for both fashion and the home. Let’s see how they can be used successfully.

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Menswear-Inspired Looks for Your Home

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I have a real love for rooms that are well tailored: they exemplify terrific use of space, with little clutter and just the right pieces of furniture. They also display a certain formality in style—without being stuffy or uptight. Some actually go so far as to use some tried and true tropes of men’s fashion to add to that tailored look. If that’s an idea that appeals to you, keep reading; in this post I’m looking at menswear inspiration for your décor.

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6 New Ways to Reinvent Grandma’s Needlepoint and Cross-stitch

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When I was in grad school I interned for Jonathan Adler, the celebrated king of happy chic. I remember being humored by his fascination with needlepoint everything—calling it “grandma chic.” I loved the idea of taking a dated fad and making it new. Once again, needlepoint and all types of stitching are back en vogue and it is now being applied everywhere—from shoes to chairs to dresses. It’s a bit nostalgic, whimsical, and awe-inspiring. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it.

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4 Interior Spaces Inspired by the Ballet

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Ballet is one of those art forms that leave me breathless and awe-struck. The way the dancers beautifully manipulate their bodies with such grace and control, the way the costumes move with each leap, the way the sets capture the scene. All of these visual elements create a feast for the eyes and a sense of wonderment that you don’t often get in an everyday space. However, I believe every space can have that sense of magic—a space so beautiful it takes your breath away. In that spirit, I’ve paired up interiors inspired by ballet to serve as a beacon of beauty, and possibly serve as inspiration for your home renovation or a simple change of décor.

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Color Inspiration From Spring’s Pantone Runway

Color Inspiration From Spring’s Pantone Runway on the Interior Collective

With Fashion Week just around the corner (It begins on February 6th), now may be the perfect time to reflect on runway trends that seamlessly translate into interior design. When it comes to colors, the Pantone Fashion Color Report provides a palette of popular hues from last year’s runway. Its selection of pastels, neutrals, and brights offers fashionable inspiration for your next decorating project.

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Decorating with Plaid: It’s Not Just for Lumberjacks Anymore

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We are seeing plaid all over fashion this season! I for one wear it several times a week and could wear it almost everyday. Whether it’s a flannel shirt, plaid button up, or a tartan skirt, I’m in love with this trend. Plaid is the perfect addition for these cold months and I’ve enjoyed seeing it more and more in decor.

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Runway to Room: Aztec Prints

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I noticed Aztec prints cropping up in fashion a little over a year ago; maybe you have noticed them too. If you aren’t aware of the origin of these designs, they are inspired by the textiles of the ancient Aztec people. The Aztecs lived in central Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries. You didn’t realize that you were going to get a history lesson today, did you?

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From Runway to Room: How to Translate Kid’s Fashion into Your Interior

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I don’t have kids just yet, but I find myself wildly attracted to kids clothing. There’s a certain freedom that comes with designing for kids—brighter colors, bolder patterns, and an unapologetic nod to history that creates such whimsy. Translated into a room, these same elements spark the imaginations of both kids and adults and foster an atmosphere perfect for growing minds. Just how do you create this effect? Read on…

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Fashion to Interiors: A Look Inside 5 Runway Designers’ Homes

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What you see strutting down a runway is an expression of a fashion designer’s personality and soul. Glimpsing into the interior of their home is even more enlightening. It reveals the type of environment they escape to after the fury of the fashion world. Oftentimes, their spaces are in stark contrast to their clothing. Other times, it’s a beautiful expression of the brand that they’ve masterfully created. What exactly do these spaces look like? Let’s find out.

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4 Ways to Update the Polka Dot Look

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Who doesn’t love polka dots? They’re fun, youthful, and don’t take themselves too seriously. Polka dots have been hot for the last few seasons and they’ve gone through a number of variations. Designers have somehow managed to take the “itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny yellow polka dot” idea and morph it into something sophisticated and refined.

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