New York Fashion Week feels like it has been happening for a month, but the tents are finally empty, and those people who didn’t possess a coveted front-row chair can sift through the thousands of runway shots and examine the trends American designers have created for spring up 2014.
Because house design and style tend to adhere to each other, I’ve looked in the trends which would translate best into house layout. Below are some trends that can go straight from runway to room.
1. The Trend: Orange You Glad?
Beautiful orange hues were anywhere: persimmon, tangerine, deep cherry and sienna.
Expressed in soft, flowing materials along with florals and color blocking, these hues were sudden for spring layout.
Mark English Architects, AIA
Can it work in a room? As an example. The built-in curved sofa in this color-blocked San Francisco pied-à-terre has profound chocolate accents like the trim on the prior dress, although the lacquered white helps it all stand out, just as the runway did in the series.
The Trend: Peekaboo
Ethereal whites and sheer fabrics also appeared at many of the displays, such as Tory Burch’s and Lacoste’s (shown).
Can it work in a room? Yes, and it doesn’t need to do with only cloths. The transparent appearance translates into windows, whether etched glass or screened openings and cupboard doors.
The Trend: Not-So-Heavy Metals
Many a metallic cloth was found on the runway, mostly softened by mild cream. Garish golds gave way to softer champagne and gold.
The Refined Group
Can it work in a room? Absolutely. The inspiration is glamour although not all-out bling-bling. It’s elegantly restrained.
Pick up metallics on mirror and picture frames, lamps and chandeliers, then tone the look down with cream and taupe cloths and wood accent pieces.
The Trend: Graphic Content
Mixed geometric patterns and a wide range of colours came together to form single appearance.
Anthony Baratta LLC
Can it work in a room? No uncertainty. A mixture of curves, triangles and squares enlivens this living room, with mild neutrals offering equilibrium.
The Trend: Floral and Graphic Fraternization
Mixing distinct prints is not for amateurs; note the way the solid orange band provides neutral ground between the two here.
Amy Lau Design
Can it work in a room? Yes, but attempt infant measures:
Step 1: Mix in florals in the form of fresh flowers as you dip your toes into this fashion.
Caitlin Wilson Design
Step 2: As you acquire some confidence in mixing flowers and geometric prints, experimentation with throw cushions, that aren’t a large commitment.
The Trend: Knot Happening
a couple of chunky knits showed up, plus they had a macramé-like appearance to them at Tommy Hilfinger.
Can it work in a room? I don’t hate to say I told you so. Macramé is back!
The Trend: Abstract Art Thrown on Dresses and Skirts
This trend showed up again and again…
… in a variety of color palettes.
Tara Seawright Interior Design
Can it work in a room? Of course. Where do you think the designers got the idea? Do not be afraid to mix abstract artwork into transitional and traditional rooms.
The Trend: Black and Blue
Blues were brilliant in Fashion Week, together with electric shades of deep cobalt and purplish blues mixing with black accents.
Can it work in a room? Absolutely. You don’t need to worry about the room’s looking like a large bruise when you use black because a smaller-dose accent shade.
The Queen of the Trends
Deep blue with black, vibrant orange hues and a abstract print all came together and look smashing on the celestial Ms. D.V.F.
Can it work in a room? If you are cautious and you know what you are doing, yes. Start with your own neutrals and amp up the bold colours one bit at one time. Just keep asking yourself, What will Diane von Furstenberg do?
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