4 Paris Fashion Week Trends for Interior Inspiration

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Living in Paris, you can’t help but be inspired by Fashion Week. For the past nine days the streets have been turned into an everyday runway filled with the fashion world's best dressed. Fashion has been all around, from sightings in the streets, to the chatter in bars and cafes. So while mulling over the biggest trends from Paris for Fall/Winter 2014, I began to wonder what they might look like translated into interiors. Here's a run down of my favorite four.

1. Plaid as seen at Saint Laurent:

Saint Laurent
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Saint Laurent's new creative director, Hedi Slimane, is swiftly making a name for himself as God of grunge. Although his aesthetic is probably a bit too teenage angst for most, you can pick out elements, such as this plaid cape that would look rather lovely as a sofa. Check out this one below that I found on Mix and Chic, styled by Hudson Interior Designs' Director Jill Goldberg, that's surrounded by a muted palette of creams and earthy hues.

Interior styled by Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interior Designs
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2. Leopard Print as seen at Givenchy:

Givenchy
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This trend is still very much alive and kicking, but one to be taken lightly when it comes to the home. Subtlety is key, as leopard treads a fine line between trendy and tacky.

You don’t want to end up with a space that’s more Jungle Jane than urban jungle, so go for a cushion, or if you’re feeling a little braver, a chair. I love this leopard print pouf in Jessika Goranson's apartment that was featured in Lonny magazine last year.

Jessika Goranson's apartment in Lonny magazine
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3. Tie-dye as seen at Stella McCartney:

Stella McCartney
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British designer Stella McCartney has breathed new life into the tie-dye trend, with a very grown up take on the early 90's craze.

Out of all this year's runway trends, this is one of the easiest to tap into and can be replicated with a cushion (like this one found on Etc), a throw, or even a duvet cover. You could even do it yourself. Check out this earlier DIY tie-dye post.

Found on Etc blog, photo by Helt Enkelt
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4. Velvet as seen at Elie Saab:

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Again, velvet is not a material to go overboard with. Instead, go for splashes of color that will add warmth to a white room, such as this plum bed throw below, shot by photographer Per Gunnarsson and spotted on French by Design.

Photo by Per Gunnarsson, via French by Design
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(Image credits: Sources as linked below; Vogue ; Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interior Design ; Vogue; Lonny Magazine ; Vogue; Photo by Helt Enkelt; Vogue ; French by Design)