My first love is interior design, but fashion is a close second.
Not that I consider myself the most fashionable person (most of my paycheck
goes toward home updates) but I appreciate good, smart design in general.
Last week, I was drooling over the spring reports at
Elle.com and Vogue.com. These modern pieces feel fresh for today while giving a nod to the
classics (florals, stripes, checks) — something I always aspire to in my
home. Here's a look at some of those trends and the rooms that get it right.
For me, anything goes with these patterns, from
wallpaper to pillows to rugs to art. But I like this twist of a wall hanging as
art piece/headboard from Stacy and John’s House Tour. Admiring the Paul & Joe spring runway shows, this traditional idea is right on trend.
2. Stripes. These lines, classic and modern at the same time, freshen up a home from winter
to spring instantly. This elegant room from HousetoHome.com uses thin stripes
on an accent wall and area rug and feels just as sleek and sharp as this Sportmax
Checks have been creeping back into
fashion and home, and designers Sportmax, Louis Vuitton, and Alexandre Herchcovitch
take a bolder step by suggesting a checkerboard print, just as Matt and Andy do
in their retro-modern kitchen.
enduring print, toile looks as fresh for spring in your closet, thanks to Carven, as it does
covering your walls with Beastie Boy Mike D's Brooklyn Toile wallpaper.
It’s not dead yet. Take it a few shades lighter
for spring, as seen both on the runway with Maison Martin Margiela and at home
in SFGirlbyBay’s Modern Romance.
What do you think? Do you/would you gravitate toward any of these classic trends in your home?
(Images: as linked above)