I was perusing The Sartorialist recently and was instantly taken with this look. Before I knew it, I was doing some offbeat style math that went like this: wow, that's a stunning pink coat + this look reminds me of 1920's Paris + sigh, Paris apartments + I've always wanted a pink sofa + those sunglasses look like walnut = hey, this outfit is a killer palette for a chic living room! And so was born a fun exercise of translating streetstyle to home style. I highly recommend it.
Inspiration Image: The Sartorialist
- Lightology, 2. Rue Apartment Sofa from cb2, 3. Metallic Pillow from Anthropologie, 4. Triangle Border Rug from Serena & Lily, 5. Minimalist Fuchsia Stripe Floor Pouf by Etsy seller Made By Zig Zag, 6. Nuevo Dixon Round Coffee Table, 7. Arbor Floret pillow from Anthropologie
Inspiration Image: Stockholm Street Style
1. Industrial Still Life, Hans Finsen, available from Saatchi Art, 2. Ainsley Sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 3. Square Column Lamp, Restoration Hardware, 4. Vintage Swedish Teak Console, 5. Tom Dixon Low Scoop Chair, abc carpet & home, 6. Bakhtiar Persian Rug, Rugfirm, 7. Metal Telephone Table, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., 8. Case Study Ceramic Cylinder, Modernica
Inspiration Image: Easy Fashion Paris
1. Sabine Sofa from Room & Board, 2. Wool Striped Pillow from Small Gunns, 3. Safavieh Cozy White Shag Rug, Overstock, 4. Rivet Coffee Table, France & Son, 5. Industrial Modern Media Console, Furnishly, 6. Zebra Floor Lamp by Viso, Lightology, 7. Flight Recliner, DWR, 8. Pendleton Wool Pillow, Etsy seller Robin Cottage
The following are some of my favorite streetstyle blogs. Check them out (and please add your favorites in the comments!) for inspiring textile ideas, fabric/material pairings and color palettes. And you never know when your brain will kick in with some offbeat-but-useful style math.