Use fashion show inspiration to style your home!
New York Fashion Week just ended but don’t be surprised if what you saw on the Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 fashion runways ends up as inspiration in your home style.
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Or consider looking at the future fashion trends to think about how YOU can get the look in your home right now.
The BCBG runway and some home inspiration by way of the Ampersand Color Block Duvet set.
Colorblock Adds Punch
BCBG Max Azria‘s color block rollover from their spring collection will definitely make its way into the more trend minded home decor options such as table top accessories, China, vases, linens, and even wall paint combinations will directly be impacted by this trend. And the simplicity of Ampersand’s Color Block duvet set is certain to make it a mainstay in your space.
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Western Fabric Accents and Tactile Details
The Nicholas K fw 12 runway and the western insired bedding set in the same vain
Nicholas K opened Fashion Week working shades of tan, russets, cream and shimmery fabrics into their collection, along with touches of leather. The urban cowboy theme in fashion translates well into home accents. Look for accent pieces such as pillows throws and bedding in subtle shades of earthy, but not dull, tans and lush creams, with rugged leather details such as braided piping or tassels, or a luxe western feel like this Yosemite Comforter Set by Croscill.
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Think Paint and Textiles!
From the Richard Chai fw 12 runway and a Ravella Stripe Rug at BedBath
Richard Chai brimmed with bulky jackets and muted stripes. Consider translating that idea into home decor with some of the deep jewel tones that could be put to good use as inspiration for new wall colors. My take away guess would be the bold prints on the catwalks will inspire the textile market and that you may very well be walking on a Flokati inspired rug this fall, like this Ravella Stripe Red Indoor/Outdoor Rug.
What would you define as strong inspirations to influence any home’s decor come fall? – Brad Boles
Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.
You can follow Brad’s adventures on FaceBook and Twitter