September 30, 2016
By Candace Longfellow
RUNWAY TO RESIDENCE: 4 FASHION TRENDS THAT MAKE FOR CHIC HOME DECOR
Each season, we spend a significant amount of time considering how to incorporate the latest runway trends into our closets, but what about the rest of the house? Clothes, bags and shoes are shuffled in and out of rotation every six months or less, while our home decor remains the same season after season and often year after year. Your personal style (and the trends you’re currently obsessing over) shouldn’t just be reflected in the clothes on your back — it should show in your decor as well. Read on for four recent trends that pull double duty, with tips on how to get the current looks for your home.
Several designers revealed their moodier sides this fall with ethereal, romantic looks in brooding black. Try out the trend in your formal dining room with gothic ornamental pieces in sterling silver and Louis XV-inspired seating for a vibe that’s more elegantly opulent than Addam’s family.
Recent collections from Coach, Ralph Lauren and Rodarte were filled with enough fringe, studs and embellished yoke shirts to outfit your next cattle charge. And while over-the-top styling can enhance a runway presentation, when it comes to decor, it’s all too easy to take it a step too far and go from rustic ranch house to down-home honky-tonk. Avoid overdoing it by taking a more reserved approach. Opt for sleek, modern furnishings upholstered in on-trend cowhide along with and equestrian-themed accents in luxe leather.
One bright side of summer’s end is the return of weightier, lush materials to our wardrobes. Regal velvet reigned over the fall runways, showing up in numerous collections from Rochas to Valentino. The cozy texture makes it ideal for cooler months and upcoming holiday parties, and its opulence translates seamlessly to the home, adding a luxurious feel to any room in the form of touchable upholstery and accent pillows.
If we’ve learned anything from the fall runways it’s that florals aren’t just for spring anymore, nor are they always cloyingly sweet. At Balenciaga, bold blooms in bright colors still felt autumn-appropriate with long sleeves and patent leather boots, while at Rochas, romantic prints in darker shades were ready for cooler temperatures paired with contrasting tall socks and velvet platforms. At home, create a sense of balance by contrasting fall’s usual dark and heavy decor with light, floral accents.
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