Design Meets Fashion: Black Grid

Last week I showed two examples of the use of white grids and this week I’m exploring black ones. I love the repeated use of pattern in this bathroom, between the grid doors and three different kinds of tiles.

(Images via My Domaine and Pinterest.)

Design Meets Fashion: White Grid

For the next few weeks I’ll be exploring patterns in design. To start, I love the use of grids in unusual ways, such as for large windows and doors and on the pockets of this gorgeous Balenciaga dress. It’s details such as these that make a space or item of clothing look unique and finished.

(Images via F&O Fab & Style.com: Photography by Gianni Pucci / Feudiguaineri.com.)

Weekly Wrap Up: Window Film

Friday’s Inspire Me: Window Film

Inspire Me: Window Film

I have brand new upholstered accent chair in the living room with a super cute hot pink stripe pillow from CB2 on it (the division, but in the disco’d pink). We put it in front of the picture window because that seemed like the best place for it, and it’s nice to sit there in the sun. The other day I went to fluff the pillow, and I noticed the damage the sun has done to the pillow in 5 short months. I knew it would happen- I just was hoping it would take a lot longer. I don’t want to cover the glass with window treatments, and unless they were blackouts it wouldn’t block UV rays anyway. So I decided I’ll try some window film, something like the Prestige Series from 3M. I’ll let you know how it goes!

(Image via Energy Solutions)

Weekly Wrap Up: Gray Jersey & Mixed Pattern

Wednesday’s Design Meets Fashion: Gray Jersey
Friday’s Inspire Me: Mixed Pattern

Inspire Me: Mixed Pattern

Mixing pattern is a fantastic way to add interest and drama to a space. You’ll never get tired of looking at that wonderful tile with the stripey textured runner like in the beautiful powder room below, or the vintage toile pillow on your mid-century wool suiting sofa (I just made that up- sounds yummy!) So the next time you’re choosing tile, upholstery and window treatments, go for that unexpected pattern!

(Image via Etxeko Deco)

Design Meets Fashion: Gray Jersey

Gray is a great year round color while jersey is a comfy material perfect for casual summer days. Pair it with crisp summer whites and you have an easy palette.

(Images via Urban Outfitters & Free People.)

Weekly Wrap Up: Happy 4th!

Friday’s Inspire Me: Happy 4th!

Inspire Me: Happy 4th!

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!

(Image via me)

Weekly Wrap Up: Ropes & Strings

Friday’s Inspire Me: Ropes & Strings