Tag Archives: design

Design Meets Fashion: Chevron Prints

A big spring/summer 2011 style trend is bold stripes, and one way to take it a step further is with chevron stripes. What I love about chevron stripes is that unlike straight stripes, they play with the eye in a way that creates movement and is also more flattering. Paired with soft pastels or bright [...]

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Design Meets Fashion: The Masculine

One of the hardest things to do is to create a home that suits you and your partner’s styles, especially when you want to blend the masculine and the feminine so that both people feel at home in a space. Keeping a neutral color palette and seeking out mod furniture is a safe bet in [...]

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Design Meets Fashion: Vintage Palette

I love this yellowy-green and cream palette. It’s unusual yet natural and feels incredibly vintage at the same time. Looking to vintage prints and fashion is a great way to find inspiration and unique color palettes. (Images via SFGirlBytheBay and Sacramento Street.)

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Design Meets Fashion: Shining Silver

Shining silver is an unpredictable piece both in decor and style. Mixed with more natural and soft materials, it becomes a fun and unique way to spice up an otherwise drab space or outfit without being over the top. I adore these “disco stairs” and the way the tiles sparkle against the aged wood. In [...]

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Design Meets Fashion: Bold Red

Red is a brilliant color in design in that it’s pretty and bold and draw’s in one’s attention. As a dress or a chair, it makes for a great statement piece and can create an elegant, fun ambiance. (Images via Poppytalk and Sparkles & Pretending.)

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Design Meets Fashion: Yellow!

Hello yellow! The one color that instantly brightens my mood is yellow. From bright sunshine hues to soft tints, it’s a great way to brighten up a room or outfit. (It would be hard to be down in a yellow-infused room or wearing a yellow blouse, wouldn’t it?!) Try mixing yellows with white, soft greens, [...]

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Design Meets Fashion: Christian Dior in Blue & White

Christian Dior Haute Couture is a fabulous place to look for fun decor inspiration. The dress and the room mimic each other with interesting textures, shapes and fabrics that create a bold yet elegant statement. (Images by Christian Dior & Poppytalk.)

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History Lesson: Curio

A curio cabinet is a vertical glass cabinet with wood or metal frames that is used to display collectibles or figurines. Some have mirrors for the back wall in order to show the entire object. The term “curio cabinet” originally referred to the entire collection or the room in which the collection was held, and [...]

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Friday Fave: Alder Cubes

Last week I was in the modern home store Propeller in Hayes Valley, and I saw this amazing Alder Cube side table by Brent Comber. As Comber puts it “I have always loved the spaces created between the trees in a forest. I was inspired by the positive and negative shapes and the play of light [...]

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Interior Design iPhone Apps

While skimming through this month’s Elle Decor, I came across an article that talked about some new design apps for the iPhone. Looking for a counter or backsplash? The CesarStoneMobileGallery allows you to browse 42 different quartz surfaces by hue and texture, and calculate how much you’ll need for a project. Another pocket-sized swatchbook, DuPont’s [...]

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