Grammy Inspired Design

The 2014 Grammy red carpet was full of color and inspiration and it is always something I look forward to seeing. I thought it would be fun to elaborate on how I think their interior spaces could be designed based on their red carpet style. Interior design often takes inspiration from fashion and vice versa. Here is how it plays out…

Taylor Swift Accent Tables: Crate & Barrel Pillows & Candle Holders: Pier1 Imports Buffet Cabinet: Z Gallerie
Taylor Swift
Accent Tables: Crate & Barrel
Pillows & Candle Holders: Pier1 Imports
Buffet Cabinet: Z Gallerie

Taylor Swift’s sparkling gown speaks to me in one word, METALLIC! Metallic tones create glamorous, high-end spaces. You can integrate these shiny hues into your home using textiles like throw pillows, or in your accessories like the candle holders, vases or lamps. Mirrored and metallic furnishings also make great statement pieces.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Ottoman: Lamps Plus Candle Holders: Z Gallerie Eames Chair and Pillows: Room & Board
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ottoman: Lamps Plus
Candle Holders: Z Gallerie
Eames Chair and Pillows: Room & Board

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were big winners at the Grammys but also brought their fashion game to the red carpet. For this look, we choose to take inspiration from the sophisticated and masculine elements to their outfits. The modern leather chair paired with the velvet ottoman bring together the luxurious and ultra masculine feel. Teal and black with gold accents is the perfect palate for a swanky bachelor pad!

Beyonce Wall Art: Horchow Bench: Safavieh Pillows + Candle Holders: Z Gallerie
Beyonce
Wall Art: Horchow
Bench: Safavieh
Pillows + Candle Holders: Z Gallerie

Beyonce’s red carpet look was white hot! White will always be classic, and in this case soft and feminine. This look features soft fabrics and subtle, tone-on-tone patterns which create the soft look of lace. The wall art and candle holders are inspired by Beyonce’s womanly figure with their curved lines and feminine apepeal.

Favorite Design Blogs

Working in the design industry, I’m exposed to many talented individuals whether it is another designer, a blogger, an artist, or an architect. I admire their work as artist everyday and thought I would share with you a few of my favorite design blogs. What better way to start off the new year than with a few blogs that will inspire you! coco+kelley, design sponge, and la dolce vita are just a few you should know about…
coco+kelley is an amazing design blog that I have followed for quite some time now. With a wide range of subjects regarding the interior design and fashion industry, along with her working knowledge of interior design, editor Cassandra LaValle is someone you want to follow! coco+kelley post about subjects such as new furniture and material finds, inspiring interiors, fashion, color palettes and entertaining. They often put together a collection of furniture pieces, colors and materials,like the one below from their blog.

From the blog coco+kelley

The blog often incorporates fashion design with interior design. I love seeing how fashion relates to interior design and the blog coco+kelley does a wonderful job at showing their relation!
coco+kelley blog
coco+kelley
coco+kelley desing blog
I look forward to the new year of interior design and what coco+kelley has to share with all of us! If you want to start following coco+kelley I have provided a link to their blog here for you! http://cocokelley.blogspot.com

Design Sponge is another amazing design blog that I always look forward to reading. Founder of Design Sponge, Grace Bonney, has been praised by Martha Stewart and has worked on all sorts of projects within the design industry from The Nate Berkus Show to writing for the New York Times. I love that this blog has the knowledge of the design world in its backing. The blog is seperated in different subjects; spaces, places, before+after, diy, entertaining, products, columns, videos and biz ladies. I can literally spend hours on this site browsing all of the different subjects and things they have to talk about! Another great feauture is that once you have clicked on a subject, they give you all sorts of ways to narrow down your search if you are looking for something specific. Under the tab ‘spaces’ you can scroll through tons of posts about different interiors, who they belong to, design inspirtaion, where they are and much more. Check out the ‘sneak peak’ below of an adorable apartment located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more info on this apartment, take a look at their blog at http://www.designsponge.com /

Design Sponge
Design Sponge Blog
Design Sponge
This blog is one of a kind and I highly encourage you to check it out if you have not already!!

La Dolca Vita is another top design blog that I follow. Founder and editor, Paloma Contreras, blogs about travel, interior design, fashion and people. As you scroll through the blog you get all kinds of information and beautiful photographs about these subjects. I love this blog because it spends time in the details and design is all with details. This blog feautures a room and they cover all the details you would imagine, including the linen headboard to the detail on the vanity chair.

La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita

Another reason I love following this blog, is that their subjects are so different from one other. One day they post about a room design and the next they are talking about how to wear stripes and the different looks you can achieve in your wardrobe!
La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita really uses great photography to grasp your attention and you can really see the different subjects vividly. I love to scroll through the blog and randomly get an image with a positive quote like this one…
La Dolce Vita
You wont leave this blog feeling dissapointed, gaurenteed! Visit La Dolce Vita here http://paloma81.blogspot.com/

Candace Bushnell: At Home and Still Fabulous

If anyone saw the movie Sex and the City 2 then you know that the film had one of the most recognized costume and set design in recent film history. Amazingly gorgeous and over the top, the movie blew away fashion goers and interior designers alike for its mind boggling textiles, high saturated colors, and chic mix of pattern.
But what kind of home life does Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City actually have? Is it as fabulous and stylish as the life she creates for her characters?…..well of course, she’s Candace Bushnell.

All spaces styled by Carlos Mota; decorated by Susan Forristal

photos courtesy of ElleDecor.com

From Your Closet To Your Living Room

The fashion world is one demanding industry. But despite its reputation for being so pretentiously high strung, it is where some of the most brilliant designers reside. As season’s change these designers develop new and fresh fashions for women, men, teens, and kids, ranging from sportswear to evening wear, chic to trendy…whatever the case each fashion must be clean, beautiful, modern and stylish, but most importantly appealing to the everyday consumer.
The world of interior design is no different, and the transition from fashion for your back to fashion for your home has proved to be a fairly simple one for some of our favorite fashion idols. Designers such as Versaci, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Armani, Mark Jacobs, and Ralph Lauren to name a few, have successfully mastered the trade of home accessory, home decor, bedding, or fabric design.

Home Collection by Calvin Klein

Versaci Home Collection

Fendi Casa Collection