Parallels in Fashion and Interior Design
Parallel trends are often seen in fashion and interior design as both are closely linked with color and style forecasts and both use the latest fabrics in their creations. In Steamboat we tend to be a little less “glitzy” and a little more rustic than other areas but we love to incorporate components of the latest trends into our design. The color blue, and the use of leather is hot this year and that works beautifully with our Western heritage!
Pictured below is a bunkhouse sitting room we did here in Steamboat with denims, leathers and red accents
And here is how it translates into fashion!
Here are some other examples of the parallel between fashion and interior design:
Dick Gentry from Wesco Fabrics just hosted a very well attended window treatment webinar where his workroom manager, Joanne, showcased some of the creative window treatments she had designed based on runway fashion. http://www.gentryconnects.com/2012/03/haute-couture-window-treatments.html
The next High Point Furniture Market is coming up at the end of April, and one market correspondent took notes on top trends from the recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that she thinks will also find their way into the furnishings industry. As I mentioned above, we may not be as high style here in Steamboat, but there are a number of components that will work well in Western interiors, from the leathers to the furs and feathers!
Fresh uses of leather like Peter Som brought into this creative ensemble are also expected to appear in furnishings.
Visit highpointmarket.org to learn about all the expected parallels in fashion and interior design trends. We’re excited to see how these are re-imagined for furnishings—aren’t you?
Images: Home on the Range – Architect Joe Patrick Robbins, AIA http://www.jprarchitecture.com/ – Tim Murphyhttp://www.timmurphyphotography.com/ ,Payje Bier at http://lifeallover.com/ , Gentry Connects http://www.gentryconnects.com , Imaxtree via highpointmarket.org