Straight From the Runway: The Best Way to Use in Home

Straight From the Runway: The Best Way to Use in Home

Design disciplines are connected; what applies to one often applies to other people. Fashion and interiors are no exception. There’s so much overlap, what we find on runways at New York Fashion Week can easily translate to house software.

And while normally the sky’s the limit at these fashion shows, trends always pop up and this year’s are giving me plenty of ideas for home styles. There are several fun color combinations and examples of awesome pattern layering. Let us take a peek at one of my life-long preferred colors — blue — in its many forms, from inky darkness or sweet sky lightness.

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Kerrie L. Kelly

Navy and shameful. It is amazing what outcomes from two colors that seem to be closely linked. It appears navy is the brand new gray, that was the new black. Thus, for simplicity’s sake, I think it’s sage to state navy is the new black. J. Crew debuted their first runway show this year and it was filled with navy and black love.

Brian Watford Interiors

Navy and turquoise. Have a cue from Rag and Bone’s spring 2012 collection and combine navy with turquoise. Or simply add a pop, as Peter Som does in this ensemble, that speaks to the bedroom pictured not just for it’s exceptional use of navy and turquoise, but also for the fun application of zebra!


BCBG Max Azria also has the ideal concept, with glowing turquoises tempered by black and white. The subtle pattern mixing in both the fashion shot (purse and shoes) and this bedroom (wallpaper, pillow and headboard) give both outfit and room thickness.

Glenn Gissler Design

Blue and crimson. Jewel tones aren’t finishing at navy. Get in on a few brooding blues together with bloody reds.

Scheer & Co..

Red, blue and white. Nothing states nautical such as red, blue and white. Tory Burch has the notion!

Debbie Basnett, Vintage Scout Interiors

Blue and yellow. Blue pairs beautifully with all these colors. This, navy and yellow (along with a zesty floor pattern) are looking quite chic. I can only presume that Rodarte and Oscar de la Renta concur.

Reaching a similar appearance is simple; one huge gesture will go a long way. Changing your rug or drapes will made a dramatic difference with no complete room overhaul.


Teal. A blue-green, teal is just one of those transitional colors which can float between expectations and definitions. I really like to see it paired with hot colors, as seen in this gorgeous living area.

The impact of teal makes it a fantastic complement to patterns, also, as see with the throw pillows and ottoman. Ralph Lauren mixed teal with flowery patterns to great effect in his spring 2012 collection. The sweetness of the florals are toughened up from the boldness of the teal.

Anna Lattimore Interior Design

More teal (and red and yellow). Like navy, teal plays well with different colors: blues, coral, yellows, browns — the listing doesn’t stop. As soon as I saw this appearance from Proenza Schouler’s line, I immediately thought of the living room pictured. There are many colors and patterns at work and yet there is not anything busy about the finished product.

A well-selected assortment of throw pillows make this a fairly easy appearance to achieve. When layering textures, patterns and colors, if you keep aware of scale and hues, you can get away with mixing these elements as cowhides with coral branches and modern art!

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Blue and orange. Don’t even get me started with this colour combination. Alright, I suppose I got myself began. But, seriously, is there anything longer refreshing and filled with cheer? The same as the living area pictured, Rag and Bone’s spring 2012 collection incorporated blue and orange, with a few well-placed touches of pattern and metallics.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

Blue and brown. So, obviously I adore how blue unites with different colors, but nothing says “sophisticated preppy chic” like blue and neutrals, such as saddle leather brown. It is no surprise that the preppy powerhouse, J. Crew claws the combo. So does Garrison Hullinger. It is no doubt this sunny room would have been beautiful without it, but the tufted leather chair adds dimension and a feeling of history.

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