Fresh back from New York Fashion Week, we’ve selected the stand out trends to swap, store, and savor for Spring 2011! Swap out your go-to military coat for a chic classic, the trench coat! Store those darker clothes and let them hibernate until next Fall, Spring is all about breezy whites and bold colors. But a few key trends are carrying on for the warmer months- minimalism, trousers, and print on print ensembles!
There's a new men's clothing store in Manhattan with gorgeous wood paneling and a beautiful salon-style gallery wall that I want to simply copy and paste into my home! From the shape of the shop's dapper black leather armchairs to the vase filled with branches, lust-worthy design elements abound. In other words . . . the space would be my dream closet! Can you guess what store it is?
One home décor retailer recently opened a shop in Limelight Marketplace in Chelsea, NYC, a former Episcopal church turned nightclub. Can you guess what shop this is?
British fashion designer Paul Smith is always full of surprises. I couldn't help but admire the mismatched medley of art on the walls of his New York store. Be it a framed letter, poster, painting, ink drawing, or photograph, each piece carries with it a story. The styles, colors, eras, sizes, and mediums vary, yet they all fit together beautifully.
To re-create this look, scavenge flea markets, thrift stores, eBay, antique stores, or even your child's drawing stash for a variety of art pieces. Frame memorable letters, scarves — pretty much anything that makes you happy. Just pick pieces you love: whether or not they "go together" isn't really the point. Do you have any tips on hanging a grouping of incongruous art?
Source: Flickr User b.frahm
As much as I love to fill my home with vintage wares and handmade items, it's hard not to shop at home décor chain stores. Their prices, sales, customer service, websites, and expansive inventory simply can't be beat. It's all a balancing act, and of course, no one wants their home to look like a catalog. But for the basics, a handful of national home décor stores are tried and true. Let me know which one is your favorite this year.
Word to the dumbass: A moving escalator is not the perfect place to sit and take a rest in the middle of a department store. We wouldn't want to risk you falling and hurting the displays, now would we?