Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Diva Design for Spring

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With all the crazy winter weather we've endured,
I thought it would be refreshing to 
switch our thoughts to 
Spring
and the anticipation of fresh new looks in the design world!

With Fashion Week in New York wrapping up in February,
it reminded me once again that Fashion and Interior Design
are trending together, now more than ever.

"We share a passion for creativity 
and finding new ways to express it."

So what trends are we sharing this Spring?
Feminine influences are everywhere.
Bold and confident, these styles are no "push over".
I've paired some of my favorite Spring shoes from the runway
with the hottest new look in upholstery - the chaise lounge
to give you a glimpse of what's coming our way...

FAV # 1 
ELECTRIC PASTELS

 Valentino Rockstud 1973 ankle strap

Sweet pastels go high octane with happy mid tone values for a look that's 
feminine but strong!  
Check out the studs...definitely not for the timid, 

Valentino multi colored sandal

One Kings Lane Cameron chaise
  
 With its saturated color palette, 
this chaise is a new take on a classic recamier, or fainting couch.
Curvy with an attitude.  



FAV #2
GRAPHIC BEAUTIES

Gianvito Rossi Darcy Stiletto
Bold and glamorous, futuristic and retro all wrapped into one.
Lines and shapes take center stage in a 3-D version of graphic images, 
But these shoes don't shout, they just softly announce who's in charge... 
These would be my statement shoes.

Presotto Chaise Longue Dixie
There's no denying this sculptural beauty! 
It's pure form and function, designed to command attention in a room.
A playful counterbalance between feminine and masculine.



FAV #3
50 SHADES OF GOLD


Manolo Blahnik gold leaf pumps

Gold continues to dominate in both fashion and furnishings.
Think opulence, elegance and drop dead glamour.
A personal favorite of mine, from the palest shades to the intense
greenish gold on this fabulous satin pump.
You'll be hearing fun descriptions like canary, saffron, marigold and amber.
Just in time to brighten up these never-ending dreary days... 

Donghia Victoire Chaise
Is this just to die for? 
It's the artful mix of satin and chenille in those luscious shade of gold
 that makes it such a come on.
 It conjures up images of the great movie sirens of the 1950's. 
I can imagine Sophia Loren lounging
with one arm strategically draped over the back, martini in hand.



FAV #4
GLADIATOR DIVA

Ralph Lauren Mya sandal


The gladiator trend has been around for a few seasons, but the newest twist is a 
 more feminine take with higher heels and more refined details.
The female warrior-
ready for whatever comes her way...


One Kings Lane Regeant daybed
Wrapped, woven and bundled like the sandal, 
I'm crazy about this chaise/daybed combo!
The frame is classic mid-century Miami Beach venacular
reinvented in a cleaner form.
But the real beauty is in the details. 
The rattan is finished with leather wrappings to create a fabulous geometric
pattern across the entire back.  
Beautiful in neutral, I could also see this played out in one of the new
electric pastels.  
Hot pink anyone? 



"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"