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Fall Trends From The Runway To The Home

Now that Labor Day has come and gone and summer is officially over, I am ready for fall trends, cooler temperatures and a change in my wardrobe.  I have been seeing a lot of fall “must haves” for fashion and what I am seeing is inspiring my design work.


Prints that resemble Moroccan patterns have always been popular in both the fashion and interior-design worlds and this fall is no different.


Image from Traditional Home

I love Moroccan rugs and have used them in my interiors, such as this study from a few years back.    They add a warmth and casual vibe to an interior.


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With its dramatic flair, velvet is all over the runway this season.

While you have to be careful wearing velvet because this fall trend can be either beautiful or tacky, I love using it throughout the home. The best thing about velvet is its texture. Not only does it feel soft but it immediately adds warmth to a room.


Greek Key Border on cushions!
Image from aesthetically- thinking BlogSpot


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Bold patterns

Combining bold prints brings excitement to a room and your wardrobe—but how do you make it work?

Set small patterns against larger, bolder ones, limit your palette, and include one big solid in the scene.  This fall trend can make a huge impact IF it is done correctly.


Power Groovy Office - Suzanne Eason Interiors for Holiday House 2012:
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Olivia Palermo, print-on-print:
Image from Neiman Marcus

From fabrics to colors to patterns, trends seen on the runways can often be seen in the pages of interior design magazines at the same time. I love that the two worlds always seem to overlap, because it means double the inspiration and ideas.

Here are a few things on my wish list this season:

A sleek trench coat is timeless.

A beautiful floaty shirtdress with a lovely print available at Nordstrom
A velvet wrap dress is flattering on most anyone.
A great patterned blouse can easily pair with a skirt or pants for work or jeans for a more casual look.


What trends are you loving for the fall? I’d love to hear from you.



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