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The Fashionable Home

Beautiful things happen when fashion and interior design collide

Written by Sally Finder Weepie
  • Fashion photos courtesy of Vogue

    Now strutting down the runway and into a room near you: spring runway trends from stripes to large-scale prints to fancy embellishments (fringe, anyone?) that look just as good in a living space as on a supermodel.

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  • Emily Jenkins Followill

    Fuchsia Flair

    Large floral prints are making a splash on the catwalk. They’re just as fresh in stylish rooms. In this dressing room for the Atlanta Symphony Showhouse, a modern overscale floral fabric on draperies adds a whole lot of youthful verve, plus a giant dose of pretty. 

    Design: Bryan Alan Kirkland

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  • Emily Jenkins Followill

    Going Big

    Florals prints are no longer musty, dusty relics or shy wallflowers. Today's offerings are all about punchy color and look-at-me scale. This dining room is chic, classic, and totally today, thanks to the exuberant "Balata" wallpaper by Cowtan & Tout. It's paired with a modern print on chair cushions, plenty of white for visual breathing space, and antiques that bring classic character and grace.

    Design: Katie Rosenfeld

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  • Emily Jenkins Followill

    Juice Things Up

    A breakfast nook is another great place to go bold with a colorful, large-scale floral print like the "Maharani" fabric from Osborne & Little that makes the draperies in this space truly show-stopping. The organic floral shapes marry well with a Saarinen table and pattern-back chairs. The lush green at the windows bridges the vivid greens found both in the home's overall color scheme and in nature.

    Design: Katie Rosenfeld

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  • Werner Straube

    Happy to Be Blue

    Overscale motifs don’t have to be strictly florals. This super-size damask packs an energetic punch in Bill and Giuliana Rancic's dining room without complicating the color palette. There's energy, but it's in no way frenetic. Pair a traditional pattern like damask with modern art for pleasing contrast and a contemporary vibe.

    Design: Lonni Paul

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  • Emily Jenkins Followill

    Haute Seat

    Think beyond wallpaper and draperies when dressing your rooms in overscale prints—they're also amazing on furniture fabric. The punchy floral on this ottoman bring sass to this sitting area, where traditional and modern elements mingle as delightfully as favorite guests.

    Design: Tish Mills

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  • John Bessler

    Stripe It Rich

    No surprise: The home of Kevin McLaughlin, partner and clothing designer at J.McLaughlin, is fashion-forward. In fact, amost every fabric in his home was inspired by the J.McLaughlin collection. Au courant stripes make a huge splash in the guest suite, where bed curtains and walls wear a striped J.McLaughlin-sourced fabric in chartreuse, the favorite color of Kevin's wife, Barbara. Fringe detailing adds a little extra oomph.

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  • Emily Jenkins Followill

    Bright Touch

    Stripes also look great on a small doses such as on the chair fabric in this dining spot. The splashy turquoise plays well with contemporary art and keeps a youthful mood in the timeless, sophisticated home. Chocolate brown pairs seamlessly with the brick ceiling, antique table, and wood door. 

    Design: Tish Mills

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  • Peter Rimwyd and Dunstin Peck

    Time to Mingle

    Forget the old rules: You can mix patterns, including different stripes. When one of the patterns is sophisticated, room-grounding black and white, it’s super easy to live with. Putting a punchier color, in this case juicy green, underfoot keeps it fun, not overwhelming.

    Design: Lisa Mende

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  • Jean Allsopp

    Escape to the Beach

    Blue is always a favorite in bedrooms. Adding a stripe in bed curtain and pillow fabric bumps up the beachy vibe. Aged finishes on furniture pieces balance the casual elements by infusing sophisticated character and a sense of history.

    Design: Georgia Carlee

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  • Colleen Duffley

    Perfectly Dressed

    One of the easiest ways to bring in on-trend stripes is with a tablecloth. This watermelon-and-saffron number brightens up an elegant alfresco tablescape, where guests are treated to comfortable seats and garden views.

    Design: Beverly Farrington

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  • Gordon Beall

    Take Two—Or Three

    If one trend is good, two has to be better. A statement-making print on a furniture piece becomes even more of a standout when set against a subtly striped wall. And bonus points for a dash of fringe on a textural pillow. Amazing architectural detailing like this wainscoting keeps the vibe classic.

    Design: Kat Liebschwager

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  • Robert Brantley

    Mix Things Up

    The bedtop is another great place to pair florals and stripes. Just keep everything within your chosen palette and things will turn out fine. Here, bold blues and yellows match the home's beachy lifestyle.

    Design: Gary McBournie

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  • Emily Jenkins Followill

    Fringe Element

    In addition to stripes and overscale florals, fringe is in. Add it to your rooms as an eye-catching banding on curtains to pump up the color in a room—and its fun factor.

    Design: Tish Mills

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  • Francesco Lagnese

    Soft Touch

    Pillow embellishments spice up any room. Get a fringey or furry look that's soft, on-trend, and sure to perk up any sofa. When it comes to a pillowscape anything (but boring) goes.

    Design: Tilton Fenwick

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  • Werner Straube

    Look Up

    You can even get a fringe-like look without fabric. This sea-glass chandelier from Corbett Lighting drips with intrigue, stealing the limelight in this dining room.

    Design: Skye Kirby Westcott and Tina Anastasia for Lillian August

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  • All Together Now

    Three trends, one room. Really mix things up with a striped cushion on a window seat (accompanied by patterned pillows in coordinating colors) and a bold floral print on window shade fabric. Pompom tassels give a fringe look to the window coverings and complete the fashion trend trifecta.

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