It’s no great secret that the world of fashion and that of interior decor have a tendency to collide and influence one another. This past year, due to our unprecedented circumstances, we all found ourselves at home a whole lot more. As a result, there was a resurgence of luxe loungewear in soft, knobbly knits and simultaneously, we noticed a new demand for bouclé-fabric seating. Coincidence? We think not.
We ourselves are certainly not immune to being influenced by fashion either… in fact we often turn to the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and so forth when we feel a need for some fresh and current inspiration. The results of our fashion finds can sometimes be something as small as a throw pillow that makes all the difference or it may influence the entire vibe of a room.
Here are three examples of living rooms that were influenced by some of our most-loved looks from the runway…
#1 Flower Power
This living room was already stunning in its cool-grey and off-white tones. Farrow & Ball’s ‘Lotus’ wallpaper made such a fabulous impact by adding a bit of Art Nouveau, 19th-century elegance and yet, something was missing. We wanted to add a shock of colour but solid pillows just fell flat. Forever fans of this year’s SS21 floral masters like Tom Ford, Valentino, Molly Goddard and the like, we scoured fabric swatch books with our fashion inspiration in mind. The result was two floral throw pillows that make all the difference!
#2 Keep it in Neutral
Who said beige is boring?! If you follow Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley on Insta, chances are you’re a fan of her beautifully understated wardrobe of neutral, earthy tones (we certainly are!) Rosie isn’t the only one keeping things neutral. From The Row to Louis Vuitton countless designers presented stunning looks on the SS21 runway in shades ranging from khaki to tan, elevated with gold-toned jewelry. With this vibe in mind, this incredibly inviting space was created. Luxurious yet relaxed, this living room tempts you to #WFM by the fire (in your oatmeal-coloured cashmere loungewear, of course).
#3 Powdery Pastels Please
Sometimes a living room needs a statement piece. It can be a stunning piece of art, an intricately woven rug or, in this case, a sculptural sofa. An elegant shape wasn’t enough though, we wanted a bit of colour in this space. The SS21 runways presented endless looks in powdery, pastel shades reminiscent of our favourite floral varieties. One colour in particular that kept making appearance was pink. We love a good pink peony so with that in mind, we opted for this gorgeous, dusty-pink velvet. Not only did this piece complete the room, lounging on it makes you feel like an impossibly sophisticated lady of leisure.