Fashion and interior design have always had a connection but never have they been more in sync than in the past few seasons.  Fashion colors and silhouettes change seasonally whereas, traditionally, interior colors are updated every 4 years.  This is all changing now – the modern consumer is used to, no make that expects, immediate gratification and sees interior choices as another facet of his or her lifestyle.  For example if gold is in fashion right now, replacing silver in jewelry (and it is!), then it is simultaneously sought after in chairs, tables and finishes for the home.  In the next couple of posts I am going to look at what is happening in fashion and it’s crossover into interiors

Peach is definitely the new pink …. We may not want to call it peach – shell, tangerine, or melon, but this warm pastel is giving pink back to Barbie.

A tony gingered neutral suit with a pale gray tie walks down the menswear runway from Viktor and Rolf

Pale orange walls are soothed with a cool gray cabinet.

Okay, pastels in general are newsworthy for Spring 2013 but how do we make them more edgy and fresh?  We color block them!   Each item becomes a vehicle for a shade just as in interiors; walls, doors and floors get that individualized treatment.

Pastels with that all important bronze neutral playfully done in garment color blocking

Womenswear suiting shares the palette as well.

Color blocking in a similar palette helps, lift, support and pop this room.

 Even architecture is affected by this strong trend.

We see this color blocking in a cool saturated analogous group of purples and blues as well.

Similar moody Turquoises and a plummy shade surround and cap this room.

Stay tuned for other runway rooms and when you are stuck for ideas maybe the best place to look for inspiration is in the closet!