I love to blog about how fashion and interior design parallel each other and predict trends in our life styles. So I was really excited with the below excerpt from Point of View in the November 2014 issue of Vogue.
“What’s your FANCY?
“Fashion continues its maximalist trend this month, with embellishments everywhere, silhouettes that are the reverse of skimpy, and a general sense of JOY AND PLENTY in the details. The equation is really pretty simple: Instead of narrow, GO WIDE. Instead of plain, GO FANCY. Instead of less, GO MORE.
“The daytime mood is expressed with a certain CASUAL INSOUCIANCE. Think fringe, folk embroidery, ruffles or poet sleeves, stripes like licorice candies, a FISTFULL OF RINGS, and a wristful of bangles…….””After dark, the embellishments turn richer and MORE OPULENT: burnished gold beading, warm gold sequins…in a word, GOLD.
“There is, admittedly, a DOLLOP OF HEDONISM in all this lavishness, all this decoration. Don’t fight it–embrace it like an unexpected (but frankly, well-deserved) compliment.”
Classical Addiction Version for the Interior Design Point of View
Go Maximalist with embellishments everywhere………
Or targeted Embellishments like this fabulous niche. Notice the industrial heating and air conditioning grilles. Beaux-Artes Louis XIV grille would be a handsome replacement .
Target the Entrances with grand ornamentation.
Love this plaster piece from Decorators Supply to transform a door header 54-3/4″ x 12″ x 1-7/8″
Joy and Plenty in the details
Beaux-Artes Empire escutcheon
The master of Joy in the Details, Howard Slatkin’s NY apartment see blog all about him.
Embellish Architectural features
Think fringe, embroidery, ruffles
Gold Mother of Pearl
Kelly Wearstler Closet various metallic leaf.
Beaux-Artes Arabesque Panels on Gold Leaf
Lots of choices when deciding what to do with your windows. If you are not constrained by a need for privacy, making it beautiful is at the top of my list with dressing the window itself and the space around the window. Here are some great examples of dressing windows using cornices, valances, swags.
I love this design featuring a place for some outrageously gorgeous tassels.
This is a great combination with the shades, drapery and trim.
Not sure about two different patterns on the drapery panels. The cornice and fringe is fabulous.
Well if you can have this who needs fabric?
This fabric is gorgeous. Shiny and billowy.