When I see a picture I'm drawn to I immediately tear it out of a magazine or scan it from a book. Those pictures usually become catalysts for mood boards, like this picture of Marion Cotillard in the perfect lace dress. I love the vintage 1940s look this image exudes.
|Marion Cotillard in Vogue July 2010|
The sofa she's sitting on reminds me of one that I designed based on a vintage piece. I like the channeling in the sofa back but you should only do that when planning to use a solid color fabric. I wanted to use an Osborne and Little damask with a lace pattern on my Harper sofa so I opted for a flat back to show off the lacy design.
|Harper Sofa from Pal + Smith|
There is so much crossover in fabrics for fashion and for upholstery. I'm dying to use this lace Lacroix fabric that Designers Guild launched during Maison and Objet in 2012.
|Macarena by Christian Lacroix on Designers Guild|
Kyle Bunting uses the same positive negative space of a lace pattern in his Butterfly hide rug.
|Butterfly Rug by Kyle Bunting|
Leather can give an interior a weightier, masculine feel. I like the woven leather stand of Bottega Veneta's first lighting collection introduced last year. At Bottega Veneta, 877-362-1715.
|Desk Lamp from Bottega Veneta at Da Vinci Home|
Kyle Bunting once again champions the male aesthetic in his amazing collections of leather rugs, pillows and upholstery. This pillow is fun and trendy. It's design by Geoffrey Bradfield.
|Louis in Extremis by Geoffrey Bradfield for Kyle Bunting|
This is such a pretty room. Though on first look the room has a masculine vibe, the pattern in the rug reminds me of lace and the coffee table is delicate. It's definitely got both yin and yang -- and a lot of style. LOOK!
|Kyle Bunting Interior|
Next week, you'll get my view on animal prints!