My dress sense is a mess. Some days I like print and colour such as mints, blues and pinks. Other days I like all black (like a true Melbourne girl). I am also a fan of texture – wool knits, sequin dresses or leather jackets (still saving for that REAL one unfortunately). Despite this jumble, I do have my basics. This winter it’s my black oiled skinny jeans, black biker ankle boots plus my huge duffle jacket that I use too often to hide my pj’s on a late-night supermarket run.
Why am I telling you about my taste in clothes?
Well your wardrobe may hold the solution for how to paint, decorate or furnish your home.
In this month’s Madison Australia magazine, fashion journalist Georgie McCourt-Abay welcomed us into her perfectly styled home. Her inspiration? Her love for mixing patterned clothes with timeless pieces such as Chanel handbags and Valentino bags.
This week, I also came across a Manhattan mum’s fabulous blog, A Cup of Jo, and like a true link junkie I ended up in a neighbouring cyber-town reading one particularly eye-treating article. Jo interviewed five New Yorkers who only ever wear one colour. Oh boy! The photos reveal that their passion for the one colour carries through to their homes.
So whilst we may not warm to this monochrome madness, we can look to our wardrobes to understand more about our personal interior style. I am dedicating this post to my favourite style shots. I’d love to hear what styles rock both your wardrobe and walls…
(Scroll to the bottom to see what I picked up on from the following shots).
Well… that was a big muddle but let’s go with my style involving:
unexpected textures side-by-side such as knit and metal
exquisite fabrics, particularly when adorned with sequins and lace
hints of being sources from a far-away land (ie, yes I got that on one of my travels… let me tell you about the time I was backpacking with some gorgeous Spaniards through Greece…)
silk and Moroccan prints – even better when combined
embossed tan leather
muted colours such as soft blues, purples and greys
and generally, an eclectic mix tied together (one can only hope) by subtle base colours.