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Fashion Translation: The Preppy-Cool Way to Pattern Mix

While preppy looks aren’t exactly my day-to-day vibe, I can definitely appreciate them when it comes to pulling inspiration for your home. Just think of all the rich tones of navy, black, and ivory, as well as the plethora of simple patterns. From buffalo checks to stripes of all varieties to the ever popular polka dot, the preppy look is a great way to inspire an interior space.

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The first look is rather restrained, but the fun comes in the pattern mixing. For these selections, I actually chose not to heed my own advice. Instead, I thought it would be more fun to let the patterns mix and mingle at similar scales. You can definitely get away with this when the patterns are simpler in nature or if the colors veer more toward the neutral end of things.

Photo Credit: True Life of a Southern Belle.

Shopping Guide:

Capel Genevieve Gorder spots rug + Trans Ocean Imports Sorrento Pinstripe rug

Nourison Luminance rug + Loloi Rugs Harper Stripe rug

Casual for Life medan Border rug + Capel Mercia rug

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For a preppy look that’s even more fun, I suggest going bold and mixing your geometrics with oversized florals. I especially love the addition of chinoiserie patterns to this look for that delicate, airy effect. Colors are a fun addition to this look: the geometric can be more neutral in tone, while the florals are bright and cheerful. I recommend this look for sunny patios or a screened-in porch.

Photo Credit: Who What Wear.

Shopping Guide:

Jaipur Rugs Blue Petal Pusher rug + KAS Oriental Eternity Checkerboard rug

Safavieh Chelsea rug + Surya Rain rug

Bashian Tribeca rug + Nourison Impressionist rug

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Fashion Translation: Pattern Mixing, the boho way.

Whether spring is in full-effect where you live… or you’re buried under a blanket of snow, it’s the perfect time to update your space. One of my favorite fashion trends is still going strong: print mixing. Today I want to share some of my favorite ways to incorporate this fashion-forward look into your home, but with bohemian vibes.

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The first look is rather rather bohemian and colorful, don’t you think? Now, this is a look that reminds me of being on vacation. I suggest taking cues from far off places and adding a global touch to your home. Then, make it feel more modern by layering on a touch of geometric. My biggest piece of advice centers around the scale of each pattern: make sure to select prints that are different enough so that they don’t compete visually.

Photo Credit: Tory Burch.

Shopping Guide:

Dalyn modern greys rug + Jaipur Rugs Manhattan Abbot rug

Karastan Panache Archipelago rug + Loloi Rugs Charlotte rug

Dalyn modern greys rug + Surya Beth Lacefield Calaveras rug

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If layering rugs isn’t your speed, perhaps it’s best to try mixing and matching pillows and rugs. I suggest identifying a single color from your patterned rug that really speaks to you and using that to inspire your pillow pattern selection. I also love the idea of adding a suzani rug to pretty much any space for that special, boho look.

Photo Credit: Ing Things.

Shopping Guide:

Surya Mike Farrell Polka Dot pillow + Safavieh cedar brook rug

Surya Indoor/Outdoor pillow + Concord Global Matrix Susani rug

Surya Moroccan Ikat Dots pillow + Trans Ocean Imports Liora Manne rug

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Fashion Translation: Dark Florals

With winter extending wayyy too long and hopeful thoughts of spring on the brain, I wanted to steer this post into a bit of a new direction. Fashion is always such an inspiration for me and I always try to take it beyond the obvious, beyond just my apparel choices. I want to inspire you to take cues from fashion trends (even your everyday staples) and apply them to the home.

If there’s one fashion trend that I hope to never see go away, it’s dark florals. One may argue that they feel ancient and outdated… but I cannot and will not apologize: I simply love this look. Lately, I’ve noticed that the aesthetic of dark florals has shifted. The look is much more painterly, even bordering on watercolor and digitized. While this lends a more modern vibe to the look, I can’t help but also be drawn to vintage florals. Whether shown in smaller scale, calico-type prints or oversized, giant cabbage roses, I love it all.

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When it comes to adding this vibe to the home, it’s pretty darn simple. These rugs are bold and impactful, so it’s best to keep everything else in the room simple and straightforward. Just imagine how modern, yet bohemian, vintage, yet updated your living room would be with a slouchy white linen sofa and an oversized dark floral rug. This inspiration works perfectly for the bedroom as well, although I suggest steering the look to be even more romantic by adding a glass-topped vanity.

Photo Credit: Chanel and Vogue.

Links: (from top to bottom, left to right) Safavieh Lyndhurst rug, Oriental Weavers Kharma rug, Oriental Weavers Knightsbridge rug, Rugs America Capri Orchid rug, and Surya Flor Rug.

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Sherpa Chic | Fashion & Home Decor

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I sit here writing this from sunny, warm California… not to gloat or anything, but winter feels quite far away for me. However, I know better. I’ve braved many a bitter cold January. Being an eternal optimist, my best advice is to look forward to changing up in your wardrobe and your home during this chilly period. Embrace the cozy comfort of layers including chunky knits, thick wool, and luxurious sherpa. But worry not, you don’t have to look like Nanook of the north when donning sherpa. Instead, opt for a chic, sophisticated look full of rich neutrals and gorgeous embellishments. Instead of overt prints, go for texture that reads like a print. For example, an oversized rib knit reads as a tonal stripe.

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When it comes to your home though, I don’t recommend straying from pattern! Instead, keep your color palette neutral and restrained. Then, layer together rugs that feel related, but different… sort of like cousins! I also recommend adding a cozy chair to your living room or bedroom area with a gorgeous dec pillow. Speaking of pillows, how great is this Surya kilim pillow?? I’ll take 2, please. This neutral look sets the mood for a cozy space where you can sip cocoa and indulge in a good book, all while avoiding all the snow outdoors. Really, this is only way to survive winter as far as I’m concerned!

Photo Credit: embellished faux fur jacket from Nordstrom, Vogue Is My Religion, and Autumn Fever.

Shopping Guide: (from top to bottom, left to right) Surya kilim pillow, Safavieh vintage rug, Safavieh white club chair, and Loloi akina rug.

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