I am passionate about helping others know their interior style. More often than not, I think not understanding one's loves leaves a person to freeze up when it comes to decorating their home. I'm here to tell you, you may know more than you think you know. If you have a decent sense of what you look good in and what you like to wear, there's a really good chance that your closet would and should translate to the interior of your home.
This doesn't work in every single case but most people gravitate toward certain colors/patterns/textures in their wardrobe and that can say a lot about how you would want your surrounding space to feel. I have yet to find a person that only wears white and decorates in all the colors of the rainbow. I'm sure they exist but most of us probably fall into the 95% of people with cohesive wardrobe and interior design tastes.
To hit this point home, I wanted to show you some real examples. I may do this in different ways from time to time but I think it's fun to see how a room can inspire an outfit and visa versa. So, here's where I will quit yapping and get to it:
I chose this outfit for many reasons: I love Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Kate Spade and this is actress Rachel Brosnahan modeling her late aunt's (Kate Spade) clothing line, Frances Valentine, founded a few years before she died.
I also chose this outfit to make my example more interesting. I wanted to show colors or patterns one might not normally think to decorate with but may wear much more easily-- just to know that those things can and do translate to a room.
Here's the space that coordinates. Can you see it? It doesn't have to be *exactly* the same to get the point across. For example, if you wear Mickey Mouse shirts, please don't decorate with Micky Mouse-- unless you are under the age of 9!
Let's break it down in a side by side:
In general, both are refined and an ode to silhouettes and shapes of yesteryear (pants, shoes, purse, chaise, lighting, wall coverings) but playful with the bold and bright unconventional color palette and heavy dose of pattern.
This outfit allows one to pull out all the stops in this comparison game but you could also go the other direction with it. For example taking a neutral room with smaller pops of similar color and pattern. I just couldn't refrain from a maximalist counterpart :)
It's important to note that this excersize is really about training your eyes to pay attention to the details that make up a design-- weather it's an outfit or a room. Hopefully after awhile, you can use your wardrobe to help inform your interior style or visa versa.
Lastly: DON'T BE AFRAID. I think we often wear colors we would never decorate with. I get that but try to push yourself a little bit, you may be surprised ;)
I love how so many forms of art and design speak to each other. If you thought this was fun-- let me know. I'm thinking about having you all send me photos of rooms or outfits you love and showing you what pairs well with them!