Well, it's that time again! A new month, a new Anthropologie catalogue, and new outfits to drool over. April's offerings are rife with delectable patterns and prints, florals and frills--just right for some spring-inspired outfit to room pairings. I think the above diptych is one of my all-time faves!
Soft sky blue and fresh leaf green whisper quietly of a morning spent puttering in the garden. A blossom bedecked granny flounce is reined in by solid construction, whether it be with clean white pants or a tidy row of built-in cabinets.
It seems that every year, nauticals are proclaimed the 'next big thing', and you won't hear me complain. Of course the standard red, white and blue look charming, but so does the golden yellow of vintage seafaring maps. Add a braided rope accent and you'll be shipshape indeed!
A simple silhouette gets an ornate update in crisp delft blue--perfect for a day of sightseeing or running errands downtown. Similarly, the uncomplicated lines of a spartan bedroom put the focus on an elaborately painted armoire. It's the interiors equivalent of a slow, deep breath!
Lately I adore florals on a dark background, particularly when teamed up with modern accents like architectural tailoring or a blocky sofa. The effect is romantic and dramatic all at the same time; it proclaims a confident femininity that knows its own mind and isn't afraid to express it.
Finally, a buttery cardigan cardigan creates a baroque, ladylike effect when trimmed with ruffles and ruching. Show off your sexiest assets in a refined and elegant way; open an extra button to display a stretch of collarbone, or position your prettiest settee right by the front door where it won't be missed. After all, if you've got it, flaunt it!
P.S. Very honored indeed to be named #14 on a list of the Top 100 Interior Design Blogs!
Fashion Image Credits: Anthropologie Interiors Image Credits: 1, 6. Architectural Digest Russia 2, 4. Italian Country Living 3. Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors with the Things You Love 5. Marie Claire Maison