Posts Tagged ‘stripes’

Trends We Love: Black and White

Pine Cone Hill Edelweiss Crewel Black Pillow Sham and Duvet Cover

Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Adler Black Nixon Throw Blanket, Arabesque Black Mirror, Jonathan Adler Black Zebra Rug, DwellStudio Home Lion Ink Pillow, Khwai Black Applique Pillow Pair, Kashwere Striped Black and Creme Car Coat

Go to extremes with this season’s hottest contrast: black and white. Whether seen together on bold geometric prints or a mod chevron, this timeless duo is replacing a summer of splashing color with classic refinement for the chic sophisticate. Shop the trend >>

Get To Know: Laura Fenton, Freelance Writer for Country Living and Good Housekeeping

Laura Fenton, Freelance Writer for Country Living and Good Housekeeping
From top: Jamie Young Lafitte Mercury Glass Pendant, DwellStudio Draper Stripe Wool Rug, Matteo Bedding Tick Duvet Cover and Shams

Laura Fenton is a freelance writer and crafter; her work has appeared in Budget Living, Country Living and Good Housekeeping. Laura has lived in New York City for thirteen years, currently in leafy, brownstone Brooklyn where she can be found cooking in her tiny kitchen and dreaming up new D.I.Y. projects, all of which she chronicles on her blog The Little House In The City.

Give us a peek into your personal style, faves and hot trends to watch out for!

  • My signature colors: I wouldn’t say that I have a “signature” color, but if you looked around my apartment (or in my closet) you’d find lots of neutrals and shades of blue — and lots and lots of stripes.
  • 5 things in my handbag right now: iPhone, my Moleskin notebook, fine-point felt tip pens, Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and a stainless steel water bottle.
  • Trends I have my eye on: I love all the dip-dyed pieces I’ve seen this summer — especially in shades of indigo. I also love seeing lots of block-printed designs that hint at travels to India.
  • The superpower I would love to have: To fluently speak and understand all languages.
  • I can’t live without: Running. I don’t know how I stayed sane before I took it up.
  • My favorite place on Earth is: New York City, of course! Though Montauk is a close second.
  • Book or music I am loving right now: Right now I’m reading Anthony Doerr’s Memory Wall (I loved his first two books, The Shell Collector, a short story collection, and About Grace, a novel.) I’m listening to Gillian Welch’s new album The Harrow & The Harvest, which I’ve been waiting eight years for her to release.
  • Any big personal or professional plans in the works? Yes! I’m working on the launch of an online newsletter all about the art of entertaining called Toast. We’re slated to launch this fall, and I couldn’t be more excited.
  • Layla Grayce items I covet: If money were no object, I’d invest in Matteo bedding. I especially love the Tick pattern. And what can I say? I’m a sucker for stripes. I love this bold DwellStudio Draper Stripe Wool Rug. I’ve been meaning to update our hallway fixture since I moved into my apartment nearly five years ago — this Jamie Young Lafitte Mercury Glass Pendant would be perfect.

Camille Spies {Stripes}

Camille Spies {Stripes}
{1} Oilo pendant {2} DwellStudio Draper Stripe pillow {3} straws {4} Plenty striped dress {5} Aidan Gray Striped Portia Chair {6} rainbow cake

I’ve always been a sucker for stripes…whether Parisian or preppy, nautical or Jackie-O-inspired, they always feel fresh & serve as one of my favorite design elements. Camille Styles here, with this week’s trend in interiors, fashion and entertaining, and today I’ve chosen a few of my favorite things that boast this pattern. Punch up a neutral room with a bold navy & white Oilo pendant or a cheerful DwellStudio pillow. And since stripes are both casual & classic, they’re perfect for infusing into summer party details…dress up drinks with punchy striped straws, and delight guests by cutting into a layer cake that reveals a stripe-y surprise!