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Fashion Week + Valentine’s = Tile Love


New York Fashion Week delivered new fashions for Fall 2014 which serve as fresh hunting ground for tile designs worth investing in.  Similarities exist between fashion and interiors.  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we’ve found some fashionable tiles we are particularly keen on.

First Comes Runway Then Comes Interiors Interior design is like a child of fashion, you can recognize the lineage, track the like characteristics but each exist on their own.

WAVY CURVES from Diane von FurstenbergDVF Fall 2014 and Archipelago TileThese soft wavy patterned tiles from Archipelago Tile can add some style to a wall or a floor where ordinary tile might feel too linear.

TONAL TEXTURE from Band Of OutsidersBand of Outsiders and Ann Sacks TileWe’ve been talking texture for a while now, it isn’t going anywhere.  But if your home is full of flat walls, you are rocking a look of yesterday way past its prime.  Time to get some texture on those walls and these Vincente Wolfe Textures from Ann Sacks will thrust your walls into the trending position.

GEOMETRY RULES at Desigual Desigual Fall 2014 and Avente TileGeometrics are still on trend in traditional black and white or jaw-dropping colors.  Hand painted cement tiles from Avente Tile offer a delightful softness to the typical geometrics.

FOCUSED GRIDS from Lela Rose Lela Rose and Crossville TileGrids provide order and a sense of calm which is always in style.  Crossville Tile tweaks this side view glass tile ever so slightly to add dimension and movement which mimics fabric.

As interior designers we look for where fashion and design materials or ideas strike a similar chord which can result in a harmonious installation in a home.  We want ideas and products which can stick, especially when it comes to tile.  Tile is too expensive to have to re-do in 5 years just because it looks dated which is why we feel these are worthy of investment. :)

Lisa

Fashion Photos:

  • DVF by Giovanni Giannoni - WWD
  • Band of Outsiders by Imaxtree & Alessandro Luciani – Elle
  • Desigual by John Aquino – WWD
  • Lela Rose by Iannaccone – WWD
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6 Responses to Fashion Week + Valentine’s = Tile Love

  1. While I do know that there is a direct link between fashion and interior design, I am not plugged into fashion enough to know the details, so thank you for linking the 2 worlds of design here! Fun to see the similarities.
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  2. There you go again, being just fabulous, and catching all the trends with your eye! I really enjoyed this post – seeing the trend in fashion, how it gets applied to design, and of course the tile love. Appreciate your fashion sense and love of style! Finally, thanks for including Avente Tile in this list – an honor.

  3. Glad you liked it Bill. You know I have a thing for tile and would love to inspire people to use it more frequently. It is a spectacular material and can add lots of design style to, well let’s be honest… any room in the house!

    XOXO

  4. Runway is a great place to put your finger on an emerging trend, and when you link fashion and design it is like an ah-ha moment. :)

  5. I love how you’ve used fashion to inspire interior design.

  6. Thank you Sarah, when the two worlds collide – you know you’ve got something which can stick. :)

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