Whether graphic, organic, floral or metallic, fashion ensembles from the Fall / Winter 2015 New York Fashion Week can become an excellent inspiration for your home’s decor. One space in particular where you can create a major style statement in your home is the powder room.
Because of its small space, applying wall-coverings can create a huge impact. And just as with your own wardrobe, no outfit is truly complete without accessories – which need not also be over the top when dealing with pattern, but just a simple accent, such as finishes or lighting, to further enhance it.
Below are a few examples of how this season’s runway looks can inspire you to enhance the smallest room in your home, the powder room, to become a unique, elegant style statement!
Fashion inspiration need not be applied literally. here the colors of this #FW2015 paisley outfit from Zimmerman collection is translated into a marbleized pattern wall-covering, paired with white and antique gold, in a powder room featured at House Beautiful.
A detail, such as a color or an embroidery can become the inspiration for a powder room style as well – such as this elegant chinoiserie powder room by Ashley Whittaker Designs. Although the foundation is white, the space is infused with hints of magenta, and accented with antique gold.
Creamy Grey & Winter White
Although not many stripes were seen on the runways for Fall 2015, dual color-blocking, such as this grey & white double-breasted coat from Tibi ‘s ready-to-wear collection for Fall 2015 can translate into a modern space and dynamic striped wall-paper inspiration, such as this design from Jean-Louis Deniot ‘s own home’s powder room in Paris.
Many of the FW2015 runway looks were minimal in their styling, and monochromatic (using only one color). To achieve a sense of luxury with this tone-on-tone effect, mixing textures in the same value was applied, as in this fur & silk ensemble by Zac Posen.
In a powder room, this same effect can be achieved with mixing wood grains or glass mosaic tile patterns as seen in this bathroom with tile from New Ravenna.
A powder room can be the perfect small space to display feminine elegance, especially in homes of married couples. If the rest of your home is balanced with his & hers style – wow your girlfriends with a grown-up girly powder room covered in roses like this by designer Amber Lewis, as featured as a Before & After on Elle Decor, and for this design duet, I was inspired by the full length dress from the house of Oscar de la Renta – Fall / Winter 2015 – a pattern I’m sure we’ll be seeing transition into Spring 2016 as well!
X Marks the Spot
Another FW2015 Oscar de la Renta pattern, that is simple, but a classic graphic pattern to take from the runway into your powder room can be the repeating pattern of an “X” – which here creates an excellent gender neutral space, featured at PopSugar Home .
Adding Vintage Charm
Tonal blues from a sweet & short Oscar de la Renta dress can become inspiration for a floor-to-celing jacquard wall covering – such as done here in this powder room. Don’t you just especially love the unique tear-drop mirror?
Metallic & Motion
And let’s discuss how glamorous, rich and elegant the lead fashion & decor pairing is from today’s design duets post! It’s a bit of Old-Hollywood Glam, tucked into a small space, making this powder room into a jewel box!
Again, a monochromatic look achieved on the runway – a lavender top with metallic threads paired with the movement from the lavender floor length ostrich feather skirt by Lela Rose, can translate into a luxurious metallic lavender Gracie silk wallcovering, paired with the movement in the stone counter-top, in this gorgeous powder room design by designer Susanna Kasler – featured at Veranda – both red carpet worthy show-stoppers!
For additional runway to room pairings for design inspiration, you may also enjoy these previous posts I’ve contributed to Hadley Court:
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