Do you ever start to see connections where none previously existed? No, I am not talking conspiracy theory ….. but being struck by the similarities between disparate things. For example, I have been on the hunt for a pair of printed pants to wear on vacation. Odd thing to want for vacation, but I am not necessarily the “normal” kinda guy. In any case, I have been eyeing a pair of Zara print pants but noticed that they print reminds me of a pair of pillows I currently have in my online shop ……
I love making a strong print the focal point of an outfit or a room. These Tiko Black Pillows would be great on a Belgian linen sofa in flax or soft white.
After noticing that first pairing, I dug a little deeper and found this great pair of geometric capri pants that reminded me of Karoo Pillow…..
Both patterns remind me of a lace overlay – one being modern and the other more traditional. But either way, the crisp combo of black and white is the perfect place to drop in a fun color like they did with the model’s mint shoe. I would use a pair Karoo as part of a bedding scheme. Mixed in with a long bolster in a pastel color with white bedding, it would be a show stopper!
Of course, I couldn’t leave out one of my favorite prints, ikat! I know some may be tired of the print, but honestly, ikat is my paisley or stripe. It is the perfect way to inject some color and life into a space in a sophisticated yet fun way. Fortunately, most ikats have a variety of colors in their pattern, so it’s always easy to pull coordinating colors for a design concept. As I said, I think ikat is a “formal pattern” so I tend to use the Ikat Print Pillow in a masculine but luxe setting — think cerused oak and grey walls.
Funny how searching for pants can lead you down such a weird and awesome road just proving how intertwined fashion and home decor has become! Okay, have a fantastic weekend and be safe!
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