Runway 2 Window Trends

I’ve selected some of my favorite trends from the recent catwalk season that are crossing over into interiors to showcase here:


The simple life embraces classic comfort and basics on the Spring ’14 runway with a resurgence of deconstructing and reconstructing American basics. It’s inspiration is a mix of French Country and American pastures- think fresh country looks, rolling hills, Sunday afternoon picnics.

Complimentary colors such as blue and orange are used together to create high contrast, while gingham checks and earthy tones add to the 1940s aesthetic.

Delft blues and white with pops of cheery red, lemon yellow or grass green; mid- range pastels are seen on crisp linens, denim, ginghams and most importantly- Toiles are back!

Vintage tableware and linens jump from apparel and move to the window for a bit of a kitschy look. Does that mean kitchen café curtains will see a revival?


Heavy Metal-lics

Metallics in all shapes and forms continue to walk the runway. Fluid drippy look in burnished golds and copper lead the way. No wonder there is so much buzz around brass. Look for metallic threads giving luster to solar screen materials, chain mail curtains, and metallic papers wrapping poles for the window.

Whether in the form of shiny chain mail, liquid-gold lamé, or toughened-up sequins, the precious-metallic fabrics of spring are sweet.


Laser cut “metallic”  fabric- Mood

Walcot House drapery hardware- one of my all time favorite companies

Kelly Weartsler’s  new trim line

Modern Romantic

There is a new mood for feminine romance with ruffles, pretty detailing and a palette of pastels. To go with that Modern Romance look, there’s a full on bouquet of floral prints ranging from rose gardens to tropical, with everything in between. These are not your shrinking violet type of flowers.  Floral motifs are subtly screened, filtered and altered to create new perspectives on traditional patterns.

The results are painterly qualities that feel artisanal and hand crafted,  but are layered with mixed media-both digitally and physically. No more graphic pattern at the window; instead flora and fauna take the spotlight. Roses, butterflys, botanica, birds -to name a few. Next up- fruits and veggies? Oh and  if you didn’t spot it already, there’s also a huge focus on sheers as one of the most important fabric trends for the season.

Jessica Szoob for Romo

Appliqued sheer Jakob Schlepeakler

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