Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fashion Inspired Design Concept: Summer Chic

You never know what will inspire a new color scheme or design concept. It can be anything from a piece of art, gorgeous jewelry, a fabric swatch, or even a lovely dress. I came across the Crochet Watercolor Floral Dress by Bluemarine (below) and it instantly inspired me to create a new design concept. The soft colorful pattern looks like a watercolor painting and the details of the turquoise beaded belt and crocheted neckline add a touch of texture and style. The final look: Summer Chic - feminine, relaxed with a touch of sophistication. What inspires you?! Please share!

2. Canning Lattice Pillow by Dransfield & Ross
3. Calandria Armchair, Longshore via Anthropologie 
4. Seaspray Vases via Anthropologie
5. Watercolor Bouquet I via


  1. What a fantastic feature! I'm loving these colors ...

  2. Beautifully done! As an artist-designer I get my inspiration from just about anywhere, whether I am on my bike in Amsterdam, flipping through a magazine, drawings of my daugther. I find it hard sometimes to edit all that inspires me into a balanced painting or pproduct, but it is a process. Rome wasn't build in a day either!

  3. I am not sure what inspires me.. I just do it! But I love that turquiose beaded chandelier and that white buffet! So cool!

  4. Loving that dress and all the wonderful ideas you got from it! So pretty! Hope your having a wonderful day! xoxo

  5. I love when inspiration comes from unexpected sources... 'SUmmer chic' sounds delicious!

  6. in. love.! my nyc apt is stark-white, and i always feel self-conscious about it. but blog posts like these are making me see the possibilities! i need to find some of these amazing, bright, eye-catching accessories.

    what inspires me? clothing, too! vintage clothing, fashion magazines.. even interior design, but it all goes back to clothes. obviously.. [the blog name pretty much says it all!]

  7. i love your design concept. such beautiful elements. i am just dying over that white media cabinet. thanks for the beauty!

  8. nice collection here. love that dress... and these vases are absolutely gorgeous.


  9. The teal 'Catalonia Small Chandelier by SHINE' is beautiful! <3

    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Sarah @

  10. This is genius. It is SO wonderfully spring-y!


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