Fashionable Interiors

It's kind of amazing how fashion and interior design are always on the same wavelength each season. I don't know if it's a proper coincidence or it's intentional, but we obviously love the marriage between the two as we are huge fans of both. Below we've juxtaposed how both worlds collide in some of our favorite fashion-meets-interior design moments. 

Row 1:  Amanda Nisbet Design  //  Vintage Italian Fashion . Row 2:  Dining Room  by David Bastos //  Oscar de la Renta . Row 3:  Glam Yellow Wingback Chair  //  Giambattista Valli ; Row 4: James Nares painting from  Luxe Magazine  // Designs by  Freya Dalsjo . 

Row 1: Amanda Nisbet Design // Vintage Italian Fashion. Row 2: Dining Room by David Bastos // Oscar de la Renta. Row 3: Glam Yellow Wingback Chair // Giambattista Valli; Row 4: James Nares painting from Luxe Magazine // Designs by Freya Dalsjo

Bold COLOR is often a common thread found within the world of fashion and interior design.  The use of bright hues on their own or in an understated avenue like accessorizing are ways to kick things ups a notch. We love the big, the bold and the beautiful when it comes to the use of color. Amanda Nisbet is the queen of bold especially in the use of her canary yellow draperies in one of her projects above that we are crushing on. 

Row1 : Black and white living space by  PopSugar Home  // Insane outfit by  Christian Wijnants . Row 2:  Quila Pillow  //  Amazing Jacket . Row 3:  Pierre Paulin  // Tweed Hat from  Beklina . 

Row1 : Black and white living space by PopSugar Home // Insane outfit by Christian Wijnants. Row 2: Quila Pillow // Amazing Jacket. Row 3: Pierre Paulin // Tweed Hat from Beklina

Often overlooked, TEXTURE is so powerful and so important in design. You have probably seen the resurgence of the Moroccan wedding rugs as well as woven wall tapestries popular in the 60s and 70s that are making a huge comeback. We love these trends. Dying for this Nurya pillow from Lulu and Georgia as it can be a fun addition to a basic sofa or chair -- just like the amazing tweed hat above can add that extra polish to finish off a perfectly simple outfit. 

Row 1: Image from  Tennka Gammelgaard  // Source Unknown. Row 2:  Porter Teleo  inspired walls from  Carla Aston Designed  // Great tunic by  Ilana Cohen . Row 3:  Lee Kleinhelter bedroom  // Olivia Palermo from  Who, What, Wear . 

Row 1: Image from Tennka Gammelgaard // Source Unknown. Row 2: Porter Teleo inspired walls from Carla Aston Designed // Great tunic by Ilana Cohen. Row 3: Lee Kleinhelter bedroom // Olivia Palermo from Who, What, Wear

It's SO simple, but BLACK and WHITE are always in style -- both in your home and in your closet. Classic, clean, and effortless, black and white can make a huge impact on its own or paired with other tones. Some of the most impactful interior design I've seen have been black and white rooms. And we all know how amazing a simple little black dress can be. One of ABD's fav design trends by far.

Which of these fashion to design trends do you vibe with the most?


Let's Put This to Bed

Did you know that the average person spends more than 219,000 hours of their lifetime in bed?  Whatever that bed may be, it should be amazing both in the comfort and the looks department. 

Here's a roundup of ABD's favorite beds to rest your head -- from the budget breakers to the best buys for your buck. We love them all. 


What can we say about B&B Italia's Papilio Bed? Taking the wing back to a new, sleek, contemporary level. We saw it recently upholstered in navy blue linen and almost passed out (no pun intended). It can go masculine or feminine and mix with old and new. We are sold. 

Bernhardt's Kensington Bed is BANANAS. Brass? Check. Canopy? Check. Modern shape? Yep. Gorgeous and chic rolled into one. We want to dress this bad boy in crisp, white bed linens with a luxe fur throw strewn at the foot and just let the bed shine.

One of our new favorite manufacturers on the scene, Jesse Chicago, introduced us to the Lanuit Bed and we are in love. The star-shaped tufted headboard is soft and subtle and is already singing me lullabies. Modernizing the classic, tufted headboard in the perfect way. 

The Carmichael from Gus Modern is screaming mid-century chic with its modern take on the wingback. Its interestingly-shaped headboard in a neutral linen would be fab for your Don Draper-esque rendez-vous. 

One of our all-time, get-into-our-house favorites is the Elgin Bed from Michael Berman. It's a stunner. The white lacquer head and foot board are clean and classic. We are hooked on the geometry-filled panels. Can you imagine this bed against a crisp, dark painted wall? 


Not wanting to make a cushy investment where you sleep? These budget-friendly finds (above) are equally as amazing. 

We are singing Restoration Hardware's praises for this addition to their vast collection of wonderful beds and headboards. The 19th Century Keyhole is a nice material change from your typical wood and upholstered pieces. The metal can be equally dressed up or dressed down in your boudoir. We love the cut-out detail. 

Digging the statement headboard stitching on West Elm's Alexa bed. Amazing, aztec-y, chevron design and the brass detail on the feet has us going bonkers.

Pottery Barn TEEN you said? Yes, we did. Their low-profile Baldwin bed is insane. Squared-off tufting for a little mod touch. And did we mention in comes in DENIM? We die. 

Oh, and CB2 you had me at the Alchemy bed. Done and done. Brass head and footboard and an amazing price point. Just genius. 

Sleep tight, readers.