Sunday, August 30, 2015

Inspiration: Dip-dyed and ombre

Call me crazy, but I love a funky trend. I may be getting too old for some, but there is always a way to incorporate a trend in some fashion without going overboard. This dip dyed look seems to be peaking in popularity. You know what happens when a trend peaks don't you?

Inspiration: Dip-dyed and ombre

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Call me crazy, but I love a funky trend. I may be getting too old for some, but there is always a way to incorporate a trend in some fashion without going overboard.
Call me crazy, but I love a funky trend. I may be getting too old for some, but there is always a way to incorporate a trend in some fashion without going overboard.

Call me crazy, but I love a funky trend. I may be getting too old for some, but there is always a way to incorporate a trend in some fashion without going overboard. This dip dyed look seems to be peaking in popularity. You know what happens when a trend peaks don't you?

David Collins successfully incorporated the dip dye look into the curtains below. They really become a focal point because your eye is drawn to them and moves up the panels. You take note of the ceiling. Which is, in fact, notable. If the drapes were all one color, you would not have been drawn to them and the ceiling the same way.

The subtle shading is easy to live with, and I like that you don't have to exactly commit to one color. You get shadings or the gradation from dark to light or vice versa within one or more color families. This look is also called ombre, which literally means shading or shadow in French. "In fashion" extends to the home as well. There is always a cross over effect. Often times, one will influence the other as I talk about frequently.

This pixelated, ombre colored rug would look fantastic in a multitude of spaces with it's sophisticated grid pattern and color palette (by Kelly Wearstler for The Rug Company)

The saturated to soft colors can feel like a modern approach to the look of the tie dyed 60's. Everything that goes around comes around (but differently, I always say),

 

About Carrie Leskowitz

For more than 12 years, Carrie Leskowitz has been creating some of the most stylish rooms in the Philadelphia region. Once a fashion and prop stylist, Carrie is now a renowned interior designer, and owner of a successful interior design business, Carrie Leskowitz Interiors. Leskowitz has created a style all her own, centered around luxe, organic, natural design with a dash of glamour. With a great eye for fashion, Carrie consults on residential and commercial projects in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and DC areas. For more information about Leskowitz visit www.carrieleskowitzinteriors.com or her blog, Carrie’s Design Musings www.carriesdesignmusings.blogspot.com.

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