Posted by admin on April 17th, 2012
When it comes to modern chic, nothing beats Chanel, and the house’s spring show provided nothing but. From fluffy feathers to modern prints, Chanel’s take on spring is the perfect inspiration to re-vamp our decor for 2012. Try these five steps to add this sexy combination of sleek lines, neutral tones, girlish fabrics and metal accents to your space now.
1. Geometric Prints
One of the strongest presences in Chanel’s spring show was a subtle, chic geometric print casually splayed across separates. Rather than looking for complicated geometric designs, try to find simple, even delicate, lines. This will add the flair provided by geometric patterns, but keep your ultimate design sexy and chic. You can add a geometric element anywhere from pillows, to wall hangings, to full wallpaper.
2. Feathers and Lace
Although the show didn’t feature many feather or lace pieces, somehow the fabric use and cut worked to evoke a sweet, girlish feel, with tulle so light that it looked like fluffy feathers. That, coupled with Chanel’s classic crochet, accomplished a cool, feather and lace vibe. Adding fluffy feathers or lace accents to a room will provide an unexpected touch, especially if the rest of your décor is ultra-modern. Take a cue from decadent feather centerpieces, and try toning down the idea to make a smaller version for your living room or bathroom. Or throw a feather-trimmed blanket or pillow on your couch to change up the feel of the room.
3. White and Cream Tones
Chanel’s spring colors featured a wonderful array of whites, off-whites, and creams. Not only are these colors simple and clean, they always give a modern feel to a space. Go for whites or creams in pieces that take up space, like couches, chaise lounges, rugs, or blankets.
4. A Dash of Cool
The reason Chanel still represents the epitome of chic is because, no matter how girly a show may feel, the final look will always convey a casual cool. Models strutted down the runway in skirts layered with light sweaters that, when worn together, ended up looking like playful party dresses. The trick to Chanel’s chic is that, even if a look is ultra-feminine, it always feels a bit thrown together. The same should go for your décor. You never want it to seem too pristine, or you lose the feeling of effortlessness. Try integrating grittier pieces, like classic photos of rock or soul musicians, or sturdy wood or metal pieces, to create balance.
Alvina Lopez is a freelance writer and blog junkie, who blogs about accredited online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alvina.lopez @gmail.com.