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Brian Edward Millett

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With stores and magazines fully showcasing the pre-fall 2013 goods, I figure it’s high time I dive into that season as well.  I also like to keep my posts of the moment and season, so let’s still keep our general thoughts on summer.  How can you wear the pre-fall looks now, and what they can inspire elsewhere, like in the home is what I’ll focus on.  With this post I wanted to share some of my favorite patterned looks from the pre-fall collections, and that brought to mind some of the best patterned rooms.  From Kelly Wearstler to Miles Redd, interior designers, just like fashion designers, know it’s go bold or go home!  If you’ve read my blog for the past three years, you know that when it comes to patterned walls, my heart belongs to hand-painted De Gournay wallpapers.  For that reason, I have purposefully not shown any rooms below with those wall coverings, but papers of totally different types.  Scenic paper used by Billy Baldwin, and paint splattered by Wearstler feel so appropriate now, and well into fall.  Be inspired by the prints you wear for your decorating, and vice versa!

Valentino pre-fall 2013

Valentino pre-fall 2013

Billy Baldwin

Billy Baldwin

Givenchy pre-fall 2013

Givenchy pre-fall 2013

Materials can also create patterns, like the lace overlay used here in a patchwork print.

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2013

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2013

The boys of Proenza Schouler created a logo print of sorts in a brushstroke pattern that spells out ‘PS’ in a very subtle way.

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Black trim makes the print on the walls really jump out, in the same way a black background makes the flowers below really sing.

Giambattista Valli pre-fall 2013

Giambattista Valli pre-fall 2013

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

For a home in the Bahamas, Miles Redd went full-throttle with print, sticking to a cool blue and white palette, with pops of Bougainvillea pink.

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2013

Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2013

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Céline pre-fall 2013

Céline pre-fall 2013

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

A circa 1970’s snakeskin wallpaper was already in this dining room, and Jeffrey Bilhuber managed to freshen it up with modern and traditional pieces.  The block-print fabrics on the banquette remind me of the Céline dress above.  In another room in the same house (below), Bilhuber commissioned hand-painted stripes for the walls and curved ceiling.  Wallpaper probably could have been used, but this brings an artist’s touch, and the opportunity to customize color.

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

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