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Designing a Fashion-Forward Home

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For a tactile touch, designer Timothy Godbold of Timothy Godbold Interior Design in New York… Each week, Mansion Global tackles a topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week we look at how to create a home that’s truly fashion-forward.

When it comes to decorating, taking a cue from the fashion runways can help you create a home that has a strong point of view.“ A fashion forward home means your home does not always play by the typical design trends but stands out as an original,” said Robin Strickler, founder and principal of Design Works, an interior design firm based in Irvine, California.

To bring the catwalk home, follow these tips from the design pros.

Details Matter

“For us, a fashion-forward home is about the way we detail things such as upholstery, drapery and even decorative light fixtures. As any fashion editor would tell you, a simple, white button down can be notched up a few fashionable degrees through accessories, unexpected detailing or juxtaposition.

“In terms of decorating, we love a glamorous chandelier that hangs from a beautiful chain in an otherwise staid, white painted closet, a fancy ruffled edge or trim on a simple wool or linen window treatment and dressmaker details on upholstery and pillows. Just like fashion, the details can be more subtle or more obvious, multi layered or a mixture of fabrics, textures and even price points.

“We believe in a classic look for more substantial items—a […]

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