Fashion

tzd trend alert: knots

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Time for another TZD trend alert … and I love what Brooke put together for us this time.  Take it away, Brooke!

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I adore when a timeless design motif is re-thought and re-invented — and the classic ‘knot’ motif is popping up in unexpected places this season.  The ‘knot’ is a sophisticated classic — think Tiffany earrings and cuff links — yet can also be relaxed and casual, especially in the nautical sense.  What is it about our fascination with the knot?  I wonder if it is human nature’s innate desire to be intertwined with another; after all, we use the saying to tie the knot.  Here’s a sampling of my favorite knots — in fashion ….

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… and in décor!

Decor Final

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To which one of these lovelies shall I forever tie myself?  Traci beautifully styled her guest room dresser with this vintage Dorothy Thorpe pretzel candleholder.  It’s sophisticated and timeless, which is so true to her personal style.

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Ahhh, I love to meander my intertwined worlds of fashion and interior design!  Until next time …

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Gah!  See what I mean?!  I’ll take one of everything, thank you very much.  Which knot is your favorite?



tzd trend alert: prism prints

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Bonjour from Brooke!  With March in full swing, my roving fashion eyes have their sights solely focused on spring.  Traci and I are also the proverbial ‘busy bees’ at TZD, sourcing beautiful fabrics for several client projects at the moment. Everywhere I look, prism prints are thawing out my cozy sweater-wearing fashion heart.  Mara Hoffman has the look covered in swimwear and prêt-á-porter.  And I am loving Hermès Perspective Cavaliére collection. The enamel bracelet is the perfect neutral to go with just about everything I am coveting this spring.

Prism Dress

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In the décor sector, prism prints are prevailing across fabrics, wallpaper, art, accessories and even rugs. Miles Redd for Schumacher “Cubist” panels are to die for.  Although this is not a look just any home can pull off, bright colors bring warmth to the grey shades that are so prevalent now.  Plus, these prints pair perfectly with mid-century lighting and furnishings.

Prism Decor Final

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Lisa Mende, our fabulous studio partner, brilliantly integrated the prism print trend in her “Style It” One Room Challenge sponsored by One Kings Lane.  By lining her bookcases in Cole & Sons “Prism” wallpaper, she gave depth and dimension to an otherwise black wall. Be sure to see her entire room reveal here!

Lisa Mende One Room Challenge

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Brooke nailed it again, didn’t she?  I’m personally drawn to the softer, more subtle prism prints, which can add a graphic, modern element to a more traditional space.  Not to mention that Hermès cuff would fit beautifully into my well-edited jewelry wardrobe!

Photo courtesy of, and interior design by, Lisa Mende Design.  Photography by Dustin Peck Photography.