GUEST POST: The Style Riot’s Picks #2

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Please enjoy part 2 of this guest blog post by fashion stylist and owner of Style Riot, LLC, Laura Walters.
Laura has worked with global brands and has been featured in international/US magazines and online publications such as VOGUE, VOLANT, ARCHIVE, PEOPLE, PATTERN and many more. We invited Laura to check out the IDC showrooms and share the parallels she sees between fashion and home design.

Seeking out inspiring destinations in design and fashion, like the Indiana Design Center, is one of my favorite pastimes. So, when I was asked to write a blog post about the similarities between fashion and design, I jumped at the chance. An opportunity to wander through IDC and take in what each showroom has to offer? Yes, please!

Laura Walter, from Style Riot, in Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork

Trends Spotlight: Punk

Studs, faux leather, metal OH MY! Summer has arrived with Punk on the brain. Punk and peonies has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? The revolution that brought us the Clash, the Ramones, the New York Dolls and Joy Division has manifested into the most notable of the fashion trends this year. Click to see punk street style inspiration. If you’re looking to give your morning dress routine a little edge, look no further than The Glass House Gallery for inspiration.

Sleek, luxurious and modern, their collection of hardware, doors, windows and lighting is the ultimate go-to for chic and edgy. Like the brass, studded door handle below, which looks similar to a vintage Yves St. Laurent belt I have coveted for years. Drooling over here.

The mixing of materials in both home and wardrobe is a unique way to create texture and movement. Like adding a new leather jacket with brass and silver studs to your wardrobe.

A perfect way to “punk it up” for your next dinner date. To that I say, “Hey! Ho! Let’s go!” (A forever fan of The Ramones right here.)

Gold and black door handle at Glass House Gallery.
Matte black and marble knobs at Glass House Gallery.

But wait, there’s more! Punk in the summer means ditching head to toe black and incorporating a pop of color and print. Add a vibrant skirt, an animal print or a colorful scarf to your black tank and leather pants. Need a pop of color for your home? Check out these fabulous mix and match swatch ideas from the one and only Drapery Street. No one can mix punk, print and peonies like this dynamic textile showroom.

Leopard, fringe and velvet fabrics at Drapery Street.
Black and white florals and animal print at Drapery Street.
Colorful graphics and pink leopard fabric at Drapery Street.

Trend Spotlight: Tie-Dye

Tie-dye is here to stay and with it comes even more innovative ways to wear it. This isn’t your average tie-dye tee of the past. No sir. This famous print is taking it up a notch and receiving a well-deserved makeover. Click here to see modernized tie-dye street style.

Think sophisticated color palettes that include both bright and neutral. Think luxurious fabrics like cashmere, knit and silk. So if you have not jumped on the tie-dye bandwagon in the past, now is your time to buy a ticket.

And where did this elevated inspiration come from? Well our own kitchens and interiors, of course! Look no further than the gorgeous marble backsplashes and natural stone oven hoods at Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork.

Dramatic veined marble backsplash at Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork.

Or the modern color block artwork prints from Rusted Window. And nothing beats a tie-dye tip of the hat like upholstery from Drapery Street. Yes, tie-dye is here to stay and with it comes a delightful array of elevated sophistication, gorgeous marble countertops and a closet full of luxury. Groovy.

Framed colorblock prints from Rusted Window.
Tie-dye fabric swatch at Drapery Street.

I hope you enjoyed your second dose of fashion and design trends coming together at the Indiana Design Center showrooms. Stay tuned for more! – The Style Riot