Person to Place: Episode 6

During the winter, I tend to gravitate towards comfort dressing. Elements such as full, flowy skirts, soft fabrics, over sized jackets and sweaters, and thick, wooly socks make frequent appearances. Today’s “Person to Place” post epitomizes what I consider comfort dressing translated into the comforts of home.

Person….

Photo Credit: Elle France, Photography – Mark Segiler, Styling – Michèle Beaurenaut, Via FGR

In the example of “Place”, the idea of the mud room resurrects memories of family activities and household happiness. It is the transition space from the warm, gathering of home life and the healthy play of backyard fun. Then toss in some crisp plaid and burnt red to make the feeling of Winter ease complete.

Place….

Photo Credit: House to Home

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Mulberry Spice and Everything Nice

This cold spell of weather has summoned a constant yearning for spicy, hot beverages. And this color palette, inspired by The Sartorialist, is exactly what I imagine such a lovely drink to look like! Deep, thoughtful, spicy, and pulled from the fruits of nature.

Photo Credit: Image 1 – The Sartorialist, 2 – Debi Treloar, 3 – Apartment Therapy

What is your favorite drink when the icy weather and chilly bones set in?

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“Redd” is the Color of the Season

Today’s post really should be included in the “Person to Place” series….Okay, we’ll make it official.

Person to Place: Episode 5

I happened upon THIS stunning New York country home designed by Miles Redd (of course!) and immediately fell in love with the vibrant color scheme and autumn leaf inspiration. I found myself revisiting the slideshow on Elledecor.com time and time again. As I continued to dissect Mr. Redd’s work, I arrived on one solid conclusion…this is my idea of the perfect Fall/Winter color scheme. Bright, jeweled, warm, spicy, and drawn from nature’s bounty.

Photo Credit: Elle Decor, Vanessa Jackman

Next thing I knew, I was finding similar looks in my vast files of outfit inspirations. I put the two together and discovered a beautiful pairing between the people and the place.

Photo Credit: Osborne & Little, Elle Decor

Photo Credit: Face Hunter, Elle Decor

Photo Credit: Elle Decor, Karlas Closet

Photo Credit: Esquire – Best Dressed Men 2010, Elle Decor

I would absolutely, 100% adore living in any of these spaces!…come to think of it, I would love wearing any of these outfits, too! Ok, that’s decided. I’ll take it all!!

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Fresh Angle

Architecture meets fashion design…that is exactly what I see in the young designs of Charles Youssef’s latest collection for the Fall/Winter season. The surprisingly mature decorative artist was recently featured HERE.

The thrilling thing about design is that its all related! I find these pieces to offer just as much inspiration for interior and product design as any other subject. So, I’ll be spending my weekend collecting similar snippets of inspiration for a current project with Bonnee. What more fun could I ask for? Hope you enjoy yours, as well.

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Emerald City

Person to Place: Episode 4

Emerald green has long been a favorite of mine, which is why I was thrilled to see so many stylish people embracing the color in their cool weather wardrobes from last winter.

This hue is slowly beginning to peek into the realm of interiors, as well. I sure hope it shows up more frequently in the future! It can be such a lush and vibrant color!

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Still Loving…

Paul Smith! And the beautiful environment he chose to set his Spring 2011 collection to on the runway. I loved creating last week’s post about his work and have found myself referencing it in thought several times since then. In this case, it only makes sense that I share a few interior scenes that I feel exemplify the look.

Image Collage: Hilary Walker

Image Collage: Hilary Walker

Image Collage: Hilary Walker

Color Chameleon

Hello dear blog-following friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and made the most of every moment…(well almost every moment). I am up bright and early this morning to begin my new job and retail adventure. In my new position, I will be selling finer furniture (and hopefully lots of it) to fellow Fort Worthians! (Would a more established Texan correct me if I wrote that incorrectly?)

Photo Credit: Hilary Inspired

So, in the spirit of new beginnings and lifestyle changes, I thought I would implement a few improvements/additions to Hilary Inspired, as well. As you all are probably very well aware of, style and fashion (along with interior design) play a significant role in inspiring me on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoy the process of conceiving, selecting, and editing my daily apparel as a physical extension of my personal expression. Color, texture, proportion, shape, and pattern are just part of how I see the world day to day and it all begins with getting dressed in the morning!

Photo Credit: Hilary Inspired

Photo Credit: Hilary Inspired

And what is this blog all about?…inspiration of all shapes and forms!!! So, along with regular programming, I would like to also include occasional personal style stories, as I’m going to call them. They will involve items and ensembles that are currently influencing my perspective and inspiring my creativity in the context of my environment.

Photo Credit: Hilary Inspired

Photo Credit: Hilary Inspired

I think this is going to be a fun and self-instructing project for the Hilary Inspired blog. I hope you continue to enjoy what you find here and would love to hear your feedback!! Have a wonderful day!