Design Inspiration-New York Fashion Week

Design Inspiration-New York Fashion Week

Today is the weekly update for Wear to Ware Wednesday and so much inspiration to choose from. First, it’s Valentine’s Day or Galentines’s Day if you’re hanging out with your gal pals and New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is wrapping up.



My hubby is traveling so I will be having dinner with my kids on this weeknight and jamming  to Michelle Obama’s Forever Mine V-Day playlist on Spotify dedicated to her hubby on Spotify.


Since it is Valentine’s Day do you prefer pink, or red to honor the occasion? That is the question of the day! Usually, I’m a traditionalist and would go with red. But…I compromised and featured pinky reds or fuschia in this weeks inspirational #weartoware collage.





So much yummy fashion inspiration with the New York Fashion Week Fall 2018 shows going and last week was the Milan Fashion Week.


I do not have a bucket list. However, if anyone reading wants to gift me a fabulous experience, tickets and or access to NYFW, or Paris/Milan Fashion Week would be THE THING!  I must say, in this regard, technology and live streaming, and behind the scenes footage are so great for these events.


Trust me, you can easily be sucked down a very fashionable rabbit hole of runway couture with the likes of Tom Ford, Philipp Plein who featured a snow covered runway for his snowbound looks, or watch Christian Siriano’s model’s slay the runway.


Eye candy galore that will keep me buzzing for days.



First, I have to say orchids are my favorite flower for their simplicity and jaunty personalities plus they last for months. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t turn down tulips or the divine smell of peonies but orchids are my fave.





So, when I saw Moschino’s runway looks from Milan Fashion Week I was reminded of my favorite flower and his collection jumped to the front of the line for today’s feature.


This week I was  also inspired to re-connect with my love and interest in the fine arts of painting and photography so I will be featuring an artist work in my collages for #weartowarewednesday. Hope you enjoy this weeks edition.


fashion inspiration photo collage

Interiors Source   Art by HelloAllisonart  Fashion Inspiration Source  


This weeks artist is one of the few painters I have been following on Instagram for a while.  Her name is Allison  and she is a wife and mom to the cutest little boy. Allison’s brightly colored and happy abstract paintings always make me smile and slow my scroll to read what she has been up to.  Sometimes, she shares “collaborations” with her son, soooo adorable.


Here is a close up of Allison’s work of art.


acrylic pink, white, red orange fine art by


Check out Allison and her other works of art on Instagram  or on her website here.


















Weekly Wear to Ware

Fusion of wearable and wonderful

Hello there it’s our weekly Wear to Ware Wednesday post. This fashion inspiration comes from the July 2017 issue of Vogue Magazine which featured the young actress Zendaya.  


This inspirational fashion ensemble is a self-assured juxtaposition of texture, with opulent embroidered silk and feathers offset by a casual suede and shearling jacket topped off with a newsboy cap.


The inspiration was translated below with just a few items.  First, a gilded starburst mirror and  beaded feather throw pillow represent the bold pattern on the skirt and opulent feather trim detailing at the hem.


The upholstered velvet bench’s clean lines and simplicity calms and quiets the luxe factor and creates a sense of easy comfort in a similar manner as the suede jacket tops off the skirt.


photo collage fashion and interiors

Photographed by @mariotestino, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, July 2017.


After having a fantastic and  interesting conversation with a fellow designer today about how to help you, the homeowner, define your individual style, housing your sacred treasures, and be grounded and connected in your own home.  


We came to the conclusion it all starts with confidently saying, “This is who I am!”


Sometimes maybe we want someone, an expert, to give us permission to say, it works!


If you love it, go for it. I understand the fear that can come with making big financial investments in art and furnishings and the pressure to get it all just right.


However, in your effort to get it right, don’t forget to put yourself in your home. The memories, the textures and colors you crave, the bits and baubles and beauty that inspire you.


Do you need that expert eye to say go for it?  So you can breathe a confident sigh of relief and know you are on the right track? 


Schedule a quick consultation, it will be worth it. 


To see more inspiration post interpreted to rooms go here and  here.




Friday Finds Gentleman’s Lounge

Friday Finds-Gentleman’s Lounge

I hear there is a big game or something this weekend? In honor of the game I’m elevating the man-cave to the gentleman’s lounge.


I’m your typical girl when it comes to sports I don’t know a pass from a pitch but that’s okay I do know and love tailored looks and patterns.


Awhile ago my heart melted over this Walker Zanger Sterling Row Collection wood look and marble tile in the chesterfield finish.

OMG, so handsome, right? I have been saving and coveting the photo of these floor tiles  for a few months.

I’ve never seen wood-look tile look so good.


Elle C Wolfe Interiors photo collage with masculine distressed leather chesterfield sofa with Walker Zanger wood and marble tile


Genius to create an arabesque pattern combined with wood look tile and marble for a stunning combination.


Now just because this man-cave has been kicked up a few notches from it’s humble beginnings your Caveman and his neanderthal buddies can still be comfortable sloshing beer and chomping on wings without fear of messing up the joint.


The distressed black leather Chesterfield style sofa is comfortable and durable while the elegant-looking floors are porcelain tile and spills clean up easily.


This easy elegance is exactly the approachable elements I like to incorporate into a home. The sofa is already distressed so more wear and tear just adds to its patina and easy clean up tile lends itself to worry-free living.


Kick back and enjoy the game, I hope your team wins!

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To keep this design idea to reference later here is a graphic you can save to Pinterest.

friday find man cave gentleman's lounge photo with walker zanger tile and chesterfield leather sofa