I love a great study in contrast; black and white, soft and hard, old and new. I am always implementing some form of contrast in all of my designs to heighten the look and add a level of unexpected detail. It’s an easy way to make any design stand out and feel unique, as no two contrasting elements will ever be duplicated in the same way. I implement this idea into other areas of my design work outside of interiors like fashion, sets, and photo shoots. In fashion, it’s easy for an outfit to fall under a particular style, but when you add a contrasting element to the mix, it changes everything up. Take this look; I love pairing these seductive lace-up strappy sandals with a complimenting edgy black leather mini skirt. But instead of including an equally bold top, I add a soft and sweet white off the shoulder blouse, and subtle hair and makeup for a balanced looked that still makes a statement. This small and simple detail can elevate any outfit from collected to curated. Be bold, be dangerous, be different.
- Skirt from Missguided
- Top from my Mom, similar here
- Heels from Steve Madden
- Purse from Marc by Marc Jacobs
Photography by Julia Sperling.