CUT­TING EDGE DECOR IDEAS

Fash­ion trends, es­pe­cially pat­terns and tex­tures that clash, are in­flu­enc­ing decor de­sign ideas

NOW Magazine - Toronto Living - - Front Page - By AN­DREW SAR­DONE Pho­tos by DAVID HAWE

In Fe­bru­ary, guests at the In­te­rior De­sign Show got giddy when they came face to face with the Mis­soni Home booth, mark­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of the Ital­ian fash­ion house’s bold decor col­lec­tion to the Toronto mar­ket.

In March, fash­ion folks wait­ing for Toronto Fash­ion Week run­way shows at the Lib­erty Grand de­voured the com­pany’s dis­play of graphic flo­ral area rugs, nub­bly striped bath tow­els and kalei­do­scope-printed pil­lows.

Fash­ion and in­te­rior de­sign are in­creas­ingly on the same wave­length; one cooks up a trend and the other gob­bles it up a sea­son later. This sum­mer, it’s a Mis­soni-style fear­less mix of clash­ing pat­terns, colours and tex­tures that com­bine for a fresh, loungey, retro look.

Ta­ble trick: Play it safe by sav­ing the mix for your ta­ble top. French Bull by Jackie Shapiro din­ner plate ($13.90), side plate ($9.90) and 16-piece cut­lery set ($39.90, all Ziggy’s at Home, 794 Col­lege, 416-535-8728), Smoke Oslo wine glass ($21, Oni One), striped cot­ton nap­kin ($1) and green wo­ven place­mat ($6, both Ca­ban).

Earn your stripes: Com­bine con­sis­tently coloured striped fab­rics in dif­fer­ent weights and tex­tures. Camelot pis­ta­chio-green-and-coral metal­lic stripe ($21/yard), Dreamy green-and-blue che­nille stripe ($18.99/yard) and Al­ways brown-and-cream-striped cot­ton-wool mix ($85/yard, all Designer Fab­ric Out­let, 1360 Queen West, 416-531-2810).

Pil­low fight: A com­mon nat­u­ral can­vas back­ground makes FLUF’s graphic print pil­lows ($75 each, 881 Queen West, 416-362-3583, www.flufde­sign.com) mis­match up.

Grounded: A bold, black piece like this oval flo­ral­re­lief vase ($80, Style Garage) gives eyes a rest as they scan your scheme.

Mis­soni Home is avail­able at HorseFeather­sHome, 1212 Yonge, 416-934-1771, and oth­ers, www.mis­soni­home.com.

Metal mix: Boost muted decor with a jumble of gold, sil­ver and cop­per ac­ces­sories. Sil­ver can­dle­stick ($35, Ca­ban, 262 Queen West, 416-596-0386, and oth­ers), chrome gar­den gnome ($44 for a set of two, Oni One, 1335 Dun­das West, 416-850-8111) and gold flo­ral vo­tive can­dle holder ($16, Style Garage, 938 Queen West, 416-534-4343).

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