Photo Gallery: J.Crew Looks
Try their signature style in interiors.
J.Crew fashions always master the modern colour mix, like this electric blue skirt paired with beige-and-black stripes. Get the look by pairing a bright sofa with a boldly striped rug.
Lyons is famous for mixing vintage items with pops of shine and colour. These glossy mosaic bathroom tiles are the decorating version of a sequin tank. Like the look on the left, the tiles pair nicely with the contrasting texture of the matte flooring.
Tulle beneath a trench coat (plus bright pants and heels) offer edge. Add a feminine touch to interiors with a tufted sofa framed in gold or a sparkly chandelier — both are timeless pieces that will work with different styles.
J.Crew always impresses with their soft leathers and suedes. Lyons has two matte leather Edie bags (top left) in different colours. It reminds us of this classic leather armchair in Barbara Purdy’s basement. The warm mustard leather will age beautifully over time, just like a purse. The Mona pumps (bottom left) in classic suede are another favourite of Lyons.
A colour we’re seeing all over their winter 2011/2012 looks? Cheery orange in bright and burnt tones. Take this hue from their catalogue into your home with a few toss cushions on a bed or sofa. We love these contemporary orange pillows paired with a chocolate brown coverlet and raw concrete wall — they infuse the cold loft with just the right amount of warmth.
J.Crew often contrasts modern simplicity with vintage-inspired pieces. Pair a casual bag like this with stark white clothing. The Saarinen Womb Chair to the right has classic, mid-century modern curves, but the shiny chrome frame updates it from 1948 to 2011. White walls also bring the look from then to now.
Who says preppy style means navy and beige? Take a cue from J.Crew and introduce bright pink in unexpected ways. This classic cable sweater looks more casual in a fun colour and paired with worn jeans. Similarly, designer Sarah Callanan’s sophisticated and symmetrical living room becomes a bit less formal thanks to a cosy pink throw.
J.Crew pushes the envelope by mixing pattern, pattern, and more pattern. Here they’ve paired their Jules Dress in Wildcat with a dotted sweater-jacket. Dare to do the same in decor — designer Christine Ralphs did. She accentuated her bold zebra area carpet with a striped rug hung above the headboard. The two patterns play off each other and jazz up the neutral colour scheme.
Read more on how to bring fashion looks to interiors in our Runway To Rooms photo gallery.