Today I’m very excited to announce that, after some deliberation, Tobe and I have decided to bring our Where/Wear column to our own blogs. So today you’re in for a treat as you get to enjoy Tobe’s talent in our first official installment 😉
Inspired by a very beautiful painting by the extraordinarily talented Mallory Page, we bring you an unexpected combo of color and style . . .
When I saw this painting (by Tobe’s suggestion I have to add) I immediately thought of that gorgeous peacoat,
a piece that is intended to make you stand out, just as that painting
is intended to be the focal point in a room. This is why I left the
rest of the outfit simple yet chic, like that cablecross sweater, those legging-style jeans and dark brown leather riding boots. But of course, simple doesn’t mean that you have to leave some fun elements out, right? I think that leopard-print driving gloves add the perfect hint of texture and print to this look! And to complete the outfit I couldn’t leave out a fabulous leather tote and some gold accessories like a braided snake-chain bracelet to be layered with this link chain bracelet.
In Tobe’s words:
“Could that seriously please be my living room? Building a space around Mallory‘s art meant keeping things generally neutral so her work could really be the spotlight. A dark leather couch grounds the piece, and yin-yang is achieved with a white parsons coffee table. I dig the visual weight of that table and that the white keeps things feeling fresh and bright. A couple of metallic stools add a touch of glam and extra seating in a pinch. The navy Pagoda lamps (pretend there’s one on either side of the sofa) and injection of leopard add color, pattern and the bit of whimsy that are basically essential in any successful room. Agate coasters round things out with the ever-necessary natural element. Boom! A room almost as delicious as that outfit.”
So what do you think? We hope you like it!