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Fashion for the Home Inspired by Christine

By now, you’ve probably caught on to my interest in obsession with this whole fashion meets interiors thing. Not only is it a core concept of Our Style Stories, but it’s also something I’ve been secretly harboring a fascination with for years! Considering the above, you can imagine my delight when I came across Christine’s scarf over lamp trick. What a clever use of a fashion accessory for home decor! It was while editing her style story post that it occurred to me just how brilliant this specific decorating tactic really is. Think about… scarves on lamps, earrings as magnets, neckties for drapery pulls. Heck, even clothes hangers turned plant hangers! I could go on but you get the idea. There are endless possibilities.

So, I’m curious… Is this a do or don’t for you? And, if a “do”, how exactly would you decorate your home with fashion items? Any clever ideas out there that I haven’t mentioned yet? I’m ready to make my house an outfit and dress it!!

As a quick fix, though, I tied this black and white checkered scarf (shown above) around one of my living room lamps. Everything was good until I wanted to wear the scarf! Give and take, my friends. Give and take.


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  • Reply Marion July 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I like the neck tie idea for a fan pull.

  • Reply Lori July 18, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I like to frame textile items like scarves. There is something intriguing about fabric pieces worked into traditional art displays. Beads or other necklaces hanging out in small plates or bowls looks great as part of a tabletop “moment” too!

    • Reply Hilary July 18, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Oh yes, love that idea, Lori! I’ve done thy once before with a beautiful tapestry upholstery fabric scrap but never with a fashion fabric. I’m always on the hunt for another DIY!

  • Reply allison July 18, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I love this idea. I always buy beaded necklaces at thrift and consignment stores and use them as curtain tie backs.

    • Reply Hilary July 18, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Ooo, good one Allison! I haven’t heard of that idea before. Adding it to my list of DIY’s

  • Reply Vicki Flores July 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I love to use long scarves and pashminas to dress tables instead of flat table runners. They scrunch easily and add great texture to a tablescape. Glitzy ones are great for parties and holidays.

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