rose toned glass vase

coming up rose

People often say that fashion influences art, art influences design, design influences trend – but how does this actually happen in real time?

When I attended Salone del Mobile in Milan (the largest furniture and design trade fair in the world) a couple years ago, I noticed something; there was a running theme of fabulous rose tones all over walls, furniture and accessories. They ran from dusty pale pinks to warmer peach tones and were often paired with copper in various forms, from lamps, to tables and accessories. There was a warmth and suppleness to it – no matter the fabric or form.

minimal sheer pink toned glass vase

Dornbracht Mem faucet in rose gold

modern rose gold cutlery


This year I noticed those same tones showing up in fashion, from long rose-colored coats to leather bags and clutches. Even better, they were often complimented with rose gold jewelry, a theme that has been growing over the past few years. These lines, colors and forms are so reminiscent of what I saw in Milan a few years ago.

love this long pale pink winter coat!


gorgeous rose colored Louis Vuitton bag

And this is just a small example of how interior design informs fashion – and vise versa – and how the aesthetic language gets translated through whatever medium the artist or designer works through.

iconic Swan Chair upholstered in a pale rose fabric

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