The Fashionista Interiors Trend is a Must for Monochrome Lovers

Spending time in Melbourne the last few years has increased my appreciation for black and white. Everyone wears it, all the time.

This increasing monochrome obsession has gone well beyond fashion though. It’s also found its way into my home of late. I keep finding myself drawn to products from brands in this colour story; black, white, grey and with the occasional hint of metallic. Combine this palette crush with my love for quote art and a bit of bling and you have what I call the Fashionista interiors trend.

Get on board, mono lovers, because it’s a pretty sublime look I reckon you’ll love too.

black and white fashion inspired home office with white testle table and clothing rack

What Makes up the Fashionista Interiors Trend?

As I mentioned above, the base palette for this trend is black and white. Throw in some grey for good measure. It’s a monochromatic story for the foundation of this look.

On top of that you can bring in some pops of colour, but don’t go crazy. In fact, restrict yourself as much as possible. A hint of coral or dusty pink is a goer. A slither of greenery (through indoor plants like these ones) is also all-systems-go. And a nice shimmer of gold or silver doesn’t go astray either. That’s really all you need for this look when it comes to colour. The rest is attitude.

Frida artwork leaning against white wall with leather jacket

The Important Fashion Elements

I am by no means a fashionista. I mean, I’m literally in my pyjamas as I write this. But what I do know is that this look is inspired by the fashion capitals of the world; Paris, Milan, New York, you name it. This aesthetic is very city chic, very metropolitan, very luxe and by no means homely. It’s a minimal look with minimal warmth, but graphic patterns do give it a lot of interest.

The artworks in this look are literally fashion. A Kate Moss print (like this one) would work wonders, as would all of the prints you see here. They’re from local brand Paper Provision and I’m smitten with everything they produce. All images in this post come from them. Aren’t they just beyond!? I want everything in their online store immediately.

elle fleurit black and white quote art with gold mirrored tray on table

The Quote Art Inclusions

Quote art that’s bold and eye-catching is what this look is all about. So if you’re wanting a budget way to make this work (we can’t all afford Prada shoes, can we?), then buy yourself some affordable prints from Paper Provision to get you started.

The quote art in the Fashionista trend doesn’t have to be in English either. Go multi-lingual and experiment with clustering multiple prints together on a wall or along a picture rail.

I like mixing and matching the quote prints with imagery of models and cityscapes. It’s a nice monochromatic story with variety and interest. And it looks great in a home office, hallway or bedroom.

marble mantle with black and white quote art and plant stand

Working in Furniture & Decor

This look bodes well for terrace apartments and inner-city pads. Dark floor boards are a great base for this style but you can make it work with lighter timbers and carpets (just pop down a geometric black rug).

Trestle tables in black and white are an awesome idea. So are clothing racks and architectural lamps. Chic plant hangers are a winner, and so are plant stands in glossy black finishes.

Anything in marble is a must, so feel free to rock a coffee or side table in this material. Speaking of materials; leather is essential, as is a faux fur and glossy ceramics.

The even better news is that you can work your clothing into the room styling. Show off your fave jackets and shoes, dresses and bags. As long as they’re in the monochromatic Fashionista colourway, you’re set!

What do you think of the Fashionista interiors trend? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

If you’d like to see more of the range from Paper Provision you can do so here.

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3 Comments

  • Cathy
    Posted 6 September, 2017 1:04 am 0Likes

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this review!!! THANK you so much Chris!!!!!!

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    Posted 8 September, 2017 10:07 am 0Likes

    I love your newsletters and your thoughts. You are very inspirational.

    • Chris Carroll
      Posted 8 September, 2017 10:20 am 0Likes

      Oh Maryann thank you so much. You are beyond kind to say so! So glad you are enjoying the newsletters and the blog content 🙂

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