fashion to interiors: hot pink, charcoal and black

There’s still snow on the ground here, but the fact that Spring has officially arrived makes me sooooo happy.

I snapped this photo at the Bay downtown Toronto in January pining for spring during the bitter cold spell. It’s such a struggle to see new fashion hit the shops when the weather is anything but conducive to sleeveless tops and bare legs. Not to mention wearing hot pink makes you feel like a beacon against the white snow. Luckily bringing this colour scheme into your interior is much easier with no seasonal constraints. Here’s a spring inspired fashion to interiors to enjoy on this first day of Spring. I love this space!

spring 2014 fashion spring fashion to interiors Top photo is my own, interior via Nuevo Estillo

Nyla Free Designs Inc. is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs Inc. also offers an online design service to Canadian clients through Design in a Box.

garden wedding outfit planning

We had the pleasure of attending a family wedding this summer which was outstanding on so many levels. An outdoor wedding at the UBC Rose Garden, with picture perfect weather and a whole lot of love surrounding a beautiful couple. With not having been to a wedding in years, I was thrilled to have an excuse to find a new outfit. Here’s a glimpse at what I wore.

garden wedding outfit

1. Tiffany Garden Round sunglasses 2. Essie polish: one for fingers, one for toes 3. Small dome studded earrings via Tory Burch 4. Coach Pave link necklace (no longer available) 5. Club Monaco Ellie Dress 6. Michael Kors straw clutch 7. Sandals similar to shown

Nyla Free Designs Inc. is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs Inc. also offers an online design service through Design in a Box.

friday fashion file: island style

I’m off to a tropical island today! Can’t wait to warm up after all the rain we’ve been having in Calgary. I’ll be on assignment for Dabble to bring you the best in design, travel and food for an upcoming issue. I thought I’d bring a little ocean breeze to the blog with teals and turquoise today as we head into the weekend.

Enjoy!

1. Paint colour similar to Benjamin Moore Highlands Green, image via House Beautiful 2. I am loving the idea of decorative plates as wall decor, image via House and Home 3. Sicula scaled scarf from Anthropologie 4. Tory Burch summer collection 5. Island chandelier earings from Banana Republic

Nyla Free Designs is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs also offers an online design service through Design in a Box.

friday fashion file: carrie bond photographer

I hope you’ve had a great week and an even better weekend planned for yourself. If you have a moment I hope you’ll take wander over to the wonderful world of Carrie Bond. Carrie is a fashion photographer with a certain allure about her photos, captivating the audience with romance, mystery and adventure. This is one of my favourites. Looks like she’s reminiscing about a special someone…. or planning her next hand bag purchase.

Enjoy! and happy weekend.

Nyla Free Designs is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs also offers an online design service through Design in a Box.

friday fashion files: yellow & taupe weekend wear

Ahhhhh…it’s Friday. Thank goodness because it’s been a busy week, ok let’s get real, busy few months. The days are going by at lightening speed and I can’t possibly believe it is mid April already. Anyway, I’ve scheduled a casual day for myself today and I’ve been looking forward to it all week! A couple of dates with friends and I’m one happy girl. Perhaps a little shopping would be icing on the cake as I would love to put together an outfit like this. It says spring is in the air but warmth is still necessary. Perfect weekend wear for our Calgary weather these days. With that said, it’s going to crest +20 this weekend so I may just pull out the shorts.

Happy weekend!

Image via: Atlantic – Pacific

friday fashion files

It’s a long weekend here in Canada. Are you going anywhere, or up to anything fun and exciting? I’ve been loving all the NY Fashion Week posts and images roaming around the internet, in particular, I came across this collage of fashion inspiration from the JCrew Spring 2012 collection. Much like the board an interior designer would put together. What a perfect idea to plan outfits for a trip!

Hope your weekend is super stylish.

Image via: Vogue

Nyla Free Designs is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs also offers an online design service through Design in a Box.

friday fashion files

While in New York City last weekend we saw a lot of colour blocked styling going on in fashion. I took some shots while in Saks and wanted to share. Love this colour combination but honestly can’t see pulling it off in it’s entirety. Ended up purchasing bright coral pencil pants, paired with a taupe sweater, nude shoes and a statement necklace. Much safer I guess but I did step out and purchase coloured pants after all.

I suppose if you live in a warmer climate it’s easier to pull off, but combining all of these colours into one outfit is somewhat jarring in our very brown climate right now. Bring on the sun and warm weather I say! What do you think of this trend?

Have a stylish weekend!

Nyla Free Designs is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs also offers an online design service through Design in a Box.

friday fashion files

Happy Friday! I’m traveling to New York today (literally finishing this post on the plane with wi-fi. Crazy!) hoping I’ve packed enough stylishly comfortable outfits. I have however left room in my suitcase AND brought along another bag…just in case :) Last weekend I brought nothing but heels to Toronto. Big mistake. This weekend, all flats. I’m ready for some serious shopping!

I’m loving the combo of the outfit below. The top with the bold navy/green stripe is definitely speaking to me and I love that bag. I think this would make a pretty great interior colour scheme too.

What are you up to this weekend? Hope it’s a good one!

Image via: Glamour.com

Nyla Free Designs is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs also offers an online design service through Design in a Box.

friday fashion files: olivia palermo

I don’t typically share fashion on my blog but honestly it has such a close relationship with interiors I decided to do a short and sweet ‘Friday fashion file’ with outfits I’m finding inspiration from. How about launching into the weekend with a little wardrobe planning? This weekend, I’ll be wearing nothing of the sort as I’ll be at the pool ALL weekend, but I could definitely see myself wearing something like this. Love Olivia’s style.

Have a great one!

Image via: Stokholm Streetstyle

Nyla Free Designs is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the contact page to get in touch.

Nyla Free Designs also offers an online design service through Design in a Box.