Yep, you read that title right…Sarah Jessica Parker! I don’t know how many times I saved her New York City brownstone to my pinterest account, but I do know that when I was creating this year’s schedule for the Inspired by DIY I had to add her to the lineup. No, she is not an interior designer, but she is an icon and should be recognized. I am pretty sure if you are reading this post, you know who she is…if not, you have been sleeping under a rock! She my friend is a style icon and famed actress most known for her role in Sex and the City. Never heard of that tv show? Again, you need to get out more. Maybe you’re really into halloween and heard of Hocus Pocus, she stars in that movie too. Today, I am going to be sharing with you how you can incorporate Sarah Jessica Parker’s (SJP) fashion sense into your home decor style.
Sarah Jessica Parker is one of those icons who I like to call “your homegirl next door” she seems like the sweetest person and would be one of those friends that would let you borrow your clothes on a whim…or maybe I am reading too much into her character. Anywho, she has a pretty cool style that I can only dream of having. They say that your home is a reflection of who you are (personality wise). I think my home reflects the chaos that goes on in my head, each room has a different personality but the color bounces off of each other. I even heard…and read that the way you dress also reflects your home style. I kinda agree with that. I think my home style is much more cooler than my fashion sense. As much as I try to be different, I am like any other gal in the fashion department…sweats and a house shirt is how I roll on the daily. When I go out it is granny shirts from the thrift and boyfriend jeans with flats. Hmmm, I wonder if that is the vision you get of me when you read my blog. Anyways, I compiled a handful of my favorite SJP looks and matched them up with interior spaces that I felt matched her styled shots perfectly. Enjoy…
Fashion through the home: Sarah Jessica Parker
I am not the type to rock red and pink together if it is not Valentine’s day, but I must admit, Miles Redd has opened my eyes and I have seen the light. When I saw SJP sporting this combo, Miles was the first person I thought about that could match her energy. I do not really envision this combo in anything but eclectic themed home. In my opinion, eclectic interior stylist are one of the only people who could pull off the intensity of these two colors. If you study the way Miles used these colors you will realize that offsets it with black and white uses pink and red in monochromatic way pairing up the familial hues together. She also uses blue to help balance out the red. When I was in design school I learned that the color “red” makes you hungry that is why you see it in restaurants so much. Through further investigation I discovered that the color red emits energy and the color pink is calming, no wonder why Miles paired these two colors together.
I know we just covered the whole monochromatic thing, but dark moody monochromatic colors are my JAM! Overdyed prints, two-toned walls and trim, and dark gloomy photos can take your space…or wardrobe from boring to something to talk about. All you have to do is accent it with some nice bling…gold, nice wood tones, muted colors, and maybe even some pastels.
When I used to write articles for Mode, I briefly touched up on the whole prepster look in interior design but this my friend is another level of prepster. I mean come on, look at SJP’s outfit, it is as if she found that skirt at her local thrift and she paired it with a nice stripe shirt from a high-end store. This is where the term “eclectic prepster ” comes into play. You have a mix of nice upscale pieces with thrifted practical pieces mixed with stripes and monogram. Get my flow? Also, did you catch the purple heels SJP wears with all those fun colors? How cool is she?…So cool!
This look from Sarah Jessica Parker is what I would call granny chic. I am pretty sure I have seen a print similar to this on a couch. If you know me, you know I have a thing for floral couches. Pink walls and some botanical prints should do this style justice. If you go any further than that and go pastel everywhere, you are dipping your toes into the whole shabby chic style. I have a few friends that are SOOO into the granny chic style and they rock it like it is the new trend. Don’t believe me? Check out my girl Brynne from The Gathered Home.
Black on white, stripe on stripe equals classic, just like SJP! What more to say than that? I have heard the B&W stripe trend is a thing of the past, but it actually is not (IMO) it is just taking a break. The thing to do now-a-days is to use black and white floor tile in your home. Some use it in the form of a checkered board pattern, while try to mix the moroccan inspired inexpensive cement tile that you have seen in every blogger and their momma’s house. I feel like when it comes to black and white decor, the simpler the better. Don’t overdue it, when it is over done it becomes a trend and trends fade.
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