December 29, 2008

"When Fashion Meets Interior Design"

Wear Your Chair: When Fashion Meets Interior Design is a book written by Judith Griffin and Penny Collins and is one that I am definitely interested in exploring.  Wear Your Chair looks at historical facts to explore the overlap of a number of different discipline, most prominently fashion design and interior design.
Judith Griffin is a full-time university interior design lecturer and Penny Collins is a fashion design professor.  They decided to join forces to create this book after teaching a course together in 1994 that was for a combination of interior design and fashion design students.
Wear Your Chair sounds very intriguing and I am especially interested in gaining more insight on a few key topics:
  • How much the influence of personal fashion has on material or color choices made my interior designers, as well as the everyday person decorating their home.  Is it more likely for people to choose to use a color in their home because they personally look good in it?
  • Life becoming style
  • Interior designers/architects who have crossed over to the field of fashion design and vise versa
After giving thought to making interior design choices based on personal fashion taste in regards to me personally, I think it holds true that I am attracted the most to interiors that have the color or feel of an outfit I would wear.  Although I can't say I would ever wear these cream or ivory colors (seen in the bedding I chose for my dorm room) against my pale skin.  Have any of you experienced this in your interior design choices?

Also, let me know if any of you have read the book/what you think of it

Wear your Chair can be purchased from Fairchild Books or Amazon
You can also listen to a pretty cool interview with the authors to learn more about the book at

P.S.  Happy Birthday to me, I am officially not a teenager anymore.  Weird!

Source:  Image: Fairchild Books


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I will check this book out!

erin@designcrisis said...

Happy Birthday! I can't believe you're only 20. You have wisdom far beyond your years :)

As for the color choices, I am certainly guilty of choosing shades that look good on me, but I'm trying to get away from that because I can't paint everything red!

geri said...

happpppppppy birthday!!

Juxtaposition Design said...

Laura - You will have to let me know how you like it

Erin - Thank you, thank you. I am quit the youngin haha.
I feel like this revelation might make me more conscious of my color choices...I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. hmm..

Geri - Thank you so much!

Kristen Holt, Allied Member ASID said...

Happy Birthday indeed my fellow Capricorn....mine was on the 26th...and I've been out of the teens for quite some time..enjoy it!!!