A few weeks ago I was looking at one of my favorite web sites, http://www.zappos.com, which is Heaven for shoe lovers like me. I often tell my husband, “So many shoes, so few days in a year to wear them all.” He doesn’t get it. While on the shoe site I got to thinking about how fashion and design go hand-in-hand, like a fine wine paired with a rare cheese. This is not a new concept; textures, style, color, casual, formal, the list is quite endless. I thought it would be a creative idea to pull shoe and design photos together highlighting those mutual influences. While researching my post idea on another favorite web site, http://www.houzz.com, I read a just released article, IF THIS SHOE WERE A ROOM, showcasing the new shoe designs of Christian Louboutin. While not wanting to duplicate something that has already been done, I still wanted to do my own post on the concept, so here it is.
This shoe is gorgeous (and crazy expensive). Yellow is paired with cool, contemporary chrome creating a stylish sophistication to both the shoe and dining set. The small chrome buckle on the shoe keeps embellishment to a minimum while the minimalist dining room decor allows the chairs and table to take center stage.
Neon is huge this spring. Nike’s neon pink and burgundy running shoe with the white edge is mirrored in the pink living room with the burgundy hassocks tucked under the entry table. The bright white around the room breaks up the pink keeping the room from being too overpowering in its intensity.
Rubber rain boots get an extra splash of whimsy from the floral foot area and stripe up the front and back of the boot shaft. This breaks up what could have been just a rather unimaginative blue boot. Similarly, the floral tile on the step risers and columns add an unexpected, fun bit of color to the singular, neutral tone of this house exterior.
Gorgeous shoes in complimentary shades of coral, beige and black are defined by their modern silhouette. The painting above the couch captures a contemporary abstract feel while accentuating the black leather couch and striped pillows. Architectural and modern elements create an overall contemporary, stylish and colorful setting.