Home & Fashion: Pastel Pretty

As we spring into warm-weather season, it’s officially time to put away those midnight blacks, dark browns and jewel tones, instead, opt for uplifting and soft pastels. Paired perfectly with florals, these two trends are made for each other. Take your colour inspiration from blooming tulips, cotton candy at country fairs and of course, Pinterest.

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Metropole rug, KORHANI home

World MasterCard Fashion Week F/W ’13: KORHANI home on the runway

Today is the big day! The KORHANI home runway show is tonight at 7 p.m. at Toronto Fashion Week! Will you be there? And more importantly, what will you be wearing in the tents? What Canadian influencers will be in the front row?

What surprise do we have in store for you this season?

Join the conversation! We want to hear what you think of the show! Tweet at us @KORHANIhome! #KORHANIrunway #WMCFW

Tomorrow tune into The Global Morning Show with Liza Fromer LIVE at 8:30 a.m. ET to see Kirsten Korhani talking about her Fall/Winter 2013 Collection and see looks from each theme on our models.

Home & Fashion: Splurge vs. Steal

Bring elements from the Spring ’13 runways into your home décor pieces.

Cut-outs!

(From left) Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen & Valentino

From Valentino and Balenciaga, to Alexander McQueen, a common trend on the Spring 2013 runway are cut-outs and an emphasis on geometric shapes – like triangles and diamonds.

Splurge: Balenciaga dress $1,145

Steal: Michaelis ’KORHANI home area rug: 63″ x 89″ $90

Strong outlines!

(From left) Anna Sui, Alexander McQueen & Oscar de la Renta

Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta showcase swirly and floral embroidery. More McQueen with horizontal lines and strong outlines.

Splurge: Oscar de la Renta $6,490

Steal: Fay KORHANI home two-faced patio rug, 94″ x 128″ $130

 

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day gifts for him & her

Valentine’s Day is in two weeks. Whether you love it or hate it, don’t ignore it.

Stressed because you just started dating someone? Acknowledgement with a single rose, a candle or card can go a long way. You still want to be thoughtful, but not scare the person away.

Maybe you’ve been with your girlfriend or husband for years and you’ve run out of gift ideas? Our home & fashion gift guide will help you out.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle, Bath & Body Works $20; Pewter Fortune Cookie, potus13.com $30; Danier red leather gloves $35; Belle du Jour pillow, KORHANI home; Kate Spade New York Georgie Pouch, Holt Renfrew $98; Tiffany Crown Key Pendant $2,050; Heartbreaker eau de parfum, Victoria’s Secret $45; Eau de Parfum gift set, Victoria’s Secret $45.

Our not-so-serious choice: Pewter Fortune Cookie. Write your own romantic or silly message and put it inside. Not feeling creative? It comes with several messages you can choose from.

Our serious choice: Tiffany Crown Key Pendant. Diamonds & rose gold in a little blue box. She’ll swoon.

The James Bond Archives book, Amazon.ca $180; Love Grenade Bank, Heliotrope Home $32; Merino wool scarf, Burberry $310; Swiss Army knife in sterling silver, Tiffany & Co. $275; Sir Elton John candles, Holt Renfrew $49 each.

Our not-so-serious choice: Love Grenade Bank. It’s different and any trendy guy will think it’s cool.

Our serious choice: the Tiffany silver Swiss Army knife. For an added touch, get it engraved with a special message.

Fashion & home: the flapper days

The Roaring ’20s brings to mind prohibition, jazz, flappers and an era of distinct fashion. From fringe on skirts to form-fitting hats, many modern day designs are derived from the past.

I love this ad from a 1920′s catalog, “now you can buy hats for all your outfits.” If only those prices were the same today!

Digging up the past can be fun. Raid your mom’s closet or grandma’s attic and dig up some treasures from the past. Combining new and old pieces make for the best outfits. Antiques can add an element of surprise to an otherwise modern room design.

With The Great Gatsby coming to theatres in May, home and fashion trends are exploding with remnants of the prohibition-age.

Dior (left); KORHANI home rug pattern from Puttin’ On the Ritz (top right); KORHANI commercial shoot (bottom right)

Let’s bring back the ’20s! Is there a decade that inspires your wardrobe or home décor?

Fashion Week: see you in Berlin

Berlin Fashion Week is fast approaching (January 15 – 18). For the first time, KORHANI will be showing during this fashion-packed week.

Thursday January 17 promises a day full of action. One of Kirsten Korhani’s favourite German designers, Dorothee Schumacher, starts off the day at 10 a.m. with her runway show. Schumacher is known for playful, feminine and daring designs with unconventional material combinations.

Across the courtyard, KORHANI has an off-site show at 7 p.m. Carpet couture collections French Affair and Puttin’ on the Ritz will be shown as well as a sneak peek at a mystery Fall 2013 theme.

Hugo Boss finishes off the day with a bang with an off-site show and after party.

Even though Fashion Week is about the clothes on the runway (or should be), the question that’s sure to pop-up is, “What celebrities will be sitting in the front row?” Followed by, “What are they wearing?”

See you in Berlin.

xo

Trending: wearing brocade to holiday parties

December is the month full of parties: work parties, Christmas parties and the biggest bash of all – New Year’s Eve. It’s important to stand out – in the right way. Brocade is a lavish and holiday-worthy trend that will give your outfit the perfect amount of elegance.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Winter 2013 Collection was full of this chic look – inspired by Sicilian Baroque. KORHANI’s Bianka rug and gold frame bring the luxurious trend from the runway into your home.

Remember, keep it simple. Wear brocade on only one element of your ensemble. If your dress is full of gilded brocade, keep your shoes simple. Same goes with makeup. Make your eyes pop by adding gold highlights to a classic smoky eye. 

 

Home & Fashion: a punk rock Christmas

Punk rock in the ‘70s was about going against the mainstream. British bands The Sex Pistols and The Clash influenced music and a rebellious way of life.

Now, it’s a bit less about youthful rebellion and a bit more about making a bold fashion statement. We can find the subculture of punk in our home décor – keeping it young, playful and hip.

1. Alexander McQueen clutch $2,295

2. Sam Edelman heels $299

3. Valentino Va Va Voom studded convertible clutch $1,895

4. Houndstooth lamp, Bed, Bath & Beyond $49.99

5. iPhone case $30

6. Etsy $6

7. Rocker Rags Sex Pistols T-shirt $23.95

8. KORHANI Joey rug $39 available at Lowes

For more Glamour Punk inspiration, check out our Home Collection.

Mongolian Snow

KORHANI home’s Mongolian collection is in stores and perfect for the holidays. Sexy, full of colour and pattern and beautiful. Inspired by the Mongolian landscape, traditional patterns and the culture, this collection will impress all your guests!

Mongolian winters can be like our Canadian winters. The people who live in the mountains layer their clothes, walls and floors to keep warm.

KORHANI home Mongolian Beauty Collection.

The landscape colours that so greatly inspired the collection.

 

The Power of Neutral

Colour tends to be the first design element considered when decorating. A neutral pallet, though thought to be colourless and dull can actually be the pillars of a most striking and inviting environment! Neutral colours give you a wide open canvas to play with powerful furniture, bold art work and cool accessories! Take a look at these examples of how powerful a neutral pallet can really be!

 

Elegant, striking and classical, neutral has a hidden power!

KORHANI home has an ongoing number of rugs to match any neutral decor pallet!!